Category: Oceania

Australia: Lindt response to Halal certification of their chocolate

| 18/12/2014 | 1 Reply
Australia: Lindt response to Halal certification of their chocolate

“We don’t refuse to halal certify our product, we just don’t do it. We just make chocolate for everyone.”

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Australia: Business on the Halal battleground

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Australia:  Business on the Halal battleground

One of a number of anti-halal lobbyists urges its followers to bombard specific businesses with complaints in the hope they will cancel their halal registration.

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State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

The Islamic Economy covers 7 main sectors: Islamic Finance, Halal food, Halal travel, Modest Fashion, Halal Media & recreation, and Halal pharmaceutical & cosmetics.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s enter MoU with Australian company to set up abbattoir

| 03/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s enter MoU with Australian company to set up abbattoir

Brahim’s Holdings Bhd plans to develop an abattoir, designed to meet all China, European Union and the US Halal requirements, in partnership with Carpenter Beef Pty Ltd (CB).

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New Zealand: Time to think more about Halal

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
New Zealand:  Time to think more about Halal

For more than 30 years, this country’s meat industry has operated with Halal-certified plants to support our export trade with predominantly-Muslim countries in the Middle East and Asia.

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Australia: Food and drink manufacturers ‘have no plans’ to ditch halal certification

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
Australia:  Food and drink manufacturers ‘have no plans’ to ditch halal certification

Peak body says boycott campaign directed at brands with halal certified products is ‘misinformation’.

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Opinion: What’s the big fuss about Halal certification?

| 28/10/2014 | 1 Reply
Opinion: What’s the big fuss about Halal certification?

Increased trade with the Middle East and South East Asia means Halal certification is a booming business in Australia.

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Australia: Byron Bay Cookies attacked over halal Anzacs

| 23/10/2014 | Reply
Australia: Byron Bay Cookies attacked over halal Anzacs

The company put a statement on its Facebook page this week, saying Halal certification was an essential requirement for its export sales.

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Pakistan: Halal Food Authority Draft To Be Tabled Soon

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Food Authority Draft To Be Tabled Soon

This will greatly resolve the issue of certification of Pakistani Halal food and provide a new impetus to Pakistan’s Halal sector for potential export.

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UAE: How to Apply for an Islamic Economy Award

| 12/08/2014 | Reply
UAE: How to Apply for an Islamic Economy Award

The Award is divided into eight key Islamic economy categories, including food, health, hospitality & tourism, SME Development and Islamic Arts.

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Australia: Beef and Alcohol Are the Secret Ingredients in Juice

| 25/07/2014 | 2 Replies
Australia: Beef and Alcohol Are the Secret Ingredients in Juice

There is beef and alcohol in your orange juice. If you are drinking Heinz Australia’s Golden Circle juice, that is.

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Australia: Remedies for unauthorised use of a certification trade mark

| 02/07/2014 | Reply
Australia: Remedies for unauthorised use of a certification trade mark

The power to award additional damages under the Trade Marks Act is aimed not at compensation but deterrence.

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New Zealand-GCC free trade deal likely soon

| 13/06/2014 | Reply
New Zealand-GCC free trade deal likely soon

Optimism regarding the signing of a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) that will lower trade barriers between Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries.

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Opinion: Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow to $2.47 trillion by 2018

| 15/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal food and lifestyle sectors to grow to $2.47 trillion by 2018

DinarStandard (DS) recently released the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report, in partnership with Thomson Reuters.

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New Zealand: more Halal meat for the world

| 01/04/2014 | Reply
New Zealand: more Halal meat for the world

If a big Muslim country wanted “a huge amount” of meat, audited right back to the paddock, then it could happen. New Zealand has been exporting halal meat since the 1970s.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

A fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.”

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Australian beef “as Halal as it gets,” reporters discover

| 02/01/2014 | Reply
Australian beef “as Halal as it gets,” reporters discover

A group of food and lifestyle journalists from the Middle East region visited Australia late last year under an education program underwritten by Meat and Livestock Australia.

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New Zealand: Demand grows for Halal meat exports

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
New Zealand: Demand grows for Halal meat exports

Questions are being raised about whether all New Zealand meat should become halal. Today was the first-ever meeting in New Zealand of the Muslim World Forum.

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Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

| 19/10/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI), the top Islamic body which orders Fatwa religious rulings, is dictating how much Australian companies must pay to have their food certified as Halal.

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Australia Gold Coast: Mayor orders more Muslim-friendly city

| 14/10/2013 | Reply
Australia Gold Coast: Mayor orders more Muslim-friendly city

On his return from the Middle East, Cr Tate will meet with traders, restaurant owners, hotels and marketing bodies to look at how both tourism areas can better cater for high-yield Middle Eastern tourists.

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