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International Halal Products Expo Gears Up For Launch

| 27/07/2009 | Reply
International Halal Products Expo Gears Up For Launch

Brunei’s International Halal Products Expo is
gearing up for its launching on Thursday. Exhibitors from 23 countries will be participating in the annual
event, including companies supplying halal products, non-food products,
Syariah-compliant banking and financial services and catering.

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Amin Fahim to open Global Halal Expo

| 24/07/2009 | Reply
Amin Fahim to open Global Halal Expo

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Commerce, Makhdoom Amin Fahim will open
the launching ceremony Global Halal Expo and Halal Congress 2010 at a
local hotel on July 27, 2009.


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Brunei SMEs Gain Insight Into Halal Market

| 23/07/2009 | Reply
Brunei  SMEs Gain Insight Into Halal Market

A one-day workshop aimed at nurturing local
Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) towards achieving international
standard in food production and enhancing their capability to compete
in the global halal market was held yesterday.
The workshop was also to provide participants with a clear
perspective on Brunei’s comprehensive Halal Agenda and the possible
roles that they might play within the overall Halal programme; and
provide SMEs with a clear understanding of the assistance and support
available through various government agencies.

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Can’t Have Brunei Halal Seal For A Song

| 22/07/2009 | Reply
Can’t Have Brunei Halal Seal For A Song

Brunei Darussalam: Small businesses involved in the national halal agenda
need to improve their understanding of branding as a tool to
successfully market their products overseas and create joint-venture
opportunities with foreign firms in the future, said the permanent
secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR).

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Brunei’s Halal Drive Gaining Momentum

| 22/07/2009 | Reply
Brunei’s Halal Drive Gaining Momentum

Besides introducing the “Brunei Halal Brand”,
the Sultanate has undertaken other initiatives to strengthen its
position in the ‘Halal’ market. Among them is the establishment of a
Halal Science Centre and Agrotech Park. Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Hamid bin Hj Mohd Jaafar, the Permanent
Secretary at the Ministry of Industry & Primary Resources, pointed
this out during a Halal SME Workshop yesterday.

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Brunei Halal Expo To Help SME’s Break Into World Market

| 22/07/2009 | Reply
Brunei Halal Expo To Help SME’s Break Into World Market

More development of the Brunei Halal Brand
will be unveiled during the International Halal Product Expo, which
will allow local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to explore wider
business opportunities, said a senior Ministry of Industry and Primary
Resources official.

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Brunei IHMC 2009 Lines Up Halal Industry Experts

| 15/07/2009 | Reply
Brunei IHMC 2009 Lines Up Halal Industry Experts

The 4th Brunei International Halal Market Conference is being held on 1-2 August 2009 at the International Convention Centre. The IHMC has earned a reputation as one of the top Halal sector
conferences in the world, and the programme for 2009 boasts an
impressive line-up of Halal industry specialists.


The theme for this years event is “Halal – An Engine of Growth and
Opportunity”
and the conference will focus on some of the ways in which
Halal has a key role to play in these times of economic turbulence.

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Bon Appetit for authentic Halal delicacies

| 15/07/2009 | Reply
Bon Appetit for authentic Halal delicacies

As part of the ongoing Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Al Islami Foods
launched a unique Bon Appetit Food Festival to make this summer a
memorable one. The theme of Bon Appetit is “You Are What
You Eat”, where Al Islami presents free light meals to visiting guests,
which include healthier, tastier and real halal range of products.

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Celebrating July 4th with Rick Warren and 45,000 Muslims

| 08/07/2009 | Reply
Celebrating July 4th with Rick Warren and 45,000 Muslims

The Washington Convention Center, the venue for this year’s ISNA convention, came alive with halal food stands,
people praying on the carpets, and entire families in their colorful
regional Islamic dress–all a stone’s throw away from the 4th of July
fireworks spectacular going on at the National Mall.

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Halal in America – the time is now

| 08/07/2009 | Reply
Halal in America – the time is now

The 46th Annual Convention of the Islamic Society of North America was
held in Washington DC over the July 4th holiday weekend. Official
numbers have not yet been published, but, as always, this event brings
tens of thousands of American Muslims together for the convention,
bazaar and side sessions.



This year, in collaboration with the American Halal Association, ISNA
held a Halal industry session entitled “Halal in America – the time is
now!” to explore the opportunities and issues brought about by the
current global expansion in the Halal market.

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Ningxia to hold Int’l investment and trade fair

| 07/07/2009 | Reply
Ningxia to hold Int’l investment and trade fair

Wang
Zhengwei, chairman of the Ningxia regional government said Ningxia’s Muslim culture makes the region attractive to
businessmen from Islamic countries, as well as Hui Muslim entrepreneurs
from other regions.

CIFIT will feature the Fourth Halal Food Exhibition, the Second Hui
Commercial Fair and Ningxia-Arab Economic and Trade Development seminar
to illustrate the region’s ethnic culture and its development potential
to business partners,  he said.

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Halal certification stressed for Pakistan food industry

| 30/06/2009 | Reply
Halal certification stressed for Pakistan food industry

SPEAKERS
at an international conference in the provincial metropolis Lahore stressed
the importance of Halal food certification for boosting consumers’
confidence in foods and improving their sale.

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New Book on Halal Food and the Modern Food Supply Chain

| 29/06/2009 | Reply
New Book on Halal Food and the Modern Food Supply Chain

Understanding
the Halal Food Supply Chain is a much awaited book authored by Dr Azhar
Lodhi, an independent food research consultant, based in the UK. It
provides information and promotes discussion on issues relevant to
consumers of halal food, food technologists, food researchers and
industry.

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Taiwan taps the huge market for halal food – Feature

| 27/06/2009 | Reply
Taiwan taps the huge market for halal food – Feature

At the 2009 Taipei International Food Show,
held from Tuesday until Friday, Taiwan for the first time opened a Halal
Pavilion with some 40 companies setting up booths. The
halal foods they showcased were few – rice, biscuits, soya sauce,
vinegar, picked vegetables, chocolate paste and an ice desert called
“Snow Ice.”Many Taiwanese queued up for a free cup of Snow Ice, but few foreign buyers placed orders for the halal products.

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GCC, Asean ministers to discuss co-operation

| 27/06/2009 | Reply
GCC, Asean ministers to discuss co-operation



Thailand
and

Bahrain

will also jointly organise an exhibition of halal food products. The
Thai halal exhibition will run from June 30 to July 1 at the
Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa.

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Taipei International Food Show kicks off

| 24/06/2009 | Reply
Taipei International Food Show kicks off

This year Food Taipei has
a special exhibition zone, the first-ever Halal food pavilion, which is
designed to promote new business opportunities and cater for the
world’s 1.8 million Muslims.

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Global Halal Conference at Anuga 2009

| 23/06/2009 | Reply
Global Halal Conference at Anuga 2009

News from the Anuga Trade Show that is held in Cologne, Germany 10-14 Oct. 2009:

“Halal” food
and beverages is one of the food industry’s most dynamically growing
product groups, a trend that also can be served by European suppliers,
of course. Due to the fact that especially Muslim communities are
growing in numbers, a further growth of the demand for Halal Food is
one of the fastest and effective growing food sectors in the world and
will remain so for many years. With the first “Global Halal Conference”
at Anuga featuring the participation of experts from all over the
world, we want to emphasize and highlight this aspect.

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Mihas 2009 Records Sales Of RM3.01 Bln

| 10/06/2009 | Reply
Mihas 2009 Records Sales Of RM3.01 Bln

KUALA LUMPUR, — The 6th International Halal Showcase (Mihas 2009)
continues to sustain business confidence to chalk up potential sales of
RM3.01 billion.

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Sanha to host 4th halal conference

| 03/06/2009 | Reply
Sanha to host 4th halal conference

The South African National Halaal Authority (Sanha) is set to host its
4th International Halaal Conference in Johannesburg next month. The
event which is once again running concurrently with the Africa Big
Seven Exhibition at Gallagher Estate is themed ‘Serving the Winning
Choice,’ and will see various halaal role players from around the world
converging to explore the untapped opportunities for Africa and beyond.

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Malaysia Expects Halal Industry To Grow By 25 Percent

| 03/06/2009 | Reply
Malaysia Expects Halal Industry To Grow By 25 Percent

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) — The government expects
the halal industry, touted as a new growth sector in light of its huge
potential, to grow by 25 percent this year, said Deputy Minister of
International Trade and Industry, Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir.

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