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Modanisa targets first Turkish unicorn status with Muslim womenswear

| 19/09/2019
Modanisa targets first Turkish unicorn status with Muslim womenswear

The business has tapped into a global market of Muslim consumers with growing purchasing power.

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Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

| 15/09/2019
Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

To address issues of cost, risk and efficiency HCBs should consider embracing halal blockchain initiatives together with the halal industry and be part of halal blockchains for efficiency.

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Opinion: Religious doctrine scrambles to catch up to new food technology

| 14/09/2019
Opinion: Religious doctrine scrambles to catch up to new food technology

Impossible Foods received its halal certification from the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America in December 2018.

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UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

| 14/09/2019
UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

The labelling policy, which was approved by the UAE Cabinet last week, is premised on the use of the colours red, amber or green to symbolise the nutritional status of the food.

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Kazakhstan keen to tap Malaysia’s expertise

| 11/09/2019
Kazakhstan keen to tap Malaysia’s expertise

The Republic of Kazakhstan is looking at Malaysia for assistance and expertise in developing and standardising its halal food service industry.

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GCC food delivery apps tap insatiable appetite

| 11/09/2019
GCC food delivery apps tap insatiable appetite

A growing number of diners in the Gulf are tapping into smartphone applications to snap up meal deliveries, a trend that is expected to accelerate as technology redefines the food sector.

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Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

| 11/09/2019
Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

Clean label is a consumer driven movement, demanding a return to real food and transparency through authenticity. Food products containing natural, familiar, simple ingredients that are easy to recognize, understand, and pronounce. No artificial ingredients or synthetic chemicals. Products consumers recognise and think of as wholesome—ingredients that consumers might use at home. One major retailer […]

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Malaysia, Turkey to boost bilateral trade to US$5b over next five years

| 11/09/2019
Malaysia, Turkey to boost bilateral trade to US$5b over next five years

Malaysia and Turkey are working on widening the trade relationship in areas such as defence, technology, food and services, as well as electronics.

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Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

| 11/09/2019
Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

Halal food exports from South East Asian countries are seemingly sluggish, despite soaring consumer demand and a more sophisticated regulatory regime.

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Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

| 08/09/2019
Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

This article was originally written for The Halal Journal Magazine, published in Malaysia by KasehDia, in October 2006, by the late Hajj Abdalhamid David Evans. Have things changed??

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U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

| 07/09/2019
U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

The two companies said in a statement that the acquisition will enable Affinis Labs to “extend its offerings to disadvantaged communities and new regional markets around the world”.

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CIS: Lack of standardisation poses problems for halal industry in CIS, notes conference

| 05/09/2019
CIS: Lack of standardisation poses problems for halal industry in CIS, notes conference

Private companies frequently work without accreditation certificates and several organisations issuing them are not registered legal entities.

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Opinion: Halal consumerism from a wider perspective

| 05/09/2019
Opinion: Halal consumerism from a wider perspective

Muslim consumers are looking for the halalness in their fashion, tourism, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, media and entertainment as well as other service sectors, such as logistics and financing.

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Indonesia: High duties hit halal exports to OIC countries

| 04/09/2019
Indonesia: High duties hit halal exports to OIC countries

Indonesia has a huge potential of halal exports including food products, medicines, cosmetics, and Muslim garments that has yet to be fully explored.

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Food is ‘getting cool’: Nestlé CTO Stefan Palzer’s top 7 predictions on the future of food

| 04/09/2019
Food is ‘getting cool’: Nestlé CTO Stefan Palzer’s top 7 predictions on the future of food

The continued growth of social media, meanwhile, is changing how food is marketed. The need for novel, diverse food offerings is becoming increasingly important.

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Opinion: Veggie burgers were living an idyllic little existence. Then they got caught in the war over meat.

| 31/08/2019
Opinion: Veggie burgers were living an idyllic little existence. Then they got caught in the war over meat.

As plant-based meat goes from an afterthought to a financial juggernaut that aims to change how most people eat, the opposition has suddenly awakened.

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Indonesia: MUI fights back with legal challenge as govt takes over halal certification authority

| 30/08/2019
Indonesia: MUI fights back with legal challenge as govt takes over halal certification authority

Directors of MUI’s food and drug analysis agencies (LPPOM) from 31 provinces across the country have lodged a petition for a judicial review with the Constitutional Court.

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SDG: Unilever warns it will sell off brands that hurt the planet or society

| 30/08/2019
SDG: Unilever warns it will sell off brands that hurt the planet or society

British favourite Marmite and Magnum ice-cream among the big names thought to be vulnerable to a cull linked to the company’s sustainable business agenda.

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USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

| 29/08/2019
USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

The vegan KFC menu option will be sold as chicken nuggets with a customer’s choice of dipping sauces, or boneless wings tossed in either Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ sauce.

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