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GIES: Non OIC markets looking to boost exports of halal food

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Non OIC markets looking to boost exports of halal food

By Sarah Algethami, Gulf News The biggest suppliers of halal meat are from non OIC countries DUBAI: Food exporters from non Muslim majority countries are taking advantage of the growth in the global halal food market, according to an industry expert. Rafi-uddin Shikoh, chief executive and managing director at research firm DinarStandard, said that the […]

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GIES: IHAF to address unification of Halal industry

| 10/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: IHAF to address unification of Halal industry

“Various countries have different sets of acceptable criteria in certifying Halal products, thus inadvertently forming trade barriers among them.”

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EU: 7th International Halal Food Conference – Brussels Belgium

| 10/10/2016 | Reply
EU: 7th International Halal Food Conference – Brussels Belgium

The seventh International Halal Food Conference will take place on October 24-25, 2016 at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel.

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Opinion: Can a Halal certification body be owned by a non-Muslim?

| 10/10/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Can a Halal certification body be owned by a non-Muslim?

A paper on the concept of ownership, relating ownership with the Halaal certification bodies, and finishing with a conclusion.

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Pakistan: PHDA holds seminar

| 09/10/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA holds seminar

The Punjab Halal Development Agency arranged a seminar on “Halal Business Projection” on Friday 7th October 2016 to increase the Halal trade of Pakistan.

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Pakistan: Samsol Halal-certified cosmetics brand

| 09/10/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: Samsol Halal-certified cosmetics brand

The product portfolio has been certified HALAL by SGS, an international certifying body accredited by the Government of Pakistan.

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UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

This Report is based on the views of Islamic scholars and Halal consumers.

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GIES: The Halal Food Market Is the Islamic Economy’s Largest Sector

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: The Halal Food Market Is the Islamic Economy’s Largest Sector

The State of the Islamic Economy report revisits the Halal Food Indicator (HFI) to evaluate a country’s halal food ecosystem.

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UAE: ‘Too many authorities, and not enough Sharia scholars’

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
UAE: ‘Too many authorities, and not enough Sharia scholars’

Some economists have forecast that the slowdown in economic activity will lead to a new round of debt-inspired refinancings at big Dubai corporates.

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South Africa: SANHA confirms non-halal status of US poultry

| 05/10/2016 | Reply
South Africa:  SANHA confirms non-halal status of US poultry

Given the geographical location of the source of the chicken, it remains difficult to investigate and to ultimately determine the halal status of slaughtering processors.

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UK: Traditional Halal – National Launch of labelled Stun Free certification

| 04/10/2016 | Reply
UK: Traditional Halal – National Launch of labelled Stun Free certification

This certification scheme is categorically developed to label meat and poultry that is produced without the use of stunning of any kind with animal welfare and quality at the forefront.

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More countries look for ways to secure lucrative halal certification

| 04/10/2016 | Reply
More countries look for ways to secure lucrative halal certification

A newly launched Halal Board will begin by developing a comprehensive set of Halal strategies on Halal certification.

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Canada’s Paramount Fine Foods takes its Mideast cuisine to the world

| 29/09/2016 | Reply
Canada’s Paramount Fine Foods takes its Mideast cuisine to the world

Mr. Fakih’s plans aren’t limited to Canada, though: With franchise partners, he has begun opening Paramounts in the United States and even Lebanon, with an agreement to soon launch 20 locations in Britain.

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UAE: IHAF to hold first-ever general assembly meeting in UAE

| 29/09/2016 | Reply
UAE: IHAF to hold first-ever general assembly meeting in UAE

The International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), the world’s first Halal international accreditation network, will hold a general assembly on November 6, 2016.

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The importance of start-ups to the halal economy

| 26/09/2016 | Reply
The importance of start-ups to the halal economy

SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs employ, innovate and experiment across a range of industries and sectors, acting as the lifeblood of their local markets with huge contributions in terms of presence and profits.

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In Morocco, Halal certification opens the door to new markets

| 22/09/2016 | Reply
In Morocco, Halal certification opens the door to new markets

ITC has collaborated closely with Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and IMANOR to support the country’s ambition to become an important player in global halal food production and trade.

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Emirates Global Centre for Accreditation board appointed by decree

| 21/09/2016 | Reply
Emirates Global Centre for Accreditation board appointed by decree

The decree is effective from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

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Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

Brazil, Latin America’s largest market, could export the products to Malaysia to be processed and packaged before being exported to other Asean countries.

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