Arab importers visiting the 18th Saudi Food, Hotel & Hospitality Fair, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, are interested in buying Brazilian beef, but are stunted by an embargo on the product.
HALAL food is now sold at a dozen McDonald’s restaurants and bacon is off the menu at some KFC outlets to accommodate the religious sensitivities of Australia’s growing Muslim population.
The company accused of supplying halal burgers containing pork to schools across the city has said independent tests have revealed it has done nothing wrong. Leicester firm ESPO conducted the tests on behalf of the city council.
In one of his most outspoken comments since his election two months ago, Pope Francis has called for worldwide “financial reform along ethical lines” which would curb the “tyranny” of “markets and financial speculation”.
On June 1 and 2, people from all over the Greater Toronto area will be attending the first ever Canadian halal food festival. Also others from cities across Canada and the US!
The leading trade fair for the global food industry takes place biennially in Cologne, Germany. This year’s show promises to be bigger and better than the 2011 show, which hosted more than 6,700 exhibitors from almost 100 countries.
Millions of euros were being made exporting the halal and kosher meat to countries like Egypt, Iran and Israel, as well as to Muslim and Jewish markets inside Europe. The kosher and halal business had boomed until January, when the ban took effect.