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UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

| 14/08/2019
UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

Those visitors spent £382 million in the UK in the first three months of 2019 – up six per cent on the first quarter of 2018 spend levels.

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Malaysia: HDC appoints Mahmud as Chairman

| 14/08/2019
Malaysia: HDC appoints Mahmud as Chairman

As chairman, he will play a significant role in advancing Malaysia’s halal agenda, while focusing on a stronger international presence.

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UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

| 10/08/2019
UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

In Britain as a whole, the number of stores selling Tuno, a fishless canned tuna, has expanded from 300 to 2,000 in the 11 weeks since it was introduced.

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UK: Chicken farming: birds ‘spend final days in agony’

| 10/08/2019
UK: Chicken farming: birds ‘spend final days in agony’

Chickens reared by companies supplying Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Aldi are apparently collapsing under their own weight and may be spending their final days in pain.

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Turkey: New editions of OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards

| 09/08/2019
Turkey: New editions of OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards

SMIIC has published the latest editions of the OIC/SMIIC halal standards upon the completion of a comprehensive revision process. They are described in this article.

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UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

| 09/08/2019 | Reply
UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

In northern Iraq, shops are rushing to fill their shelves with sweets. The Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice, is approaching – and it is an important part of the year for confectionery businesses.

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Uzbekistan eager to buy Halal food from Balarus

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Uzbekistan eager to buy Halal food from Balarus

The lab offers its services to about 60 Belarusian food producers. About 95,000 tests of 8,100 samples of all kinds of products are performed every year. The number of tests has nearly doubled in the last five years.

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Opinion: Why Companies Should Set Ethical Sourcing Standards Above What’s Required

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Why Companies Should Set Ethical Sourcing Standards Above What’s Required

Consumers and regulators increasingly expect companies to source and produce goods ethically and sustainably—and, more and more, they’re able to see if they don’t.

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Vietnam-Malaysia Halal Certification Centre established in Can Tho

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Vietnam-Malaysia Halal Certification Centre established in Can Tho

An agreement to this effect was signed by the NHO-QSCert Organisation of NHONHO Technology Co., Ltd. and Malaysia’s RSD Management Solution in Can Tho on August 6. 

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UK: British livestock farming and the supply of lambs for Qurbani

| 06/08/2019 | Reply
UK: British livestock farming and the supply of lambs for Qurbani

As Muslims around the world prepare for the annual festival of thanksgiving or sacrifice, many will be making arrangements for procuring eligible animals to offer for Qurbani.

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Nigeria: Institution seeks government legislation for Halal right

| 05/08/2019 | Reply
Nigeria: Institution seeks government legislation for Halal right

The Halal Certification Authority (HCA) has called on the Federal Government to ensure halal certification on consumable goods.

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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

| 04/08/2019 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

The 2019 edition drew in close to 4,200 trade visitors from the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries across Southeast Asia.

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UAE: With new leader, Dubai’s IHAF wants to develop ISO-level halal standards

| 03/08/2019 | Reply
UAE: With new leader, Dubai’s IHAF wants to develop ISO-level halal standards

Dr Rehab Faraj Al Ameri told Salaam Gateway this vision is one that IHAF will achieve by working closely with its member accreditation bodies as well as stakeholders such as assessors and technical experts.

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Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

One of the reasons was the fact that most entrepreneurs were running their businesses in a traditional manner, and had the perception that they did not need to obtain halal certification.

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China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

The crackdown has been most severe in the province of Xinjiang, where the state security forces have imposed a deeply authoritarian assault on the freedoms of the Uighur Muslim minority.

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Nigeria: Export skills for Nigerian Muslim women

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Nigeria:  Export skills for Nigerian Muslim women

The second facilitator, the founder of Export Africana, Adetola Tamunokubie, explained to the participants, the nitty gritty of exporting local foods items to Nigerians abroad.

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Nigeria: Government urged to legislate halal consumer rights

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Nigeria: Government urged to legislate halal consumer rights

The Halal Certification Authority (HCA) has urged the Federal Government to emulate developed countries who provide their Muslim citizens with Halal certified products.

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USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

Some shoppers, though, said they felt conflicted about major retailers getting into the hijab business. Was it inclusion, they wondered, or the appropriation of a religious symbol for the sake of their bottom line?

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Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

| 01/08/2019 | Reply
Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

The move follows Saudi’s new rule that food imports into the kingdom require halal certification as well as other product-relevant papers.

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UK: Muslim Council of Britain Calls for Halal Vaccine

| 31/07/2019 | Reply
UK: Muslim Council of Britain Calls for Halal Vaccine

The council said that Fluenz is not halal as it contains gelatin from pigs. Fluenz, a nasal spray that prevents the flu, is set to be given to every healthy child of primary school age in England.

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