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US Halal Food Companies, Execs Charged With Fraud

| 10/12/2014 | Reply
US Halal Food Companies, Execs Charged With Fraud

Two Iowa-based companies that supply and certify food products for observant Muslims and two executives have been indicted on fraud charges.

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Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

| 09/12/2014 | Reply
Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

A broadcast network executive has floated the idea of “halal” certification for films and TV shows as a way to allay concerns among a segment of Muslims.

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USA: Los Angeles foodies explore China’s Islamic cuisine

| 05/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Los Angeles foodies explore China’s Islamic cuisine

The earliest evidence of Chinese Muslims in the U.S. was during the construction of the transcontinental railroad in the mid-19th century.

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UAE: Jafza to be ‘trade bridge’ for China & Middle East

| 04/12/2014 | Reply
UAE:  Jafza to be ‘trade bridge’ for China & Middle East

Ningxia Autonomous Region wants to develop into a leading manufacturer of halal food, other halal products as well as an e-Commerce hub for the North West China.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s enter MoU with Australian company to set up abbattoir

| 03/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s enter MoU with Australian company to set up abbattoir

Brahim’s Holdings Bhd plans to develop an abattoir, designed to meet all China, European Union and the US Halal requirements, in partnership with Carpenter Beef Pty Ltd (CB).

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Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Becomes Peru’s First Muslim-Friendly Hotel

| 02/12/2014 | Reply
Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Becomes Peru’s First Muslim-Friendly Hotel

A luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the San Isidro district of Lima, recently became the first hotel in Peru to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation.

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USA: Trial of Halal Businessman in Iowa Postponed to March

| 02/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Trial of Halal Businessman in Iowa Postponed to March

The October indictment of the founder of a Halal business based in Iowa will not be followed by a December trial.

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Mars treat for Saudis: A chocolate factory in Rabigh

| 02/12/2014 | Reply
Mars treat for Saudis: A chocolate factory in Rabigh

Following an initial investment of $60 million and allocation of an additional $150 million over the next decade, Mars Saudi Arabia opens its first chocolate factory in the Kingdom.

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Malaysia: KatanTech to make northern region its hub

| 01/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: KatanTech to make northern region its hub

“We chose to invest in the Northern Corridor because of its importance in the agriculture sector, especially biosecurity.”

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UK: Morrisons to trial first halal counter

| 01/12/2014 | Reply
UK: Morrisons to trial first halal counter

Morrisons will pilot its first-ever stand-alone halal meat concession at its re-fitted Preston North End store.

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Malaysia: Marrybrown eyes Europe entry

| 01/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Marrybrown eyes Europe entry

Home-grown fast food restaurant chain, Marrybrown Sdn Bhd, which has sustained its presence in the international markets, is looking to penetrate into Europe

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LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

LSG Sky Chefs announces that it has further expanded its business with long-time customers Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways at several of its worldwide locations.

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New Zealand: Time to think more about Halal

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
New Zealand:  Time to think more about Halal

For more than 30 years, this country’s meat industry has operated with Halal-certified plants to support our export trade with predominantly-Muslim countries in the Middle East and Asia.

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UAE: BRF opens Abu Dhabi plant

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
UAE: BRF opens Abu Dhabi plant

The unit inaugurated this Wednesday (26th) in the United Arab Emirates capital will process poultry-based products for distribution to Middle East countries.

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Kazakhstan Strengthening Control over ‘Halal’ Products

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
Kazakhstan Strengthening Control over ‘Halal’ Products

The Spiritual Administration of Kazakhstan’s Muslims will work on standardization and control of products labeled ‘halal’

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China: Feeding the faithful

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
China: Feeding the faithful

Halal food manufacturers in Northwest China want to become household names around the world.

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UAE may start increasing share in meat market

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
UAE may start increasing share in meat market

The UAE may soon start increasing its share in the meat market by raising supply levels, and competing with countries such as Australia and New Zealand.

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UAE: 6th Meeting of SMIIC Accreditation Committee

| 25/11/2014 | Reply
UAE:  6th Meeting of SMIIC Accreditation Committee

The Sixth Meeting of the Accreditation Committee (AC) was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 12-13 November 2014, hosted by Dubai Accreditation Center (DAC).

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HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

| 24/11/2014 | Reply
HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

Recent initiatives under the umbrella of the OIC, led by their Standards and Metrology arm, SMIIC, may be the trigger that will initiate irreversible changes to the current status quo in the Halal certification world.

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Opinion: Regulating the sacred: why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

| 21/11/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Regulating the sacred: why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

The superior quality of its products has made the US a leader in the global market for food prepared by Islamic standards.

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