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UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

| 09/08/2019 | Reply
UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

In northern Iraq, shops are rushing to fill their shelves with sweets. The Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice, is approaching – and it is an important part of the year for confectionery businesses.

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Uzbekistan eager to buy Halal food from Balarus

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Uzbekistan eager to buy Halal food from Balarus

The lab offers its services to about 60 Belarusian food producers. About 95,000 tests of 8,100 samples of all kinds of products are performed every year. The number of tests has nearly doubled in the last five years.

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Opinion: Why Companies Should Set Ethical Sourcing Standards Above What’s Required

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Why Companies Should Set Ethical Sourcing Standards Above What’s Required

Consumers and regulators increasingly expect companies to source and produce goods ethically and sustainably—and, more and more, they’re able to see if they don’t.

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Vietnam-Malaysia Halal Certification Centre established in Can Tho

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Vietnam-Malaysia Halal Certification Centre established in Can Tho

An agreement to this effect was signed by the NHO-QSCert Organisation of NHONHO Technology Co., Ltd. and Malaysia’s RSD Management Solution in Can Tho on August 6. 

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UK: British livestock farming and the supply of lambs for Qurbani

| 06/08/2019 | Reply
UK: British livestock farming and the supply of lambs for Qurbani

As Muslims around the world prepare for the annual festival of thanksgiving or sacrifice, many will be making arrangements for procuring eligible animals to offer for Qurbani.

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Nigeria: Institution seeks government legislation for Halal right

| 05/08/2019 | Reply
Nigeria: Institution seeks government legislation for Halal right

The Halal Certification Authority (HCA) has called on the Federal Government to ensure halal certification on consumable goods.

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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

| 04/08/2019 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

The 2019 edition drew in close to 4,200 trade visitors from the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries across Southeast Asia.

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UAE: With new leader, Dubai’s IHAF wants to develop ISO-level halal standards

| 03/08/2019 | Reply
UAE: With new leader, Dubai’s IHAF wants to develop ISO-level halal standards

Dr Rehab Faraj Al Ameri told Salaam Gateway this vision is one that IHAF will achieve by working closely with its member accreditation bodies as well as stakeholders such as assessors and technical experts.

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Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

One of the reasons was the fact that most entrepreneurs were running their businesses in a traditional manner, and had the perception that they did not need to obtain halal certification.

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China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

The crackdown has been most severe in the province of Xinjiang, where the state security forces have imposed a deeply authoritarian assault on the freedoms of the Uighur Muslim minority.

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Nigeria: Export skills for Nigerian Muslim women

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Nigeria:  Export skills for Nigerian Muslim women

The second facilitator, the founder of Export Africana, Adetola Tamunokubie, explained to the participants, the nitty gritty of exporting local foods items to Nigerians abroad.

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Nigeria: Government urged to legislate halal consumer rights

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Nigeria: Government urged to legislate halal consumer rights

The Halal Certification Authority (HCA) has urged the Federal Government to emulate developed countries who provide their Muslim citizens with Halal certified products.

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Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

| 01/08/2019 | Reply
Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

The move follows Saudi’s new rule that food imports into the kingdom require halal certification as well as other product-relevant papers.

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Saudi Arabia inspects Ukrainian chicken producers

| 31/07/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia inspects Ukrainian chicken producers

The mission inspected domestic producers of poultry meat and products from it, which were approved for export of these products.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

Without a home-grown, halal gelatine plant, Muslim leaders have very little to shout about as far as halal food certification and pharmaceutical products are concerned.

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Food and Beverage Internet Sales in the UAE Grow at a CAGR of 21% in the 2015-2018 Period

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Food and Beverage Internet Sales in the UAE Grow at a CAGR of 21% in the 2015-2018 Period

The increasing use of online retail sales channels has led to opportunities for businesses to use data analytics to understand and target customers using their websites and mobile phone apps.

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Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan in February this year, bringing what was described as a “record investment package” to assist the South Asian country.

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Malaysia launches Muslim-friendly hotel recognition

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia launches Muslim-friendly hotel recognition

There are three levels of accreditation; platinum, gold and silver, based on the level of compliance to the standards that have been set.

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UAE: Dubai Financial Market launches Sustainability Strategic Plan 2025

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Financial Market launches Sustainability Strategic Plan 2025

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) launched its Sustainability Strategic Plan 2025 aimed at underpinning its continuous efforts to promote Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) best practices

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Canada: North Bay meat facility gets $2.4M

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: North Bay meat facility gets $2.4M

Plans call for a meat-processing plant and cold storage facility, which will produce high-quality meat, Kosher meat products, and Halal meat products, which will be exported.

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