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Opinion: Cultural Sensitivities & Packaging Design for Halal Foods

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Cultural Sensitivities & Packaging Design for Halal Foods

Packaging has a significant role in addressing cultural sensitivities in various markets around the globe.

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USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

Lokhandwala alleges KFC never mentioned the policy in any of the parties’ franchise agreements, in violation of the Franchise Disclosure Act of 1987.

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Canada: Halal Food Festival takes Muslims back in time

| 17/07/2017 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Festival takes Muslims back in time

The guests enjoyed unique offerings at over 200 food booths from the Greater Toronto Area’s best halal restaurants, bakeries, specialty stores and manufacturers.

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Brazil: Grappling with losses, Brazil’s BRF reorganizes senior management

| 07/07/2017 | Reply
Brazil: Grappling with losses, Brazil’s BRF reorganizes senior management

BRF will have vice presidents looking after Brazil, halal food division OneFoods Holdings Inc and the Southern Cone separately, the filing said.

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USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

| 16/06/2017 | Reply
USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

Mackey will remain CEO of the grocery store chain after the deal closes, and the store will continue to operate under the Whole Foods brand.

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Canada: Thousands turn out to Mississauga interfaith iftar feast

| 16/06/2017 | Reply
Canada: Thousands turn out to Mississauga interfaith iftar feast

3,000 gathered for the first time at Mississauga Celebration Square for what organizers believe is Canada’s largest iftar, the nightly feast enjoyed by practicing Muslims during Ramadan.

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Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

Top companies considered were Al Islami, BRF, Nestlé, Malaysian agro-foods company QL Foods, and American Wholefoods supplier Saffron Road.

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Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

Word comes that the Saudis would like to see the current emir, Sheikh Tamam bin Hamad al-Thani, his father the former emir and his mother removed from power.

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Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

| 12/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

“Moslem meal” is inaccurate and discriminatory, suggesting it is only for Muslims, when what it is meant to be – a halal meal – does not only have to be for Muslim consumption.

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Report: Government Initiatives to Promote Halal Products Drives Halal Nutraceuticals and Vaccines Market

| 07/06/2017 | Reply
Report: Government Initiatives to Promote Halal Products Drives Halal Nutraceuticals and Vaccines Market

Halal pharmaceuticals include the vaccines and nutraceuticals containing ingredients which are compliant with the Shariah (Islamic religious) law.

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Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

Brazil is fully ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia in the field of food and to provide the market demand of meat and other products according to Saudi Vision 2030.

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USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

In preparation of the month of Ramadan, inspections from the Halal Enforcement Unit within the Division of Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection visited 110 establishments.

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Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

More than 60% of Malaysians are Muslim, meaning that the chicken – including the product produced by KFC Malaysia – must comply with Halal dietary requirements.

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Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

Mexico’s growing beef industry is targeting Muslim consumers in the Middle East for its prime cuts as it seeks to reduce dependence on buyers in the United States.

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Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

| 10/05/2017 | Reply
Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

Anyone who identifies as an ethnic consumer is expecting more from grocers than ever before, said Salima Jivraj, managing director at Nourish Food Marketing.

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Canada: Halal Food Fest Toronto

| 06/05/2017 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Fest Toronto

A lot of food festivals don’t survive early success. The first Halal Food Festival in 2013 was expected to draw 5,000 guests and 30,000 people showed up.

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Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

The American grocery store has so far been mostly immune to the ravages of online shopping and the all around apocalyptic outlook facing the nation’s retailers.

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UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

| 04/05/2017 | 1 Reply
UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

The hijab has long been a contentious topic of conversation; feminists, religious conservatives, secularists are some of the online communities that have engaged in passionate debate about what it represents.

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Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

Minister Maggi’s visit to the KSA and the UAE is a move to assure the premium quality of Brazilian products entering these markets which have continued to show their trust in Brazil’s meat industry.

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USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

A common theme throughout the conference was the challenge of meeting consumer demands and special market needs while working to accredit halal certification bodies.

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