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Dubai Chamber promotes Dubai as strategic hub for Belarusian food exporters

| 01/08/2018 | Reply
Dubai Chamber promotes Dubai as strategic hub for Belarusian food exporters

Khan: We have seen strong interest from food exporters in Eurasia that are very keen to cooperate with Dubai on food security.

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Japan: Mosque-on-wheels & Halal Tourism

| 31/07/2018 | Reply
Japan: Mosque-on-wheels & Halal Tourism

In anticipation of an influx of Muslim tourists for the next Summer Olympics, Japan’s Yasu Project, is pitching its mosque-on-wheels concept to the Tokyo Olympic Committee.

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UAE: Mohammed Bin Rashid names new board members of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

| 31/07/2018 | Reply
UAE: Mohammed Bin Rashid names new board members of Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

The newly appointed members will serve out the remaining term of the existing board. Under this decree, the board had a renewable term of three years.

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UK: Factory food? Not for this farming family.

| 30/07/2018 | Reply
UK: Factory food? Not for this farming family.

Willowbrook Farm has gained celebrity status among Muslims in the UK, where the halal market is dominated by mass-produced meat to feed mounting demand.

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Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League gives update on halal certification work in Saudi Arabia

| 30/07/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League gives update on halal certification work in Saudi Arabia

The MWL confirmed its continuing commitment to applying the highest standards, pointing out that it recently suspended several abattoirs and slaughter companies around the world.

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UK: Halal baby food products brand secures funding to reach next level

| 30/07/2018 | Reply
UK: Halal baby food products brand secures funding to reach next level

For Aisha has secured funding through the Enterprise Guarantee Scheme which will help to expand their range of products, and help export worldwide.

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UAE’s recognition of Indonesia’s National Accreditation Committee halal certificates

| 30/07/2018 | Reply
UAE’s recognition of Indonesia’s National Accreditation Committee halal certificates

Under the MoU, ESMA will recognise halal certificates issued by KAN and products certified by certification bodies accredited KAN, based on UAE halal requirements set by ESMA.

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UK: County leader seeks halal ban meeting with Lancashire Council of Mosques

| 26/07/2018 | Reply
UK: County leader seeks halal ban meeting with Lancashire Council of Mosques

Currently 9,000 Muslim pupils in Blackburn, Nelson, Burnley, Rawtenstall, Hyndburn and Preston are set to boycott all school meals when they return to class in September.

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Islamic countries may soon require ‘Halal’ certification

| 23/07/2018 | Reply
Islamic countries may soon require ‘Halal’ certification

Philippine exporters to certain Islamic countries may need to strengthen their certification protocols, as Middle Eastern states are reportedly planning to require Halal labeling.

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Islamic jurisprudence and the status of arthropods

| 18/07/2018 | Reply
Islamic jurisprudence and the status of arthropods

Arthropoda being the biggest animal phylum of this planet is the fraternity of tiny living organisms. Their consumption has been a diverse subject amongst the various Islamic Schools.

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UK: Lancashire bans non-stunned halal meat from council-supplied school meals

| 17/07/2018 | Reply
UK: Lancashire bans non-stunned halal meat from council-supplied school meals

A council has banned meat from animals that have not been stunned from council-supplied school meals, prompting accusations of Islamophobia and antisemitism.

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Singapore: Vitafoods Asia expands by 40% in 2018

| 12/07/2018 | Reply
Singapore: Vitafoods Asia expands by 40% in 2018

The go-to business exchange for the nutraceuticals industry, Vitafoods Asia returns to Singapore in 2018, evolving with new exhibitors including Kerry and Plantex.

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UK: Event highlights importance of communication between farmers and Halal sector

| 09/07/2018 | Reply
UK: Event highlights importance of communication between farmers and Halal sector

The farming industry and the halal sector are being urged to forge better relationships as the Muslim population, and demand for quality lamb, increases.

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UK: Euro Quality Lambs launches its new website

| 05/07/2018 | Reply
UK: Euro Quality Lambs launches its new website

For us, Halal is far more than a label of a set of rules and regulations – it means striving to deliver excellence in all things.

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UK: Understanding details key to grasping opportunities of increasing Halal market

| 05/07/2018 | Reply
UK: Understanding details key to grasping opportunities of increasing Halal market

The speakers also discussed the market requirements and the increased supply of halal required for younger consumers and Muslim festivals.

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Malaysia: CCM named Halal Pharmaceutical Company of the Year at the 2018 Malaysia Excellence Awards

| 05/07/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: CCM named Halal Pharmaceutical Company of the Year at the 2018 Malaysia Excellence Awards

The ASEAN healthcare market is predicted to be worth $137 billion in 2025 with opportunities for generic and halal pharmaceuticals.

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UK: Lancashire County Council to make decision on Halal meat in schools

| 05/07/2018 | Reply
UK: Lancashire County Council to make decision on Halal meat in schools

Lancashire County Council currently provides both stunned and un-stunned halal meat in 27 schools where there is the demand for it from the Muslim community.

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Brazil’s BRF confirms 16 plants will go in restructuring exercise

| 04/07/2018 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF confirms 16 plants will go in restructuring exercise

Restructuring exercise to focus activities on its core markets in Brazil, Asia and “halal” countries as it seeks to increase its capital structure and reduce leverage.

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Qatar approves Irish meat for import

| 04/07/2018 | Reply
Qatar approves Irish meat for import

Qatar has opened its borders for Irish beef, sheep meat and poultry, opening another export market for our agri-food exporters.

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USA: How The Halal Guys Built a Franchise Empire

| 03/07/2018 | Reply
USA: How The Halal Guys Built a Franchise Empire

The fast casual has become a franchise phenom with the backing of an iconic brand, dedicated fan base, and growing roster of passionate operators.

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