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Indonesia: Jakarta to be World’s Halal Food Center

| 05/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Jakarta to be World’s Halal Food Center

The Annual General Meeting of WHFC will be held in Jakarta on January 16-18 and will be opened by Indonesian Vice President Boediono. The agenda of the meeting would be a discussion on the work program, standardization, socialization, and education of Halal products all around the world.

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Opinion: The Muslim consumer: building your brand for a fast-growing segment

| 05/01/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Muslim consumer: building your brand for a fast-growing segment

Here are three tips on engaging with this lucrative, untapped and potentially very loyal consumer base: focus on finance, fashion and food.

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China province first to get a Halal status tracking system

| 05/01/2012 | Reply
China province first to get a Halal status tracking system

With an eye on the small but growing halal food market in China, Malaysia-based Fahim Technologies has expanded its halal integrity solution services to the country’s autonomous Muslim-populated province of Ningxia.

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UK: Kingsmill gains Halal certification

| 03/01/2012 | Reply
UK: Kingsmill gains Halal certification

Guy Shepherd, category director at Allied Bakeries, said: “This demonstrates our dedication to catering to differing consumer needs. The accreditation means that it’s easy and simple for retailers and consumers to be confident that these products are suitable for a Halal diet.”

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UK: MPs and peers reject demands to serve Halal meet at Westminster

| 01/01/2012 | Reply
UK: MPs and peers reject demands to serve Halal meet at Westminster

Muslim MPs and peers have been told they cannot have meat slaughtered in line with Islamic tradition because the method – slitting an animal’s throat without first stunning it – is offensive to many of their non-Muslim colleagues.

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Brazil company to expand ME chicken exports

| 29/12/2011 | Reply
Brazil company to expand ME chicken exports

The endeavour is aligned with the growing Brazilian poultry exportation to the region, a statement from the company said. The total Brazilian poultry production reached 13 million tons in 2011, almost 6.9 percent increase from 2010.

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USA: Where Kosher Meets Halal

| 29/12/2011 | 2 Replies
USA: Where Kosher Meets Halal

“There’s a lot of misunderstanding about what religious slaughter is, and it is being combined successfully by those interested in animal welfare with anti-Semitism and Islamophobia,” Dr. Regenstein, head of Cornell’s Kosher and Halal Food Initiative, said.

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Malaysia: Fast growing halal trade becomes focus of joint Malaysian-MIT study

| 24/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Fast growing halal trade becomes focus of joint Malaysian-MIT study

THE Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISCI) plans to commence a new research project into the halal logistics sector given growing demand for such services, and the need for consistency in maintaining certain food handling conditions.

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Many Macedonian companies express interest in meeting Halal standards

| 23/12/2011 | Reply
Many Macedonian companies express interest in meeting Halal standards

‘Vigo-48’, ‘Pik Ko’ and ‘Makprogres’ are the first three Macedonian companies to be awarded with the Halal certificate. All of them are exporters of food products with already implemented Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system.

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Arab world needs $144bn to meet food needs

| 23/12/2011 | Reply
Arab world needs $144bn to meet food needs

Arab countries need to invest $144 billion in agriculture between now and 2030 to meet the demand for food for their growing populations, said an Arab official.

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South Africa: MJC pulls Orion certification

| 22/12/2011 | Reply
South Africa: MJC pulls Orion certification

EXCLUSIVE – Following an “in-depth” investigation in the wake of a halal scandal that saw imported products – including pork – being deliberately relabelled and sold as fit for Muslim consumption, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) on Tuesday withdrew its registration and cancelled all halal certification of Orion Cold Storage.

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UK: All Things Halal (ATH) joins HMC

| 22/12/2011 | Reply
UK: All Things Halal (ATH) joins HMC

ATH has agreed to join HMC and transfer all its certified products under the HMC brand. Jointly HMC intends to grow its non-meat products certification for the benefits of the Muslim consumer in what has become a complex food area.

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Netherlands: No veterinarian present? Then no ritual slaughter, says minister

| 21/12/2011 | 1 Reply
Netherlands: No veterinarian present? Then no ritual slaughter, says minister

The government is to make it compulsory for a veterinarian to be present during the ritual slaughter of animals, junior minister Henk Bleker is quoted as saying in a briefing to the senate on Tuesday.

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WHFC Annual Meeting, Together Harmonizing the World Halal Standards

| 20/12/2011 | Reply
WHFC Annual Meeting, Together Harmonizing the World Halal Standards

The annual meeting of the World Halal Food Council (WHFC) will be held in Jakarta on 16-18, January 2012. The event which will take place at the Sultan Hotel is the first meeting since June 2011, when the WHFC was reactivated, after being known over recent years as the World Halal Council.

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South Africa: Orion: all eyes on MJC

| 19/12/2011 | Reply
South Africa: Orion: all eyes on MJC

Following last week’s meeting between the country’s four halal issuing authorities to root out malpractice in the industry, all eyes are now on the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) who has yet to take a decision on whether it would certify halal imports for Orion Cold Storage.

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Canada: Winnipeg beef packing project to press ahead

| 17/12/2011 | Reply
Canada: Winnipeg beef packing project to press ahead

A major element of its business plan is to process kosher and halal beef, which requires having religious personnel on site to ensure cows are slaughtered in a way prescribed by Jewish and Muslim dietary laws.

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USA: All-American Muslim: Why Advertisers Are Right to Boycott

| 16/12/2011 | Reply
USA: All-American Muslim: Why Advertisers Are Right to Boycott

I eagerly watched the first episodes, I’ve got to say I think we ended up with something more like a Muslim Jersey Shore, the low-grade MTV series about Snooki’s party life in New Jersey, writes Asra Q. Nomani in ‘The Daily Beast’.

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UK: ANSA welcomes withdrawal of proposed Dutch religious slaughter ban

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
UK: ANSA welcomes withdrawal of proposed Dutch religious slaughter ban

The Association of Non Stun Abattoirs (ANSA), an industry body representing traditional UK Halal slaughterhouses, on Wednesday welcomed the news that the proposed parliamentary bill to ban religious slaughter of animals in the Netherlands had been withdrawn.

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Saudi Arabia: Riyadh will hold their 1st Halal Food Control & Exhibition

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Riyadh will hold their 1st Halal Food Control & Exhibition

For the first time the Halal Food Control and Exhibition will be held in Riyadh. This conference will be held concurrently with a halal products exhibition. Important issues surrounding standardization of halal will be one of the main topics to be discussed.

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USA:Reality TV catches up to reality with Muslim show

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
USA:Reality TV catches up to reality with Muslim show

Peppered by a conservative group’s complaints about the program, the Lowe’s home-improvement chain last week pulled its sponsorship — and has been fielding countercomplaints that the company had caved in to the very prejudices faced by the program’s protagonists.

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