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UAE: Muslims’ spending on F&B ranks first worldwide

| 26/10/2016 | Reply
UAE: Muslims’ spending on F&B ranks first worldwide

The Halal industry is set to reap the benefits given the right drivers are in place as the IHAF pushes the Halal standardisation agenda forward.

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UK: Does Halal meat mean ‘animals are dying in pain’?

| 26/10/2016 | Reply
UK: Does Halal meat mean ‘animals are dying in pain’?

British Muslims are divided over whether pre-slaughter stunning is a legitimate practice. But the study concluded that it is increasingly being considered forbidden.

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Northern Irish produce gaining ground in UAE

| 23/10/2016 | Reply
Northern Irish produce gaining ground in UAE

From 2011 to 2015, this tiny nation has seen an increase of 24 per cent when it comes to food and beverage exports to the Middle East & Africa (MEA).

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Singapore: New global hub to help scale up halal food exports

| 22/10/2016 | Reply
Singapore: New global hub to help scale up halal food exports

The hub would allow companies to share resources for product development, production and distribution.

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Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur to have one Halal certification

| 21/10/2016 | Reply
Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur to have one Halal certification

Indonesia and Malaysia are going to review their halal certifications that are currently different from each other and lead to inefficient export and import processes.

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Malaysia: First Global third party logistics to receive International Halal certification

| 21/10/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: First Global third party logistics to receive International Halal certification

This recognition is timely as Halal supply chain management is an emerging requirement for FMCG brands.

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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 | 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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