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Japan: Halal certification offers big opportunities

| 04/08/2014 | Reply
Japan: Halal certification offers big opportunities

“We’d like to create ‘one halal standard,’ which is the best halal certification in Japan, to ensure it will be accepted in every Muslim country.”

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Dubai: DIEDC launches Global Islamic Economy Summit 2013 Review Report

| 04/08/2014 | Reply
Dubai: DIEDC launches Global Islamic Economy Summit 2013 Review Report

GIES 2013 Review details the discussions of 25 sessions held at the summit and outlines key recommendations across the six pillars of Islamic Economy.

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Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

| 03/08/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

When Crescentrating started its operations in 2009, it referred the segment as ‘halal friendly travel,’ and now has settled on ‘Muslim friendly.’

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Malaysian Halal Exports Can Be Increased By Strengthening Trade Hub

| 02/08/2014 | Reply
Malaysian Halal Exports Can Be Increased By Strengthening Trade Hub

“The industry is still not crowded and firms must grab the opportunities not only as manufacturers but also as trading companies.”

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Opinion: Eating your ethics: Halal meat

| 02/08/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Eating your ethics: Halal meat

The issue of animal welfare is an important one, but it is equally important that concern for these issues extends beyond just the method of slaughter.

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Malaysia, Thailand eye growing global Halal market

| 01/08/2014 | Reply
Malaysia, Thailand eye growing global Halal market

The demand for products to be certified as halal has been intensified by the fact that most halal food is today no longer produced by Muslims.

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UK: Halal Labelling under the spotlight

| 30/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Labelling under the spotlight

Oli Haenlein examines the different arguments on how meat should be labelled, given slaughter and other welfare factors.

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China Looks Closer At Enforcement Of Meat Product Regulations

| 30/07/2014 | Reply
China Looks Closer At Enforcement Of Meat Product Regulations

Halal meat, which China is increasingly exporting to the Middle East, has been at the center of other recent adulteration issues.

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UK: Consumers unfazed by halal meat, finds study

| 29/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Consumers unfazed by halal meat, finds study

The June 2014 study, which surveyed 2,000 British consumers, found that 52% were not concerned, and one third avoided Halal meat.

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Malaysia: International Halal Industry Trade and Advisory Centre Project

| 29/07/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: International Halal Industry Trade and Advisory Centre Project

Malaysia’s HDC recently held a seminar on International Halal Industry Trade and Advisory Centre Project in Kuala Lumpur.

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Philippines eye capturing 30% of $1.4-B Asean halal market by 2016

| 27/07/2014 | Reply
Philippines eye capturing 30% of $1.4-B Asean halal market by 2016

At present, the Philippines has a meager share because it lacks the credibility to become a supplier of halal products and services.

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UK: One Stop Halal opens 200,000 sq ft plant to tap growth in halal foods

| 25/07/2014 | Reply
UK:  One Stop Halal opens 200,000 sq ft plant to tap growth in halal foods

Steve Ewels, a former Tesco Ethnic foods buyer formed a joint venture with chilled Halal food brand Shazans last April.

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Australia: Beef and Alcohol Are the Secret Ingredients in Juice

| 25/07/2014 | Reply
Australia: Beef and Alcohol Are the Secret Ingredients in Juice

There is beef and alcohol in your orange juice. If you are drinking Heinz Australia’s Golden Circle juice, that is.

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Japan Inc.’s Gateway to World’s Muslim Population

| 25/07/2014 | Reply
Japan Inc.’s Gateway to World’s Muslim Population

For many of the multinational food companies who see opportunity in halal food, Malaysia is the starting point.

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Turkey Could Earn Billions from The Halal Tourism Market

| 24/07/2014 | Reply
Turkey Could Earn Billions from The Halal Tourism Market

Turkey has emerged as a top European destination which Muslims from Middle East and Far East would like to visit for their next holiday.

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UK: Halal Food Authority recognised by JAKIM Malaysia

| 23/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority recognised by JAKIM Malaysia

Halal Food Authority has been confirmed as a recognised Halal Certification Body by the Halal Hub Division of JAKIM after a rigourous audit of their certification and audit procedures.

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Canada’s New Halal Regulations for labeling, packaging and advertising

| 22/07/2014 | Reply
Canada’s New Halal Regulations for labeling, packaging and advertising

New regulations insist that the name of the certifying body be clearly displayed on all Halal products in Canada’s $1billion Halal market.

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Canada: Edmonton developing a taste for halal meat

| 22/07/2014 | Reply
Canada:  Edmonton developing a taste for halal meat

A report by the Alberta government shows that Muslim families spend about double the amount most Canadian households spend on meat.

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Opinion: Losing Halal Meat Market Synergies ?

| 21/07/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Losing Halal Meat Market Synergies ?

Achieving Global Halal Integrity is not only difficult to achieve, from time to time it may result in unforeseen side-effects.

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Matrade: New halal labels for exports to Canada

| 21/07/2014 | Reply
Matrade: New halal labels for exports to Canada

Malaysian exporters are advised to keep an eye on the new halal guideline in Canada, said Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade).

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