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Saudi Arabia: Industry Leaders To Converge At Foodex For The Saudi Food Forum

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Industry Leaders To Converge At Foodex For The Saudi Food Forum

The forum invites industry experts to dissect the local market in terms of opportunities, key initiatives, innovation, challenges and sustainable growth.

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UK: Halal food firm launching new Blackburn shop

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food firm launching new Blackburn shop

The acquisition is part of an ongoing growth plan, which has already seen the creation of additional jobs, new industry accreditations and the launch of a successful European export sales strategy.

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USA: Saffron Road Introduces First-of-its-Kind All Natural Lamb Broth

| 06/11/2013 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road Introduces First-of-its-Kind All Natural Lamb Broth

Saffron Road’s Classic Culinary Lamb Broth, which is Halal, celebrates the chef’s tradition of using culinary ingredients and kettle cooking. The new item debuts exclusively at Whole Foods Market.

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USA: Barkaat Foods leading charge in growing US halal industry

| 03/11/2013 | Reply
USA: Barkaat Foods leading charge in growing US halal industry

Barkaat Foods is a zabiha halal USDA-inspected meat packing plant (abattoir). It is one of the three largest slaughter plants of this size and capability in North America for lamb, goat and veal.

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UK: WIEF urges reforming global financial system

| 03/11/2013 | Reply
UK:  WIEF urges reforming global financial system

The 9th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) called Friday for introducing essential reforms to the global financial system in order to overcome the economic challenges.

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UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

| 02/11/2013 | Reply
UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

KQF, the British manufacturer of halal meat products, has announced the launch of two new ranges of frozen convenience foods, which are available to both trade and consumer clients.

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European halal: A tale of diverging standards, foreign influence and religious fraction

| 01/11/2013 | Reply
European halal: A tale of diverging standards, foreign influence and religious fraction

A centralised standard for halal products in Europe is needed to combat the “really chaotic” current situation, according to a professor who has written extensively on the topic of halal regulation.

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UK: Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

| 01/11/2013 | Reply
UK:  Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

The Islamic Finance and Investment Group, chaired by the Rt. Hon Baroness Warsi, will include members from key Islamic finance centres, including Chief Executives and Central Bank Governors.

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Japan to increase Halal food export

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Japan to increase Halal food export

Japan plans to increase its export of Halal food as demand for Japanese food grows in Muslim countries in the Middle-East and Asia.

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Saudi Arabia: Irish Dairy Board invests €20m in Saudi Arabia

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Irish Dairy Board invests €20m in Saudi Arabia

The investment includes the acquisition of a 75 per cent interest in Al Wazeen Trading and the development of a new state of art cheese manufacturing plant at the Al Wazeen facility in Riyadh.

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Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

Mr. Ali, who was speaking in London at the World Islamic Economic Forum, WEF, called for the reform of the global economy in order to rescue the world from the current and future economic turmoil, particular its negative impact on developing countries.

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London’s Mecca rich: the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
London’s Mecca rich: the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires

As David Cameron declares the city open for Islamic business, Evening Standard’s Joshi Herrmann reports on the rise of the Muslim multi-millionaires splashing their cash around the capital

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Canada: Quebec looks to tighten regulations on kosher, halal meat production

| 30/10/2013 | Reply
Canada: Quebec looks to tighten regulations on kosher, halal meat production

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, or CFIA, oversees animal slaughter regulations nationally, so Quebec could only regulate meat that is produced within the province and not exported.

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Indonesia: Govt’ to Establish Halal Industrial Region in 2015

| 30/10/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt’ to Establish Halal Industrial Region in 2015

It is estimated that a Halal industrial region will be established in 2015, and that the government will stipulate a standardization for the region next year.

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UK: Muslims Add Over £31 Billion To UK Economy

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Muslims Add Over £31 Billion To UK Economy

British Muslims contribute more than £31 billion to the UK economy and wield a spending power of £20.5 billion, a new report by the Muslim Council of Britain has found.

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UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

Delegates at EBLEX’s first Halal forum, dedicated to airing issues affecting the Halal market, overwhelmingly showed their support for the proposed scheme.

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UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

Not stunning animals before slaughter is acceptable, according to 50% of UK Muslims in a recent survey. However, MeatInfo.co.uk can reveal, 12% disagreed and said animals could be stunned.

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Turkey: First International Halal Accreditation Forum held in Istanbul

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey: First International Halal Accreditation Forum held in Istanbul

Prime Minister of Turkey, addressed the inaugural ceremony of International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), and welcomed all the international experts of the Halal Industry that came from different parts of the world.

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Korea: Korean food certified halal by Jakim

| 25/10/2013 | Reply
Korea: Korean food certified halal by Jakim

Korea Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd hopes to increase its sales revenue by 50% in 2014 from RM40mil to RM60mil after gaining halal certification from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim).

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Opinion: World Islamic Economic Forum needs to under-promise and over-deliver

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: World Islamic Economic Forum needs to under-promise and over-deliver

The WIEF is not just about Islamic finance, there will many other subjects covered, like US$2.3 trillion halal industry, but the US$1.3 trillion niche market seems to be the anchor tenant of the event. Why?

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