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MCEC Funds Purchase of Plant for Manitoba Beef

| 30/07/2008 | Reply
MCEC Funds Purchase of Plant for Manitoba Beef

The Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council announced today it
has increased its investment in Natural Prairie Beef Inc. by $1.2
million.”We have to be as smart as we can in our approach,” said Butler.
“Targeting niche markets such as kosher, halal and Natural beef makes
sense and this plant was a good opportunity when it came on the market.”

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Halal food monitor riles sellers

| 29/07/2008 | Reply
Halal food monitor riles sellers

A Muslim
not-for-profit organization says that even though meat might be
advertised as halal, that doesn’t ensure it is slaughtered according to
Qur’an guidelines. And the Halal Monitoring Authority in Canada admits its
growing influence on halal food has upset some businesses.

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Brunei business organisations to widen business prospects with Singapore counterparts

| 29/07/2008 | Reply
Brunei business organisations to widen business prospects with Singapore counterparts

“Malay business organisations are looking forward to the arrival of their Singapore counterparts next month,”
said Hj Osman Hj Omar, the president of Brunei Malay Entrepreneurs Federation (PPPMB). He said the visit which will include attending the International Halal Products Expo 14-17 August and the International Halal Market Conference 16-17 August, will definitely boost the current business situation as both the local Malay business
associations PPPMB and Brunei Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) will have the
opportunity to widen their economic network with their Singapore counterparts.

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The largest survey of Muslim women in the UK

| 26/07/2008 | Reply
The largest survey of Muslim women in the UK


A unique and groundbreaking “1000 Sisters’ voices” survey was carried out by Ummah
Foods, a “new generation” British Muslim food company, and by SISTERS,
the inspirational new magazine for Muslim women
One of the more interesting aspects of the survey was that Muslim women seem
to have turned their backs on the major supermarket chains when it comes to
halal food shopping with only 10 per cent choosing the supermarkets.

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World-class line-up for IHM Conference 2008 in Brunei

| 26/07/2008 | Reply
World-class line-up for IHM Conference 2008 in Brunei

Brunei Darussalam is set to take centre stage again on August 16-17 with the forthcoming International Halal
Market Conference 2008 (IHMC) that will be held at the International Conference Centre in Bandar Seri
Begawan by bringing together a selection of world-class Halal industry experts to
the Sultanate.

Taking place in conjunction with the 3rd International Halal Product Expo (August 14-17), the IHMC
programme promises to be one of the best line-ups assembled for a Halal conference.

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GCC seeks food supplies abroad

| 25/07/2008 | Reply
GCC seeks food supplies abroad

Faced with a scarcity of fertile
land, water shortages and surging world food prices, wealthy Arab
states in the Gulf are seeking to secure their food supplies by
investing in agriculture abroad.

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Muslim Families Forced to Buy Imported Meat

| 25/07/2008 | Reply
Muslim Families Forced to Buy Imported Meat

West Virginia’s Department of Agriculture wants to get the word out to
farmers and meat processing centers that there’s an untapped market of
Muslims who need Halal meat in their state.

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Beijing promises ample Halal food outlets during Olympics

| 25/07/2008 | Reply
Beijing promises ample Halal food outlets during Olympics

Muslim visitors to Beijing will find halal
food outlets within easy reach anywhere, promised a city legislator in charge of
supervising food hygiene law enforcement.

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Sabinsa ingredients certified Halal

| 23/07/2008 | Reply
Sabinsa ingredients certified Halal

Sabinsa
Corporation in the US has received Halal certification for a number of its
dietary supplement ingredients, opening up their use in products
targeting Muslim populations.

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UAE signs MoU with Philippines to ensure food supply

| 23/07/2008 | Reply
UAE signs MoU with Philippines to ensure food supply

The Philippines is now
intensifying efforts to become a major player in the $500 billion
(Dh1.84 trillion) global halal market, so the UAE can count on the
Philippines as a reliable supplier of food products permissible under
Sharia.

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Halal Industry Stakeholders Consider a Mindanao Halal Forum

| 23/07/2008 | Reply
Halal Industry Stakeholders Consider a Mindanao Halal Forum

In a bid to widen the support base for the promotion of
the halal industry in Mindanao, halal industry stakeholders agreed to
establish a Mindanao Halal Forum. With these Halal Forums now popping up all over the world, using this forum to complement the efforts of the National
Technical Working Group on Halal by bringing in local
representatives from government, private sector and donor agencies seems to be the most beneficial way to develop Mindanao’s halal industry potential.

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First Halal Cheese in Scandinavia

| 22/07/2008 | Reply
First Halal Cheese in Scandinavia

Norway’s first halal cheese is now being made in Ørsta. Norbo cheese
was recently given the official Tayyibat halal certificate. This means
that all packages of cheese are marked with an international label of
certification, that is recognized by Muslims.

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Halal Site Guides Hungry Muslims

| 22/07/2008 | Reply
Halal Site Guides Hungry Muslims

A website called zabihah.com is helping Muslims find markets and
restaurants with halal products, prepared according to Islamic dietary
law. You can hear Shahed Amanullah, Founder of this site, speak at the International Halal Market Conference being held in Brunei 16-17 August. He will also be launching the new Products section of Zabihah.com during the conference.

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Pakistan unveils new measures to boost exports

| 21/07/2008 | Reply
Pakistan unveils new measures to boost exports

It
has, been decided to establish a Halal Certification Board,
under the Ministry of Science and Technology in Pakistan, to devise and enforce
Halal Standards and certification mechanism for export of Halal food
products. This is long overdue, but shows that yet another muslim country is coming around to recognising the need for Halal standards. With the GCC and Turkey already looking into Halal Standards as well, this will give added strength and impetus to the Halal market worldwide.

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Tahira produces chocolate Ramadan calendar

| 20/07/2008 | Reply
Tahira produces chocolate Ramadan calendar

Tahira
– Europe’s leading Halal brand – have produced a Ramadan calendar
containing 30 pieces of milk chocolate each embossed with a traditional
symbol and packed within its own plastic cell so they can be removed
individually daily during the holy month.

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Quick continues its implantation in Algeria

| 17/07/2008 | Reply
Quick continues its implantation in Algeria

Here is a fast food chain that is ‘adapting its menu’ to meet the demand for Halal meat in Algeria. But being the ‘number 3’ hamburger chain in Europe we would hope their franchisees would realise the potential of turning their outlets Halal to include the millions of muslims across Europe and travelling to Europe as their customers. Their outlets in Morocco must be Halal as well, but would need this confirmed.

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Halal Slaughter in Northern Spain

| 17/07/2008 | Reply
Halal Slaughter in Northern Spain

This article shows the growth of a business supplying Halal lamb and beef both to France and Spain. With a UK company already producing its Halal baby food in Spain, owing to cheaper manufacturing costs, this may show other business entrepreneurs, and sectors of the Spanish government, in Spain the potential of getting involved in the fast growing Halal industry.

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Indonesia lifts ban on New Zealand beef exports, says minister

| 17/07/2008 | Reply
Indonesia lifts ban on New Zealand beef exports, says minister

Indonesia has lifted a week-old ban on imported
beef from New Zealand, Trade Minister Phil Goff said on Monday
following talks in Wellington with visiting officials from Jakarta.

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‘Halal’ cuisine to attract Muslim tourists to Philippines

| 16/07/2008 | Reply
‘Halal’ cuisine to attract Muslim tourists to Philippines

Making halal cuisine readily available in
tourist destinations will encourage more tourists from Muslim countries
to visit the Philippines. This is according to officials of the Department of Tourism (DOT),
who on Tuesday stressed the need to intensify the promotion and
availability of halal food.


This view is becoming more widespread as many countries around the world look to increase their share of Muslim tourists. The development of this Halal-related travel sector is likely to be one of the key growth areas in the travel and hospitality sector.

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‘Halal tourism’ for Gulf citizens on rise

| 14/07/2008 | Reply
‘Halal tourism’ for Gulf citizens on rise

This article on ‘Halal Tourism’ is right in line with a talk that will be given by Mr David Smith, Chief Executive and Futurist, Global Futures and Foresight at the International Halal Market Conference being held in Brunei Darussalem on th 16-17 August 2008. The topic of Mr Smith’s talk will be The Future of Islamic Tourism and the Halal Hospitality Business. More information on this conference and the programme can be downloaded from the top of this website.

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