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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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Philippines target Halal exports

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Philippines target Halal exports

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said the government will align its accreditation systems and institutions to be able to issue Halal certifications for the country’s products.

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Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

The emirate of Dubai wants to be the world center of halal trade and is making an effort to globally unify the market’s procedures.

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Malaysia – Halal Logistics Training Programme

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Malaysia – Halal Logistics Training Programme

Dr Marco Tieman is conducting an awareness and training programme focussing on the Malaysian Halal logistics standard MS 2400:2010

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Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

| 18/09/2016 | Reply
Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

The Halal sector has for too long been obsessed with ensuring technically correct slaughter methods with only minimal regard for the Tayyib components that will ensure real food quality.

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Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

| 18/09/2016 | Reply
Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

News broke this week that Monsanto accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Bayer. The new company would control more than 25 per cent of the global supply of commercial seeds and pesticides.

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USA: How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America

| 15/09/2016 | Reply
USA: How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America

Overall, from restaurants to supermarkets, halal sales are projected at $20 billion this year, up by one-third since 2010, according to the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (Ifanca)

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Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

| 11/09/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

In all the excitement of the Big Numbers, there is an underlying feeling that something is missing from the picture of Halal.

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Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

| 09/09/2016 | Reply
Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

Mexico, which is one of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership member countries, has expressed a desire to work together with Malaysia on the development of the Halal food industry.

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