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Meningtis Vaccination Not Allowed Except Emergency Cases, Says MUI

| 25/07/2009 | Reply
Meningtis Vaccination Not Allowed Except Emergency Cases, Says MUI

The Indonesian Ulema
Council (MUI) said the use of swine-enzyme-containing meningitis
vaccine should be banned, and only to be allowed for those doing an
obligatory Hajj pilgrimage.

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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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Malaysia listed as ‘One to Watch’ in US Market report

| 23/07/2009 | Reply
Malaysia listed as ‘One to Watch’ in US Market report

Key drivers of growth
are medical tourism, the growing reputation of Malaysian
pharmaceuticals, the encouragement of the generics and specialist
segments and the rising demand for and supply of halal medicines.

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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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Malaysia Well Positioned To Provide Islamic Banking Services In Europe

| 13/07/2009 | Reply
Malaysia Well Positioned To Provide Islamic Banking Services In Europe

Malaysia, recognised
internationally for its vast experience in Islamic finance, is well
positioned to provide services and facilities related to Islamic
banking in Europe.




“This is a potential area that we have yet to develop with Europe.
We need to move away from the thinking that Islamic banking must only
be in the Middle East or among Arab, muslim countries,” said Malaysia’s
ambassador to Brussels, Datuk Hussein Hanif.

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Halal Market

| 09/07/2009 | Reply
Halal Market

Halal Market Overview

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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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Kuwait Food and Drink Report Q3 2009

| 08/07/2009 | Reply
Kuwait Food and Drink Report Q3 2009

Business Monitor International (BMI) analyses that the halal food industry may not only attract further
regional investment (UAE-basedAl Islami Foods entered Kuwait in April
2009 after securing a distributional tie ups with Gulf Tradingand
Refrigeration Company (GTRC) and International Agencies Company (IAC)),
but also provide growth opportunities for Kuwaiti companies.

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Korea Aims to Attract Muslim Tourists

| 07/07/2009 | Reply
Korea Aims to Attract Muslim Tourists

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has offered about 40 travel agents
and guides a lecture on Islamic culture and introduced a Halal food
lunchbox and tour programs tailor-made for Muslims in a bid to attract
more Muslim tourists here.

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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 profits with Islamic Bank of Britain

| 04/07/2009 | Reply
Halal profits with Islamic Bank of Britain

Islamic Bank of Britain has announced it has enhanced its popular
Sharia’a compliant fixed term deposit account by allowing savers to
take 18 or 24 month terms and earn halal profit as a quarterly income.

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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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