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Dubai Exports and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Lead Islamic Economy Trade Mission to Australia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Dubai Exports and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Lead Islamic Economy Trade Mission to Australia

The modern Muslim consumer is very different from that of just a generation ago. They are educated, well connected to the global marketplace, and rely heavily on the internet and social media.

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Restaurant menus to list calories in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Restaurant menus to list calories in Saudi Arabia

This initiative comes as part of the efforts to safeguard consumers’ health, and create awareness about the importance of knowing the nutritional value of meals and drinks provided by restaurants and cafes.

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Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

No central or local government has ever set any requirements for any halal certification body, let alone issued accreditation themselves. Europe has no halal standard or guidelines in place.

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SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

A “signal light” system of green, yellow and red will be used on products to indicate the amount of sugar, salt and fat. Plus an awareness campaign about nutrition and counseling on safe and healthy food.

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Cape companies invited to participate in Wesgro’s international Halal product exhibition

| 03/10/2017 | Reply
Cape companies invited to participate in Wesgro’s international Halal product exhibition

The exhibition, scheduled to take place at The Westin Cape Town, from 25 to 26 October 2017, will showcase halal certified products and services of local companies.

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UAE- ESMA receives 106 requests for Halal accreditation from 49 countries

| 02/10/2017 | Reply
UAE- ESMA receives 106 requests for Halal accreditation from 49 countries

During the current year, 34 bodies from 17 countries have been accredited in the UAE, making the country a centre for Halal products between the East and West, stated Abdulla Abdul Qader Al Maeeni, Director-General of ESMA.

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Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

| 30/09/2017 | Reply
Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

Turkmenistan halal meat producer Taze Ay plans to increase sausage production by 400% after securing a loan from a London bank investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

Unilever said it wants to eventually obtain halal-certification for Lakme in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, where the majority of locally-produced Unilever brands are already halal certified.

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Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

YOUNG Muslim women in Southeast Asia are coming into focus for marketers as an influential group in style, fashion, travel, tech-savviness and entrepreneurship while remaining religiously observant.

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Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

| 24/09/2017 | Reply
Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

It has been a tentative season for the Halal industry in Thailand as the market, worth roughly 1.29 billion US dollars has both grown and shrunk, but is now on the rise again.

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Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

| 22/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

The companies have the halal certification but during out latest audit, our Jakim auditor detected non-conforming findings that did not comply with Malaysia halal protocol.

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Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

BRF SA will reopen a food processing plant in Brazil by January, which is the first big move aimed at reviving profitability since the country’s No. 1 chicken exporter announced the departure of its CEO.

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Malaysia: Allana to diversify Halal frozen meat offering to local market

| 21/09/2017 | 1 Reply
Malaysia: Allana to diversify Halal frozen meat offering to local market

Allanasons Pvt Ltd (Allana), which is on the lookout for more Malaysian companies to serve as distributors, is working towards diversifying its product offering of halal frozen meat to the local market.

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Halal Expo Dubai ends on positive note

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Halal Expo Dubai ends on positive note

The 9th Halal Expo Dubai concluded at Roda Al Bustan Hotel on a successful note with majority of the 100 exhibiting companies reporting having brisk business with local and international trade visitors.

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Malaysian Firm to offer Halal certification services to Chinese companies

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysian Firm to offer Halal certification services to Chinese companies

The company would collaborate with the Johor Religious Islamic Department (Maij) and Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) in this matter.

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Philippines still scrambling over Halal certification

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Philippines still scrambling over Halal certification

Without a national certification scheme for Halal products, the Philippines is not yet ready to meet the demands of the Muslim, an official said.

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Canada: Celebrate with Blossom Pure

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Canada: Celebrate with Blossom Pure

Today, “our commitment is just as strong — we value our hardworking farmers, your family’s health, the environment that we are caretakers of, and animal welfare.”

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Croatia: Regional leader in Halal certification

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Croatia: Regional leader in Halal certification

The 100th Halal certificate in Croatia was presented in a ceremony at the Islamic Centre Zagreb attended by the Croatian Exporters association, the Turkish Development Agency, and halal certified companies.

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Malaysia: Selangor launches programme to equip officers for Halal global market

| 20/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Selangor launches programme to equip officers for Halal global market

The programme prepares and equips people with knowledge and skills in Islamic law, as well as Halal system, management, industry standards and international trade.

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Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

| 20/09/2017 | 1 Reply
Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

A tale of a woman who made a success of a Halal food company but was let down big time by the food manufacturing industry – twice! Ready to launch again with a new company this is the story behind ‘Oh My Good Nosh!’.

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