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Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you

| 20/07/2014 | Reply
Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you

Organic certification has the same set of challenges as the Halal sector: conflicts of interest, lack of clarity and transparency.

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Malaysia: DNeX set to tap halal industry via eMarketplace

| 17/07/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  DNeX set to tap halal industry via eMarketplace

Global Halal Exchange, an eMarketplace suited for producers, manufacturers, traders and service providers in the halal industry.

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France suspends plans for Halal prison meals

| 17/07/2014 | Reply
France suspends plans for Halal prison meals

The administrative tribunal said that the failure to provide halal meals would infringe on the right of Muslim prisoners to freely practice their religion.

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Introducing Your Next Healthy Food Trend: Halal And Kosher

| 16/07/2014 | Reply
Introducing Your Next Healthy Food Trend: Halal And Kosher

Not a Jew or a Muslim?…not a problem. Fast Company magazine looks at the growing trend of these foods in the USA, and how they are both going mainstream among ethically-minded customers.

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“The Islamization of Food” : A Demonstration of Fractures in French Society ?

| 14/07/2014 | Reply
“The Islamization of Food” : A Demonstration of Fractures in French Society ?

ASIDCOM is still concerned about setting standards with a real respect for Muslim’s religious right to select foods to meet their requirements.

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UK: A different type of Halal restaurant

| 13/07/2014 | Reply
UK: A different type of Halal restaurant

The brainchild of two young entrepreneurs, Cona was their idea to give young professional Muslims an alternative to curry fare.

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Halal food takes center stage in Singapore restaurant scene

| 12/07/2014 | Reply
Halal food takes center stage in Singapore restaurant scene

Most major fast food chains have been halal certified since the 1990s, but there is also an increasing offer of local halal fast food stalls in amusement parks.

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BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye growing global halal market

| 11/07/2014 | Reply
BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye growing global halal market

Their respective food sectors are seeking to demonstrate their ability to produce and market food and beverages complying with Islamic religious standards.

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Spain regulates Halal food

| 10/07/2014 | Reply
Spain regulates Halal food

Cordoba-based Halal Institute has cooperated with the Spanish standardization authority to develop new regulations related to the growing halal market.

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DKNY Launches First Ever Ramadan Fashion Line

| 09/07/2014 | Reply
DKNY Launches First Ever Ramadan Fashion Line

With its eye on the one billion strong Muslim consumer market, the fashion label DKNY has just unveiled its first Ramadan-themed collection for the Middle East.

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Malaysia: New halal detection kit that gives results in one minute

| 09/07/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: New halal detection kit that gives results in one minute

A new testing kit being developed by the University of Selangor (Unisel) in Malaysia will allow Malaysian Muslims to test foods for non-halal ingredients within a minute.

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Opinion: Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement

| 09/07/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement

Some Muslims are asking controversial questions about practices that go on in some parts of the mainstream halal industry.

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Halal tourism takes off in Japan

| 09/07/2014 | Reply
Halal tourism takes off in Japan

Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.

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Australia: SWOT analysis exposes Asian opportunities for Australian exporters

| 08/07/2014 | Reply
Australia: SWOT analysis exposes Asian opportunities for Australian exporters

The Australian Food and Grocery Council has published a series of reports that it hopes will deepen the manufactured food industry’s understanding of the opportunities.

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UK: Quran doesn’t ban stunning animals, insists imam

| 07/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Quran doesn’t ban stunning animals, insists imam

A prominent imam has reignited the debate about ritual slaughter by urging the government to ban halal killing unless animals have been stunned first.

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UK: Disgust at Halal meat in school meals

| 04/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Disgust at Halal meat in school meals

An investigation by The Argus found catering companies had been providing unlabelled halal meat to schools in Brighton and across the county.

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Opinion: Halal food a cut above others

| 04/07/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Halal food a cut above others

The industry has a 16 per cent market share of the total global food industry. The global Muslim population is currently about a quarter of the world.

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Australia: Remedies for unauthorised use of a certification trade mark

| 02/07/2014 | Reply
Australia: Remedies for unauthorised use of a certification trade mark

The power to award additional damages under the Trade Marks Act is aimed not at compensation but deterrence.

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UK: Shazan Foods firm is set for growth

| 01/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Shazan Foods firm is set for growth

Shazans Foods has announced an equity investment and strategic supply partnership with Scotland-based One Stop Halal Ltd. Shazans will now enter into the chilled market.

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UK: UK Halal Specialist Expands into Europe

| 01/07/2014 | Reply
UK: UK Halal Specialist Expands into Europe

Lancashire-based halal food manufacturer KQF has seen its products gain a strong foothold in fast-growing markets in France and other European countries.

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