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Cambodia: Halal standards set to go a cut above the rest

| 09/09/2016 | Reply
Cambodia: Halal standards set to go a cut above the rest

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak agreed to fund a halal-standard training scheme at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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South Africa: MJCHT seeks to align Halal standards at PNP

| 07/09/2016 | Reply
South Africa:  MJCHT seeks to align Halal standards at PNP

Following a string of publicized operational breaches, the Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) says its confident Halal standards will improve at supermarket chains.

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UK: Is your Qurbani really acceptable?

| 06/09/2016 | 2 Replies
UK: Is your Qurbani really acceptable?

Over 2.5m Qurbani are performed every year by the Muslim community here in the UK, but the UK is unable assure the Muslim community of genuine Qurbani.

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Kuwait’s Mezzan gets Saudi foothold with Al Safi deal

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Kuwait’s Mezzan gets Saudi foothold with Al Safi deal

One of the largest food, beverage, and pharma manufacturing and distribution companies in the Gulf, has completed the acquisition of 70 percent of Al Safi Food Company.

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Officials deny NZ meat industry favours Muslim religion

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Officials deny NZ meat industry favours Muslim religion

Officials have poured cold water over a Kiwi farmer’s concerns that New Zealand’s meat industry only caters to the Muslim religion.

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Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

Some of the world’s biggest consumer groups are making halal face creams and shampoos for Indonesia ahead of a new labeling law.

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Top French court overturns burkini ban

| 26/08/2016 | Reply
Top French court overturns burkini ban

Binding decision is expected to set a legal precedent for all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that issued decrees banning the full-body bathing suits.

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Halal Awareness in Malaysia

| 25/08/2016 | Reply
Halal Awareness in Malaysia

Although the awareness of halal and halal certified products has increased tremendously over the past few years, awareness of halal certification has not increased much.

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How a boom in the Halal products industry is good news for (mostly) everyone

| 24/08/2016 | Reply
How a boom in the Halal products industry is good news for (mostly) everyone

Today Muslim consumerism is valued at an astounding $2.1 trillion. And as the population skyrockets, this number can only be expected to grow.

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Smart logo to ensure authenticity of halal food in Dubai

| 22/08/2016 | Reply
Smart logo to ensure authenticity of halal food in Dubai

All Halal food products sold in Dubai will soon have to carry a smart logo that will help consumers verify the authenticity of their halal accreditation using a mobile application.

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UK: Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

| 22/08/2016 | 1 Reply
UK:  Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

There are exemptions to pre-stunning for Shechita (Jewish) and halal (Muslim) slaughter methods but about 84 per cent of animals slaughtered by the halal method are pre-stunned.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s Dewina Group eyeing local partners in Halal food manufacturing

| 21/08/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s Dewina Group eyeing local partners in Halal food manufacturing

Brahim’s receive enquiries from several companies in Japan and Australia which are already producing halal products and need Muslim partners to build their credibility.

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Algeria: Validating a statutory body for Halal certification

| 11/08/2016 | Reply
Algeria: Validating a statutory body for Halal certification

A new ministerial decree setting the conditions for affixing the mark “Halal” on exportable food products is being validated by government.

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Halal food certification proving a problem in Japan

| 11/08/2016 | Reply
Halal food certification proving a problem in Japan

Some Japanese producers operating within the country worry that the proliferation of certification bodies is a potential problem, and which are actually authorised.

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Malaysia: Govt calls on more bumiputera companies to venture into Halal industry

| 09/08/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Govt calls on more bumiputera companies to venture into Halal industry

Last year, bumiputra companies made up only 30% of 6,458 companies involved in the Halal industry.

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Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

| 09/08/2016 | Reply
Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

The UK now carries out more halal slaughter than the rest of Europe. Most of us eat Halal meat unwittingly on a daily basis without being labelled as such.

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Partake in a short global survey for SGIE Report 2016

| 07/08/2016 | Reply
Partake in a short global survey for SGIE Report 2016

Please take this short survey to add your views and valuable perspective on your Halal sector and see the results in the State of the Global Islamic Economy 2016 Report.

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PHDA registered as national Halal certification body for Pakistan

| 06/08/2016 | Reply
PHDA registered as national Halal certification body for Pakistan

After an audit by Jakim Malaysia, the Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) is now registered as a recognised national Halal certification body for Pakistan

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Philippines: Government wants to produce commercial organic chicken

| 04/08/2016 | Reply
Philippines: Government wants to produce commercial organic chicken

The government is mulling the plan to start raising organic chicken on a commercial scale to take advantage of the markets like South Korea willing to buy our export products.

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Chinese Halal meat business helps employ 10,000 families

| 04/08/2016 | Reply
Chinese Halal meat business helps employ 10,000 families

One of China’s biggest producers of packaged halal meat products have relocated to Guangxi, bringing meat factory jobs to one of the country’s poorest regions.

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