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UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

AHDB is currently considering introducing assurance standards for both stunned and traditional Halal sheep meat.

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UAE: Fresh food sales to hit Dh30 billion this year

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UAE: Fresh food sales to hit Dh30 billion this year

Establishing an internationally recognised trademark would stand to expand the trade of Halal food products around the world.

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‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

| 06/03/2017 | Reply
‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

During Gulfood, bruneihalalfoods received several recognitions including winning the Gulfood Award 2017 for ‘Best Artisan or Local Food’.

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UAE ‘has best ecosystem for Halal pharmaceuticals’

| 05/03/2017 | Reply
UAE ‘has best ecosystem for Halal pharmaceuticals’

“Mass manufacturing would be made possible by standardisation, which would aid economies of scale and barrier-free global trade,” Mohammed Saleh Badri, secretary general of IHAF, said

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Malaysia: Important for Malaysian Halal industry to lead globally

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Important for Malaysian Halal industry to lead globally

Malaysia’s National Halal policy is being drafted, and entails certification, standards, accreditation, laboratory, research and development, and the growth of the Halal industry itself.

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Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

While Osaka and Tokyo have been Indonesians favorites, Japan also has six other attractive regions for tourists who want to experience the country’s four seasons.

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Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

The country could have a significant share of global Halal meat export if it could fulfill SFDA conditions after having the necessary infrastructure.

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Canada: Export insights from Riz Global Foods’ Syed Ali

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Canada: Export insights from Riz Global Foods’ Syed Ali

“Prices of Canadian products are usually higher because of their superior quality,” and companies need to understand the culture of the market they’re going to enter.

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UK: Aladdin Group partners with Manchester United

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Aladdin Group partners with Manchester United

AladdinStreet.com will be rolling out its services globally in Q1/2017 by featuring products and services from Malaysia and Singapore in the initial stages.

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Saudi, UAE keen on building halal ecosystem within Malaysia, says Zahid

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
Saudi, UAE keen on building halal ecosystem within Malaysia, says Zahid

Jakim will be the permanent secretariat for the National Halal Council and Jakim’s Halal Hub division will be strengthened with other agencies under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS).

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Latvia keen on co-operation with UAE in food safety and Halal accreditation

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
Latvia keen on co-operation with UAE in food safety and Halal accreditation

DIAC the accreditation body has received 40 requests from several countries for accreditation of Halal products and Islamic bodies overseeing Halal slaughtering of animals, according to Ahmed.

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Ireland: Creed secures enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
Ireland: Creed secures enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia

The enhanced agreement with the Minister for Agriculture will see the range of beef exported from Ireland to Saudi Arabia extended to processed, cooked, minced and bone-in beef products.

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Halal certification in Indonesia

| 03/03/2017 | 4 Replies
Halal certification in Indonesia

In contrast to the law no 33 year of 2014 stipulating that MUI is not primary institution for administrating Halal Certificate, MUI still prevails because of the absence of a proposed institution.

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UK: AHDB Meat and Dairy Attend Gulfood in Dubai

| 02/03/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB Meat and Dairy Attend Gulfood in Dubai

Quality Standard mark Lamb and speciality cheeses were in the spotlight this week at the major international trade show Gulfood in Dubai.

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Opinion: Innovation in the Halal industry

| 02/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation in the Halal industry

The halal label will never be enough to sustain and offer lucrative returns for the businesses, companies and businesses have been forced to innovate, innovate and innovate for commercialisation.

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As Canadian exports diversify, Riz Global Foods finds success in the Middle East

| 02/03/2017 | Reply
As Canadian exports diversify, Riz Global Foods finds success in the Middle East

A study by the Conference Board of Canada found that SMEs owned by recent immigrants to Canada, are more likely to export, and they are also among the fastest-growing SMEs.

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UK: Halal food provider Haloodies upbeat about expansion

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food provider Haloodies upbeat about expansion

There will also probably be an interest in halal from those who are not required to eat it for religious purposes but buy it for ethical purposes.

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UAE: Patchi UAE Receives Halal Certification from ESMA

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Patchi UAE Receives Halal Certification from ESMA

Patchi LLC, the prominent chocolate manufacturer, is the first company within the Dubai Industrial Park Halal cluster to receive the ESMA Halal certificate.

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UAE: Global Halal food accreditation certificates distributed at Gulfood

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food accreditation certificates distributed at Gulfood

Amina Ahmed Mohammed, Executive Director of the Emirates International Accreditation Centre, said the centre has a specific role in verifying the efficiency of halal certification companies and bodies.

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UAE: Major shift needed in global food industry says expert

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Major shift needed in global food industry says expert

“Awareness is key for Muslim and non-Muslim populations alike. Experts expect the latter to veer towards Halal due to rising concerns about unhygienic and unhealthy food.”

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