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Indonesia: Joint seminar on Halal food production and certification

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Joint seminar on Halal food production and certification

Research and development on halal food conducted by universities in Indonesia are expected to improve the quality of halal certification.

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Regulators increasingly focused on Halal product certification for 2B Muslims

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
Regulators increasingly focused on Halal product certification for 2B Muslims

Regulators around the world – beyond Muslim countries in Asia and the Middle East – are increasingly exploring the impact of Sharia Law on the health care markets they oversee.

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US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America each entered guilty pleas in federal court in Cedar Rapids to one count of conspiracy to make false statements on export certificates.

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Trade and Investment Continue to Grow in Brunei’s Halal Market

| 09/09/2015 | Reply
Trade and Investment Continue to Grow in Brunei’s Halal Market

After the development of Brunei Halal brand, another initiative is the Halal themed industrial park of 500 hectares, specifically developed for Halal certified products and related products.

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Thailand: TUF joins forces with Saudi food firm Savola

| 09/09/2015 | Reply
Thailand: TUF joins forces with Saudi food firm Savola

HAI UNION Frozen Products (TUF), the world’s leading seafood processor, and Savola Foods Company, one of the largest food companies in the Middle East, have announced a joint venture.

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Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

Halal certifiers in Australia have offered tens of thousands of dollars to Indonesia’s top halal authority — the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) to ensure greater access.

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Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

For now the primary beneficiary of PHA would be the halal meat industry of Pakistan since meat is currently country’s only halal product that gets exported.

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Malaysia: 4,000 Halal SMEs expected to use Dagang Net platform

| 03/09/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: 4,000 Halal SMEs expected to use Dagang Net platform

Kuala Lumpur: Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd, which provides e-commerce services for trade facilitation, expects some 4,000 halal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to use its platform by end of 2016. Its Chief Executive Officer, Zulina Mohammed Salleh said the company’s roadmap was to see all the SMEs go global within three to five years. […]

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Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

| 03/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded training programmes for butchers and Halal slaughtering.

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UAE: South Korea to adopt UAE’s Halal certification system

| 02/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: South Korea to adopt UAE’s Halal certification system

The country is adopting the Emirate’s halal certification system, which officials hope will act as a catalyst for the trade in animal products and have a knock-on effect for other food produce.

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Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

| 26/08/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

Ramli Food Industries, a subsidiary of Ramly Group, is investing RM1 billion in a new processing facility to boost its export market capacity.

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Why China wants a bite of the Halal food market

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Why China wants a bite of the Halal food market

China has sought opportunities for halal trade with Muslim and Arab countries through bilateral trade agreements.

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Malaysia: Halal exports hit RM10bil

| 19/08/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal exports hit RM10bil

This was mainly exports to China, which stood at RM1.17bil, followed by US at RM1bil and Singapore RM807.58mil.

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Australia: World’s First Sheep Food Grade Halal Collagen

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Australia: World’s First Sheep Food Grade Halal Collagen

Holista Colltech Limited has announced the commercial availability of Halal food grade sheep collagen under the brand Ovinex.

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Pakistan ready to hit Halal markets of UAE, Saudi Arabia

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Pakistan ready to hit Halal markets of UAE, Saudi Arabia

Pakistan is all set to enter into the multi-trillion dollar global halal market with the recent establishment of Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA).

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Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

Islamic leaders from 20 countries today launched a bold Climate Change Declaration to engage the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims on the issue of our time.

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Opinion: Moonshot Moment for (Halal) Skincare

| 17/08/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Moonshot Moment for (Halal) Skincare

As the market grows steadily, with superior technology and consumer behavior insights, established skin care brands are creating trends comparable to Haute couture.

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Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

| 17/08/2015 | Reply
Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

With films documentaries on Islam and Muslims the on-­demand video-streaming service Alchemiya has already attracted some industry buzz as the “Muslim Netflix”

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South Korea, Jakim to cooperate in Halal food production

| 14/08/2015 | Reply
South Korea, Jakim to cooperate in Halal food production

South Korea is looking forward to cooperate with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) to venture into producing more South Korean halal food products.

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First halal travel glossary launched

| 13/08/2015 | Reply
First halal travel glossary launched

Singapore-based Crescentrating, a global authority on Halal travel, has released the world’s first glossary with a wealth of terminology used in the Halal travel market.

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