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Australian companies remove kashrut certification symbols over Halal fears

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Australian companies remove kashrut certification symbols over Halal fears

A number of companies in Australia have removed kosher certification symbols from their packaging due to pushback over Halal certification.

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Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

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USA:  17th Int’l Halal Food Conference Calls for a Unified Halal Standard

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
USA:  17th Int’l Halal Food Conference Calls for a Unified Halal Standard

Panelists described their experiences and recommendations to achieve a unified standard and accreditation system.

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UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter

| 20/04/2015 | Reply
UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter

After backing down from plans to ban non-stun slaughter, UKIP’s new election manifesto supports continuation of the slaughter method.

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Riyadh travel show draws 15,000 visitors

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Riyadh travel show draws 15,000 visitors

The seventh edition of Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF 2015), which attracted a huge turnout of visitors estimated to be more than 15,000, concluded successfully on Friday. The total recorded number of visitors at RTF2014 was 13,678. Around 500 exhibitors from 50 countries displayed their products and services at the show. Tourism ministries and boards from […]

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Opinion: Halal – know your market!

| 17/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal – know your market!

Why the issue of harmonising halal standards is complex and how the industry can learn from the New Zealand system.

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OIC Stresses Need For Sole Regulator Of Halal Certification

| 16/04/2015 | Reply
OIC Stresses Need For Sole Regulator Of Halal Certification

OIC Secretary-General Tan Sri Iyad Ameen Madani has stressed the need for having one regulatory body for Halal certification led by the OIC through SMIIC.

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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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