Category: G-20 News

Saudi Arabia: Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition 2015 kicks off

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition 2015 kicks off

The exhibition gathers more than 350 local and international companies. It will also host the 8th Exhibition of Agribusiness Industries of the OIC member states.

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UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

Tariq Halal sell a large selection of halal meat products, ranging from fresh, frozen, offal, marinated and chilled.

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Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

| 13/04/2015 | Reply
Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

Food manufacturers selling on the domestic market would have the choice of obtaining halal certification from a religious body or being able to make a similar claim themselves.

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Malaysia: Minister officiates agreement boosting SA Halal food hub

| 09/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Minister officiates agreement boosting SA Halal food hub

The Western Cape Fine Food Initiative and the Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology will sign agreement between the halal industries of the two countries.

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Opinion: Austria’s Islamic Reforms

| 09/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Austria’s Islamic Reforms

The reforms follow years of lobbying by Muslim leaders, who argued that their people have effectively remained second-class citizens.

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Malaysia: TPM Biotech Eyes US$1.5 Million Revenue From Arman Collaboration

| 07/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: TPM Biotech Eyes US$1.5 Million Revenue From Arman Collaboration

The collaboration with Arman Muslim Foods Industrial Group of Xinjiang, Ltd will provide expertise and services for halal analysis and certification to the Group.

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WHS: Harmonising Halal Standards within the ASEAN Region

| 06/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Harmonising Halal Standards within the ASEAN Region

The Department of Standards Malaysia is initiating the establishment of a Working Group on Halal Products and Services with its counterparts in the ASEAN region.

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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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