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Opinion: A Double Halal Helix: Halal Supply Chain for Halal Branding

| 12/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: A Double Halal Helix: Halal Supply Chain for Halal Branding

The Halal logo is not enough. Products could quickly lose their Halal status when cross-contamination occurs anywhere in the supply chain.

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French President Says Blockchain Could Put Europe at ‘Vanguard’ of Innovation

| 11/03/2019 | Reply
French President Says Blockchain Could Put Europe at ‘Vanguard’ of Innovation

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for increased use of data technologies such as blockchain in the EU to boost the agriculture industry and address concerns over food traceability.

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Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

| 11/03/2019 | Reply
Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

More precisely, Pestalotiopsis microspora consumes polyurethane, the key ingredient in plastic products, and converts it to organic matter.

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Philippines looks to Malaysia for revival of BIMP-EAGA, barter trade

| 10/03/2019 | Reply
Philippines looks to Malaysia for revival of BIMP-EAGA, barter trade

Malaysia has consistently been one of the Philippines’ strong trade partners, being the country’s 10th largest trading partner with a total bilateral trade at $6B.

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Qatar Chamber to host Halal Conference & Expo in 2020

| 08/03/2019 | Reply
Qatar Chamber to host Halal Conference & Expo in 2020

This was lauded by representatives of the Islamic chambers participating in the Cairo meeting. They suggested that the event should be held in early 2020.

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Malaysia: Mahathir to pave way for new areas of M’sian investment in Philippines

| 08/03/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Mahathir to pave way for new areas of M’sian investment in Philippines

Following the ratification of Bangsamoro Organic Law and the setting up of Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), Rizwan Irwan said it opened up an avenue for the Malaysian government.

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UAE: GFIA to showcase global agriculture innovations

| 08/03/2019 | Reply
UAE: GFIA to showcase global agriculture innovations

GFIA, a global authority on sustainable food production, will present leading-edge solutions that will shape the future of farming and food production in the UAE and around the world.

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UK: AzkaHalal Brings Ethical Standards To Halal Certification

| 06/03/2019 | Reply
UK: AzkaHalal Brings Ethical Standards To Halal Certification

AzkaHalal is set to take Halal Certification to the next level with introduction of ethical standards to certify any product or service as AzkaHalal. 

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Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

| 06/03/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Could lab-grown meat be in Saudi Arabia’s future?

We have to keep an eye on technologies and how they emerge. We have all heard about how meat production is shifting from the normal farm to labs.

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Opinion: Halal certification organisations, lab-grown meat, and labelling debate

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal certification organisations, lab-grown meat, and labelling debate

When the lab-grown meat hits the market, it could become another source of cross-contamination. How the lab-grown meat is defined by its regulatory agency is going to make a difference.

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Halal Market: Investment in an emerging sector

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Halal Market: Investment in an emerging sector

Multinational companies (MNCs) have long realized the huge potential of Halal sector and the entire parallel economy that can be built through Halal businesses.

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UAE: IHAF Celebrates 1,000 Days With 32 Member-countries Representing Over $700 Billion Halal Economy

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
UAE: IHAF Celebrates 1,000 Days With 32 Member-countries Representing Over $700 Billion Halal Economy

The 32 member-countries represent a halal economy that is more than $700 billion and accounts for approximately 34 percent of the $2.1 trillion global halal economy.

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Turkish halal agency receives demand for accreditation, training from abroad

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Turkish halal agency receives demand for accreditation, training from abroad

Institutions from a number of countries from Spain to Kosovo and from Russia to Croatia have applied to Turkey’s Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) for accreditation.

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Opinion: How Dubai can build the world’s greatest Halal brands

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How Dubai can build the world’s greatest Halal brands

And what does Dubai do best? Build the world’s greatest brands by Muslims and non-Muslims for Muslims and non-Muslims. Emirates, Jumeirah, Emaar and more.

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Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

The global halal market is set to grow at an exponential rate driven by increasing demand from the Muslim as well as non-Muslim population.

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Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

| 02/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

From halal mozzarella to smart hijabs, faith-driven consumers are demanding products that dovetail with their modern lifestyles. A look at where the market is headed – and when

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Growing Need for Multi-stakeholder Approach towards Food Safety in Asia

| 01/03/2019 | Reply
Growing Need for Multi-stakeholder Approach towards Food Safety in Asia

Responsibilities of the private sector were also highlighted at the session and as the producer of food, it is vital that all players possess the necessary knowledge and skills to develop safe products.

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Australia: Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

| 28/02/2019 | Reply
Australia:  Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

The Director of Buying said that because halal food is religiously sensitive, the company wanted their own in-house brand to make sure they get it right.

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EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

Meat from animals slaughtered without prior stunning, is not eligible for the EU-Bio-label for organic products.

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Malaysia: SimplySiti eyes 50% sales growth on higher exports

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: SimplySiti eyes 50% sales growth on higher exports

SimplySiti Sdn Bhd aims a 50% year-on-year (YoY) sales growth as it looks to expand its presence in the region, beginning with Indonesia by the second half of the year (2H19).

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