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World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

| 22/08/2019
World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

The WHC is hopeful that the Indonesian Government and its Halal Product Certification
Agency, BPJPH will once again restore the confidence of its Muslim consumers.

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Belgium tests EU rules on halal and kosher slaughter

| 20/08/2019
Belgium tests EU rules on halal and kosher slaughter

From September 1, the French-speaking region of Wallonia will be the second Belgian authority after Flanders to ban halal and kosher slaughter.

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UK: The Ummah app has been making waves around the globe

| 16/08/2019
UK: The Ummah app has been making waves around the globe

The app designed “for Muslims by Muslims” includes prayer times, Islamic quotes, reminders, faith-based daily passages, a halal food finder and social messaging.

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Opinion: The ‘Green Pound’ of Muslim spending could save the British economy after Brexit

| 16/08/2019
Opinion: The ‘Green Pound’ of Muslim spending could save the British economy after Brexit

As Brexit looms, there is a strong economic argument for businesses to tap into the Halal economy, of which modest fashion is a growing part.

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UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

| 14/08/2019
UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

Those visitors spent £382 million in the UK in the first three months of 2019 – up six per cent on the first quarter of 2018 spend levels.

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UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

| 10/08/2019
UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

In Britain as a whole, the number of stores selling Tuno, a fishless canned tuna, has expanded from 300 to 2,000 in the 11 weeks since it was introduced.

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UK: Chicken farming: birds ‘spend final days in agony’

| 10/08/2019
UK: Chicken farming: birds ‘spend final days in agony’

Chickens reared by companies supplying Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Aldi are apparently collapsing under their own weight and may be spending their final days in pain.

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Turkey: New editions of OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards

| 09/08/2019
Turkey: New editions of OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards

SMIIC has published the latest editions of the OIC/SMIIC halal standards upon the completion of a comprehensive revision process. They are described in this article.

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UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

| 09/08/2019 | Reply
UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

In northern Iraq, shops are rushing to fill their shelves with sweets. The Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice, is approaching – and it is an important part of the year for confectionery businesses.

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UK: British livestock farming and the supply of lambs for Qurbani

| 06/08/2019 | Reply
UK: British livestock farming and the supply of lambs for Qurbani

As Muslims around the world prepare for the annual festival of thanksgiving or sacrifice, many will be making arrangements for procuring eligible animals to offer for Qurbani.

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China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

The crackdown has been most severe in the province of Xinjiang, where the state security forces have imposed a deeply authoritarian assault on the freedoms of the Uighur Muslim minority.

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USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

Some shoppers, though, said they felt conflicted about major retailers getting into the hijab business. Was it inclusion, they wondered, or the appropriation of a religious symbol for the sake of their bottom line?

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Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

| 01/08/2019 | Reply
Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

The move follows Saudi’s new rule that food imports into the kingdom require halal certification as well as other product-relevant papers.

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UK: Muslim Council of Britain Calls for Halal Vaccine

| 31/07/2019 | Reply
UK: Muslim Council of Britain Calls for Halal Vaccine

The council said that Fluenz is not halal as it contains gelatin from pigs. Fluenz, a nasal spray that prevents the flu, is set to be given to every healthy child of primary school age in England.

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Saudi Arabia inspects Ukrainian chicken producers

| 31/07/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia inspects Ukrainian chicken producers

The mission inspected domestic producers of poultry meat and products from it, which were approved for export of these products.

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Opinion: ‘Turkey was the saviour of Muslim Ummah’ – Malaysian PM

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Turkey was the saviour of Muslim Ummah’ – Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad said the cooperation between the two countries will help to relieve the Muslim Ummah from being subjugated.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

Without a home-grown, halal gelatine plant, Muslim leaders have very little to shout about as far as halal food certification and pharmaceutical products are concerned.

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Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan in February this year, bringing what was described as a “record investment package” to assist the South Asian country.

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Canada: North Bay meat facility gets $2.4M

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: North Bay meat facility gets $2.4M

Plans call for a meat-processing plant and cold storage facility, which will produce high-quality meat, Kosher meat products, and Halal meat products, which will be exported.

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Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

Overall, the Halal Food Fest shared a glimpse of the multicultural Canadian Muslim community while giving insight into the food industry.

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