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UK: AzkaHalal Brings Ethical Standards To Halal Certification

| 06/03/2019 | Reply
UK: AzkaHalal Brings Ethical Standards To Halal Certification

AzkaHalal is set to take Halal Certification to the next level with introduction of ethical standards to certify any product or service as AzkaHalal. 

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Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

| 06/03/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

We have to keep an eye on technologies and how they emerge. We have all heard about how meat production is shifting from the normal farm to labs.

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Blockchain for Food Traceability in the Halal Food Industry

| 05/03/2019 | Reply
Blockchain for Food Traceability in the Halal Food Industry

Unblock meetup in Kuala Lumpur, invited some of people to share their views on how the blockchain technology can transform the Halal food industry in Malaysia.

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Opinion: Halal certification organisations, lab-grown meat, and labelling debate

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal certification organisations, lab-grown meat, and labelling debate

When the lab-grown meat hits the market, it could become another source of cross-contamination. How the lab-grown meat is defined by its regulatory agency is going to make a difference.

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Halal Market: Investment in an emerging sector

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Halal Market: Investment in an emerging sector

Multinational companies (MNCs) have long realized the huge potential of Halal sector and the entire parallel economy that can be built through Halal businesses.

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UAE: IHAF Celebrates 1,000 Days With 32 Member-countries Representing Over $700 Billion Halal Economy

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
UAE: IHAF Celebrates 1,000 Days With 32 Member-countries Representing Over $700 Billion Halal Economy

The 32 member-countries represent a halal economy that is more than $700 billion and accounts for approximately 34 percent of the $2.1 trillion global halal economy.

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Turkish halal agency receives demand for accreditation, training from abroad

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Turkish halal agency receives demand for accreditation, training from abroad

Institutions from a number of countries from Spain to Kosovo and from Russia to Croatia have applied to Turkey’s Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) for accreditation.

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Malaysia: Halal trade show raises the bar

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Malaysia:  Halal trade show raises the bar

Touted as the world’s largest halal trade show, Mihas 2019 will be held from April 3 to 6 at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec) in Kuala Lumpur.

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Opinion: How Dubai can build the world’s greatest Halal brands

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How Dubai can build the world’s greatest Halal brands

And what does Dubai do best? Build the world’s greatest brands by Muslims and non-Muslims for Muslims and non-Muslims. Emirates, Jumeirah, Emaar and more.

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Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

The global halal market is set to grow at an exponential rate driven by increasing demand from the Muslim as well as non-Muslim population.

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Malaysia: China’s participation in MIHAS 2019 not affected by US-China trade war

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: China’s participation in MIHAS 2019 not affected by US-China trade war

Malaysia could provide an alternative to the Chinese importers affected by the 25 per cent tariffs imposed by the US.

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Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

| 02/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

From halal mozzarella to smart hijabs, faith-driven consumers are demanding products that dovetail with their modern lifestyles. A look at where the market is headed – and when

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Growing Need for Multi-stakeholder Approach towards Food Safety in Asia

| 01/03/2019 | Reply
Growing Need for Multi-stakeholder Approach towards Food Safety in Asia

Responsibilities of the private sector were also highlighted at the session and as the producer of food, it is vital that all players possess the necessary knowledge and skills to develop safe products.

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Halal Expo Canada 2019 and HDC announce Media Partnership for WHC2019

| 28/02/2019 | Reply
Halal Expo Canada 2019 and HDC announce Media Partnership for WHC2019

With this media partnership, both organizations will leverage from the marketing opportunities each party has to offer to allow for further market reach.

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Australia: Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

| 28/02/2019 | Reply
Australia:  Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

The Director of Buying said that because halal food is religiously sensitive, the company wanted their own in-house brand to make sure they get it right.

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EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

Meat from animals slaughtered without prior stunning, is not eligible for the EU-Bio-label for organic products.

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Malaysia: SimplySiti eyes 50% sales growth on higher exports

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: SimplySiti eyes 50% sales growth on higher exports

SimplySiti Sdn Bhd aims a 50% year-on-year (YoY) sales growth as it looks to expand its presence in the region, beginning with Indonesia by the second half of the year (2H19).

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Gulf nations fall in new global health ranking

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
Gulf nations fall in new global health ranking

High rates of diabetes, obesity and a lack of focus on preventive medicine were blamed after Gulf countries slumped in a global health ranking.

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UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

Midcounties Co-operative in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, will make it mandatory for suppliers to prove and publish where they source their ingredients from.

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Malaysia: CIMB Islamic aims to help local halal players scale globally

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: CIMB Islamic aims to help local halal players scale globally

The bank today announced that it has partnered with local cosmetic company SimplySiti Sdn Bhd to expand its halal beauty care business beyond Malaysia.

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