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Organic farming gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia

| 18/09/2014 | Reply
Organic farming gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia

Today, there are more than 112 organic farms, certified according to Saudi organic standards. The organic animal production is 3,575.

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Brunei: China emerges as new market for Brunei halal products

| 18/09/2014 | Reply
Brunei: China emerges as new market for Brunei halal products

The Brunei Halal brand has so far focused on marketing its products to profitable European markets, but is slowly setting its sights on East Asia.

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Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

| 17/09/2014 | Reply
Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

GIMDES meets experts from 15 different countries at the 7th Conference on Halal and Tayyib Products and present final Statement.

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Brunei Halal Certification System can be marketed abroad

| 15/09/2014 | Reply
Brunei Halal Certification System can be marketed abroad

“I think that Brunei’s halal certification is the best in the region…so we should be able to use it as a brand for our halal systems,” said BCFA Vice President.

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UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

Awareness training for OIC/SMIIC ‘Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification’ was held by the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) and the Dubai Municipality (DM).

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Malaysia: Enhancing two-way cooperation with China

| 13/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  Enhancing two-way cooperation with China

Chinese investors are keen to manufacture halal products in Malaysia because of JAKIM halal certification which provides them with credibility for export.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s confident will not lose contract in Malaysia Airlines revamp

| 13/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s confident will not lose contract in Malaysia Airlines revamp

Brahim’s Holdings Bhd is confident that the company’s 70%-owned Brahim’s Airline Catering Sdn Bhd (BAC) will not lose its contract with Malaysia Airlines (MAS).

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Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

| 12/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

Local favorite Paramount Fine Foods, in partnership with HMSHost, has opened the first of two locations coming to Toronto Pearson.

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UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

A multi-million pound halal factory and business hub in the Humber has moved a step closer with the signing of a deal between East Yorkshire and Malaysia.

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UK: Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK:  Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

Birmingham Trading Standards swooped on JKY Food Solutions in Bissell Street, Highgate, in July 2012 as part of Operation Swordfish, a city-wide investigation.

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UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

| 09/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

It is a principle of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), that sheep for Qurbani should be healthy and have the build and maturity of the minimum of a 1 year old animal.

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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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