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Opinion: Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

When the world’s first test-tube beef burger was cooked and eaten this week, food critics all asked about its taste. For many Jews, Muslims and Hindus, the first question was whether their faith allowed them to try it.

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Russia: Int’l Halal expo to be held in Dagestan

| 07/08/2013 | Reply
Russia: Int’l Halal expo to be held in Dagestan

Organized by the Dagestani Muslim Spiritual Board and Government of the Republic, “Caspian Halal Expo 2013” International exhibition will be held in the Russian city of Makhachkala in August.

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Turkey: Halal Turkish restaurants open in China

| 07/08/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  Halal Turkish restaurants open in China

Turkish restaurant “Bosphorus,” which has two branches in the Guangzhou province of China, is now set to open new branches in China’s Yiwu province and Thailand’s capital Bangkok,

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USA: Muslim “Foodies” to Host California’s First Halal Food Fest in Bay Area

| 06/08/2013 | 1 Reply
USA: Muslim “Foodies” to Host California’s First Halal Food Fest in Bay Area

“Halal Fest” is scheduled to be held Aug. 17 at NewPark Mall in Newark, Calif. The free event follows on the heels of similar halal-focused festivals popping up in the US and Canada.

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UK: Halal Food Authority president retires

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority president retires

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) Masood Khawaja announced his retirement from the organisation in a statement yesterday.

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UK: Muslim tribunal warns mosques on halal certifier

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Muslim tribunal warns mosques on halal certifier

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) has sent a letter to 1,400 mosques across the UK, warning them to avoid meat products certified by the Halal Food Authority (HFA).

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Saudi Arabia: Agri, food focus for Saudi trade fair

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Agri, food focus for Saudi trade fair

The latest products, practices and techniques to meet Saudi Arabia’s surging food demands will be unveiled at an international food trade and industry show to be held in Riyadh in September.

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KSA food sales to reach $70 billion by 2016

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
KSA food sales to reach $70 billion by 2016

Food sales in the Kingdom account for around half of the domestic retail market and are expected to be worth almost $70 billion (SR262.5 billion) by 2016. Industry players emphasize the need for platforms to discuss key issues, discover new business and investment opportunities, and interact with major stakeholders.

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Saudi Arabia: Tyson Brazil Exports Green Chicken to Saudi

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Tyson Brazil Exports Green Chicken to Saudi

Tyson Brazil, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods, the largest beef processor in the world, has been exporting green chicken from its Brazilian unit to Saudi Arabia since March this year.

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Japan: Udon Restaurant in Osaka Airport gets Halal certification

| 26/07/2013 | 1 Reply
Japan: Udon Restaurant in Osaka Airport gets Halal certification

A self-service udon noodle restaurant in Kansai International Airport, Za U-don got halal accreditation from the Malaysian Halal Consultation & Training, according to Kansai In-flight Catering Co.

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UK: Brunei Halal water for worshippers

| 26/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Brunei Halal water for worshippers

Brunei Wafirah UK has made its first step in sourcing its products from the UK with the distribution of 10,000 bottles of Brunei Halal Branded water from Devon to be given out at mosques during the holy month of Ramadan.

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UK: Halal food firm set for transformation

| 26/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food firm set for transformation

KQF is one of the region’s best-known independent halal food producers and the company is going through a transformation.

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Asian Firms To Take Centrestage At 9th WIEF In London

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
Asian Firms To Take Centrestage At 9th WIEF In London

Entitled ‘Changing World, New Relationships’, the 9th WIEF will be held on Oct 29-31, 2013 at Excel London, United Kingdom, and is the first time the event will meet outside the Muslim world.

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EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

Meanwhile, Polish poultry producers are also considering taking legal action. At least a dozen companies in Poland had practised slaughter according to kosher and halal methods, prior to the ban.

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Australia: Aussie Muslims Denounce Anti-Halal Stickers

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Aussie Muslims Denounce Anti-Halal Stickers

A new sticker campaign linking halal food to terrorism has angered Australian Muslims, accusing rightist groups of spreading baseless misconceptions about a peaceful Muslim community.

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UK: More in store for British Muslims during Ramadan

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
UK: More in store for British Muslims during Ramadan

Tesco is the UK’s largest retailer, with more than 6,000 stores, of which 315 carry the Ramadan promotion. Its strategy for the holy month is clearly working, with an estimated sales increase of £30 million (Dh169.1m).

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EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

The Commission included a study into informing consumers about animal stunning in its list of planned actions 2012-2015 animal welfare strategy.

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USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

Halal cuisines are almost 40% more popular in US restaurants over the past year according to digital food ordering service GrubHub.

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UK: Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK:  Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

Former county council Tory leader Coun Geoff Driver had called for a method of stunning which would be acceptable to the Lancashire Council of Mosques and the Halal Monitoring Committee.

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UK: New ‘ChoosingHalal.org’ Blog

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK: New ‘ChoosingHalal.org’ Blog

Faruk Vali is managing director of a Lancashire based halal food business and, having developed an insider’s view of the industry, he made the decision to launch his own blog to help ordinary Muslim consumers.

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