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Pakistan: Food sector should get zero-rated facility for global share

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Food sector should get zero-rated facility for global share

“There is no Muslim country in the list of top-10 halal meat exporters, although Pakistan has a big potential of exporting halal meat globally,” said Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry representatives.

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Malaysia: Jakim praises McDonald’s halal-certified cake policy

| 04/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim praises McDonald’s halal-certified cake policy

Religious authority says nothing unusual about McDonald’s policy as other fast food restaurant franchises also have a ‘No Outside Food Allowed’ policy.

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Saudi Arabia bans Indian poultry products

| 04/01/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia bans Indian poultry products

The ban comes 4 weeks after the WHO reported an outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in several parts of India.

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Malaysia: Jakim’s role is to certify Halal food, not Halal premises

| 02/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim’s role is to certify Halal food, not Halal premises

It was recently reported that McDonald’s would only allow certified Halal cakes inside its chain of restaurants to comply with guidelines issued by Jakim for Halal certification.

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Malaysia: CCM still targets to be US$1bil company by 2022

| 22/12/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: CCM still targets to be US$1bil company by 2022

Ariff said CCM’s profitability would not be affected by Bank Negara Malaysia’s new policy that required exporters to convert 75% of their export earnings into ringgit.

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Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

Consumers will spend about $27 billion on halal cosmetics this year, and sales could jump to $39 billion by 2019, researcher Technavio estimates.

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Japan: NH Foods to make Malaysia export hub for Halal foods

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Japan: NH Foods to make Malaysia export hub for Halal foods

The group’s unit NHF Manufacturing, a 51:49 joint venture with poultry producer Lay Hong, will build a new factory in Selangor, a state adjacent to the Malaysian capital.

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CPhI SEA, Jakarta: the Platform of Choice for Halal Drugs

| 19/12/2016 | Reply
CPhI SEA, Jakarta: the Platform of Choice for Halal Drugs

Drugs approved by halal drug certifying agencies such as LPPOM MUI of Indonesia and Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) are therefore expected to witness rising consumption globally.

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Opinion: Challenges of the Halaal Market And The Industry’s Deficient Strategies

| 16/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Challenges of the Halaal Market And The Industry’s Deficient Strategies

“How to Look at an Advertisement” is to teach companies what customers, think of them, how they look at their products, what effect their advertisements have on them – whether good or bad – etc.

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Opinion: Unified Halaal Standard (Exploring the Possibilities)

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Unified Halaal Standard (Exploring the Possibilities)

Different Halaal standards have posed a challenge which is becoming an obstacle for businesses and a barrier for trade. What is the way forward? An overview by Mufti Yousuf ‘Abdur-Razzaaq.

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A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

The goal is to open one to two restaurants a month, according to Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart, a franchise consultancy firm that is advising the budding chain on its expansion.

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Cambodia Aims For Share of Halal Market

| 12/12/2016 | Reply
Cambodia Aims For Share of Halal Market

By AEC News Today – Digital Editor The Cambodian government is hoping that the introduction of a robust, formal halal certification process for restaurants and food producers will lure more Muslim tourists to the Kingdom and also foster the growth of the Kingdom’s fledgling halal certified food sector. In June Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak […]

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Malaysia: USD132 billion global potential by 2021 in Halal pharmaceuticals

| 08/12/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: USD132 billion global potential by 2021 in Halal pharmaceuticals

Chemical Company of Malaysia (CCM) today shared that the company will continue to play an active role in spurring the Bumiputera Agenda through its current activities and future plans.

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McDonald’s sells Singapore, Malaysian franchise to Saudi group

| 03/12/2016 | Reply
McDonald’s sells Singapore, Malaysian franchise to Saudi group

It had sold the franchise rights for its restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia to Saudi Arabia’s Lionhorn Pte Ltd as part of a plan to move away from direct ownership in Asia.

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USA: ANSI Signs MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)

| 29/11/2016 | Reply
USA: ANSI Signs MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)

ANSI’s Reinaldo Figueiredo, senior program director, accreditation of product certification bodies represented ANSI, which signed the MoU along with other accreditation bodies.

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Malaysia: Auntie Anne’s confirms ‘pretzel dog’ now ‘pretzel sausage’

| 28/11/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Auntie Anne’s confirms ‘pretzel dog’ now ‘pretzel sausage’

The company had posted a statement on its Facebook page, saying that it would fulfil all the requirements towards obtaining halal certification in the country.

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Cambodia: Halal order raises stakes for abattoir

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
Cambodia: Halal order raises stakes for abattoir

SLN Meat Supplies, the company behind Cambodia’s first industrial slaughterhouse, is hoping to secure an export contract to supply $50 million worth of halal beef to a Malaysian distributor.

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Brunei participates in Halal Expo Japan 2016

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
Brunei participates in Halal Expo Japan 2016

BRUNEI Darussalam recently participated in the Japan Halal Expo 2016 in Tokyo, and also held the Brunei Halal Business Seminar on the sidelines of the expo.

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Jakarta: Gov’t sets up Halal certification body but MUI gets to keep final say

| 21/11/2016 | Reply
Jakarta: Gov’t sets up Halal certification body but MUI gets to keep final say

The Religious Ministry in 2014 set up their own halal certification body, the Halal Products Guarantee Body (BPJPH).

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Japan’s Okayama seeks to attract Malaysians with Muslim-friendly tourism

| 18/11/2016 | Reply
Japan’s Okayama seeks to attract Malaysians with Muslim-friendly tourism

A deal inked this Tuesday with a Kuala Lumpur-based travel agency is expected to help bring in 240 to 480 Muslim tourists to the Okayama Prefecture in 2017.

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