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Malaysia: HDC Confident Of Increase In Number Of Halal Food Firms

| 10/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Confident Of Increase In Number Of Halal Food Firms

The Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) is confident that by 2020, the number of halal food companies will increase by over 50 per cent from 20 per cent currently. “The majority of halal industry manufacturers are from specialty process food clusters (64 per cent), healthcare (11 per cent), ingredients (six per cent) and personal care and cosmetics (six per cent),”

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Thailand: THAIFEX-World of Food Asia 2011 shows record int’l group participation

| 10/03/2011 | Reply
Thailand: THAIFEX-World of Food Asia 2011 shows record int’l group participation

Mega food trade show in Bangkok receives strong international support
with the presence of 20 country and regional pavilions, thanks to strong
Asian markets and Thailand’s regained stability.

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China: Mellow Hope (HTDS) Reaches a Milestone in Indonesia

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
China: Mellow Hope (HTDS) Reaches a Milestone in Indonesia

China’s ‘Mellow Hope’ production plant and method of production of vaccines met the HALAL certificate (Halal Assurance System) requirements for the ACYW135 and A+C Meningococcal Polysaccharide vaccines.

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McDonald’s no longer biggest restaurant chain

| 08/03/2011 | Reply
McDonald’s no longer biggest restaurant chain

There are now more places around the world to ‘Eat Fresh’ as Subway becomes the number one restaurant chain on the planet.…

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Opinion: Serving the Halal Ecosystem

| 06/03/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Serving the Halal Ecosystem

With the Islamic community now the fastest-growing consumer segment in the world, can businesses afford not to become part of the halal trend?

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Brunei: Bureau Veritas organises Halal Seminar

| 05/03/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Bureau Veritas organises Halal Seminar

Participants, especially those from the food industry, flocked to hear from expert speakers subjects put together by Bureau Veritas – a leader in the fields of quality, health and safety, environment, and social responsibility.

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Philippines: Intertek invests full Halal testing lab in the Philippines

| 04/03/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Intertek invests full Halal testing lab in the Philippines

Sandy Bucao, president and country manager of Intertek Testing Services Philippines, Inc., relayed this to the Manila Bulletin, saying Intertek has been involved in the halal industry not only in the country but also in other countries such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

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Malaysia: Halal Pharmaceutical Standards an edge to Malaysia players

| 03/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Pharmaceutical Standards an edge to Malaysia players

The development of Malaysian Standards for halal pharmaceuutical products will offer pharmaceutical players an edge to compete in the increasingly competitive global halal markat, said Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Datuk Fadillah Yusof.

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Malaysia: 6th World Halal Forum 2011 – ‘Towards a Halal Economy’

| 02/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: 6th World Halal Forum 2011 – ‘Towards a Halal Economy’

The World Halal Forum, now in its 6th year, is the world’s most sought after premier Halal industry event and has a proven track record as a crucial platform that plays a major role in determining the direction of the global Halal industry.

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Pakistan: ECC ratifies amendments in trade policy

| 02/03/2011 | Reply
Pakistan:  ECC ratifies amendments in trade policy

Equity investment worth $1.5 crore has also been sanctioned for Holland-backed investment in Pakistan to be spent by Engro on export of Halal food items to Holland.

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Malaysia: Halal Friendly Travel to be addressed at the 6th World Halal Forum in KL

| 01/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Friendly Travel to be addressed at the 6th World Halal Forum in KL

“The importance of catering to Muslim travellers is becoming increasingly recognised by the Travel and Tourism industry all over the world. It is an expanding sector in the Halal marketplace, and we expect it to remain a strong growth sector over the coming years. Crescentrating is one of the real pioneers in this sector that is contributing positively to nurturing this growth” said Abdalhamid Evans, Director of World Halal Forum.

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Brunei: China Rice Research Institute To Help Boost Brunei Paddy Drive

| 27/02/2011 | Reply
Brunei: China Rice Research Institute To Help Boost Brunei Paddy Drive

On the subject of Agro Food, the permanent secretary, Dato Dr Hj Amin Liew said, “Brunei Darussalam is also. currently developing an agro-technology park. The size of this park is about 500 hectares, and (it) is designated as an innovation centre for halal food and halal medicinal and health products, as well as halal cosmetics.

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Philippines: Mead Johnson Nutrition gets halal approval

| 27/02/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Mead Johnson Nutrition gets halal approval

The HAS certificate was issued to MJN Philippines after it consistently maintained an “A” rating for three consecutive years, from 2008 to 2010, during annual Halal Assurance System implementation audits conducted for companies exporting products to Indonesia.

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Brunei: Bolstering the base for Islamic Finance

| 26/02/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Bolstering the base for Islamic Finance

BRUNEI Darussalam’s Islamic financial sector is set to expand in the coming years, following a series of advances that will strengthen its operational and regulatory base and bridge some of the gaps that have restricted the development of new products and services.

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Malaysia: World Halal Research Summit

| 25/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Research Summit

The World Halal Research Summit 2011, organised by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on April 6-7.

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Malaysia: Beef from Pakistan Reaches to 100 Stores Across Malaysia

| 25/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Beef from Pakistan Reaches to 100 Stores Across Malaysia

The first consignment of Pakistani beef has now reached around 100 Hyper market stores in Malaysia, much to the delight of the Malaysian consumers.

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Malaysia: World Halal Forum 2011 To Unveil ‘Halal 2.0’

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Forum 2011 To Unveil ‘Halal 2.0’

WHF director Abdalhamid Evans said Halal 2.0 would involve interactions between the halal sector and Islamic finance, and he described it as “the biggest shift that we are going to see over the coming decade”.

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Malaysia: 366 Hotels and resorts nationwide get Halal certificatiom

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: 366 Hotels and resorts nationwide get Halal certificatiom

“Out of the 366 hotels and resorts, 273 units or 74.59 per cent were rated three to five stars, 53 or 14.48 per cent were rated one to two stars while 40 units or 10.93 per cent were budget hotels,”

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Nigeria: Nigeria-China trades hit $7.5b in 2010

| 21/02/2011 | Reply
Nigeria: Nigeria-China trades hit $7.5b in 2010

“The trade and investment mission will focus on promoting Halal food and products, which has become a lifestyle in China and her culture with a global market value in excess of $2 trillion per annum. This is a big market for Nigeria to participate and take its own market share. They will also be promoting other famous and excellent Chinese (Qinghai) companies, their brands and products.”

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Singapore: Middle East Enjoys a Taste of the South East

| 20/02/2011 | Reply
Singapore: Middle East Enjoys a Taste of the South East

Singapore food manufacturers anticipate growth in exports to Middle East as region’s appetite for Southeast Asian cuisine grows

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