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Road map for $3T world Halal market to be drawn up in Turkey

| 05/12/2016 | Reply
Road map for $3T world Halal market to be drawn up in Turkey

Covering everything from finance, tourism and food, will be drawn in Istanbul, Turkey, as it prepares to host Halal Expo 2016 Dec. 15-17.

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McDonald’s sells Singapore, Malaysian franchise to Saudi group

| 03/12/2016 | Reply
McDonald’s sells Singapore, Malaysian franchise to Saudi group

It had sold the franchise rights for its restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia to Saudi Arabia’s Lionhorn Pte Ltd as part of a plan to move away from direct ownership in Asia.

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EU: Mediterranean companies see huge potential in halal

| 03/12/2016 | Reply
EU: Mediterranean companies see huge potential in halal

Political and business leaders attending a Mediterranean economic conference in Barcelona Friday touted the huge potential of the halal food market.

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Halal beef brings a little bit of Ireland’s green to UAE

| 29/11/2016 | Reply
Halal beef brings a little bit of Ireland’s green to UAE

Irish food producers have been increasingly catering for the Emirati appetite for good, grass-fed beef which is much more succulent and juicy than any other kind in the world.

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UAE: IHAF explores collaboration in maintaining Halal assessment standards

| 29/11/2016 | Reply
UAE:  IHAF explores collaboration in maintaining Halal assessment standards

IHAF convened for its first General Assembly meeting in Dubai. This set in motion the official activation of the world’s first global Halal accreditation network.

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USA: ANSI Signs MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)

| 29/11/2016 | Reply
USA: ANSI Signs MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)

ANSI’s Reinaldo Figueiredo, senior program director, accreditation of product certification bodies represented ANSI, which signed the MoU along with other accreditation bodies.

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Malaysia: Auntie Anne’s confirms ‘pretzel dog’ now ‘pretzel sausage’

| 28/11/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Auntie Anne’s confirms ‘pretzel dog’ now ‘pretzel sausage’

The company had posted a statement on its Facebook page, saying that it would fulfil all the requirements towards obtaining halal certification in the country.

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Halal Expo Australia 2017 takes Islamic Relief Australia as Charity Partner

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
Halal Expo Australia 2017 takes Islamic Relief Australia as Charity Partner

Islamic Relief will participate in the Halal Expo Australia (HEA) 2017 and International Halal Conference (IHC) 2017 as a charity partner.

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Cambodia: Halal order raises stakes for abattoir

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
Cambodia: Halal order raises stakes for abattoir

SLN Meat Supplies, the company behind Cambodia’s first industrial slaughterhouse, is hoping to secure an export contract to supply $50 million worth of halal beef to a Malaysian distributor.

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UK: HFA says it does not certify Nando’s after confusion

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
UK: HFA says it does not certify Nando’s after confusion

HFA does NOT certify any chicken supply for Nandos. Please exercise your own choice without any recourse to HFA’s approval.

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Brunei participates in Halal Expo Japan 2016

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
Brunei participates in Halal Expo Japan 2016

BRUNEI Darussalam recently participated in the Japan Halal Expo 2016 in Tokyo, and also held the Brunei Halal Business Seminar on the sidelines of the expo.

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Opinion: Generation M Is the Next Big Opportunity for Global Brands

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
Opinion:  Generation M Is the Next Big Opportunity for Global Brands

Muslim millennials (b. 1980 and 2000), the so-called ‘Generation M’, are emerging as the next big opportunity for global brands.

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Canada: Chicken farmers cry foul over new regulations

| 22/11/2016 | Reply
Canada:  Chicken farmers cry foul over new regulations

A new program that’s supposed to encourage farmers to produce halal, organic and other specialty types of chicken has ruffled the feathers of current producers.

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UK: Iqbal Poultry has opened a new show plant in South Yorkshire

| 21/11/2016 | Reply
UK: Iqbal Poultry has opened a new show plant in South Yorkshire

The new plant offers solutions that help poultry plants worldwide optimise the value of each bird being processed by providing quality in all phases of processing.

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Jakarta: Gov’t sets up Halal certification body but MUI gets to keep final say

| 21/11/2016 | Reply
Jakarta: Gov’t sets up Halal certification body but MUI gets to keep final say

The Religious Ministry in 2014 set up their own halal certification body, the Halal Products Guarantee Body (BPJPH).

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Kenya makes beeline for Sh360 trillion global Halal industry

| 21/11/2016 | Reply
Kenya makes beeline for Sh360 trillion global Halal industry

“We seek to position Kenya as the hub of Halal industry in the region by producing more Halal-certified goods and services….”

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UK: Haloodies launches cooked chicken range in major supermarkets

| 21/11/2016 | Reply
UK: Haloodies launches cooked chicken range in major supermarkets

Haloodies Ready to Eat Cooked Chicken range now available in over 300 mainstream stores nationwide and over in 190 London postcodes with AmazonFresh.

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Japan’s Okayama seeks to attract Malaysians with Muslim-friendly tourism

| 18/11/2016 | Reply
Japan’s Okayama seeks to attract Malaysians with Muslim-friendly tourism

A deal inked this Tuesday with a Kuala Lumpur-based travel agency is expected to help bring in 240 to 480 Muslim tourists to the Okayama Prefecture in 2017.

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Research finds Muslim business travellers present a $22 billion opportunity

| 10/11/2016 | Reply
Research finds Muslim business travellers present a $22 billion opportunity

Research released by Mastercard and CrescentRating, Muslim business travellers are gaining greater autonomy and are increasingly using technology and digital tools when planning to travel.

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UK: Futurist Food for a Generation of Muslim Millennials

| 08/11/2016 | Reply
UK: Futurist Food for a Generation of Muslim Millennials

There is a growing population of young Muslims in the UK who have been forgotten by brands, particularly with Halal food.

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