Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Indonesia calls to establish standard for halal products in Asean

| 17/10/2018 | Reply
Indonesia calls to establish standard for halal products in Asean

At the meeting, Indonesia reiterated its commitment to supporting efforts to intensify food resilience and security in the ASEAN region.

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Turkey: Halal Summit & 6th OIC Halal Expo 29th of November – 02nd December 2018.

| 15/10/2018 | Reply
Turkey: Halal Summit & 6th OIC Halal Expo  29th of November – 02nd December 2018.

Under the Auspices of the Presidency of Turkey in cooperation with Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC) and Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT).

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Case Study: Digitising BRF OneFoods’ poultry cold chain in the GCC

| 08/10/2018 | Reply
Case Study: Digitising BRF OneFoods’ poultry cold chain in the GCC

BRF OneFoods, a subsidiary of BRF in Brazil focusing on all global halal food markets, is one of the largest food producers in Brazil.

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Sharjah Chamber organizes a workshop on the requirements of Halal certification

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Sharjah Chamber organizes a workshop on the requirements of Halal certification

The workshop aimed to introduce import and export laws and regulations in the UAE, as well as to review other regulations and mechanisms adopted by ESMA – Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology.

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Opinion: Bosnia aims to become European centre of halal produce and services

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Bosnia aims to become European centre of halal produce and services

Agency for Halal Quality Certification show that halal-certified products are exported mainly to other countries in the Balkan region with significant Muslim communities.

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Opinion: As Brexit looms UK food & drink exporters should look to China and the UAE

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Opinion: As Brexit looms UK food & drink exporters should look to China and the UAE

British exporters are also increasingly capitalising on the demand for healthier products in the UAE.

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UK gourmet meat start-up Haloodies wants to take on the world

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
UK gourmet meat start-up Haloodies wants to take on the world

Haloodies is the UK’s first halal food brand to gain shelf space in nearly every mainstream supermarket chain.

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Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to hold Islamic Economy Week

| 01/10/2018 | Reply
Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to hold Islamic Economy Week

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued directives to hold the Islamic Economy Week from October 27 to November 1.

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Egyptian Firm Plans Halal Meat factory in Kano

| 30/09/2018 | Reply
Egyptian Firm Plans Halal Meat factory in Kano

The foreign investors have assured that they will retrain and retool the indigenous butchers and use their services in the project.

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Malaysia: CIMB, partners eye 5-10pc financing from China halal market

| 30/09/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: CIMB, partners eye 5-10pc financing from China halal market

“The CIMB Asean-China Corridor also aims to leverage on the growing trade flow along the existing halal corridor, particularly as China’s halal sector is expected to reach US$2 trillion by 2021.”

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Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League Launches Halal Identification System

| 26/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League Launches Halal Identification System

By announcing the launch of the advanced halal identification system, the MWL confirms that it is the only authority responsible for certifying Islamic centers and examination companies.

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Canada: Nourish Food Marketing releases new Halal Consumer Insights study

| 26/09/2018 | Reply
Canada: Nourish Food Marketing releases new Halal Consumer Insights study

The study, which surveyed over 1,000 principal grocery shoppers, has significant implications for food manufacturers, retailers, and restaurants.

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Bangladesh: Export of halal food – The compliance factor

| 24/09/2018 | Reply
Bangladesh: Export of halal food – The compliance factor

The difficulties impeding export of halal meat from Bangladesh are, for the most part, related to cattle rearing in disease-free locations and the processes involved in the pre- and post-slaughter stages.

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Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry

Halal food is the largest and most diverse sector within the Islamic economy. Its expansion has resulted in the emergence of numerous halal startups. This short video shows some of the areas involved in the Halal Industry.

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EU: Animal-Rights Group Stumbles in Halal Meat Labeling Spat

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
EU: Animal-Rights Group Stumbles in Halal Meat Labeling Spat

Halal beef from cows that are not stunned prior to slaughter can still be marketed with an “organic farming” label, an EU magistrate determined.

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Indonesia: Govt to complete roadmap for shari’a economy later this year

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to complete roadmap for shari’a economy later this year

The roadmap will focus on the comprehensive development of the halal domestic industry.

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Opinion: The Sharia’ah Rulings regarding Labelling a Haraam Product as Halaal

| 19/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The Sharia’ah Rulings regarding Labelling a Haraam Product as Halaal

Issuing a Halaal certificate for products which have names containing that which is commonly known to be Haraam.

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EU judge to hand down opinion in organic halal labelling case

| 19/09/2018 | Reply
EU judge to hand down opinion in organic halal labelling case

An EU judge, the advocate general, will on 20 September hand down an opinion on this case brought by an animal rights group.

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USA: Midamar Announces Distribution Agreement with Ziyad Brothers Importing

| 19/09/2018 | Reply
USA: Midamar Announces Distribution Agreement with Ziyad Brothers Importing

Ziyad Brothers Importing, the leader in Middle Eastern retail food distribution in the U.S., is to be their exclusive distributor for retail grocery stores.

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UK: Peer demands Halal and Kosher meat should be labelled

| 15/09/2018 | Reply
UK: Peer demands Halal and Kosher meat should be labelled

Meat taken from animals that are slaughtered in the Halal or Kosher way without pre-stunning “should be labelled in shops”, a Lib Dem peer has said.

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