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Halal certs not simply issued

| 03/07/2009 | Reply
Halal certs not simply issued

Opinion: I feel that the writer of the letter “Halal cert and hotels” (The Star, June 30) is biased, not to mention playing the blame game.Why
blame the Halal Industry Develop­ment Corporation (HDC) for slow
issuance of the Halal certificate? Did the writer bother to find out
what these “petty and less important” issues are?

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Halal Certification: Getting Approvals is such a Hassle

| 30/06/2009 | Reply
Halal Certification: Getting Approvals is such a Hassle

The Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (Maho), the Malaysian
Association of Hotels and the Malaysia Budget Hotels Association have
made great efforts to encourage member hotels to apply for halal
certification for hotel kitchens to provide halal food at designated
restaurants.

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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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Halal Hub Investors Waiting For Incentives

| 24/06/2009 | Reply
Halal Hub Investors Waiting For Incentives

Malaysia,– Potential investors in Selangor Halal Hub in
Pulau Indah, Port Klang are waiting for the types of incentives to be
offered by the state government.

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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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Arabia tourist land to boost Malaysian economy

| 23/06/2009 | Reply
Arabia tourist land to boost Malaysian economy

The
developer of Asia’s first “Arabia land” for tourists said Sunday his
new leisure project aims to offer up to a thousand local jobs by next
March.
Up to 850 jobs will be available to locals of the state of Melaka,
where Sheikh Saleh al-Mansour’s first Arab City in Asia is scheduled to
finish contruction early next year, according to the Malaysian-based
Asia Daily News.

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A Trillion Dollar Halal Business

| 20/06/2009 | Reply
A Trillion Dollar Halal Business

Riaz Haq June 17, 2009 For a long time, halal simply meant buying meat from a halal butcher, who slaughtered in accordance with Islamic principles. But the halal food market has exploded in the past decade and is now worth an estimated $632 billion annually, according to the Halal Journal, a Kuala Lumpur-based magazine. That’s […]

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Halal – Missing the Boat? (Part I & II)

| 16/06/2009 | Reply
Halal – Missing the Boat? (Part I & II)

The Halal industry is rapidly expanding as a global phenomenon, and corporations large and small are working to carve out their niche in this lucrative market. But there is a noticeable lack of Muslim, and especially Arab, participation as active entrepreneurs and investors. Have we missed booking a passage on our own boat?

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Meningitis Vaccine For Haj And Umrah Pilgrims Confirmed Halal

| 11/06/2009 | Reply
Meningitis Vaccine For Haj And Umrah Pilgrims Confirmed Halal

Malaysia: The Health Ministry
Wednesday confirmed that the meningitis vaccine administered to umrah
and haj pilgrims were halal and free from pig enzymes as alleged by the
Indonesian Ulema Council recently.

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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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Towards Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

| 01/06/2009 | Reply
Towards Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

The Halal Journal interviews Dr Mah Hussain-Gambles[1],
founder of Saaf Pure Skincare (a UK-based eco-ethical skincare range,
which is both Organic and Halal certified) about her views on the
recent European Union (EU) ban on animal testing on cosmetics and the
role of Humane Cosmetics Standard[2] (HCS).

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Kuwait fast food breaks records

| 01/06/2009 | Reply
Kuwait fast food breaks records

This story gets the HalalFocus award for the worst Halal industry achievement we have ever come across.

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Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter May 09

| 28/05/2009 | Reply
Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter May 09

The May 09 Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter from HalalFocus looks at the the formation of the American Halal Association, a new non-profit organisation to represent the interests of the Halal producers and consumers in the USA. Plus articles on how Halal is beating the recession and the rise of Halal consumer power as a new market force.

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Thaifex ends on a high note

| 20/05/2009 | Reply
Thaifex ends on a high note

The sixth edition of Thaifex – World of Food Asia ended with a bang.
21,101 trade visitors crowded the halls of Thaifex – World of Food Asia
2009, conducting business with the 988 exhibitors from 21 countries/
regions. Some 21% (4,431) of the visitors came from abroad,
representing 104 countries/ regions around the world. The figures are
quite consistent with the last two fairs.

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