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Take A Leaf From M’sia On Halal Food Standards, Says Expert

| 15/11/2008 | Reply
Take A Leaf From M’sia On Halal Food Standards, Says Expert

ABU DHABI, Nov 13 (Bernama) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and
other Middle East countries should emulate Malaysia in regulating halal
food production to prevent governments and consumers from being
defrauded, said an industry expert. Midamar Corporation director Jalel Aossey said countries like
Malaysia and Brunei had well established regulatory bodies to verify
products were halal-compliant and that protection levels were in place
in countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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Brunei to Develop 7 industrial Clusters outside Oil & Gas

| 15/11/2008 | Reply
Brunei to Develop 7 industrial Clusters outside Oil & Gas

Brunei
is set to develop seven areas outside the oil and gas industry, namely
renewable energy, eco-tourism, aquaculture, “green” ICT, Pulau Muara
Besar (PMB) project, Halal processing, and Islamic finance.

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Live export protest across Australia

| 14/11/2008 | Reply
Live export protest across Australia


ANIMALS Australia will step up its campaign against live exports with a national day of action tomorrow. 


The animal rights group is urging its supporters to brandish petitions
at their workplace, school or university as part of its “Live Animal
Export: Indefensible” campaign.

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The company Soja protein has received halal certificates for 26 of its products from the Islamic Community in Serbia.

| 14/11/2008 | Reply
The company Soja protein has received halal certificates for 26 of its products from the Islamic Community in Serbia.

The company Soja protein has received halal certificates for 26 of its products from the Islamic Community in Serbia.

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Halal World Expo sparks export demand, but regional consumers face wait for unique Al Ain Quail

| 14/11/2008 | Reply
Halal World Expo sparks export demand, but regional consumers face wait for unique Al Ain Quail

Huge UAE demand for unique quail produced in Al Ain
through a selective breeding process means consumers in other Gulf
countries may have to wait at least 18 months before they can buy the
halal delicacy at their local supermarkets. Attracting major interest at the Halal World Expo in Abu Dhabi had to disappoint many potential distributors who were keen to start importing the Al Ain Quail which is 100% natural, halal and twice the size of normal birds.

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MeCD Wants Dubai Trading Centre To Bring In More Goods

| 14/11/2008 | Reply
MeCD Wants Dubai Trading Centre To Bring In More Goods

DUBAI, (Bernama) — The Ministry of Entrepreneur and
Cooperative Development (MeCD) wants a trading centre set up here to
bring in more products manufactured by Bumiputera entrepreneurs in
Malaysia for distribution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and beyond.

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HDC Certs: Call For Efforts To Get Recognition From More Countries

| 14/11/2008 | Reply
HDC Certs: Call For Efforts To Get Recognition From More Countries

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Bernama) — Efforts have to be made to convince
more countries to recognise halal certificates issued by the Malaysian
Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC), said Entrepreneur and
Cooperative Development Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Musa Muhamad
Wednesday.

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RFM’s meat plant secures halal accreditation

| 14/11/2008 | Reply
RFM’s meat plant secures halal accreditation

MANILA, Philippines –
Listed food and beverage company RFM Corp. said its meat processing
plant secured halal certification, allowing it to produce hotdogs,
frankfurters, and sausages for more than 1.9 billion Muslims around the
world.


The facility is the first and the only halal-certified meat processing plant in the country, RFM said.

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Summit Industrial Products Becomes the First Company in North America to Earn ISO 21469 Certification

| 14/11/2008 | Reply
Summit Industrial Products Becomes the First Company in North America to Earn ISO 21469 Certification

NSF today announced that KL Texas, L.P. (dba Summit Industrial
Products), a worldwide leader in synthetic lubricant technology, is
the first company in North America to receive Certification to ISO
21469: Safety of machinery – Lubricants with Incidental Product
Contact — Hygiene requirements.


This company has also gone to the trouble to get both Halal and Kosher certification for many of their food grade products. Some people do not realise that Halal certification requirements even go into the fine detail of being sure that the lubricants used for the machinery producing the food, and the glue in packaging, are are inspected.

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Canadian Halal consortium hopes to hit it big

| 13/11/2008 | Reply
Canadian Halal consortium hopes to hit it big

Canadian companies in Alberta have formed a consortium to sell Halal foods in the Middle East. The
plan is to also introduce the region to exotic Alberta meats such as
bison and elk, and with the global Halal market estimated to exceed $1
trillion US by 2010, the sooner they get into it the better.

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UAE takes the lead in Shariah-compliant food

| 13/11/2008 | Reply
UAE takes the lead in Shariah-compliant food

Businesses
from more than 30 countries including Australia, Kuwait, the UK and
Serbia gathered for the second Halal World Expo being held in Abu Dhabi this week in an effort to come to
a consensus on what actually makes a product halal.

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Global halal market sees annual growth of $500bn

| 13/11/2008 | Reply
Global halal market sees annual growth of $500bn

The worldwide halal market is worth more than $2.1 trillion (Dh4.4trn)
and is growing at $500 billion annually, according to figures released
at the second Halal World Expo, which opened at Abu Dhabi National
Exhibition Centre yesterday.

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Halal World Expo opens in Abu Dhabi

| 13/11/2008 | Reply
Halal World Expo opens in Abu Dhabi

Dr. Mariam Hareb Sultan Al Yousuf, Executive
Director of Policy and Regulation Sector, the Abu Dhabi Food Control
Authority, officially inaugurated Halal World Expo being held in Abu Dhabi 11-13 November, the comprehensive
exhibition is bringing together major players in the $2.1 trillion Halal
industry.

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Abu Dhabi turns spotlight on USD 2.1 trillion Halal industry

| 11/11/2008 | Reply
Abu Dhabi turns spotlight on USD 2.1 trillion Halal industry

Abu
Dhabi becomes a focal point this week for key players in the Halal
industry, a rapidly expanding business now reaching 1.8 billion
consumers worldwide and worth an estimated USD 2.1 trillion. Opening
tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the
three-day Halal World Expo, organised by IIR Middle East, aims to build
on its inaugural success last year, having immediately established
itself as the GCC’s leading exhibition dedicated to the global Halal
industry

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Canadian supplier to import high-end halal bison and elk

| 10/11/2008 | Reply
Canadian supplier to import high-end halal bison and elk

DUBAI: Prairie Halal Foods from Canada hopes to introduce halal bison
and Islam-friendly elk into high-end restaurants and hotels by next
month.

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Two Companies To Start Operations In Penang’s Halal Industrial Park Next Year

| 08/11/2008 | Reply
Two Companies To Start Operations In Penang’s Halal Industrial Park Next Year

PENANG, MALAYSIA – Two local companies who produce halal
medical products will become the first companies to start operations at
the Penang Halal Industrial Park next year.

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UK Company’s interest to be active in Halal Certification filed

| 06/11/2008 | Reply
UK Company’s interest to be active in Halal Certification filed

The Board of Directors of Ics Registrars company announced their
interest for common activity in the fields of documentation of audit
system, and Halal certification according to the regulations of ISO17021
concluding codex and necessary practical methods, the auditing of check
list, evaluation methods, holding free training of Halal common laws
and Hygiene and safety of food products, like, issuance of common Halal
certificate among ICRIC and Ics Register with common signature and
mutual certifying in England and ICRIC.

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Organisers Roping In Interesting Personalities For IIF2008 Dubai

| 06/11/2008 | Reply
Organisers Roping In Interesting Personalities For IIF2008 Dubai

The international conference segment of the
third International Islamic Fair 2008 (IIF2008) to be held in Dubai from
Dec 23-25, 2008 promises to be a thought-provoking affair with the expected
participation of personalities such as Malaysia’s former prime minister
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as well as a survivor of the Sept 11, 2001
attack on New York’s World Trade Centre.

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Islamic finance in focus at Abu Dhabi event – Billion dollar sector to be discussed during forum at Halal World Expo

| 04/11/2008 | Reply
Islamic finance in focus at Abu Dhabi event – Billion dollar sector to be discussed during forum at Halal World Expo

A
dedicated forum at next month’s Halal World Expo is throwing the
spotlight on the billion dollar Islamic finance sector in a move which
will be of great interest to UAE businesses and potential investors.

The GCC’s leading event dedicated to the global Halal industry,
which takes place from 11-13 November 2008 at the Abu Dhabi National
Exhibition Centre, organised by IIR Middle East, is set to feature
three illuminating seminars on Shari’ah compliant banking and financial
services.

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Profitable Future for Halal Industry

| 04/11/2008 | Reply
Profitable Future for Halal Industry

As a result of the
growing Halal industry, the second annual Halal World Expo (HWE) will be
taking place in the UAE. Spread over three days from November 11 to 13
at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The HWE, which is being
organised by IIR, will bring producers from around the world together
to showcase their products as well as provide a venue to discuss such
issues as standardisation of the industry.

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