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Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

| 06/06/2017 | Reply
Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran in a coordinated move. Six articles.

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Malaysia: AsiaBio eyes halal product export venture with Chinese firms

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: AsiaBio eyes halal product export venture with Chinese firms

AsiaBio plans to explore opportunities with three Chinese companies to form a partnership to produce and export Halal-certified food products to the global marketplace.

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UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit

They were also assured the British meat industry could maintain strong exports once the UK leaves the EU, and that there was significant potential for growing domestic demand.

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F&B outlet space in UAE set to grow and beat global average

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
F&B outlet space in UAE set to grow and beat global average

Cafes and restaurants in Asian cities including Abu Dhabi and Dubai could make up about 30 per cent of shopping space by 2025.

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Malaysia: Synchronised standards for halal certification in the works

| 02/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Synchronised standards for halal certification in the works

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announces efforts that the Malaysian Halal Council has put in place as part of its agenda for 2018-2020 including and International Halal Authority Board.

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UAE: 80 fridges distributed for food storage in Dubai mosques

| 01/06/2017 | Reply
UAE: 80 fridges distributed for food storage in Dubai mosques

80 fridges have been distributed to 38 mosques in Deira and 42 mosques in Bur Dubai so that individuals who wish to donate food for the underprivileged left in these fridges in a hygienic condition.

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Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors

Remarkable progress has been achieved in three strategic sectors of Islamic economy – Islamic finance, halal trade and industry, and Islamic lifestyle in the emirate.

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Spain: The Cordoba Halal Cluster already has a corporate image

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
Spain: The Cordoba Halal Cluster already has a corporate image

The final objective is to create a business park for the the production of certified Halal products that a thousand companies Have already shown an interest in.

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Turkey: Halal accreditation institute to be established to meet increasing demand

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Turkey: Halal accreditation institute to be established to meet increasing demand

The Ministry of Economy prepared a draft bill stipulating the establishment of an Institute for Halal Accreditation (HAK), which will be independent of the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TÜRKAK).

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Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

Brazil is fully ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia in the field of food and to provide the market demand of meat and other products according to Saudi Vision 2030.

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UAE researchers turn to camels to solve halal gelatin challenge

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
UAE researchers turn to camels to solve halal gelatin challenge

Around half of the gelatin used in dairy and meat processing and confectionery is sourced from pig skin, making it unsuitable for the halal food market.

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Philippines: P150-M budget for DOST Halal program in Davao Region

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: P150-M budget for DOST Halal program in Davao Region

Components under this program include research and development, testing, human resource development, and technology transfer.

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UAE: Patchi breaks ground on hitech Dubai chocolate factory

| 28/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Patchi breaks ground on hitech Dubai chocolate factory

Patchi, a leading luxury chocolatier in the UAE and the Middle East region, said it has started work on its new manufacturing unit in Dubai Industrial Park.

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UK: Halalguide startup is now in South Yorkshire

| 26/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Halalguide startup is now in South Yorkshire

Halalguide, a fast expanding Muslim-related category search engine, announced that they have started including halal-certified businesses, located in the South Yorkshire area.

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UK: Livestock industry looks towards post-Brexit marketplaces

| 25/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Livestock industry looks towards post-Brexit marketplaces

A positive look at a post-Brexit red meat trade will be based on a focus of ‘provenance and credibility’, according to the UK meat industry.

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Malaysia: Halal Buddy lets you scan food for Halal Ingredients

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Buddy lets you scan food for Halal Ingredients

HalalBuddy is intended to scan food that doesn’t have a halal certification but may still be completely halal for Muslims to eat.

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USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

In preparation of the month of Ramadan, inspections from the Halal Enforcement Unit within the Division of Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection visited 110 establishments.

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UAE: Halal sector key topic at International Economic Summit

| 20/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal sector key topic at International Economic Summit

The summit, which concludes today, began with a session entitled ‘Halal Industry’, which addressed the growing international demand for halal products and services.

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Sime Darby, MMC explore sister port relationship to facilitate Malaysia-China halal shipments

| 16/05/2017 | Reply
Sime Darby, MMC explore sister port relationship to facilitate Malaysia-China halal shipments

Northport Malaysia Bhd and Weifang Sime Darby Port Co Ltd — have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to seal the partnership.

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UAE: IHAF meeting discusses ‘strategies’ to expand trade of halal products

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: IHAF meeting discusses ‘strategies’ to expand trade of halal products

Members discussed internal regulations, future strategic directions, plans, and work programmes for the coming period, which will contribute to further regional and international outreach.

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