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Kuwait: Second Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services

| 12/01/2013 | Reply
Kuwait: Second Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services

Under the auspices of Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Kuwait the Second Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services ‘Towards an Effective Management of Halal’ will be held on the 22-24 January 2013 at the Crown Plaza Hotel-Farwaniyah, State of Kuwait.

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Malaysia: ‘Halal’ elevators at four-star hotel

| 09/01/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Halal’ elevators at four-star hotel

A leading four star hotel has signboards beside several elevators which instruct that only ‘halal’ goods can be transported in the lift. The hotel definitely will do everything they can to prevent losing their halal certification as it would mean a huge loss of business for them.

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Pakistan: Export of Halal products to bring forex

| 07/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Export of Halal products to bring forex

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) Chairman Justice Retd Khalil-ur-Rehman Khan has stressed the need for devising a ‘development plan’ to promote exports of quality Halal products from Pakistan to the international market.

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Opinion: Cross examining Islamic finance

| 30/12/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Cross examining Islamic finance

Why aren’t more Islamic financial institutions sponsoring events that connect them to the young people, the next generation of clients and employees? Are Islamic banks and funds focusing too much on Shariah and less on the value proposition?

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Vietnam’s First Halal and Holiday Operator to Promote Vietnam Halal Tourism

| 27/12/2012 | Reply
Vietnam’s First Halal and Holiday Operator to Promote Vietnam Halal Tourism

Luxury Travel Vietnam has just launched the first luxury halal tour and holiday operator focusing on Muslim tourists from Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Turkey, and the Middle East visiting Vietnam in 2013.

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EU: Growing demand sees Europe firms warm to ‘Halal production’

| 24/12/2012 | Reply
EU: Growing demand sees Europe firms warm to ‘Halal production’

One of the organizations in Europe that promote production of goods according to halal standards and encourages producers to enter this business is Belgium’s Halal Club, an initiative that is supported by the Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency (AWEX).

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Indonesia: Mui adopts porcine detection kits for Halal food

| 20/12/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Mui adopts porcine detection kits for Halal food

Indonesia’s top Muslim clerical body, has adopted PerkinElmer’s Porcine Detection Kits for Halal Food Testing & Screening. Designed for the fast detection of porcine meat traces, the kits can provide results for the presence of porcine biomarkers in less than 15 minutes.

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Pakistan: EPZA, ICCI to establish Halal Export Processing Zone

| 16/12/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: EPZA, ICCI to establish Halal Export Processing Zone

Various international brands should be attracted towards Pakistan for investment in a Halal Processing Zone which would ultimately increase the exports of Halal products as global value for trade of Halal foods and non-food products.

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UK: Mullaco Batley wins Halal Butcher of the year Award

| 26/11/2012 | Reply
UK: Mullaco Batley wins Halal Butcher of the year Award

Butchers Shop of the Year awards is an annual competition organised by a trade magazine. A judge said that he was impressed with the professionalism and the enthusiasm of the Halal butchers who made the final of this year’s Awards.

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UAE: Midamar serving Authentic Greek Gyros at SIAL 2012 in Abu Dhabi

| 24/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Midamar serving Authentic Greek Gyros at SIAL 2012 in Abu Dhabi

Midamar will be exhibiting at SIAL Middle East which will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 26-28. This year at SIAL, Midamar will be featuring its authentic Greek style gyros and serving samples.

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Russian Halal Certification Center successfully aids first export of Halal poultry

| 23/11/2012 | Reply
Russian Halal Certification Center successfully aids first export of Halal poultry

For the first time in the history the Russian Halal Certification Center has helped to facilitate Halal poultry to cross the Russian border and begin exporting to Arab countries.

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UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

| 14/11/2012 | Reply
UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

The government has no plans to ban religious slaughter of animals. However, changes to all rules on welfare at slaughter will be required when a new EU Regulation on welfare at the time of killing comes into effect in January 2013.

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Kuwait: Traces of pork found in chicken hotdogs from Brazil

| 13/09/2012 | Reply
Kuwait: Traces of pork found in chicken hotdogs from Brazil

The Kuwait Municipality closed a store where shipment of chicken hotdogs ‘mixed with pork and lard”‘ and imported from Brazil was found. They had not been tested to confirm whether they were suitable for human consumption.

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Opinion: Halal industry: Pakistan has more potential than Malaysia to thrive

| 06/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Halal industry: Pakistan has more potential than Malaysia to thrive

Pakistan, with a huge Muslim population, stands a chance of becoming a global centre of excellence for halal business, if the government pays attention to this lucrative business sector.

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NZ: World’s biggest brand? Not McDonald’s but Halal

| 13/07/2012 | 1 Reply
NZ: World’s biggest brand? Not McDonald’s but Halal

People may think that Google or McDonald’s are the biggest brands in the world, but that’s just because they’re not thinking of halal, says billionaire Malaysian businessman Tan Sri Halim Saad.

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Malaysia: HDC’s first-of-its-kind Global Halal Support Centre (GHSC)

| 12/06/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC’s first-of-its-kind Global Halal Support Centre (GHSC)

The Malaysian GHSC, costing RM2 million to build and develop, is a one-stop centre for functional services in support of the halal industry in line with the country’s aspiration to become the global halal hub. HDC is considering setting up similar centres abroad.

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Cambodia: ‘Cham’ move for Halal Food

| 23/05/2012 | Reply
Cambodia: ‘Cham’ move for Halal Food

Cambodian officials and Muslim leaders will meet this month to discuss the establishment of the country’s first halal food institution. Experts in the region will be invited to teach local Muslims, known as ‘Cham’, how to process Halal food. It will be a state-run facility with a recognised Halal standard.

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Morocco: Halal certification regulation ready

| 22/05/2012 | Reply
Morocco: Halal certification regulation ready

The new regulations, which will cover every production phase, should come into force over the coming days following approval by the Ministry for Industry and the first certificates should be issued during July.

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Opinion: When ‘separated twins’ reunite

| 22/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: When ‘separated twins’ reunite

Islamic finance and halal industry are twins separated at birth. The Halal industry, as an asset class, is looking for compliant liquidity. Islamic finance, as a movement connected to the real economy, is looking for impactful intra-OIC (compliant) investment and financing opportunities.

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UK: Call for the defence of Halal and religious slaughter

| 22/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Call for the defence of Halal and religious slaughter

New Halal Legislation is being planned for implementation in the UK by January 2013 and is currently undergoing ‘consultation’. These new laws pose some of the biggest threats to the continuance of Halal in a generation.

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