Category: Research

Black Panther’ fashion craze hits Jakarta

| 28/02/2018 | Reply
Black Panther’ fashion craze hits Jakarta

Marvel Studio’s Black Panther has taken the globe by storm for its Afro-centric cast and story, and for spawning an Islamic fashion trend in Indonesia.

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UK: Government meeting to consider labeling of meat to include slaughter method

| 27/02/2018 | Reply
UK: Government meeting to consider labeling of meat to include slaughter method

Recently the Government have indicated that they are willing to consider labeling of meat to include slaughter method and, as this is likely to cover religious methods.

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Opinion: Predicting the year ahead for the Halal Food industry

| 27/02/2018 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Predicting the year ahead for the Halal Food industry

Halal has been recognized widely as a “hot” trend in the food industry – one that companies across the global food value chain are increasingly addressing, and not surprising given the industry’s scale .

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Report: US pharma firms concerned over Malaysia’s ‘halal’ guidelines

| 27/02/2018 | Reply
Report: US pharma firms concerned over Malaysia’s ‘halal’ guidelines

According to MOH’s 2017 guideline on halal pharmaceuticals, the government provides preferential treatment to medicines with halal ingredients in government procurement.

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UAE: DAFZA launches Goodforce Labs, the first Islamic and global social impact themed startup incubator

| 27/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA launches Goodforce Labs, the first Islamic and global social impact themed startup incubator

The incubator will work to revitalize the Islamic ethical economy utilizing a deep venture building platform.

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UAE-based halal certifying body receives accreditation for Asia Pacific office

| 25/02/2018 | Reply
UAE-based halal certifying body receives accreditation for Asia Pacific office

Prime Group has recently brought its expertise to Asia Pacific, making it the first and only halal certification body in the Philippines accredited by the Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC).

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UAE-Argentina Business Platform opens Jafza office

| 25/02/2018 | Reply
UAE-Argentina Business Platform opens Jafza office

Argentine companies trading in agricultural, meat and other food products can benefit from Halal certificates granted by ESMA following growing global demand for Halal fish.

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Opinion: Is Your Poultry Meat Really Halal?

| 24/02/2018 | 2 Replies
Opinion: Is Your Poultry Meat Really Halal?

The article highlights the shortfalls of the two main methods of slaughtering Halal poultry, that is, slaughter with and without stunning.

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Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

| 23/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

Riyadh will be looking to invest $64 billion in the coming decade in the entertainment sector as part of the series of reforms dubbed ‘Vision 2030’.

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UAE: 300 leaders for global Takaful forum in Dubai

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: 300 leaders for global Takaful forum in Dubai

The Takaful industry is highly concentrated in the GCC, other Mena and Southeast Asia regions with Saudi Arabia taking the top spot in terms of total Takaful assets.

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UAE: New federal food registration portal launched in the UAE

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: New federal food registration portal launched in the UAE

The online system will also list the Halal certification and accreditation bodies approved by the Emirates Authority for Standarization and Metrology (ESMA).

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Saudi Arabia lifts UK lamb ban in deal worth £25m

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia lifts UK lamb ban in deal worth £25m

The news arrives in the middle of Dubai’s Gulfood trade fair, the largest food fair in the Middle East where both AHDB and HCC were present alongside food industry executives from Saudi Arabia.

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UAE: New Islamic economy products unveiled in Dubai

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: New Islamic economy products unveiled in Dubai

The first product launched was the ‘Exchangeable Sukuk’, then the ‘Awqaf Fund’ and finally the ‘Flexible Credit Card’ was the third product launched at IIPIEP 2018

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Opinion: Shari’ah Principles for Halal Standardisation

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Shari’ah Principles for Halal Standardisation

An academic overview of the Halaal and Haraam Standards which have already been prepared or are currently being prepared both locally and internationally.

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Pakistan: PHDA Launches Poultry Butchers Training Programme

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA Launches Poultry Butchers Training Programme

Chairman PHDA, Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman while inaugurating the first phase added that this training would provide the practical knowledge to the butchers about Halal slaughtering standards

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UAE: Dubai Municipality seeks US support to develop food import

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Municipality seeks US support to develop food import

The meeting also deliberated on the possibility of testing food in the accredited laboratories in the US and recognised by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre.

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UAE: Start-up movement in the Arab World picks up pace with AIM Startup

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Start-up movement in the Arab World picks up pace with AIM Startup

An initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, AIM Startup brings tech-entrepreneurs closer to investors, venture capital funds and mentors.

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UAE: MoE launches Halal Accreditation Service, ESMA interactive global map

| 20/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: MoE launches Halal Accreditation Service, ESMA interactive global map

The minister confirmed that the UAE is currently leading global efforts to assess the size of the Islamic economy sector through a specialised study being undertaken by the concerned authorities in the UAE.

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UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb and Dairy returns to Gulfood in Dubai

| 19/02/2018 | Reply
UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb and Dairy returns to Gulfood in Dubai

AHDB is exhibiting a range of lamb products in the Meat Pavilion as well as a selection of speciality cheeses in the Dairy Hall.

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UAE: Global Halal Industry Platform held in Dubai

| 19/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal Industry Platform held in Dubai

Key challenges facing the international halal system and how to overcome them, as well as innovations that will achieve balance between growth in the industry and compliance with Islamic Sharia will be discussed.

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