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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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Food is ‘getting cool’: Nestlé CTO Stefan Palzer’s top 7 predictions on the future of food

| 04/09/2019
Food is ‘getting cool’: Nestlé CTO Stefan Palzer’s top 7 predictions on the future of food

The continued growth of social media, meanwhile, is changing how food is marketed. The need for novel, diverse food offerings is becoming increasingly important.

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Opinion: Veggie burgers were living an idyllic little existence. Then they got caught in the war over meat.

| 31/08/2019
Opinion: Veggie burgers were living an idyllic little existence. Then they got caught in the war over meat.

As plant-based meat goes from an afterthought to a financial juggernaut that aims to change how most people eat, the opposition has suddenly awakened.

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Indonesia: MUI fights back with legal challenge as govt takes over halal certification authority

| 30/08/2019
Indonesia: MUI fights back with legal challenge as govt takes over halal certification authority

Directors of MUI’s food and drug analysis agencies (LPPOM) from 31 provinces across the country have lodged a petition for a judicial review with the Constitutional Court.

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SDG: Unilever warns it will sell off brands that hurt the planet or society

| 30/08/2019
SDG: Unilever warns it will sell off brands that hurt the planet or society

British favourite Marmite and Magnum ice-cream among the big names thought to be vulnerable to a cull linked to the company’s sustainable business agenda.

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USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

| 29/08/2019
USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

The vegan KFC menu option will be sold as chicken nuggets with a customer’s choice of dipping sauces, or boneless wings tossed in either Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ sauce.

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Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

| 28/08/2019
Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

The number of conservatives is now growing and more companies have embraced Islamic branding and marketing.

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Malaysia to host Muslim World Business show

| 28/08/2019
Malaysia to host Muslim World Business show

The event will take place from September 4 to 6, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

| 27/08/2019
Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris said, “Africa Halal Week is a key component of our effort in this regard, as we position ourselves as the Halal export hub of the African continent.”

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UK: Food fraud on the rise, claims research

| 26/08/2019
UK: Food fraud on the rise, claims research

The report suggests that illegal beef production from unapproved premises or without the proper inspections account for almost 43% of reported fraud in the global beef supply chain.

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Interview: Shahed Amanullah – Can Capitalism be Ethical?

| 26/08/2019
Interview: Shahed Amanullah – Can Capitalism be Ethical?

This interview with Shahed Amanullah is describing the type of work that has driven him for the past few years with value-anchored entrepreneurs that has showed him the way to move things forward NOW!

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Ethical fashion trends: Sustainability leads Twitter mentions in Q2 2019

| 25/08/2019
Ethical fashion trends: Sustainability leads Twitter mentions in Q2 2019

GlobalData tracks the top 100 influencers in ethical fashion via its Influencer platform.

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World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

| 22/08/2019
World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

The WHC is hopeful that the Indonesian Government and its Halal Product Certification
Agency, BPJPH will once again restore the confidence of its Muslim consumers.

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