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Friday, December 5, 2014

An annual halal conference taking place in Sharjah next week will tackle the challenge of varying standards around the world, which pose trade barriers to the development of the industry.

The third Halal Middle East Congress, being held at the emirate’s Expo Centre from Monday until Wednesday, aims to create awareness about issues in halal trade and find opportunities for the UAE market to flourish.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Halal food products stand at $2 trillion globally with Muslim countries accounting for $700 billion, according to a communique issued by the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) during its meeting held in Istanbul (Turkey).

ICCI adopted its budget for 2015 during its 20th session recently in Istanbul which was attended by Turkey Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Organizations of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Iyad Amin Madani.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

The OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition & Congress is the only exhibition of its kind in the region, by having a congress from its launch edition and leading Halal trade association and authorities. In the 2nd edition a series of specialized workshops focusing on the Halal industry, and also a complementary show ‘Kitchen Equipment Middle East’ was added which further enhanced the show.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The GCC's regional food import bill will rise to over $53 billion by 2020 as its soaring population has resulted in imported products accounting for up to 90 percent of all food supplies, it has been announced.

Food security and the associated costs of importing food into the region will top the agenda at SIAL Middle East, which returns to Abu Dhabi on November 24-26.

The event takes place as recent figures by the Economist Intelligence Unit forecast GCC food import demand to hit $53.1 billion by 2020, up from $25.8 billion just a decade ago.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Emirates Standardization and Metrology Authority (ESMA) has launched the ''Halal National Mark'' as part of the U.A.E. Scheme for Halal Products to regulate and certify the Halal industry and its various products. The ESMA grants the Mark indicating that the product, service and production system was in conformity with the approved requirements.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Honey is a sweet and sticky fluid produced by honey bees from the nectar of flowers and plants. Its color, flavor, thickness and aroma vary depending on the flower or plant from which the bees gather the nectar. Bees ingest the nectar they collect into their ‘honey stomach’, the nectar is regurgitated and dehydrated repeatedly until it reaches the desired quality at which stage it is placed by the honey bee into a honeycomb cell where it gradually converts into honey.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Oils are made up of three kinds of fatty acids: monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), and saturated fatty acids (SFA). The difference lies in the percentages of each fatty acid found in an oil.

The problem with SFAs is that they increase the bad cholesterol, LDL, in the blood. MUFAs, on the other hand, can have the opposite effect, increasing good cholesterol levels and lowering the bad ones. 

 

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Halal food and beverage market has grown to a $1.1 trillion industry in 2013, according to the latest research note by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry based on a recent study by Thomson Reuters in collaboration with Dinar Standard.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted the ban previously imposed on import of chicken and eggs from Sri Lanka.

The blanket ban by UAE had covered Asian countries including Sri Lanka with regard to export of chicken meat and eggs due to Notifiable Avian Influenza (NAI).

The breakthrough of ban being lifted follows Sri Lanka making a presentation to the Animal and Agricultural Affairs of the UAE Ministry of Water and Environment to lift the ban as Sri Lanka is now free on Avian Influenza and Sri Lankan companies wish to export chicken and eggs to the UAE market. 

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