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Category: Oceania

Australia: Yes We Can

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
Australia: Yes We Can

Sydney’s The Jewish House has launched its annual drive to collect food for the needy with a record 25 Coles Supermarkets participating across Sydney…and has introduced the al-Ghazzali Centre as a new partner for Halal food contributions for Muslims in need.

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Malaysia: Jakim Confirms ‘Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn’ Is Non-Halal

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim Confirms ‘Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn’ Is Non-Halal

With the product being confirmed non-Halal, he advised holders and new applicants of the Halal certificate who use the product to change it with other type of butter which is certified Halal and to keep the purchase receipt of the new product as proof.

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Opinion: Ending cruelty against animals has its price

| 29/07/2011 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Ending cruelty against animals has its price

The ball is now in the hands of the Indonesian Meat Producers and Feedlot Association who will work together with government officials from both countries, as well as the Meat and Livestock Australia to ensure best practices in Indonesian slaughterhouses.

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Indonesia to issue import permits for 180,000 cattle

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
Indonesia to issue import permits for 180,000 cattle

”We will improve all of our abattoirs,” said Indonesia’s Co-ordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa at a joint press conference with Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd yesterday. ”We, of course, would welcome the use of new devices that meet the halal standard.

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Australia: Premier rules out funding for halal businesses

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Premier rules out funding for halal businesses

PREMIER Ted Baillieu has quashed a Muslim organisation’s call for taxpayers to pay for the expansion of Islamic schools and halal food outlets into mainstream suburbs.

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Australia: Search for: Gold Coast Tourism pitches Arab lounge to draw Middle Eastern visitors

| 16/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Search for:  Gold Coast Tourism pitches Arab lounge to draw Middle Eastern visitors

The Middle East has become a lucrative tourist market for the Coast over the past decade, delivering tens of thousands of visitors, including wealthy Arab sheiks and their entourages. Many Gold Coast hotels and theme parks now have prayer rooms and serve halal food to cater for Muslim visitors.

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NZ: Halal slaughtermen meet in city

| 02/05/2011 | 2 Replies
NZ: Halal slaughtermen meet in city

A celebration was planned to mark New Zealand winning the Halal Journal Award, the first non-Muslim country to achieve this. The union nominated the New Zealand Food Safety Authority for the award, which recognises New Zealand as having the best halal system in place.

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Australia: Camel Meat Exports Aim to Turn Pest into Profit

| 26/04/2011 | Reply
Australia: Camel Meat Exports Aim to Turn Pest into Profit

As populations and food needs grow across the Middle East, one Egyptian businessman has spotted a niche export opportunity for Australia: camel meat.

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NZ: Halal award a boon for NZ meat

| 13/04/2011 | Reply
NZ: Halal award a boon for NZ meat

The New Zealand meat industry is expected to grow significantly after the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry won the award for best service provider at the World Halal Forum in Malaysia last week.

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NZ: The world launch of the first Robot for automated sheep meat processing

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
NZ: The world launch of the first Robot for automated sheep meat processing

Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) and nine industry members, with the support of two research organisations, the research consortium aims to enhance sheep processing productivity and quality through the use of automation.

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Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia renews commitment to the region in Gulfood 2011

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia renews commitment to the region in Gulfood 2011

Over 18 meat exporters and producers from Australia will be hosted at the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) pavilion, widely anticipated to be at the centre of Gulfood visitors’ attention for its contribution to the estimated annual $860m red meat products’ trade between Australia and the MENA region.

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NZ: Halal market opportunities at risk in NZ

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
NZ: Halal market opportunities at risk in NZ

New Zealand market opportunities in South Asia will be squandered unless New Zealand invests in promoting and advocating its Islamic Halal certification, according to the founder of Halal certification in New Zealand.

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Malaysia To Resume Import Of New Zealand Beef

| 22/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia To Resume Import Of New Zealand Beef

Malaysia will resume the import of beef from New Zealand next month, Islamic Development Department Deputy Director-General (Policy) Othman Mustapha said Tuesday.

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Malaysia, New Zealand Ink Agreement On Halal Certification

| 14/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia, New Zealand Ink Agreement On Halal Certification

Veterinary Services Department director-general Datuk Dr Abd Aziz Jamaluddin said with the signing of the Malaysia Meat and Meat Products Halal Requirements (Overseas Market Access Notification) Notice 2010, Malaysians need no longer worry about the halal status of meat and dairy products from New Zealand.

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UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

| 02/12/2010 | Reply
UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

New Zealand’s Burger Fuel chain of restaurants, known for its grass fed halal meat, will open 15 outlets in the UAE, within the next five years.

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New Zealand: NZ selling Haram meat to Muslim countries

| 01/12/2010 | 1 Reply
New Zealand: NZ selling Haram meat to Muslim countries

New Zealand companies are exporting non-kosher [haram] beef and lamb to Muslim countries by suppressing the fact that the animals were not slaughtered but killed with bolt gun after being stunned.

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New Zealand: MP Carter makes quick u-turn

| 28/11/2010 | Reply
New Zealand: MP Carter makes quick u-turn

Carter was being sued by the Auckland Hebrew Congregation for changing the law in May to make traditional Jewish slaughter of animals illegal. The case was set to begin in the High Court at Wellington tomorrow – until an embarrassing backdown by Carter who on Friday overturned the ban he asked Cabinet to support.

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Executive Director of ICRIC visits New Zealand

| 29/01/2010 | Reply
Executive Director of ICRIC visits New Zealand

Dr. Fakhari, Executive manager of ICRIC (Islamic Chamber of Research & Information Centre) in Iran travelled to New Zealand to have meetings with the Manager of NZFSA ( New Zealand Food Safety
Authority ) and economic authorities of New Zealand Foreign Affairs
Ministry. He has been succeeded to explain them about the importance and
the observance of the Halalworld standard.

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Vegemite becomes politically correct

| 24/01/2010 | Reply
Vegemite becomes politically correct

VEGEMITE has gone halal in a bid by
food giant Kraft to make the national “treasure” available to Muslim
Australians.
This small gesture has created a mixed bag of reactions from people in Australia.

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Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) supports Gulfood 2010

| 19/01/2010 | Reply
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) supports Gulfood 2010

The Australian meat & livestock industry
will be actively involved in the Gulfood 2010 edition to be held during
February 21-24, in a step that reflects its commitment to the
highly-important ME markets, according to Mr. Lachlan Bowtell, the
Regional Manager of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the
international marketing arm of Australian meat and livestock producers.

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