02 Jul '11, 3pm

#bdnews #bangladesh Bangladesh gets go-ahead to export halal food: Malaysia approved the Islamic Foundation Bang...

#bdnews #bangladesh Bangladesh gets go-ahead to export halal food: Malaysia approved the Islamic Foundation Bang...

DHAKA - Bangladesh will soon start exporting halal food after Malaysia's Department of Islamic Development approved the Islamic Foundation Bangladesh (IFB) as a halal certification body, a business leader said on Saturday. "It is good news for us as we have been pursuing for such a n approval authority in Bangladesh,"said Syed Moazzam Hossain, president of Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He told Reuters that Malaysia's Department of Islamic Development had also included it in the list of halal certification bodies worldwide, meaning Bangladesh could take a slice of the $661 billion global market for halal food, which is prepared following Islamic dietary laws and regulations. World Halal Forum data shows the halal food market has grown fast over the past decade and is now worth an estimated $661.6 billion a year, representing almost 17 percent of the ...

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