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Malaysia: PNB Darby Park Executive Suites Awarded Highest Muslim-Friendly Rating

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: PNB Darby Park Executive Suites Awarded Highest Muslim-Friendly Rating

Awarded a Muslim-friendly rating of 7 by CrescentRating – it’s highest rating for Hotels which signifies that the hotel specialises in catering to Halal/Muslim-friendly requirements.

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Malaysia Develops World’s First Halal CSI Unit

| 10/11/2014 | Reply
Malaysia Develops World’s First Halal CSI Unit

Malaysian Technological Park has developed the world’s first Halal CSI (Contamination Scene Investigation) unit to solve cases where halal certified products are found contaminated with porcine DNA.

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UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

| 07/11/2014 | Reply
UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

Animal welfare campaigners in the House of Commons will not seek a vote to ban shechita in Britain, a leading MP has promised.

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UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing unveils ‘Food & Beverage Industrial Investment Summit’

| 05/11/2014 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing unveils ‘Food & Beverage Industrial Investment Summit’

‘Transforming Halal Agro Food into an Asset Class’ – Zilzar’s Siddiqui and ‘Innovation as an Enabler of Successful Halal Product Development ‘ – Jalel Aossey, CEO, Midamar Corporation are two sessions.

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Diplomatic Council Issues ‘100% Halal’ Certificates

| 05/11/2014 | Reply
Diplomatic Council Issues ‘100% Halal’ Certificates

The first halal certificates are overseen by a circle of Muslim ambassadors in order to guarantee an internationally consistent halal certification process.

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USA: Iowa Judge From Controversial Kosher Case to Preside Over Halal Trial

| 04/11/2014 | Reply
USA: Iowa Judge From Controversial Kosher Case to Preside Over Halal Trial

A spokeswoman for Midamar says the company has remained fully operational since its founder’s indictment.

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UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

| 04/11/2014 | Reply
UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

Muslim representatives from the halal meat industry have hit out at today’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) debate, calling it ‘anti-Muslim’.

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FOEE Meat Atlas – facts and figures about the meat we eat

| 03/11/2014 | Reply
FOEE Meat Atlas – facts and figures about the meat we eat

This report contains the kind of information and perspective that the Halal sector really needs to understand. The impact of the meat industry and current levels of consumption have a significant impact on both health and the environment.

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UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

| 03/11/2014 | 1 Reply
UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

A halal version of an iconic alcoholic drink made by a U.S.-based company is expected to hit supermarket shelves in the UK this December, the Independent reported this week.

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UAE: Say hello to Zilzar.com, the Islamic answer to Amazon

| 31/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Say hello to Zilzar.com, the Islamic answer to Amazon

First there was Amazon and its ubiquitous internet retail model. Next came Alibaba, a Chinese behemoth valued at more than $200bn. Now the Islamic world has launched zilzar.com.

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UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

| 31/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy, 10th WIEF concludes with a focus on partnerships and cross-border trade.

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Starbucks Indonesia finally Halal Certified by MUI

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
Starbucks Indonesia finally Halal Certified by MUI

Starbucks Indonesia has become the first major international coffee shop chain to receive halal certification from the Council of Indonesian Clerics (MUI).

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UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

The launch of first ever premium interactive digital magazine for halal-conscious diners, Halal Gems, is poised to make a huge mark on the luxury halal lifestyle industry.

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UAE: Halal food producers urged to be more transparent

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Halal food producers urged to be more transparent

The 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which says it aims to safeguard the interests of the Muslim world, is creating global halal standards.

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Halal Food Market In Brazil

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
Halal Food Market In Brazil

Despite Brazil being one of the largest Halal food producers in the world, possessing over 300 industries’ plants that are Halal certified, most of its production is exported to Muslim countries.

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Malaysian PM Najib launches World’s first global Muslim lifestyle business website, Zilzar.com

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
Malaysian PM Najib launches World’s first global Muslim lifestyle business website, Zilzar.com

MasterCard today marked an important milestone in its presence in the Muslim lifestyle segment with its latest collaboration with Zilzar.com

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12th Annual Meeting of WHC was held in Cape Town

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
12th Annual Meeting of WHC was held in Cape Town

Various member representatives from different countries have attended. GIMDES President and the patron of WHC Dr. Huseyin Kami Buyukozer gave a speech.

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UAE: Dubai in talks with Malaysia on halal food standards

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai in talks with Malaysia on halal food standards

Dubai is in advanced talks with the Malaysian government on a deal to make standards of halal food products mutually ­acceptable.

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Singapore, a leading player in Muslim tourism

| 28/10/2014 | Reply
Singapore, a leading player in Muslim tourism

The potential of the global Muslim tourism industry has not gone unnoticed in Singapore, where companies can capitalise on Muslim customs to tap these opportunities.

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Opinion: What’s the big fuss about Halal certification?

| 28/10/2014 | 1 Reply
Opinion: What’s the big fuss about Halal certification?

Increased trade with the Middle East and South East Asia means Halal certification is a booming business in Australia.

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