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The French government confirms the legality of ritual slaughter

| 12/01/2016 | Reply
The French government confirms the legality of ritual slaughter

This response should reassure Jews and Muslims in France, which regularly concerned about the questioning of ritual slaughter.

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Indonesia: Clariants Tangerang site receives Halal certification

| 12/01/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Clariants Tangerang site receives Halal certification

Singapore, January 11, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today that its production site located in Tangerang, Indonesia under the business unit of Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) has received the Halal certification in Indonesia. With the certification, Clariant’s products will be granted better access to Muslim consumers located in countries […]

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Malaysia: Jakim to suggest Halal Council of Malaysia to cabinet

| 11/01/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim to suggest Halal Council of Malaysia to cabinet

Jamil Khir said the council would help to standardise the laws and jurisdiction issues among the ministries in handling the process of issuing halal certificates.

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UAE International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies

| 10/01/2016 | Reply
UAE International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies

Hosting the International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies in Dubai reflects the government’s efforts to be a global reference point in Halal certification.

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Pakistan: PHDA to play vital role in Halal Industry growth

| 10/01/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA to play vital role in Halal Industry growth

PHDA Chairman Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Khan said the Agency was striving to regulate Halal sector of Pakistan and its accreditation was a step towards achieving the objectives.

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Malaysia: Halal Products Export To Hit RM50 Bln This Year

| 09/01/2016 | Reply
Malaysia:  Halal Products Export To Hit RM50 Bln This Year

The top five markets for Malaysia’s halal products exports last year were China, Singapore, the United States, Indonesia, and the Netherlands.

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Latvia boosted by halal meat exports

| 08/01/2016 | Reply
Latvia boosted by halal meat exports

Last year they exported 420t of religiously slaughtered beef. 50t to Egypt, 100t Lebanon and the rest to the EU.

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Malaysia: TPP nod for Jakim’s halal certification

| 08/01/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: TPP nod for Jakim’s halal certification

Ahmad Maslan said that recognition was unprecedented as no other free trade agreements had acknowledged the local halal industry in this manner before.

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South Korean Food Producers Set Sights On Halal Market

| 06/01/2016 | Reply
South Korean Food Producers Set Sights On Halal Market

South Korean processed food companies and farmers are ramping up efforts to tap into the rapidly growing global halal market as they face tougher competition from cheaper rivals.

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USA: Sentencing in Food Safety Cases Are Not Without Complications

| 05/01/2016 | Reply
USA: Sentencing in Food Safety Cases Are Not Without Complications

After every successful prosecution comes the sentencing. But in several criminal cases involving food safety, sentencing is turning out to be pretty complicated.

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UK: Distribution boss fined after running illegal meat processing plant

| 05/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Distribution boss fined after running illegal meat processing plant

The site was raided by the Food Standards Agency, Bradford Council environmental health officers and Home Office Immigration Enforcement.

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Russia looks to become halal friendly

| 04/01/2016 | Reply
Russia looks to become halal friendly

Tourism authorities have launched a program to make more halal-certified food products available in Russia.

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Dubai: E-cig or cig, smoking is haraam: Scholars

| 27/12/2015 | Reply
Dubai:  E-cig or cig, smoking is haraam: Scholars

Muslim scholars here have said that vaping and e-cigarettes are stringently prohibited in Islam due to its health implications and ‘they are a waste of money.’

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UK: B Riley & Sons falls into administration, 131 jobs lost

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
UK: B Riley & Sons falls into administration, 131 jobs lost

This is one of the largest abbattoirs in the North of England working within Halal beef and lamb verticals, as well as meat processing.

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Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

Saudi Agriculture & Livestock Investment Co. (Salic) was formed three years ago to improve Saudi food security by investing in agriculture and livestock around the world.

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Russia: Grodno Meat-Packing Plant, Rastelli Foods Group to export beef to UAE

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Russia: Grodno Meat-Packing Plant, Rastelli Foods Group to export beef to UAE

Shipments will start once the company completes the certification of halal products and when it passes the verification inspection.

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Pakistan: PHDA accredited as first Halal certification body

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA accredited as first Halal certification body

After the Halal certification, Pakistani export will also get boost as worldwide people like to consume products certified by a government owned HCB.

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Federal prosecutors will argue more prison time for convicted Midamar founder

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Federal prosecutors will argue more prison time for convicted Midamar founder

The presentencing report also recommends a four-level increase for Aossey’s role as manager or supervisor, which according to law can impact prison term.

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Brunei’s Halal Brand gets a Boost

| 23/12/2015 | Reply
Brunei’s Halal Brand gets a Boost

Brunei’s Halal certification has a reputation on its strictness which had brought in much international attention.

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Saudi Arabia: OIC Forum on Global Unified Halal Food Standards

| 22/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: OIC Forum on Global Unified Halal Food Standards

A SESRIC presentation provided a general overview of the recent trends in global Halal food industry, with particular emphasis on OIC countries.

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