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Philippine food giant San Miguel eyes exports to Gulf Arab states after halal certification

| 19/08/2019
Philippine food giant San Miguel eyes exports to Gulf Arab states after halal certification

The Pure Foods Hormel’s facilities for the production of Purefoods Corned Beef and Tender Juicy Chicken Franks are halal-certified by UAE-based Prime Group.

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Malaysia: Entrepreneur Development Ministry mulls takeover of halal industry development

| 18/08/2019
Malaysia: Entrepreneur Development Ministry mulls takeover of halal industry development

Certification would remain with the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) with the continued involvement of the International Trade and Industry ministry to award the Malaysian standard.

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Malaysia to focus on halal, Islamic finance industries in trade with Arab countries

| 15/08/2019
Malaysia to focus on halal, Islamic finance industries in trade with Arab countries

Through the AMCC, Malaysia expects to cooperate with all the 16 embassies of the Arab countries there to push for stronger business between them and Malaysia.

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Malaysia: HDC appoints Mahmud as Chairman

| 14/08/2019
Malaysia: HDC appoints Mahmud as Chairman

As chairman, he will play a significant role in advancing Malaysia’s halal agenda, while focusing on a stronger international presence.

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Uzbekistan eager to buy Halal food from Balarus

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Uzbekistan eager to buy Halal food from Balarus

The lab offers its services to about 60 Belarusian food producers. About 95,000 tests of 8,100 samples of all kinds of products are performed every year. The number of tests has nearly doubled in the last five years.

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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

| 04/08/2019 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

The 2019 edition drew in close to 4,200 trade visitors from the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries across Southeast Asia.

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Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

One of the reasons was the fact that most entrepreneurs were running their businesses in a traditional manner, and had the perception that they did not need to obtain halal certification.

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China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

The crackdown has been most severe in the province of Xinjiang, where the state security forces have imposed a deeply authoritarian assault on the freedoms of the Uighur Muslim minority.

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Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

| 01/08/2019 | Reply
Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

The move follows Saudi’s new rule that food imports into the kingdom require halal certification as well as other product-relevant papers.

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Opinion: ‘Turkey was the saviour of Muslim Ummah’ – Malaysian PM

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Turkey was the saviour of Muslim Ummah’ – Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad said the cooperation between the two countries will help to relieve the Muslim Ummah from being subjugated.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

Without a home-grown, halal gelatine plant, Muslim leaders have very little to shout about as far as halal food certification and pharmaceutical products are concerned.

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Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan in February this year, bringing what was described as a “record investment package” to assist the South Asian country.

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Malaysia launches Muslim-friendly hotel recognition

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia launches Muslim-friendly hotel recognition

There are three levels of accreditation; platinum, gold and silver, based on the level of compliance to the standards that have been set.

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Russia: In sluggish Russian economy, Halal sees growth

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Russia: In sluggish Russian economy, Halal sees growth

Ever more producers are catering for the domestic Muslim community, which accounts for around 15 percent of Russia’s population and is set to expand.

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Thailand: One-stop centre for halal products

| 20/07/2019 | Reply
Thailand: One-stop centre for halal products

ASEAN Mall in Pattani, southern Thailand, will serve as a one-stop centre for the promotion of halal products from Asean member countries to penetrate the international market.

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Indonesia trudges on with mandatory Halal certification rule

| 19/07/2019 | Reply
Indonesia trudges on with mandatory Halal certification rule

Companies who wish to enter the Indonesian, and indeed to some extent the global, halal market, would be wise to pay close attention to future updates regarding the halal law.

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Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

| 18/07/2019 | Reply
Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

It stands to reason that Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, would be a leader in this booming multibillion-dollar industry.

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Speciality & Fine Food Asia and Restaurant returns with a focus on the future and innovation

| 12/07/2019 | Reply
Speciality & Fine Food Asia and Restaurant returns with a focus on the future and innovation

Celebrate innovation, explore the latest artisanal produce and network with some of the industry’s finest at the upcoming Speciality & Fine Food Asia (SFFA).

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CIS countries keen to tap Malaysia’s expertise in halal products

| 12/07/2019 | Reply
CIS countries keen to tap Malaysia’s expertise in halal products

Businesses from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) which represents former Soviet Union’s countries, are keen to tap into Malaysia’s expertise in the halal market.

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Interview: Will new halal B2B online marketplace OneAgrix succeed where DagangHalal, Zilzar failed?

| 12/07/2019 | Reply
Interview: Will new halal B2B online marketplace OneAgrix succeed where DagangHalal, Zilzar failed?

OneAgrix is now pouncing on what it believes is a big market gap to serve the cross-border trade of halal products.

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