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UAE: European Halal Foods make entry into Dubai

| 22/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: European Halal Foods make entry into Dubai

Dubai FDI, the foreign investment office in the Department of Economic Development (DED), with the Austria Business Center has facilitated the establishment of a European halal foods company in Dubai.

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Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

| 15/10/2013 | Reply
Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

Schools in southern Sweden have been serving halal chicken in their school cafeterias for four years, but some students’ parents only recently found out and were furious at the news.

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UAE: Dubai Exports joins UAE display at Anuga in Germany

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Exports joins UAE display at Anuga in Germany

Dubai’s increasing emphasis on manufacturing and the expanding facilities for exports and re-exports have also enabled the local food and beverage industry to compete globally.

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UK: New UK Halal Food Company Goes Nationwide

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
UK: New UK Halal Food Company Goes Nationwide

The agreement with Costcutter represents a major breakthrough for Brunei Wafirah UK which was founded only a few months ago as the UK arm of Brunei Wafirah Holdings back by the Brunei Government.

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Turkey: TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

The Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) announced on Sunday plans to begin issuing halal food certificates in Europe to address growing demands by Muslim-Turkish consumers in Europe.

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Brunei: Boosting Brunei Halal Brand’s presence

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Boosting Brunei Halal Brand’s presence

H.M. Sultan of Brunei Darussalam’s anticipated visit to London for the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) at the end of this month will be flanked with networking opportunities for the Brunei delegation.

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UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

| 29/09/2013 | Reply
UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

Accommodating the fast growing Muslims population in Britain, the first Halal food exhibition has been held in London to showcase the diversity of halal food, with dozens of exhibitors reflecting a growing market for the new industry all over the world.

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UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

| 28/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

According to the latest census, there are 2.7 million Muslims in the UK with a spending power of over estimated in the region of £20bn. The population is rising and in the capital more than one in 10 inhabitants is now Muslim.

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UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

The Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme, with red meat levy body Eblex currently working on draft proposals ahead on an industry meeting being held next month.

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Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

| 26/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

Halal meat accounts for up to 15% of meat sales in the UK yet the options for Muslim foodies, or ‘haloodies’, are limited. But a new halal food festival hopes to highlight a market waiting to be tapped.

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Malaysia wants Islamic finance industry to ‘look west’

| 24/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia wants Islamic finance industry to ‘look west’

With the backing of Maybank Islamic Bhd, the World Islamic Economic Foundation (WIEF) is working together with the Greater London Authority to boost trade and investment between Malaysia, the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) and the UK.

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UK: Efficiency at heart of Gafoor Pure Halal expansion

| 24/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Efficiency at heart of Gafoor Pure Halal expansion

The company, which processes its halal-certified poultry meat in a plant 10 minutes from the centre of town, says it has expanded throughput sevenfold over the last eight years, and is now looking to take on more farmers.

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Opinion: Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

| 22/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

One company seeking to profit from Britain’s taste for halal, worth an estimated £3bn, is DB Foods, the country’s largest meat wholesaler. This week they will launch a new online business, halal2go, to sell direct to consumers.

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EU: Saudi group Almunajem mulls Doux investment in France

| 21/09/2013 | 1 Reply
EU: Saudi group Almunajem mulls Doux investment in France

Saudi food distributor Almunajem is considering taking a stake in French poultry processor Doux, which is looking to exit administration within two months.

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UK: World’s largest Halal Food Festival launches in London

| 20/09/2013 | Reply
UK: World’s largest Halal Food Festival launches in London

Halal Food Festival is a three day consumer food show dedicated to foodies who eat halal, or haloodies as they have been coined by the festival founder. It will offer visitors a first time glimpse into the very best that halal has to offer.

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Islamic Finance: Banking on a Stable Future

| 20/09/2013 | Reply
Islamic Finance: Banking on a Stable Future

Confirming Islamic finance to be firmly on the radar of the global business community, Judge Business School in Cambridge is launching a new program to explain to western executives the essential dynamics of competing in the Islamic finance environment.

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UK: London steps up Islamic finance ambitions

| 19/09/2013 | Reply
UK: London steps up Islamic finance ambitions

Britain is encouraging banks through a task force to establish sharia-compliant products, aiming to position London as a Western hub for a fast-growing Islamic finance sector that is expected to reach $2.6 trillion by 2017.

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UAE: European Halal foods firm moves to Dubai

| 19/09/2013 | Reply
UAE: European Halal foods firm moves to Dubai

Dubai FDI, the foreign investment office in the Department of Economic Development (DED), along with the Austria Business Center has facilitated the successful establishment of a European Halal foods company in Dubai.

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Turkey: GIMDES 6th International Halal and Tayyib Products Conference

| 14/09/2013 | Reply
Turkey: GIMDES 6th International Halal and Tayyib Products Conference

The highlighted and emphasized points made during the conference by international speakers on the issues around Halal certification and standards.

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Opinion: World Halal Council Announces Gas Stunning Not Acceptable

| 13/09/2013 | 1 Reply
Opinion: World Halal Council Announces Gas Stunning Not Acceptable

WHC members, an umbrella body of Halal Certifiers worldwide, unanimously decided that gas stunning of animals before slaughtering is unacceptable as it is a non islamic and cruel way of killing animals.

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