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Malaysia: MITI Expects 2015 Halal Industry Export Surplus To grow

| 26/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: MITI Expects 2015 Halal Industry Export Surplus To grow

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) expects total export surplus for the halal industry this year to exceed the RM32 billion achieved in 2013.

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Opinion: The perception problem of halal

| 26/01/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The perception problem of halal

If you do not address a provocative rumour, does it become a reality? Can an agenda-driven small vocal minority with social media savvy derail a trillion-dollar industry?

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UAE: Modest swimwear for males

| 25/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Modest swimwear for males

The modest style industry has frequently been described as a potential minefield. But it invariably centres around females. So what about the guys?

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Morocco and Jakim recognition.

| 24/01/2015 | Reply
Morocco and Jakim recognition.

Moroccan Standards Institute (IMANOR) successfully completed the label recognition for Halal Morocco process by JAKIM Malaysia.

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UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

| 23/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called on the Welsh government to end talks with a halal meat provider over an approved non-stun slaughterhouse.

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UAE: Gulfood to share knowledge vital for food industry growth

| 22/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood to share knowledge vital for food industry growth

Government ministers, top level officials, international industry leaders and food business experts will come together in Dubai to continue global dialogue and knowledge exchange at a leading food and hospitality show.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU with French airline catering firm

| 21/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU with French airline catering firm

It said this would enable Brahim’s to benefit from using the “Servair” brand and for SIA to tap on Brahim’s halal excellence centre’s halal certification expertise.

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UK: HFF Launches Halal Compliance Training

| 21/01/2015 | Reply
UK: HFF Launches Halal Compliance Training

These courses are assured by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health with panel of an Islamic scholar experienced Food Scientist or a qualified auditor.

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UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

Wilf Lewis, Managing Director of Lewis Pies, said the products are proving extremely popular with second and third generation Muslims who may have a taste for authentic British food.

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Work starts on $90m biscuit factory in Bahrain

| 19/01/2015 | Reply
Work starts on $90m biscuit factory in Bahrain

The government has invested $80 million to reclaim the land for the compound, where US-based food giant Mondelez International is constructing its $90-million factory.

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The Global Halal Market – Stats & Trends

| 16/01/2015 | Reply
The Global Halal Market – Stats & Trends

The global Halal market has the potential of serving the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, and is often spoken as the world’s “Third One Billion” market alongside India and China.

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Halal-certified Korean food products on the rise

| 13/01/2015 | Reply
Halal-certified Korean food products on the rise

Korean food products will be seen more and more in predominantly Muslim countries in the near future. This is because Korean food makers have been actively receiving halal certification for their foods and assembly lines.

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Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

| 08/01/2015 | Reply
Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

The mobile application that enables Muslim foodies and travelers to share halal restaurant discoveries around the world.

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USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

A former Midamar operations manager pleaded guilty to making and delivering false USDA marks of inspection of shipments of Halal beef in federal court Monday.

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Pakistan: Meaty rise seen in country’s Halal exports

| 04/01/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Meaty rise seen in country’s Halal exports

Halal meat exports in Pakistan grew by 9.5% in fiscal year 2014, reaching a record high of $230 million.

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Saudi Arabia: AAHC plans $266m investment in food sector

| 31/12/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: AAHC plans $266m investment in food sector

Abdulaziz Alsaghyir Holding , plans to pump about SR1 billion ($266 million) into the food sector in the next five years.

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US halal firm invites industry leaders to visit facility

| 25/12/2014 | Reply
US halal firm invites industry leaders to visit facility

Midamar has extended an open invitation to Islamic scholars and designated community leaders in the US, Asia and the Middle East to visit its facilities.

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US firm vows to clear name in fake Gulf halal food case

| 24/12/2014 | Reply
US firm vows to clear name in fake Gulf halal food case

“Since 2010 Midamar has been fully compliant with USDA export regulations. This administrative labeling infraction is being misconstrued and sensationalized by the media.”

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UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

| 21/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre has signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters to develop a global Islamic economy portal.

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Indonesia’s Halal Food Law: Pros and Cons

| 20/12/2014 | Reply
Indonesia’s Halal Food Law: Pros and Cons

The Halal labeling law will affect most consumable products, including food and beverages, medicines, cosmetics, chemicals and biological products.

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