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Malaysia: Fast approval not a reason to compromise halal certification

| 07/08/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Fast approval not a reason to compromise halal certification

Jakim to introduce faster approval process for the Malaysia Halal Certificate from one month to only three working days.

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Korean Hotels Competitively Attract Muslim Tourists

| 07/08/2017 | Reply
Korean Hotels Competitively Attract Muslim Tourists

The number of Muslim tourists stood at 980,000 last year, up 33 percent from the previous year, and is expected to reach 1.2 million this year.

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Philippines enter $3-trillion global Halal market

| 04/08/2017 | Reply
Philippines enter $3-trillion global Halal market

DTI adopted on July 26 the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10817, or the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Act of 2016.

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Australia: Government flags changes to halal certification

| 02/08/2017 | Reply
Australia: Government flags changes to halal certification

This will include an option for the government to be the sole signatory on halal certificates for export.

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Belgium Region Approves Ban On Ritual Slaughter

| 01/08/2017 | Reply
Belgium Region Approves Ban On Ritual Slaughter

The parliament in the Belgian region of Flanders unanimously passed a resolution last week banning ritual slaughter without stunning.

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Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

| 31/07/2017 | Reply
Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

The country imports about 90 per cent of all of its food products, so it’s very cautious about the source of the food.

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USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

Lokhandwala alleges KFC never mentioned the policy in any of the parties’ franchise agreements, in violation of the Franchise Disclosure Act of 1987.

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Sime Darby’s subsidiary inks MoU to develop Halal compliant infrastructure in China

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Sime Darby’s subsidiary inks MoU to develop Halal compliant infrastructure in China

Sime Darby said HDC will be working with both WSD in China and Sime Darby in Malaysia to further strengthen Malaysia’s leadership in the Halal industry.

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Amanah Halal Research Centre Launches Certified Halal Auditor Online Study Program

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Amanah Halal Research Centre Launches Certified Halal Auditor Online Study Program

Amanah Halal Research Centre has launched Certified Halal Auditor, an online 3 months study program.

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Hungarian meat processor to invest €5.4m in new facility

| 22/07/2017 | Reply
Hungarian meat processor to invest €5.4m in new facility

Hungary’s poultry meat processor Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó Zrt has unveiled plans to invest some HUF 1.65 billion (€5.4m) to set up a new meat packaging plant.

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“Taiwan Halal Center” Vanguard of the New Muslim Expansion Plan

| 21/07/2017 | Reply
“Taiwan Halal Center” Vanguard of the New Muslim Expansion Plan

Taiwan External Trade Development Council has commissioned the Bureau of Foreign Trade to establish the “Taiwan Halal Center” (THC).

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Indonesia: Halal certification shouldn’t burden industry: F&B producers

| 20/07/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal certification shouldn’t burden industry: F&B producers

The halal certification will give added value to the products on the global market, but we hope the certification process will not add to the industry’s burden.

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Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure following export ban

| 18/07/2017 | Reply
Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure following export ban

The only kosher slaughterhouse in the Netherlands is facing closure because of a government-introduced ban on exporting its produce.

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Opinion: The Shari’ah Rules Regarding Vinegar

| 14/07/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Shari’ah Rules Regarding Vinegar

There is a difference of opinion among the jurists with regards to the permissibility of keeping wine with the intention of turning it into vinegar.

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Sheikh Mohammed unveils Dh5.5bn Dubai Food Park at Dubai Wholesale City

| 13/07/2017 | 1 Reply
Sheikh Mohammed unveils Dh5.5bn Dubai Food Park at Dubai Wholesale City

The Park will benefit from Dubai’s world-class infrastructure in land, marine and air transport, and is set to play a vital role in supporting food security in the country.

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UK: AHDB proposes quality standard mark for Halal sheepmeat

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB proposes quality standard mark for Halal sheepmeat

British halal sheepmeat could carry a new supply chain quality assurance mark under AHDB plans to support this increasingly important sector for lamb producers.

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UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

UK-based firm Haloodies will start exporting meat snacks to United Arab Emirates (UAE) supermarkets as part of a big push to become a global halal brand.

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Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

| 10/07/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

If anything, Qatar has hardened its stand and categorically rejected the threats and ultimatums issued by the Saudis and their friends, refusing to succumb to their pressure.

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Brazil: Grappling with losses, Brazil’s BRF reorganizes senior management

| 07/07/2017 | Reply
Brazil: Grappling with losses, Brazil’s BRF reorganizes senior management

BRF will have vice presidents looking after Brazil, halal food division OneFoods Holdings Inc and the Southern Cone separately, the filing said.

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Malaysia: HDC sees 5%-6% Halal exports growth this year

| 03/07/2017 | Reply
Malaysia:  HDC sees 5%-6% Halal exports growth this year

“We see a lot of potential, particularly in the halal ingredients segment, which is still in its infancy and we also see the need to increase the number of experts in this segment,” HDC CEO said.

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