Category: G-20 News

WHS: Harmonised Halal Standards Vital To Attract More Market Players

| 06/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Harmonised Halal Standards Vital To Attract More Market Players

“We are now moving into online entertainment, digital economy and modest fashion, creating an US$8 trillion market value,” Abdalhamid Evans said at the World Halal Summit.

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WHS: International accreditation schemes for halal certification bodies

| 04/04/2015
WHS: International accreditation schemes for halal certification bodies

A universally standardised recognition is highly recommended for the Halal industry to ensure trade continue to flourish.

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Malaysia To Pioneer Foray Into Halal Vaccine Market

| 04/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia To Pioneer Foray Into Halal Vaccine Market

The establishment of a Saudi Arabian-owned halal vaccine plant, AJ Pharma Holding, which is set to start operations in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan in 2017.

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WHS: Global Halal Market’s Immense Potential Acknowledged

| 03/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Global Halal Market’s Immense Potential Acknowledged

The current state of the global Islamic economy and the role of accreditation in regulating the global Halal food market.

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Australia: Halal certification misunderstood says Bega Cheese

| 03/04/2015 | Reply
Australia:  Halal certification misunderstood says Bega Cheese

ANTI-HALAL sentiment lives in pockets around Australia, but there appear to be some misunderstandings surrounding halal products.

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Turkish minister: Int’l council needed for halal food

| 02/04/2015 | Reply
Turkish minister: Int’l council needed for halal food

Nurettin Canikli, Minister of Customs and Trade, calls for standardization, certifications amid growth of $1 trillion halal food industry.

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UK: Islamic fashion brand Aab to launch Dubai store

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
UK:  Islamic fashion brand Aab to launch Dubai store

Its UK launch saw over 2,000 shoppers attend, including modest clothing bloggers Dina Tokio, Ruba from Hijab Hills and Habiba Da Silva.

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UK: Heart patient of wrong ‘ethnic religion’ refused Halal meal

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Heart patient of wrong ‘ethnic religion’ refused Halal meal

Catering manager told patient in hospital who wanted to order from the Halal menu they wouldn’t let him have something from that menu, because he was the wrong religion.

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Plenty of room for halal market share in Japan

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
Plenty of room for halal market share in Japan

Japan’s growing interest in halal-related businesses has led the country to look to Malaysia as a gateway to access the over two billion Muslim market.

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EU: MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
EU: MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Commission to release a delayed report on method-of-slaughter labelling.

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Spanish SMEs, can’t afford a non-payment

| 30/03/2015 | Reply
Spanish SMEs, can’t afford a non-payment

85% of Muslims consider that their religion is very important in order to make a decision, opposed to 30% in Europe and 49% in the States.

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Australia PM Okay with Halal certification

| 30/03/2015 | Reply
Australia PM Okay with Halal certification

Tony Abbott is comfortable Australian companies are paying Islamic groups for halal certification, putting him at odds with two government MPs who want to curb the practice.

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Australia: Federal parliament asked to support an inquiry into Halal certification of food.

| 28/03/2015 | Reply
Australia: Federal parliament asked to support an inquiry into Halal certification of food.

Halal certification is likely to become more of an issue as Australia seeks to kick-start talks on a free trade deal with the Gulf states, as well as boost exports such as meat and processed foods to Southeast Asia.

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Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

Federal Liberal National Party Bruce Scott says that if Australia is to capitalise on jobs and exports in the rural sector, it needs to ensure its food is halal certified.

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Halal tourism opportunities for Spain

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Halal tourism opportunities for Spain

The boom of Halal tourism, or an hotel reorganization to receive Muslims guests are just some of the topics at the “Halal, A Global Concept” Congress.

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Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

The first panel of the Congress “The International Standardization of Halal Market” has already revealed one of the fundamental issues regarding GMOs.

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Opinion: ‘Islamic Economy is a baseless theory’

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Islamic Economy is a baseless theory’

When Prince Muhammad Al-Faisal, the pioneer of Islamic Banking, was interviewed about Islamic Economy he explained: “What we have today is a baseless theory.”

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Want to know what people think about Halal? Then ask them!

| 24/03/2015 | Reply
Want to know what people think about Halal? Then ask them!

New research finding, the results from a joint project between London-based niche research specialists Ethnic Focus, and online Halal news site HalalFocus.com demonstrate the yawning gaps in perception around Halal market issues.

7,000 respondents, spread evenly between men and women from 7 Muslim majority (Bangladesh, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey and UAE) and 7 Muslim minority countries (Denmark, France, Germany, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA) were asked a series of 10 questions to gauge their basic attitudes towards Halal.

Unlike some past exercises, respondents were asked questions such as, “Is your view of Halal products and services affected by news stories such as Charlie Hebdo, or ISIS?” and “How much do you think these news stories are biased against Islam?”. The answers, to say the least, are revealing.

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China building halal capacity

| 23/03/2015 | Reply
China building halal capacity

Local government is looking to establish cattle farms and are reportedly planning steps to guarantee the authenticity of halal food production.

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Alchemiya TV – ‘like Netflix for Muslims’

| 22/03/2015 | Reply
Alchemiya TV – ‘like Netflix for Muslims’

Alchemiya, a digital TV channel that has been compared to Netflix, aims to show Islamic culture at its best. Afghan skateboarding? A call-to-prayer contest? New Muslim channel has it all .

Alchemiya, an on-demand streaming platform that will provide a global home for Muslim documentaries, lifestyle programmes and feature films, is the brainchild of Navid Akhtar, a senior producer with more than 20 years of experience at the BBC and Channel 4.

Navid will be speaking about Alchemiya, and in particular his experience with crowdfunding at the World Halal Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 1-3 April

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