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Singapore: OneAgrix’s Proof of Concept – A First in the Halal Economy – has gone live

| 30/05/2019 | Reply
Singapore: OneAgrix’s Proof of Concept – A First in the Halal Economy – has gone live

OneAgrix’s Proof of Concept for one of the largest poultry companies in Europe will secure and authenticate Halal Certificates and track Halal poultry from farm-to-fork.

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Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos.

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Malaysia: Sarawak to become leading cattle meat supplier in the ASEAN region

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak to become leading cattle meat supplier in the ASEAN region

The AUD20 million (RM58 million) acquisition of the new cattle station was earlier announced by the Chief Minister who recently led a delegation to SEDC’s Rosewood Cattle Station in Western Australia.

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China: Food2China Expo 2019

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
China: Food2China Expo 2019

Food2China Expo 2019 is the only professional B to B trade fair only focusing on imported food industry in South China.

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UK: British Muslim shoppers found wanting during Ramadan

| 28/05/2019 | Reply
UK: British Muslim shoppers found wanting during Ramadan

Ahead of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr in June, British Muslim shoppers are stocking up for what is the biggest religious event of the year.

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MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

| 27/05/2019 | Reply
MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

One of the MoUs signed was between Brunei’s Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd and Bangladesh’s Taj Food Industries Ltd, a subsidiary of the Nizam Group of Companies.

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USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

| 24/05/2019 | Reply
USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

“Any chance you have to break up these large commodity crop monocultures like corn and wheat and soy, it’s going to be such a benefit, even if it’s with a single other crop,” Center for Biological Diversity.

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UK: Morrisons the first supermarket to ban fruit plastic packaging

| 24/05/2019 | Reply
UK: Morrisons the first supermarket to ban fruit plastic packaging

When Morrisons customers buy loose fruit and veg, they can either take them through the checkout loose or bag them in Morrisons recyclable paper bags.

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Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

The new countries include Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Turkmenistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Cambodia Hands Out Halal Certification Under Strict Food Safety Rules

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Cambodia Hands Out Halal Certification Under Strict Food Safety Rules

Before getting a certificate, businesses will have to go through inspections by officials under the Cambodian Halal Steering Committee monitored by the Ministry of Commerce.

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Egypt makes surprise change to US halal beef rules

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Egypt makes surprise change to US halal beef rules

Other countries, such as Kuwait, accept certification from any Islamic body in the exporting country. Egypt is now the only US trading partner having only one authorized halal certifier.

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Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

| 20/05/2019 | Reply
Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to launch on 30th May. If every African country joins, it’s expected to be one of the world’s largest single markets.

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Indonesia: LSP LPPOM MUI is Immediately Licensed the World’s First Halal Auditor Certification

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: LSP LPPOM MUI is Immediately Licensed the World’s First Halal Auditor Certification

With this scope, LSP LPPOM MUI is the only institution that will certify halal auditors who will check product halal according to the mandate of the UU stated in Article 10 of the UU JPH.

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Entrepreneur markets interfaith organic grass fed meat

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Entrepreneur markets interfaith organic grass fed meat

His venture promises 100 percent grass-fed, organic cattle raised by American ranchers for environmentally conscious consumers.

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Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

Has the doner kebab become a political issue in Europe? While the idea might seem humorous, this is a serious question.

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Spain: Grupo Norteños leads the export of Halal meat … thanks to McDonald’s

| 16/05/2019 | Reply
Spain: Grupo Norteños leads the export of Halal meat … thanks to McDonald’s

The Halal Institute, based in Córdoba, reports the boom in this market: Spanish slaughterhouses have gone from 28 authorized in 2010 to 86 in 2019.

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China: Five Reasons Why You Have to Come to FOOD2CHINA EXPO 2019

| 16/05/2019 | Reply
China: Five Reasons Why You Have to Come to FOOD2CHINA EXPO 2019

FOOD2CHINA EXPO, rooted in South China and covering the whole country, is committed to the development of international imported food industry.

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Indonesia set to become main producer in global halal industry by 2024

| 15/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia set to become main producer in global halal industry by 2024

“Especially in potential sectors, such as food and beverages, tourism, fashion, media and recreation, as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.”

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UAE: Malaysian organic and halal baby food brand sets sights on regional expansion

| 15/05/2019 | Reply
UAE: Malaysian organic and halal baby food brand sets sights on regional expansion

Malaysian organic baby food brand SquEEEze Me Baby has its eye on neighbouring countries and perhaps even the Middle East.

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Indonesia to Unveil Sharia Economic Master Plan

| 15/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to Unveil Sharia Economic Master Plan

The Sharia plan will not replace the economic system of the multi-religious country but instead support development through Islamic-friendly programs.

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