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Malaysia’s Halal Industry

| 09/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia’s Halal Industry

Strong support from government and Halal organisations are a boost to the country’s manufacturing industries.

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Spain interested in developing Halal Industry

| 08/09/2014 | Reply
Spain interested in developing Halal Industry

Spain is interested in engaging more Muslim countries in business and trade especially in the Halal food sector, bolstered by its strong agriculture industry.

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UK: College responds to Halal meat controversy

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
UK: College responds to Halal meat controversy

A college spokeswoman said controversy erupted after an unnamed student emailed a newspaper, but added: “There has been no ‘row’ or ‘outrage’ and this story.”

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Malaysia: All Mara SMEs to be Halal Certified As Soon As Possible

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: All Mara SMEs to be Halal Certified As Soon As Possible

The Rural and Regional Development Ministry targets to have all small and medium-size enterprises under Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) halal certified in the near future.

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Malaysia: Jakim Ready To Activate Halal Research Centre

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  Jakim Ready To Activate Halal Research Centre

The Islamic Development Department is ready to conduct halal research in Enstek, Sepang with a development of the new Halal Research Centre in January 2015.

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USA: New slaughterhouse in Tampa caters to Muslims

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
USA:  New slaughterhouse in Tampa caters to Muslims

Slaughter is done daily, under the watch of a USDA inspector charged to oversee each carcass for safe human consumption and to enforce the Humane Slaughter Act.

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Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

The animal must be healthy so the Muslim workers are trained to identify diseases that would render the animal unclean.

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Malaysia: HDC To Penetrate GCC Market Through Saudi Arabia

| 04/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC To Penetrate GCC Market Through Saudi Arabia

HDC has signed a collaboration with a Saudi Arabian company, Samyco Holdings Bhd, to allow over 100 local halal companies to bring their products to the country.

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Global Halal Certification: Current Status, Operational Challenges and Future Trends

| 04/09/2014 | Reply
Global Halal Certification: Current Status, Operational Challenges and Future Trends

Webinar (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) to provide an overview of the Halal market, its current status and forecast growth, standards & certification…

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UAE: ‘Halal wine’ with 24-carat edible gold leaf released

| 01/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: ‘Halal wine’ with 24-carat edible gold leaf released

The “Lussory” wine is said to be completely halal because it contains no alcohol. The company says there has been “great demand” for the halal wine.

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USA: Halal Guys food cart ‘Guys’ win lawsuit

| 01/09/2014 | Reply
USA: Halal Guys food cart ‘Guys’ win lawsuit

‘Halal Guys of New York’ has five days to ‘dispose of any signs, banners, promotional or advertising items’ that look like the original Halal Guys signage.

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Opinion: Growing Demand for Halal Pharmaceuticals

| 01/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Growing Demand for Halal Pharmaceuticals

Sharia-approved healthcare products, modern lifestyle and rising income levels, the demand for Halal medicines also soared in recent times.

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UK: Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

| 28/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

An All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a Report which calls for more research into the religious slaughter of animals.

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Malaysia could be global Halal Hub by 2020

| 28/08/2014 | Reply
Malaysia could be global Halal Hub by 2020

Malaysia is in a strong position to become the global halal hub in 2020, judging by the almost 4,500 companies having halal certification as of last March.

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Saudi Arabia food imports worth $24 billion annually

| 28/08/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia food imports worth $24 billion annually

The increasing youth population within Saudi society is an important catalyst behind the growth of demand for packaged food products imported from abroad.

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UK: Religious slaughter needs more study, say MPs

| 27/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Religious slaughter needs more study, say MPs

A parliamentary committee has called for further research into recoverable stunning methods that could be acceptable to some halal meat consumers’.

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Major growth in Saudi Arabian poultry industry

| 26/08/2014 | Reply
Major growth in Saudi Arabian poultry industry

Local broiler production currently covers about 42% of total Saudi Arabia’s consumption needs, estimated at 1.44million MT.

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Turkey: Halal products at the Halal & Healthy Product Fair

| 26/08/2014 | Reply
Turkey: Halal products at the Halal & Healthy Product Fair

Istanbul Halal Expo – 6th Halal and Health Products Fair is expected to provide opportunities both for exporters and manufacturing companies.

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Opinion: A gap in Pakistan’s halal market

| 24/08/2014 | Reply
Opinion: A gap in Pakistan’s halal market

Pakistan’s economic growth can be doubled if the government properly taps the expanding world halal market.

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UK: Collaboration of Halal Assure-IP and Romer Labs to provide Halal Assurance

| 18/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Collaboration of Halal Assure-IP and Romer Labs to provide Halal Assurance

The key challenge is to make sure the Halal Integrity is not compromised at any stage of the supply chain.

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