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Australia: Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

| 28/02/2019 | Reply
Australia:  Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

The Director of Buying said that because halal food is religiously sensitive, the company wanted their own in-house brand to make sure they get it right.

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EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

Meat from animals slaughtered without prior stunning, is not eligible for the EU-Bio-label for organic products.

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Malaysia: SimplySiti eyes 50% sales growth on higher exports

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: SimplySiti eyes 50% sales growth on higher exports

SimplySiti Sdn Bhd aims a 50% year-on-year (YoY) sales growth as it looks to expand its presence in the region, beginning with Indonesia by the second half of the year (2H19).

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UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

Midcounties Co-operative in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, will make it mandatory for suppliers to prove and publish where they source their ingredients from.

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Philippines: ‘Coopetition’ helps SMEs enter global Halal

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
Philippines: ‘Coopetition’ helps SMEs enter global Halal

It has to be a government-to-government effort but there must be a private sector that creates the value chain… so that people can see that it is possible.

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UK:Pure talent from Malaysia at PURE London

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
UK:Pure talent from Malaysia at PURE London

PURE London, which is held every February and July, attracts over 17,000 visitors, displaying over 1,300 womenswear, mens-wear and kidswear collections and 160 garment and fabric suppliers.

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Turkey’s conservative social media icons becoming successful businesswomen

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Turkey’s conservative social media icons becoming successful businesswomen

Islamic fashion is a huge industry; there are more than 300,000 Turkish accounts on Instagram alone that provide advice and tips on wearing the hijab.

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Indonesia: Bank Indonesia Develops Halal Economy Ecosystem

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: Bank Indonesia Develops Halal Economy Ecosystem

According to the central bank governor, there are four sectors of the halal economy with good prospects. It can be generated from a community.

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UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

| 21/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

Brexit is also not expected to impact the exception for halal and kosher slaughter that is permitted in the EU because UK has its own laws to deal with this.

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USA: I Heart Halal festival plans expanded program

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
USA: I Heart Halal festival plans expanded program

Taking place at Chicago’s landmark Navy Pier, Festival Halls A & B, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2019.

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Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

Indonesian Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, Sandiaga Uno, have pledged to make Indonesia the fifth biggest halal economy in the world.

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Opinion: How is Muslim beauty redefining the Asian cosmetic market?

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How is Muslim beauty redefining the Asian cosmetic market?

Florence Bernardin explains the growing importance of Malaysia and Indonesia in the global beauty market.

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UK: Leading British Plant-Based Firm goes Global

| 18/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Leading British Plant-Based Firm goes Global

This launch coincides with a seismic shift in global meat consumption and growth in the meat alternatives market.

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Brunei’s halal industry can spur economic diversification, says think tank

| 16/02/2019 | Reply
Brunei’s halal industry can spur economic diversification, says think tank

Around 60 percent of Brunei’s economy is covered by its oil industry, and the sultanate has been trying to reduce its reliance on petroleum for years.

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Riz Global Foods will be exhibiting at Gulfood 2019: 17-21 February

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Riz Global Foods will be exhibiting at Gulfood 2019: 17-21 February

Riz Global Foods is offering the most High Quality Halal products which are not just Halal but are also Tayyib. These are the products consumers are looking for today.

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Opinion: ‘Killing animals is cruel full stop – regardless of whether it’s Halal’

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Killing animals is cruel full stop – regardless of whether it’s Halal’

In fact 84% of UK halal meat comes from animals who have been stunned beforehand, according to animal welfare charity the RSPCA.

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UK: Vets call for ban on export of halal lamb

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Vets call for ban on export of halal lamb

The BVA said that the law had been intended to serve the requirements of British Muslims and Jews, not to enable an export market in unstunned meat.

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Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

The definition of halal is too strict and would mean life-saving products, such as vaccines or drugs containing blood, could be barred after the deadline passed.

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Report: Sustainable Tourism Policy Recommendations Developed for OIC Countries

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
Report: Sustainable Tourism Policy Recommendations Developed for OIC Countries

DinarStandard and COMCEC released “Sustainable Destination Management Strategies In The OIC Member Countries” at the 13th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group.

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Italy: Food Innovation Group Future Food Secures Additional Funding

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
Italy: Food Innovation Group Future Food Secures Additional Funding

With a philanthropic core, Future Food provides education, supports research projects and feeds innovative initiatives that positively impact the health of humans and the planet.

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