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Malaysia plans to give “hot dogs” halal rebrand

| 20/10/2016 | Reply
Malaysia plans to give “hot dogs” halal rebrand

Food outlets will not receive certification if they do not rename the popular American dish and others such as “root beer” and “coney dog”.

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Philippines: Halal-certified producers bet on global market potential

| 19/10/2016 | Reply
Philippines: Halal-certified producers bet on global market potential

A fast-growing number of Philippine companies seek the halal certification of their products from local certifying bodies recognized internationally.

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Indonesia: Halal Draft Bill Shows No Sign of Completion

| 18/10/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Draft Bill Shows No Sign of Completion

The government regulation on the halal guarantee is nowhere near finalization as not many halal certificates are attached on pharmacy products.

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Brunei to help PH tap trillion dollar halal market

| 17/10/2016 | 1 Reply
Brunei to help PH tap trillion dollar halal market

The Philippines also seeks to revive the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) initiative.

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Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

Brazil has filed a complaint against Indonesia to the World Trade Organization, challenging Indonesia’s halal certification requirements for imported meat.

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Non-Muslims in Halal Certification and Accreditation

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Non-Muslims in Halal Certification and Accreditation

New accreditation schemes have opened the door for non-Muslims to certify and accredit Halal products and processes. What is the Shariah position on this ?

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How Britain’s young Muslims are tapping into a £2 trillion market

| 16/10/2016 | Reply
How Britain’s young Muslims are tapping into a £2 trillion market

Generation M’s entrepreneurs are catering for an affluent group ignored by the big brands.

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Japan: Meet the people convincing food firms to take the Islamic market seriously

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
Japan: Meet the people convincing food firms to take the Islamic market seriously

With just 100,000 Muslims among a population of 127m, its perhaps little surprise that halal products have not been the top priority for Japan’s food manufacturers.

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GIES: Halal food industry still far from realizing full potential

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Halal food industry still far from realizing full potential

The halal food industry is still far from achieving its full potential and not leading in quality and profitable business, according to industry experts.

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GIES: Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016 witnesses launch of Awqaf International Organization

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016 witnesses launch of Awqaf International Organization

The pioneering initiative is mandated to enhance the role of endowments in the development of societies worldwide.

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Swiss Halal regulations will not be strengthened

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
Swiss Halal regulations will not be strengthened

A Swiss parliamentary commission has ruled against a call for halal meat importers in Switzerland to be obliged to declare that the animal was slaughtered according to the Muslim rite.

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Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

Key players in the food and beverages, cosmetics and pharmacy industries are questioning the efficacy of the government’s Halal Product Certification law.

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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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