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USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

| 21/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

Expect beef, chicken, turkey, eggs, fats and oils, cereals and dairy products to go up in price the most in the coming months. Americans have already reduced their meat consumption over the past few years because of higher prices.

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UAE: Pakistan food brand makes UAE foray

| 16/08/2012 | Reply
UAE: Pakistan food brand makes UAE foray

The country’s leading brand in frozen Halal meat plans to make inroads in potential Gulf market by launching its products in Dubai to ensure significant business share in food segment.

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Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

Engro Foods Canada is poised to post a profit next year by increasing availability of its halal meat product line in major chains of retail outlets across the North American continent, Engro Foods CEO Afnan Ahsan said.

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USA: Walmart opens its doors to Halal

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Walmart opens its doors to Halal

Crescent Foods, the nations’ leading provider of Premium Halal Chicken is now supplying their quality products to a total of 77 Walmart Supercenter and Walmart Neighborhood Market locations across the USA

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France: French Muslim Shoppers Demand Halal Foods

| 01/08/2012 | Reply
France: French Muslim Shoppers Demand Halal Foods

In the Paris suburb of Livry Gargan supermarkets and manufacturers are scrambling to meet the demand for halal products that meet Muslim dietary laws.

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UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

| 29/07/2012 | Reply
UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

Midamar’s Aossey also suggests the higher-end market is more lucrative: “We cater to a market that demands premium quality products. Our products are not mass produced and consumed. We still source our products from small, family-owned farms – not the cattle factories.”

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USA: Halal of a Controversy

| 25/07/2012 | Reply
USA: Halal of a Controversy

Last Ramadan Whole Foods absorbed anti-Muslim ire from a handful of bloggers after launching a groundbreaking digital initiative with two-year-old Saffron Road. There was a 300% lift in sales during the 30 days. The Halal marketing has now begun for Ramadan 2012.

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Ramadan in France represents €350 million for retail business

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
Ramadan in France represents €350 million for retail business

In Ramadan, France’s Muslims, a community of roughly five million people, spend the most in food products.French polling firm IFOP found that 71% of Muslims in France observe Ramadan compared to 60% in 1989.

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UAE: Waitrose opens in Abu Dhabi

| 13/07/2012 | Reply
UAE: Waitrose opens in Abu Dhabi

The British supermarket chain which is sister to the department store John Lewis, has opened its first standalone store in Abu Dhabi. The shop is the first of two branches which Waitrose plans to open in the UAE’s capital city.

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NZ: World’s biggest brand? Not McDonald’s but Halal

| 13/07/2012 | Reply
NZ: World’s biggest brand? Not McDonald’s but Halal

People may think that Google or McDonald’s are the biggest brands in the world, but that’s just because they’re not thinking of halal, says billionaire Malaysian businessman Tan Sri Halim Saad.

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UK: Muslim scholars reject machine slaughtered meat as halal

| 27/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Muslim scholars reject machine slaughtered meat as halal

Around 40 of the country’s leading Islamic Scholars have called on fast food giant KFC to stop selling their meat as halal which they say is slaughtered using machines.

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NZ: Meat exporter gains from Halal challenge

| 21/06/2012 | Reply
NZ: Meat exporter gains from Halal challenge

New Zealand has gone from being a “distant farm” for Great Britain to establishing itself as a world leader in the halal meat market. The country has 48 certified processing plants and employs more than 200 qualified halal meatworkers.

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UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

| 20/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

They used to be a hard sell for a niche agenda, but eco labels exploded on to the mainstream and now consolidation is on its way. The largest is Fairtrade, but the Ecolabel Index tracks 431 eco labels worldwide.

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Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

| 15/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

Mustafa Davis will be partnering with Halal food company Saffron Road on the Club Halal Tour of the Western United States. He has been skeptical of the meat and poultry industry, but is learning about animals raised with certified Humane standards.

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Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

| 13/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

Blossom Pure focuses primarily on the ethical treatment of animals as well as supporting local farmers. They deal mainly with certified organic farmers who raise their cattle on pasture (for beef, lamb and goat) with the emphasis being on treating the animals with utmost care and humanity.

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Singapore: Halal cosmetics – a new alternative

| 28/05/2012 | Reply
Singapore: Halal cosmetics – a new alternative

There are many Muslims in Singapore – and while most have always been careful to stay away from consuming non-halal (unlawful) meat such as pork, some are now starting to ensure that the makeup they wear is also halal.

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Brunei Halal eyes European made goods for Asia

| 26/05/2012 | Reply
Brunei Halal eyes European made goods for Asia

BRUNEI Halal brand is hoping to introduce European-made products in Asia under the brand name in future, as opposed to only having Asian manufactured products distributed in Europe, said the brand’s owners, Brunei Wafirah Holdings Sdn Bhd.

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UAE allows French beef imports

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UAE allows French beef imports

The UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water has authorised French beef meat imports into the country after negotiations the French Ministry of Agriculture. All the imported beef meat products will be halal certified by French organizations authorised by local authorities.

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UK: Volys Star products are now available at Tesco’s

| 23/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Volys Star products are now available at Tesco’s

VOLYS STAR, the Belgian based market leader of Premium Halal Poultry Products, is now also available at selected Tesco retail stores in the UK. They will be starting with their Sliced Smoked Turkey Rashers. A must for anyone who wants to have a Halal BLT!

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UAE lifts ban on British beef

| 23/05/2012 | Reply
UAE lifts ban on British beef

The ban on the import of British beef and beef products into the country has been lifted with immediate effect. Products ranging from Aberdeen-Angus steaks to roast-beef flavoured potato crisps will soon be available in UAE restaurants and on supermarket shelves.

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