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Opinion: Religious doctrine scrambles to catch up to new food technology

| 14/09/2019
Opinion: Religious doctrine scrambles to catch up to new food technology

Impossible Foods received its halal certification from the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America in December 2018.

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UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

| 14/09/2019
UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

The labelling policy, which was approved by the UAE Cabinet last week, is premised on the use of the colours red, amber or green to symbolise the nutritional status of the food.

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Germany: New trade show responds to growing importance of Halal products

| 12/09/2019
Germany: New trade show responds to growing importance of Halal products

Deutsche Messe is catering for this trend with its new HALAL HANNOVER trade show being held 6-8 March 2020.

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Switzerland’s Largest Supermarket Chain Follows The Pack With Blockchain Food Tracking

| 11/09/2019
Switzerland’s Largest Supermarket Chain Follows The Pack With Blockchain Food Tracking

Migros, Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain, has instituted a blockchain food tracking system with the help of TE-Food to aid in essential areas in the supply chain.

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Kazakhstan keen to tap Malaysia’s expertise

| 11/09/2019
Kazakhstan keen to tap Malaysia’s expertise

The Republic of Kazakhstan is looking at Malaysia for assistance and expertise in developing and standardising its halal food service industry.

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GCC food delivery apps tap insatiable appetite

| 11/09/2019
GCC food delivery apps tap insatiable appetite

A growing number of diners in the Gulf are tapping into smartphone applications to snap up meal deliveries, a trend that is expected to accelerate as technology redefines the food sector.

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Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

| 11/09/2019
Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

Clean label is a consumer driven movement, demanding a return to real food and transparency through authenticity. Food products containing natural, familiar, simple ingredients that are easy to recognize, understand, and pronounce. No artificial ingredients or synthetic chemicals. Products consumers recognise and think of as wholesome—ingredients that consumers might use at home. One major retailer […]

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Malaysia, Turkey to boost bilateral trade to US$5b over next five years

| 11/09/2019
Malaysia, Turkey to boost bilateral trade to US$5b over next five years

Malaysia and Turkey are working on widening the trade relationship in areas such as defence, technology, food and services, as well as electronics.

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Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

| 11/09/2019
Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

Halal food exports from South East Asian countries are seemingly sluggish, despite soaring consumer demand and a more sophisticated regulatory regime.

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Singapore could be Asia’s next halal destination

| 09/09/2019
Singapore could be Asia’s next halal destination

Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) deputy head Panca Sarungu said that Singapore had the potential to become a new competitor in the halal tourism sector.

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Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

| 08/09/2019
Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

This article was originally written for The Halal Journal Magazine, published in Malaysia by KasehDia, in October 2006, by the late Hajj Abdalhamid David Evans. Have things changed??

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Malaysia: 60% of halal product manufacturers non-Muslims, says minister

| 07/09/2019
Malaysia: 60% of halal product manufacturers non-Muslims, says minister

Data from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) shows that more than 60% of halal product manufacturers are multinational companies owned by non-Muslims.

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Penny Appeal: Do you know how much water we waste?

| 07/09/2019
Penny Appeal: Do you know how much water we waste?

While developed countries tend to waste water, 844 million people in developing countries lack access to safe drinking water.

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U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

| 07/09/2019
U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

The two companies said in a statement that the acquisition will enable Affinis Labs to “extend its offerings to disadvantaged communities and new regional markets around the world”.

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CIS: Lack of standardisation poses problems for halal industry in CIS, notes conference

| 05/09/2019
CIS: Lack of standardisation poses problems for halal industry in CIS, notes conference

Private companies frequently work without accreditation certificates and several organisations issuing them are not registered legal entities.

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Opinion: Halal consumerism from a wider perspective

| 05/09/2019
Opinion: Halal consumerism from a wider perspective

Muslim consumers are looking for the halalness in their fashion, tourism, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, media and entertainment as well as other service sectors, such as logistics and financing.

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‘New fraud opportunity’: Expert lambasts new Vietnam-Malaysia halal certification cent

| 04/09/2019
‘New fraud opportunity’: Expert lambasts new Vietnam-Malaysia halal certification cent

The Vietnam-Malaysia Certification Centre was launched earlier this year in the Southern Vietnamese city of Can Tho.

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Indonesia: High duties hit halal exports to OIC countries

| 04/09/2019
Indonesia: High duties hit halal exports to OIC countries

Indonesia has a huge potential of halal exports including food products, medicines, cosmetics, and Muslim garments that has yet to be fully explored.

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HDC: Malaysia’s halal cosmetics, personal care products in high demand in India

| 04/09/2019
HDC: Malaysia’s halal cosmetics, personal care products in high demand in India

Malaysia’s halal cosmetics and personal care products are in great demand in India despite the slower sales growth recorded in 2018.

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