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Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

| 05/01/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

BRF said the Dubai-based unit has been renamed One Foods Holdings Ltd, from Sadia Halal, with the goal of building market share in the region.

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Malaysia: Jakim praises McDonald’s halal-certified cake policy

| 04/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim praises McDonald’s halal-certified cake policy

Religious authority says nothing unusual about McDonald’s policy as other fast food restaurant franchises also have a ‘No Outside Food Allowed’ policy.

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Saudi Arabia bans Indian poultry products

| 04/01/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia bans Indian poultry products

The ban comes 4 weeks after the WHO reported an outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in several parts of India.

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Bosnian businesses go halal to serve Gulf visitors, eye exports

| 04/01/2017 | Reply
Bosnian businesses go halal to serve Gulf visitors, eye exports

“Market potential is high because the phenomenon is new and there is a gap between demand and supply,” said agency head Amir Sakic.

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Malaysia: Jakim’s role is to certify Halal food, not Halal premises

| 02/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim’s role is to certify Halal food, not Halal premises

It was recently reported that McDonald’s would only allow certified Halal cakes inside its chain of restaurants to comply with guidelines issued by Jakim for Halal certification.

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UK: Halal career with AHDB

| 29/12/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal career with AHDB

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board have a rare opportunity – looking for a knowledgeable and experienced food industry professional to manage delivery of our work in the Halal sector.

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Opinion – Labeling Halal products with Haram-sounding names

| 28/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion – Labeling Halal products with Haram-sounding names

In the wake of JAKIM banning the use of the name ‘Pretzel Dog’ for a product seeking Halal certification in Malaysia, we have received a scholarly opinion on the matter from a Mufti from SANHA Pakistan.

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New Zealand rises as key exporter of halal meat

| 24/12/2016 | Reply
New Zealand rises as key exporter of halal meat

New Zealand is known for an economy dependent on agriculture, but it is also a leading exporter of halal meat to Muslim countries including Indonesia.

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UK: Halal consumption increasingly crucial to UK sheep industry

| 22/12/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal consumption increasingly crucial to UK sheep industry

Muslims account for more than 20% of UK sheepmeat consumption (24% of lamb and 16% of mutton) despite making up just 4.6% of the population.

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Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

Consumers will spend about $27 billion on halal cosmetics this year, and sales could jump to $39 billion by 2019, researcher Technavio estimates.

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Japan: NH Foods to make Malaysia export hub for Halal foods

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Japan: NH Foods to make Malaysia export hub for Halal foods

The group’s unit NHF Manufacturing, a 51:49 joint venture with poultry producer Lay Hong, will build a new factory in Selangor, a state adjacent to the Malaysian capital.

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Egypt: Cartel Capital to help Gulf companies invest in food sector acquisitions

| 20/12/2016 | Reply
Egypt: Cartel Capital to help Gulf companies invest in food sector acquisitions

Two companies from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have tasked Cartel Capital to nominate a group of companies in the food sector for acquisition.

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Turkey: Prominents of global Halal industry convene in Istanbul

| 17/12/2016 | Reply
Turkey: Prominents of global Halal industry convene in Istanbul

The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) aims to develop trade between its member countries through its work in the field of halal documentation.

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Opinion: Challenges of the Halaal Market And The Industry’s Deficient Strategies

| 16/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Challenges of the Halaal Market And The Industry’s Deficient Strategies

“How to Look at an Advertisement” is to teach companies what customers, think of them, how they look at their products, what effect their advertisements have on them – whether good or bad – etc.

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Opinion: “Bone Gelatine” In Light of The Shari’ah

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: “Bone Gelatine” In Light of The Shari’ah

A research paper on the Shari’ah ruling on gelatine by Mufti Yousuf ‘Abdur-Razzaaq – SANHA Halal Associates Pakistan.

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Opinion: Unified Halaal Standard (Exploring the Possibilities)

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Unified Halaal Standard (Exploring the Possibilities)

Different Halaal standards have posed a challenge which is becoming an obstacle for businesses and a barrier for trade. What is the way forward? An overview by Mufti Yousuf ‘Abdur-Razzaaq.

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A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

The goal is to open one to two restaurants a month, according to Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart, a franchise consultancy firm that is advising the budding chain on its expansion.

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UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre organises workshop

| 12/12/2016 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre organises workshop

The event included entities from the public and private sectors that have collaborated with DIEDC for the past three years on achieving the strategy’s objectives, developing programmes and initiatives

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Cambodia Aims For Share of Halal Market

| 12/12/2016 | Reply
Cambodia Aims For Share of Halal Market

By AEC News Today – Digital Editor The Cambodian government is hoping that the introduction of a robust, formal halal certification process for restaurants and food producers will lure more Muslim tourists to the Kingdom and also foster the growth of the Kingdom’s fledgling halal certified food sector. In June Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak […]

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Malaysia: Mydin Global link-up with Halal suppliers

| 12/12/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Mydin Global link-up with Halal suppliers

MYDIN Mohamed Holdings Sdn Bhd sealed its partnership with Global Halal Data Pool (GHDP) to improve the efficiency of its supply chain.

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