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Turkey to establish halal accreditation agency

| 12/10/2017 | Reply
Turkey to establish halal accreditation agency

Turkey’s government on Wednesday submitted a draft law to parliament for establishing a halal accreditation agency.

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Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

| 11/10/2017 | Reply
Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

“Food systems are making us sick. Unhealthy diets are the most obvious link, but are only one of many pathways through which food and farming systems affect human health.”

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Vitafoods Asia 2017: Strategic Move to Singapore Makes Positive Impact

| 10/10/2017 | Reply
Vitafoods Asia 2017: Strategic Move to Singapore Makes Positive Impact

Vitafoods Asia, the only dedicated event for the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplements in Asia, concluded its seventh edition on a high note for the first time in Singapore.

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Canada: Mississauga’s Paramount Fine Foods expands into U.S. market

| 10/10/2017 | Reply
Canada: Mississauga’s Paramount Fine Foods expands into U.S. market

Paramount signed a franchise agreement with SLS Hospitality Group to immediately open restaurants in New Jersey and Massachusetts, with New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut slated to be signed later this year.

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From Food to Cosmetics, Japan Firms Eye Malaysia’s Halal Industry-SMBC

| 06/10/2017 | Reply
From Food to Cosmetics, Japan Firms Eye Malaysia’s Halal Industry-SMBC

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) is looking to back a push by Japanese firms planning to invest in Malaysia’s Sharia-compliant halal market, an SMBC official said.

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Indonesia: World Halal Assurance System Training Held in Bogor

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: World Halal Assurance System Training Held in Bogor

Deputy Director of LPPOM MUI, Muti Arintawati said that this training is one of the requirements that must be fulfilled in halal certification process.

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Dubai Exports and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Lead Islamic Economy Trade Mission to Australia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Dubai Exports and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Lead Islamic Economy Trade Mission to Australia

The modern Muslim consumer is very different from that of just a generation ago. They are educated, well connected to the global marketplace, and rely heavily on the internet and social media.

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Restaurant menus to list calories in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Restaurant menus to list calories in Saudi Arabia

This initiative comes as part of the efforts to safeguard consumers’ health, and create awareness about the importance of knowing the nutritional value of meals and drinks provided by restaurants and cafes.

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Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

No central or local government has ever set any requirements for any halal certification body, let alone issued accreditation themselves. Europe has no halal standard or guidelines in place.

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SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

A “signal light” system of green, yellow and red will be used on products to indicate the amount of sugar, salt and fat. Plus an awareness campaign about nutrition and counseling on safe and healthy food.

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Dubai Will Issue First Ever State Cryptocurrency

| 02/10/2017 | Reply
Dubai Will Issue First Ever State Cryptocurrency

The token will be considered legal tender “for various government and non-government services, from their daily coffee and children’s school fee to utility charges and money transfers.”

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UAE- ESMA receives 106 requests for Halal accreditation from 49 countries

| 02/10/2017 | Reply
UAE- ESMA receives 106 requests for Halal accreditation from 49 countries

During the current year, 34 bodies from 17 countries have been accredited in the UAE, making the country a centre for Halal products between the East and West, stated Abdulla Abdul Qader Al Maeeni, Director-General of ESMA.

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UAE: DSOA to host Islamic lifestyle mini bootcamp

| 01/10/2017 | Reply
UAE: DSOA to host Islamic lifestyle mini bootcamp

Designed for ambitious early stage entrepreneurs engaged in Islamic arts and culture, Islamic architecture and design, family-friendly and Halal tourism, as well as digital Islamic economy, entertainment, communication and media.

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Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

| 30/09/2017 | Reply
Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

Turkmenistan halal meat producer Taze Ay plans to increase sausage production by 400% after securing a loan from a London bank investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

Unilever said it wants to eventually obtain halal-certification for Lakme in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, where the majority of locally-produced Unilever brands are already halal certified.

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Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

YOUNG Muslim women in Southeast Asia are coming into focus for marketers as an influential group in style, fashion, travel, tech-savviness and entrepreneurship while remaining religiously observant.

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Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

| 25/09/2017 | Reply
Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

Muslim women in Southeast Asia favour Japanese brands, shop online regularly and are more career driven and cosmopolitan than ever before, according to a study.

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Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

| 24/09/2017 | Reply
Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

It has been a tentative season for the Halal industry in Thailand as the market, worth roughly 1.29 billion US dollars has both grown and shrunk, but is now on the rise again.

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Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

| 22/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

The companies have the halal certification but during out latest audit, our Jakim auditor detected non-conforming findings that did not comply with Malaysia halal protocol.

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Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

BRF SA will reopen a food processing plant in Brazil by January, which is the first big move aimed at reviving profitability since the country’s No. 1 chicken exporter announced the departure of its CEO.

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