Category: Regional news

UAE: Al Islami Foods sells minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation

| 01/05/2018 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami Foods sells minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation

UAE-based frozen meat halal manufacturer Al Islami Foods has sold a minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation to drive further growth in the global halal market.

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Malaysia: MIHAS 2018 records strong sales – the MIHAS Roundup

| 01/05/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: MIHAS 2018 records strong sales – the MIHAS Roundup

A total of RM1.52 billion sales were recorded, compared to RM1.01 billion registered last year.

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Canada: First new hatchery in more than 30 years to open in Ontario

| 30/04/2018 | Reply
Canada: First new hatchery in more than 30 years to open in Ontario

In addition to the new hatchery, the two companies announce that they are investing $10 million to enhance its halal processing facility.

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Central Asia countries to increase exports of halal products

| 30/04/2018 | Reply
Central Asia countries to increase exports of halal products

Kyrgyzstan is preparing to launch a pilot project of voluntary certification and labeling of products and services for compliance with halal standards.

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A boost on the horizon for South African halaal exports

| 27/04/2018 | 2 Replies
A boost on the horizon for South African halaal exports

Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s tourism, trade and investment agency, is leading a trade delegation to Singapore for Food and Hotel Asia.

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UK: Breaking Boundaries in Modest Fashion

| 27/04/2018 | Reply
UK: Breaking Boundaries in Modest Fashion

This weekend saw thousands of Muslims gather for the premier Modest Fashion Live catwalk show at the London Muslim Lifestyle Show in Olympia.

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Philippines set for new halal accreditation scheme as officials eye bigger slice of $630bn market

| 24/04/2018 | Reply
Philippines set for new halal accreditation scheme as officials eye bigger slice of $630bn market

A new halal accreditation scheme for the Philippines will be launched by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) next month.

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Malaysia: Ethical Consumerism and the Importance of Halal Cosmetics

| 22/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Ethical Consumerism and the Importance of Halal Cosmetics

A noticeable growing trend in cosmetics in Malaysia, is in the demand for halal-compliant products.

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Russia International Halal Medical Forum

| 19/04/2018 | Reply
Russia International Halal Medical Forum

Russia International Halal Medical Forum will be held in the framework of the International Congress-Exhibition Russian Halal Expo-2018.

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Spain: Halal industry, protagonist in Alimentaria 2018

| 18/04/2018 | Reply
Spain: Halal industry, protagonist in Alimentaria 2018

One of the novelties of Alimentaria is the expansion of the sample and activities related to the halal industry, called Expo Halal Alimentaria.

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Philippines: 1st PHL National Halal Conference slated

| 18/04/2018 | Reply
Philippines: 1st PHL National Halal Conference slated

The strategic road map includes the launch of the approved Philippine National halal Certification Scheme and the Accreditation Guidelines.

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Canada: Halal Beef a huge opportunity for Alberta, say experts

| 17/04/2018 | Reply
Canada: Halal Beef a huge opportunity for Alberta, say experts

More needs to be done to tap into the huge and growing market for halal meat, say experts, and there is a growing demand in Canada.

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Malaysia: New harmonisation body will take the ‘joke’ out of profit-seeking Halal certification

| 14/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: New harmonisation body will take the ‘joke’ out of profit-seeking Halal certification

The Saudi regulator said many had adopted an interpretation of Halal practices that is too loose, in a bid to attract more paying customers to use their Halal stamps.

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Spain: Alimentaria promotes Halal products in Barcelona

| 14/04/2018 | Reply
Spain: Alimentaria promotes Halal products in Barcelona

With the exhibition, Halal food will be the main feature of the 2nd International Halal Congress, including the CEO of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology.

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Opinion: The stakes are high

| 13/04/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The stakes are high

The stakes are high, not only for religious reasons for Muslims, but also international implications, where people are campaigning against Halal slaughter practices.

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USA: Islamic Services of America comments on recent Jakim events

| 13/04/2018 | Reply
USA: Islamic Services of America comments on recent Jakim events

These events further established Malaysia as an early and ongoing leader of Halal initiatives which garnered strong support from the attendees.

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Malaysia: Pharmaniaga eyeing north for 1st halal vaccine plant

| 12/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Pharmaniaga eyeing north for 1st halal vaccine plant

Pharmaniaga Bhd is looking to build Malaysia’s first halal vaccine plant in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia.

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Malaysia PM sets aside RM1 billion for Halal Development Fund

| 12/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia PM sets aside RM1 billion for Halal Development Fund

He added the funds can be used by Bumiputera entrepreneurs, who play a key role in driving the halal industry.

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Halal meat exporter Meatco NZ owed $301k, had 1.3 tonnes of frozen meat in storage

| 10/04/2018 | Reply
Halal meat exporter Meatco NZ owed $301k, had 1.3 tonnes of frozen meat in storage

A halal meat exporter owned by a convicted tax cheat collapsed last month owing more than $300,000 – and now liquidators need to offload a tonne of meat.

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Opinion: Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

| 10/04/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

The speculative nature of cryptocurrencies has triggered debate among Islamic scholars over whether cryptocurrencies are religiously permissible.

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