Category: Asia

UAE: World’s First ISO Accreditation For Halal Food Testing

| 16/01/2019 | Reply
UAE:  World’s First ISO Accreditation For Halal Food Testing

Dubai Municipality’s Central Laboratory has announced that it has received international accreditation in compliance with Halal food testing ISO/IEC 17025.

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International Halal exhibitions announce Strategic Partnership

| 16/01/2019 | Reply
International Halal exhibitions announce Strategic Partnership

Halal Expo Canada (HEC) and Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) organizers announce the formation of a strategic partnership to further grow halal lifestyle markets

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Malaysia: Local Halal industry needs a revamp

| 11/01/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Local Halal industry needs a revamp

“We are not looking at the processes of halal certification that could give spin-off effects on investments,” Mohd Redzuan said.

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Indonesia: MUI Carrys Out Halal Certification before Regulation Ready

| 09/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI Carrys Out Halal Certification before Regulation Ready

The JPH Law stipulates that the issuance of halal certification involves BPJPH as a regulator and Halal Inspection Agency (LPH) which includes auditors and MUI as fatwa provider.

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Indonesia has strong demand in packaged food

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia has strong demand in packaged food

Interview on bilateral trade between Indonesia and India in the food and beverage sector and opportunities in exports going forward.

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Thailand strengthens standards for its Diamond Halal brand

| 07/01/2019 | Reply
Thailand strengthens standards for its Diamond Halal brand

The Halal Science Centre at Chulalongkorn University recently hosted the “International Halal Science and Technology Conference 2018” (IHSATEC) where they discussed ‘precision halalization’.

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Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

| 07/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

An overview on Halal standards, certification and accreditation since 2010. 2019 will be seeing the growth in accreditation and hopefully also harmonisation of standards in various regions.

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Japan making a mark in Muslim tourist market

| 04/01/2019 | Reply
Japan making a mark in Muslim tourist market

A Strong influx of Muslim travellers is fuelling a boom in halal restaurants and syariah-compliant hotels in Japan, potentially a big market for Malaysian halal products.

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Opinion: Could vegan formulations soon crowd out Halal as a selling point?

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Could vegan formulations soon crowd out Halal as a selling point?

This is according Malaysia’s first venture capital fund dedicated to Halal startups!

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INTERVIEW–Scientist says has developed metrics to determine if animal was stunned before halal slaughter

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
INTERVIEW–Scientist says has developed metrics to determine if animal was stunned before halal slaughter

The debate over whether animals should be stunned or not before they are slaughtered continues in the halal industry. While some methods of stunning are accepted as halal in many countries, some argue against the practice.

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Indonesia Wants to Make Halal Tourism a Thing

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia Wants to Make Halal Tourism a Thing

With an estimated growth of up to 20% per year, this global halal industry has become the fastest growing consumer segment in the world.

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Indonesia wants to be Halal goods hub as demand soars

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia wants to be Halal goods hub as demand soars

“The master plan will outline the strategy to develop Indonesia’s halal products,” Brodjonegoro said. “The point is, Indonesia must be the main player, not only the main market for global halal products.”

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Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

| 28/12/2018 | Reply
Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

Azerbaijan Export & Investment Promotion Foundation organized an export mission to Riyadh, capital city of Saudi Arabia, to promote Azerbaijani local products under the Made in Azerbaijan brand .

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Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be Halal compliant

| 26/12/2018 | Reply
Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be  Halal compliant

(Updated with responses) Toblerone’s certification outrages the Far Right. While the ingredients have not changed, the Toblerone factory in Berne, the Swiss capital, has received Halal certification.

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Vietnamese firms urged to tap Muslim markets with Halal products

| 26/12/2018 | Reply
Vietnamese firms urged to tap Muslim markets with Halal products

Head of the marketing division at the Halal Certification Agency in Viet Nam, said this market does not have technical and tariff barriers like the US or EU but requires strict Halal standards.

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UAE to give $3 billion to Pakistan to boost economy

| 22/12/2018 | Reply
UAE to give $3 billion to Pakistan to boost economy

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan went to twitter to praise the UAE government for “supporting Pakistan so generously in our testing times”.

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Philippines: Developing Davao’s halal industry

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
Philippines: Developing Davao’s halal industry

The rise of Halal market and Muslim-friendly establishments in the country indicates development and recognition that halal industry benefits not only the Muslims but everyone.

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Groundbreaking Report positions Indonesia as the “Engine of Global Halal Economy”

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
Groundbreaking Report positions Indonesia as the “Engine of Global Halal Economy”

The Report lists prioritization of 26 sub-sectors with most opportune target markets for Indonesia’s Halal economy producers. You can download it here.

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Pakistan can increase export of poultry products up to $440mn

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
Pakistan can increase export of poultry products up to $440mn

The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) Thursday called upon the government to facilitate the poultry traders to enable them increasing export of Halal chicken meat and products by at least $440 million a year.

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Thailand Halal Assembly 2018

| 20/12/2018 | Reply
Thailand Halal Assembly 2018

.The Thailand Halal Assembly (THA) 2018 was held from 14-16 December 2018 at BITEC Bangna, comprising two major events: The 11th Halal Science

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