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MNCS Urged To Work With SMEs To Market Halal Products Globally

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KUALA LUMPUR – Multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in Malaysia are encouraged to work with local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to market halal products to the global market, said Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He also urged local SMEs to boldly grab the opportunities to work with the MNCs to grow…

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Halal Zichar Set Up By Malaysian After Meeting Wife

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IT is not every day that you come across a halal zichar stall, but Ridhuan’s Muslim Delights delivers on that — Chinese cuisine cooked to perfection, and halal too. For those who aren’t familiar with the staple in coffee shop, zichar is Chinese cuisine which commonly uses woks and strong heat. Dishes such as hor fun, salted…

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Lanzhou, Gateway For Malaysian Halal Products

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  LANZHOU – Lanzhou, the capital city of China’s Gansu Province with a Muslim population of over one million, has the potential to become a gateway for Malaysian halal products into other Muslim territories in China and even central Asia where demand for such products is growing. Second International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka…

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Jakim Urged Not To Extend Halal Certification To Premises

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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has been urged not to overstep its boundaries by extending the halal certification to premises instead of just the food. Following McDonald’s Malaysia’s recent announcement that only halal-certified cakes are allowed into its premises, Centre for a Better Tomorrow (Cenbet) co-president Gan Ping Sieu said there should…

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Jamil Khir: Jakim To Meet Auntie Anne’s Reps Over Halal Issue

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will be meeting representatives of Auntie Anne’s later Thursday over the pretzel store franchise’s halal certification, said Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom. Auntie Anne’s was recently asked to change the name of its “Pretzel Dog” to “Pretzel Sausage” in order to receive a halal certification. Speaking at…

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Perlis Mufti: Look At The Content Of Food, Not Its Name

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PETALING JAYA: Whether food is halal (permissible) or haram (forbidden) depends on its content, and not its name, said Dr Asri Zainul Abidin. The Perlis mufti said that the Mata Kucing fruit (literally means cats eyes) is halal although it is haram to eat the eyes of a cat. He also gave the examples of…

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Sarawak Non-Muslim Traders Applying For More Halal Certificates

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MIRI – The Sarawak Islamic Religious Department sees a growth in the awareness to obtain halal certification by traders in the state. Its director, Ismail Mohd Hanis said the department had issued 518 halal certification, of which half were issued to non-Muslim traders. “A total of 28 slaughterhouses in Sarawak had received the halal certification…

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Halal Makeup Becoming Popular In Industry

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A bearded imam may have seemed out of place at the In-Cosmetics expo in Paris, France, an annual showcase for the world’s leading beauty and personal care products. But Shaikh Ali Achcar’s presence points to a growing demand for makeup that adheres not just to the face – but also to Muslim rules. “When an…

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Halal Industry Can Be Lifted To Higher Level – Matrade

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian halal industry can be lifted to a higher level based on the positive response received from trade buyers and conference participants at the just concluded World Halal Week 2016. The event was hosted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) with the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas) being part…

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Growth Momentum Of Halal Industry Must Be Sustained

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KUALA LUMPUR – The global halal industry’s growth momentum must be continued and further built among Muslims, as well as non-Muslim countries, through collaboration and networking. Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the Malaysian halal agenda started 30 years ago, before getting a boost from former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah…

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Halal Food And Mosques Await Muslim Friends In Beijing

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Samantha Tan Chiew Ting, Bernama’s correspondent in Beijing shares her take on China’s capital city. BEIJING: Besides transportation, many would worry when it comes to language and food while traveling in foreign lands. I believe some of my Malay-Muslim friends will probably hesitate to visit China as they may think halal food is difficult to…

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Pakistan To Explore New Areas Of Cooperation With Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR – Pakistan is looking to explore new areas of cooperation with Malaysia, especially in the halal industry. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz said Malaysia had proven success in the sector and was continuously making good progress. “Malaysia and Pakistan could share expertise and learn from each other to improve the standard and branding…

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Secret Recipe’s Halal Cert Revoked

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PETALING JAYA: Restaurant chain Secret Recipe’s halal certificate has been revoked, the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) confirmed. The department, however, clarified that the withdrawal was not due to “haram ingredients” but over issues of cleanliness. It added that the certificate had been revoked on May 7. “We had to revoke the halal certificate because there…

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Raja Muda Perlis Launches 2015 Perlis Halal Expo

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Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail today called the relevant agencies to ensure that manufacturers strictly comply with the Malaysia Halal Standard, especially food manufacturers. He said it was crucial to observe the halal quality as food products capture among the biggest slice of the global market and those with halal certificate…

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Malaysia Develops World’s First Halal CSI Unit

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Malaysia is going to be the world’s first country to have a Halal CSI unit, which will be tasked with sussing out not the perpetrators of grisly murders, but to detect traces of pork DNA and other haram substances in halal-certified products. The Halal Contamination Scene Investigation unit (note the subtle difference) is being developed…

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