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Malaysian presence in the First Halal Congress in Spain

| 06/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysian presence in the First Halal Congress in Spain

Malaysia will have a significant presence in the first Halal Congress to be held in Spain with the participation of at least five high-profile speakers.

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South Korean Prince holds talks with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince

| 05/03/2015 | Reply
South Korean Prince holds talks with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince

A key centerpiece is an MOU on cooperation on halal food products, a move Seoul says could give South Korea’s access to the huge global halal market.

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Indonesia: International Training on MUI Halal Assurance System 2015

| 05/03/2015 | Reply
Indonesia:  International Training on MUI Halal Assurance System 2015

In order to get or renew a halal certificate from MUI, their halal registered companies must fulfill the minimum score of implementation of HAS.

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Spain: First Halal International Congress

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Spain: First Halal International Congress

The importance of standardization is due to the increasing interest in Halal products and services at worldwide.

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Norway warns companies against improper halal labelling and cross contamination

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Norway warns companies against improper halal labelling and cross contamination

The Norwegian FSA said some companies risked losing their credibility after an annual audit found 12 of 40 businesses had “dishonestly” labelled their products as halal.

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UK: Government will not end non-stun slaughter despite pressure

| 26/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Government will not end non-stun slaughter despite pressure

According to the Government’s Food Standards Agency, the large majority of halal does come from animals which have been stunned.

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Japan’s halal food funds meet strong investor interest

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
Japan’s halal food funds meet strong investor interest

Japan, a country that is currently pursuing a foray into the global halal industry, is experiencing strong interest for the country’s first-ever halal fund.

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UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

The Government’s response to the petition stated that “there would be no ban on religious slaughter in the UK.” MPs voted simply to state that they had “considered the petition.”

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UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

The latest parliamentary debate on the future of shechita has seen MPs put forward robust defences of kosher and halal religious slaughtering practises.

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Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

Marketing agency Halal & Co. and the International Food Marketing Alliance, did the research based on a survey of 800 principal grocery shoppers in Halal households.

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UAE: High-level Japanese trade team visits UAE

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: High-level Japanese trade team visits UAE

The 65-member delegation expressed their keenness to know more about Halal economy and appreciated Al Islami’s efforts towards building a strong Halal economy in the region.

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UK: Animal welfare lobby accused of ‘wild-eyed obsession’ with religious slaughter

| 23/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Animal welfare lobby accused of ‘wild-eyed obsession’ with religious slaughter

Jewish and Muslim leaders accuse animal welfare lobbyists of campaigning against the non-stun religious slaughter of animals to the exclusion of almost all other welfare issues.

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Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

Lombok is at the centre of an Islamic tourism drive in Indonesia, which has the world’s biggest Muslim population and is hoping to boost the number of visitors.

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UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

The Muslim community in the UK has launched a campaign against active attempts to halt halal animal slaughter in the country.

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Australia: Rows over Halal and terrorism linkage

| 13/02/2015 | Reply
Australia: Rows over Halal and terrorism linkage

A defamation case unfolding in the New South Wales Supreme Court is set to bring Australia’s halal-food industry — or, more so, the anti-halal movement — into the limelight.

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Australia: Anti-halal campaigner sued over claims Islamic certification supports terrorism

| 11/02/2015 | Reply
Australia: Anti-halal campaigner sued over claims Islamic certification supports terrorism

Mohammed El-Mouelhy, the head of one of Australia’s largest certifiers, Halal Certification Authority, began proceedings in the New South Wales supreme court last month.

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USA: Federal Court Delays Both Trials in Iowa ‘Halal’ Beef Export Case

| 11/02/2015 | Reply
USA: Federal Court Delays Both Trials in Iowa ‘Halal’ Beef Export Case

The two trials are being delayed as government and defense attorneys agree trial preparation is too complex to move quickly.

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US halal poultry exports to MidEast expected to cross $400m

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
US halal poultry exports to MidEast expected to cross $400m

The US is rapidly becoming one of the world’s largest suppliers of halal poultry products, said the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council at Gulfood.

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UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

Despite industry efforts, food industry experts warn that not all products labelled and sold as halal in some Arab countries are, actually, halal.

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UK: It’s Not A Halal Meat Problem: New Video Of Animal Abuse

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
UK: It’s Not A Halal Meat Problem: New Video Of Animal Abuse

While three men can be seen slamming a live pig against a wall after shooting it by a bolt gun, a cow is shown hanging up by a leg, still mooing.

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