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Fajr Capital completes acquisition of UAE-based food and beverage platform, Cravia

| 17/05/2016 | Reply
Fajr Capital completes acquisition of UAE-based food and beverage platform, Cravia

With over 85 restaurants and more than 1,500 employees, Cravia is one of the fastest-growing F&B companies in the Middle East. Fajr Capital ‘s investment will enable Cravia to accelerate its immediate growth plans.

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China: Shaanxi to set up global Halal hub

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
China: Shaanxi to set up global Halal hub

it is proposing that Malaysia’s Halal Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC) render help and set up a halal certification unit in Yangling, an education town 80km west of ancient city Xian.

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UAE: Halal-certified food suppliers to airlines witness massive growth in demand

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Halal-certified food suppliers to airlines witness massive growth in demand

Growing demand for halal-certified food by airlines is encouraging suppliers worldwide to develop new products and enhance their production capacities.

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EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

| 12/05/2016 | Reply
EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

Research group Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent halal food market in Europe 2016-2020 report.

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Indonesia: Unilever Faces Challenges in Applying Halal Warranty System

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Unilever Faces Challenges in Applying Halal Warranty System

PT Unilever Indonesia applies a halal waranty system for its products and factory. However, the implementation system is not easy and the company faces various challanges.

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Chinese meat processors look to NZ ahead of chilled meat deal

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Chinese meat processors look to NZ ahead of chilled meat deal

A new Halal Arrangement, under which China will recognise New Zealand’s Halal regulation and certification regime for Halal goods exported to China, was also co-signed.

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Opinion: A slice of the Halal cake

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
Opinion: A slice of the Halal cake

Halal certification is something that local businesses should strive for because Malaysia’s halal stamp is universally recognised and confers a definite advantage in the export markets.

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UAE: Dubai holds Signing Ceremony for IHAF

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Dubai holds Signing Ceremony for IHAF

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) held a signing ceremony after approval of the International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF).

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UK: ‘Book Halal Homes’ Launched in London to Serve Muslim Travellers

| 08/05/2016 | Reply
UK: ‘Book Halal Homes’ Launched in London to Serve Muslim Travellers

Book Halal Homes listed accommodations are required to fulfill certain criteria and have on offer: halal food, non-alcoholic drinks, non smoking areas, private pool and spa, prayer facilities on site, leisure facilities.

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UK: HFA disappointed and shocked by recent allegations by Britain First

| 06/05/2016 | Reply
UK: HFA disappointed and shocked by recent allegations by Britain First

HFA sends out a clear message that such baseless allegations, irresponsible accusations and politically driven agendas shall never be tolerated.

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UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

Animal welfare minister George Eustice warned under current EU rules, the Government is powerless to stop livestock being forced to endure long journeys before being slaughtered overseas.

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Turkey wants to boost halal tourism: Minister

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Turkey wants to boost halal tourism: Minister

Turkey will speed up works to develop “halal tourism” in a bid to lure even more Muslim tourists, Culture and Tourism Minister Mahir Ünal said at the opening of the Halal Tourism Conference 2016.

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Korea opens food trade office in UAE, aims for 10% growth

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Korea opens food trade office in UAE, aims for 10% growth

The Korean government is stepping up its food industry promotion in the Middle East with a new regional office and new initiatives.

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Turkey: TÜBITAK invests $125,000 to detect pork in halal meat

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Turkey: TÜBITAK invests $125,000 to detect pork in halal meat

The Food Institute at TÜBITAK’s MAM developed a five-minute test which will be made available to the masses in order to detect whether pork meat was mixed with meat advertised as “halal”.

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Malaysia: The Global Halal Alliance

| 03/05/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: The Global Halal Alliance

Working collaboratively, coordinating and leveraging their strengths and collective depth of knowledge, the Alliance will execute comprehensive solutions for the sustainable development of the global Halal economy.

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UK: Arbitration Hearing regarding the machine slaughter of Halal animals.

| 01/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Arbitration Hearing regarding the machine slaughter of Halal animals.

The MAT has been requested by leading authorities within the Halal slaughter industry to arbitrate on whether the machine slaughter of animals is legal under Islamic Law.

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UK: Halal horror house as undercover video exposes cruel abattoir

| 01/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal horror house as undercover video exposes cruel abattoir

The abattoir which provides halal and kosher meat appears to ignore all standards of animal welfare despite the presence of a government inspector and two vets.

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Russia: Miratorg gains Angus Beef certification

| 29/04/2016 | Reply
Russia: Miratorg gains Angus Beef certification

Halal certification has opened up access for the company’s meat to the Middle East and North Africa.

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Islam means business: Meet the new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Islam means business: Meet the new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs

From halal ready meals to dating and Ramadan apps, the UK has seen a host of innovative businesses serving the Islamic community.

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Brunei must diversify its spluttering economy

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Brunei must diversify its spluttering economy

Although Brunei does not export beef internationally, it has cultivated a premium halal brand sought after in many predominantly Muslim countries.

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