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UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

| 21/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

Brexit is also not expected to impact the exception for halal and kosher slaughter that is permitted in the EU because UK has its own laws to deal with this.

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UAE: Dubai Industrial Park Launches a Report Exploring Global Food Trends up to 2030

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Industrial Park Launches a Report Exploring Global Food Trends up to 2030

It identifies 20 global agri-food trends indicating the planet’s prospects for the future, and how this relates to the GCC, from the manufacturing stage to the supply chain.

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Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

Indonesian Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, Sandiaga Uno, have pledged to make Indonesia the fifth biggest halal economy in the world.

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UAE established and implemented the world’s first Halal food system

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
UAE established and implemented the world’s first Halal food system

Halal food and beverages market is set to reach a value of USD 2.5 trillion this year, according to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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UK: Leading British Plant-Based Firm goes Global

| 18/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Leading British Plant-Based Firm goes Global

This launch coincides with a seismic shift in global meat consumption and growth in the meat alternatives market.

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Brunei’s halal industry can spur economic diversification, says think tank

| 16/02/2019 | Reply
Brunei’s halal industry can spur economic diversification, says think tank

Around 60 percent of Brunei’s economy is covered by its oil industry, and the sultanate has been trying to reduce its reliance on petroleum for years.

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UAE: DAFZA to showcase its premium services to the F&B Industry at Gulfood

| 16/02/2019 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA to showcase its premium services to the F&B Industry at Gulfood

DAFZA will highlight its efforts to promote the Halal sector through initiatives such as launching “Dubai Global Gateway to Halal Industries: Your Guide Step by Step”

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Opinion: ‘Killing animals is cruel full stop – regardless of whether it’s Halal’

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Killing animals is cruel full stop – regardless of whether it’s Halal’

In fact 84% of UK halal meat comes from animals who have been stunned beforehand, according to animal welfare charity the RSPCA.

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UK: Vets call for ban on export of halal lamb

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Vets call for ban on export of halal lamb

The BVA said that the law had been intended to serve the requirements of British Muslims and Jews, not to enable an export market in unstunned meat.

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Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

The definition of halal is too strict and would mean life-saving products, such as vaccines or drugs containing blood, could be barred after the deadline passed.

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Islamic Fashion Becomes Effortless Thanks to SHUKR Islamic Clothing

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Islamic Fashion Becomes Effortless Thanks to SHUKR Islamic Clothing

The rise of Muslim targeted clothing trends raises a question modest dressers (Muslims especially) have been struggling with: are modesty and beauty able to co-exist?

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Report: Sustainable Tourism Policy Recommendations Developed for OIC Countries

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
Report: Sustainable Tourism Policy Recommendations Developed for OIC Countries

DinarStandard and COMCEC released “Sustainable Destination Management Strategies In The OIC Member Countries” at the 13th Meeting of the COMCEC Tourism Working Group.

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Growing preference for ‘instant noodle trips’, non-OIC destinations and other Muslim travel trends

| 12/02/2019 | Reply
Growing preference for ‘instant noodle trips’, non-OIC destinations and other Muslim travel trends

‘Rising authority’ of women when planning travels is one of the trends that will change Muslim travel, the Mastercard-CrescentRating Halal Travel Frontier 2019 report says.

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Malaysia and Indonesia rush to slice up $3tn global halal market

| 12/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia and Indonesia rush to slice up $3tn global halal market

Malaysia ranks first among countries best-positioned to seize opportunities in the Islamic economy, according to a 2018-2019 report by Thomson Reuters and DinarStandard.

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Opinion: Meet the halal beauty brand looking to appeal to consumers regardless of their religious beliefs

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Meet the halal beauty brand looking to appeal to consumers regardless of their religious beliefs

Launching in the UK this June, Shade M will start with 16 shades of liquid lipstick, before rolling out a full range of beauty products.

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Opinion: Why fashion brands must try harder to capture the ‘Muslim pound’

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Why fashion brands must try harder to capture the ‘Muslim pound’

This diverse, global and super savvy customer base are increasingly characterised by a desire for conservative clothing with genuine fashion credentials.

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UK has approached GCC states for post-Brexit trade pact – UAE minister

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
UK has approached GCC states for post-Brexit trade pact – UAE minister

Such agreements can take years to negotiate, Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri said on a panel at the World Government Summit in Dubai.

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UK: ‘Healthy’ Deliveroo-style app to launch in Dubai and London

| 10/02/2019 | Reply
UK: ‘Healthy’ Deliveroo-style app to launch in Dubai and London

Abul Rob, founder of online food delivery service Pronto Eat, is looking to claim his own slice of this growing dietary pie.

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Indonesia sees US$1.6 billion windfall from Halal labelling rule

| 10/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia sees US$1.6 billion windfall from Halal labelling rule

Indonesia is overhauling the Halal certification rules as the country’s Shariah economy is set to swell to US$427 billion by 2022.

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UK: European vet market leader sets sights on Middle East and Asia

| 09/02/2019 | Reply
UK: European vet market leader sets sights on Middle East and Asia

It will be formally launched at Gulfood 2019, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, held in Dubai from 17-21 February.

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