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Saudi Arabia: Food exporting countries urged to heed Halal norms

| 16/02/2012 | 2 Replies
Saudi Arabia: Food exporting countries urged to heed Halal norms

The First International Conference on Halal Food in Riyadh concluded on Tuesday, calling on non-Muslim countries exporting food to Islamic countries to strictly adhere to Islamic regulations with regard to ensuring products are halal.

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Saudi Arabia: Need for halal standards for food additives underlined

| 15/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Need for halal standards for food additives underlined

Mian Nadeem Riaz from Texas said that for the food industry to serve the halal market, it is very important that they know the halal status of additives. He pointed out that some of the common additives are derived from sources that are not halal, for example pigs and animals slaughtered without abiding by religious directives.

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Turkey: ‘Halal Facebook’ introduced to global audiences in Istanbul

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
Turkey: ‘Halal Facebook’ introduced to global audiences in Istanbul

Monday evening saw prominent Muslim figures from all over the world gather at Istanbul’s stunning Çyragan Palace for the first official insight into a new social networking phenomenon set to hit the Muslim worldwide — Salam World.

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Oman: Sultanate’s Participation in Riyadh’s Halal Food Conference

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
Oman: Sultanate’s Participation in Riyadh’s Halal Food Conference

The Sultanate’s participation in this conference comes within the framework of exchanging expertise, data and to view the latest developments and changes in halal food area, as well as to coordinate efforts and activities among states participating in the conference.

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UAE: Population growth spurs demand for food

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Population growth spurs demand for food

Many international suppliers which export food to the UAE are reporting double digit growth in the last year. This growing demand is reflected in the high attendance figures of Gulfood 2012 which has attracted a sell-out participation from 88 countries and 110 international pavilions.

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Saudi Arabia: Scientists, scholars to redefine Halal

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Scientists, scholars to redefine Halal

The main sessions will focus on genetically modified food, lawfulness of food additives, analysis methods of halal food, control of halal food, its standards, certification and countries’ experiences in halal food control.

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USA: Midamar directors and partners to speak at Gulfood Franchise Workshop

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Midamar directors and partners to speak at Gulfood Franchise Workshop

US Halal food pioneer and global supply chain leader Midamar, will be exhibiting in the American Pavilion at Gulfood 2012, in Dubai on February 19 to 22. Midamar will be introducing its new line of specialty Halal beef strips at the exhibition.

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Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

| 13/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

Forty-seven Brazilian companies from the sectors such as food, beverages and agribusiness; machinery and equipment; and house and civil construction aim boost trade ties with potential local buyers from Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia: Sattam inaugurates halal food event in Riyadh

| 13/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Sattam inaugurates halal food event in Riyadh

Riyadh Governor Prince Sattam opened an international conference on halal food in the capital here on Sunday. The Saudi Food and Drugs Authority organized the three-day conference focusing on monitoring halal food. In his address, Executive President of SFDA Muhammad Al-Kanhal stressed the need to monitor imported food.

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Russia: Third Moscow International Halal Exhibition and Moscow Halal Expo, 7-10 June 2012

| 11/02/2012 | Reply
Russia: Third Moscow International Halal Exhibition and Moscow Halal Expo, 7-10 June 2012

The task of today is bringing halal certified products to the consumers from every region of Russia. One of the major beginnings is the development of halal store chains in different regions of Russia.

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Saudi Arabia: Experts to discuss Halal food at conference in Riyadh Sunday

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Experts to discuss Halal food at conference in Riyadh Sunday

King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, will patronize here Sunday the first global conference on Halal food held by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority. The conference will come up with recommendations on the best ways to monitor food, lay down Halal food requirements, and seek to foster trade relations between participating countries.

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UAE: Marcus Evans launches the 2nd Annual Social Media Marketing Conference in Dubai

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Marcus Evans launches the 2nd Annual Social Media Marketing Conference in Dubai

The goal of Social Media Marketing Conference is to grasp the understanding that the social media platforms work on the faith of people. It utilises the existing fan brand and making them the brand army to viral on the effects.

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Malaysia: Pet food to be featured for the first time at halal products exhibition

| 09/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Pet food to be featured for the first time at halal products exhibition

The exhibition, being held on the 4-7 April, is part of Malaysia Halal Week 2012, which also includes the World Halal Research Summit (WHRS) on the 4-5 April and the 7th World Halal Forum (WHF) 2012 on the 2-3 April.

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Malaysia: Halal Product Exports To Rise 10 Per Cent To RM33 Billion This Year

| 08/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Product Exports To Rise 10 Per Cent To RM33 Billion This Year

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation chief executive officer Wong Lai Sum told reporters that softening global economic conditions would impact the growth of the global halal industry. She said the expectation was in line with the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s projection of a moderate industry growth of 3.3 per cent this year.

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EU: 5th International Halal Food Conference in Brussels

| 07/02/2012 | Reply
EU: 5th International Halal Food Conference in Brussels

The Halal Food Council of Europe (HFCE) announces the 5th International Halal Food Conference on March 23, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the conference is Halal Market Potential: A Global Force.

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UAE: Media communication strategies to be analyzed

| 06/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Media communication strategies to be analyzed

A Communication Forum, the first of its kind in Sharjah, will seek to benchmark the emirate’s government communication standards against global best practices and examine ways for infusing fresh methodologies into the communication mechanism among government departments in Sharjah.

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Indonesia: PBNU Drafts Halal references

| 31/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: PBNU Drafts Halal references

The leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) are working on drafting halal standards. As such, all production distributed among NU members must be approved by the Nahdlatul Ulama Businessmen’s Association (HPN).

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UAE: SouqExtra! Ewan Center Embraces New Retail Trend

| 27/01/2012 | Reply
UAE: SouqExtra! Ewan Center Embraces New Retail Trend

SouqExtra!, the national chain of community supercenters, has experienced a 48 percent increase in daily footfall corresponding to the positive reception of its concept by the local retail community and the confident outlook for the UAE retail sector.

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UK: Press TV, the Iranian state-funded news channel, loses UK licence

| 22/01/2012 | Reply
UK: Press TV, the Iranian state-funded news channel, loses UK licence

Press TV, the Iranian state-funded news channel, is to be taken off the air in Britain after Ofcom ruled that it was breaching broadcasting rules. The channel has responded with outrage, calling the decision “scandalous” and a “clear example of censorship”.

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Indonesian Vice President Opens the AGM-WHFC

| 22/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesian Vice President Opens the AGM-WHFC

Indonesian vice president, Boediono, opened Annual General Meeting World Halal Food Council (AGM-WHFC) and International Workshop on Indonesian Role for Strengthening Global Halal 2012.

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