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UK: Changes to Animal Welfare with Regards to Regulation 1099/2009

| 23/01/2013 | Reply
UK: Changes to Animal Welfare with Regards to Regulation 1099/2009

From 1 January 2013, Reg EC No 1099/2009 came into effect in all EU Member States. This introduces a number of changes to welfare requirements for the slaughterhouse, moving the emphasis for monitoring and improving welfare to the Food Business Operator.

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USA: McDonald’s To Pay $700,000 To Settle Allegations Franchise Falsely Claimed Food Complied With Halal

| 22/01/2013 | Reply
USA: McDonald’s To Pay $700,000 To Settle Allegations Franchise Falsely Claimed Food Complied With Halal

The attorney, Dakhlallah, said there are only two McDonald’s in the United States that sell Halal products and both are in Dearborn, which has one of the nation’s largest Arab and Muslim communities.

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UK: ‘We don’t export meat to MidEast’, British retailer Tesco confirms

| 20/01/2013 | Reply
UK: ‘We don’t export meat to MidEast’, British retailer Tesco confirms

Tesco does have outlets in Turkey and Malaysia, where Muslims are a majority. Capon confirms that “the three products that are the subject of the UK investigation into pork DNA found in burgers they stocked are not sold in or exported to Turkey or Malaysia.”

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China: Foods Mislabeled as Halal Imports

| 19/01/2013 | Reply
China: Foods Mislabeled as Halal Imports

A number of companies in China are mislabeling domestically made food products as halal imports from Islamic nations in order to improve their market share in the Muslim-populated northwestern Xinjiang region, according to sources.

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Ireland: Coveney vows to name firms involved in meat controversy

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
Ireland: Coveney vows to name firms involved in meat controversy

There was a plausible explanation for the presence of pig DNA because meat from different animals was processed in the same meat plants but “there is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA in products emanating from meat plants that do not use horse meat.

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UK: ANSA is dismayed with pig DNA found in burgers from Ireland

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
UK: ANSA is dismayed with pig DNA found in burgers from Ireland

The Association of non stun abattoirs is seeking assurity and support that the halal burgers in the Birmingham market do not have any pork DNA protein in them after a recent Food Standards Agency Ireland report claiming 23 products analysed contained pig DNA.

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France: ANSA Joins ASIDCOM and Warns European Muslims

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
France: ANSA Joins ASIDCOM and Warns European Muslims

The Association of Non-Stun Abattoirs teamed up with ASIDCOM and warned Muslims at the Association Awareness, Information and Consumer Defence Muslims seminar launch of their Traditional Halal Butchers Survey: Northern France in LILLE.

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Japan: World’s first Halal certified Halal Miso Paste

| 16/01/2013 | 7 Replies
Japan: World’s first Halal certified Halal Miso Paste

The additive free Halal certified Soya bean based Miso paste is healthy and complies the concept of Halal and Taybaan. The producer aims to increase the international sales at 10% in 5 years and is intending to export to South east Asia, Middle East.

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Tatarstan keen to explore Halal industry and Islamic banking with Malaysia

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
Tatarstan keen to explore Halal industry and Islamic banking with Malaysia

Tatarstan, a semi-autonomous region within the Russian Federation and one of Russia’s biggest Muslim regions with about 18 million population, has great potential for the Halal industry.

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Saffron Road Introduces First Non-GMO Verified Frozen Entrée in the USA

| 10/01/2013 | Reply
Saffron Road Introduces First Non-GMO Verified Frozen Entrée in the USA

Saffron Road™, the packaged food brand of American Halal Co., will be launching the first frozen entrée of its kind nationally at the end of January. The new gourmet, frozen entrée, Chana Saag with Cumin Rice, is the first frozen entrée in the USA to be Non-GMO Verified.

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India: Halal products must be certified and labelled

| 07/01/2013 | Reply
India: Halal products must be certified and labelled

The new draft rules framed by the FSSAI on food labelling claims has set a separate section for a provision to be made for claims related to religious practices, like ‘halal’, so that the food conforms to the requirements of the appropriate religious or ritual authorities.

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Japan offers more Halal certified services for tourists

| 07/01/2013 | Reply
Japan offers more Halal certified services for tourists

According to Japan National Tourism Organization, there is increased tourist flow from Muslim populated countries to Japan since the year 2010. This trend indicates that more halal-friendly services in Japan could promote tourism industry to a great extent.

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Ningxia and Malaysia’s ECER reach deal to explore Halal investments

| 04/01/2013 | Reply
Ningxia and Malaysia’s ECER reach deal to explore Halal investments

China’s Ningxia Light and Textile Industrial Bureau sealed a collaborative agreement with Malaysia’s East Coast Economic Region to explore investment opportunities in the Halal industry.

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Opinion: Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep

| 01/01/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep

This time of year is a great time to start making—and keeping—business resolutions, too. But sadly, like our personal goals, we often make them (year after year) with sincere intent only to see them quickly fall by the wayside, as we revert to habits we vowed to break.

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Opinion: Inbound Marketing and Instant Gratification Don’t Mix

| 01/01/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Inbound Marketing and Instant Gratification Don’t Mix

The reality today is that even though execution is instantaneous and measurement velocity has vastly improved, it still takes time to fully assess the efficacy of your marketing activities. Typically, where the manifestations of instant gratification pop up is right after a campaign execution.

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UK: British cheese-maker sees sales boom thanks to going Halal

| 29/12/2012 | Reply
UK: British cheese-maker sees sales boom thanks to going Halal

Joseph Heler Cheese is going from strength to strength. Based just outside Nantwich, in Cheshire, it has been helped by gaining halal accreditation, helping it to tap into Muslim markets. The business also exports to China, Japan, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa.

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China looks to meat exports to boost ties to Arab world

| 27/12/2012 | Reply
China looks to meat exports to boost ties to Arab world

With U.S. and European markets still recovering, the Arab world is an increasingly enticing market for Chinese exports and a potential source of investors for Chinese projects. The short-term goal of increasing Halal meat going to Arab countries is to build up the local Ningxia economy.

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EU: Growing demand sees Europe firms warm to ‘Halal production’

| 24/12/2012 | Reply
EU: Growing demand sees Europe firms warm to ‘Halal production’

One of the organizations in Europe that promote production of goods according to halal standards and encourages producers to enter this business is Belgium’s Halal Club, an initiative that is supported by the Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency (AWEX).

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Opinion: Why Corporations must invest in Spiritual Intelligence

| 22/12/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Why Corporations must invest in Spiritual Intelligence

Unfortunately, the topic of spirituality is often considered taboo in our society. It is especially taboo inside the corporate world. Much care is taken to avoid it. We are afraid to open the topic because of its close relation with religion. Spirituality is an enlightened focus on who we really are.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

| 22/12/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

The International Islamic University (IIU) of Malaysia and the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia will work together to produce gelatin from camels to meet world demand for halal gelatin.

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