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Russia is ramping up production of halal poultry

Russia to promote halal poultry internationally

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Around 75-80% of poultry that Russia plans to export in 2020 will be labelled as halal, according to Aidar Gazizov, director general for the International Center for Halal Standardization and Certification, speaking at the international summit Agroinvest...

Halal meat in Russia is expected to grow at a rate of 15-20% per year

Russia sees steady rise in halal meat products

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Over the next decade Russia’s halal meat market will grow at an average rate of 15-20% per year, opening up global opportunities for the country’s food industry and reaching a value of RUB600-RUB700 billion (US$1–1.1bn) by 2026, according to a study by...

Religious groups hit back at Danish non-stun ban

Denmark bans non-stun slaughter

By Line Svanevik

A ban on non-stun slaughter has come into force in Denmark as the country’s government says “animal rights come before religion”.

World slowly waking up to what Asia has known for years

Case study

World slowly waking up to what Asia has known for years

By RJ Whitehead

It is no secret Malaysia has a strict halal verification process and its certification is accepted across all Muslim countries, including the Middle East. But why did the country embark on a policy to tame the standards beast.

India’s halal story is one of missed opportunities

Ankush at large

India’s halal story is one of missed opportunities

By Ankush Chibber

The impression I have always had when travelling abroad is that people overseas think of India as a Hindu-dominated country with a minority sprinkling of other religions. While that its true in essence, it is a fallacy when you talk in numbers. 

Asia needs real halal standards before it can compete with the West

Halal special

Asia needs real halal standards before it can compete with the West

By RJ Whitehead

When you are catering to 1.8bn Muslim shoppers in a market that, according to The Economist, is likely to grow by 35% by 2030, there is bound to be a degree of fragmentation, but when it comes to halal, it is often more a case of disorganisation.

Companies are looking for growth in new markets

Eyeing new horizons in North Africa and the Middle East

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Young, self-confident and increasingly wealthy populations in North Africa and the Middle East offer big opportunities for food and beverage firms – but there are risks too, according to ingredient company Wild GmbH.

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