Category: Food Manufacturing

Brunei Halal goods set for launch within year

| 26/09/2009 | Reply
Brunei Halal goods set for launch within year

BRUNEI
is expected to launch its first range of products under the premium
Brunei Halal brand within the next six to 12 months, The Brunei Times
learned yesterday.

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Thailand planning on increasing Halal food exports

| 18/09/2009 | Reply
Thailand planning on increasing Halal food exports

A panel on halal industry development, chaired by Deputy Prime
Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu, has approved strategies to develop the
industry. They include a plan to strengthen the potential of the halal
industry to meet world standards and conform to domestic demand;
promoting the competitiveness of entrepreneurs and increase Thailand’s
capability in certifying food to Muslim halal standards, expanding
markets and upgrading research and development.

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Halal receives export focus in Thailand

| 12/09/2009 | Reply
Halal receives export focus in Thailand

The Thai government aims to expand halal food
exports by at least 10% a year between 2010 and 2014, helped by new
strategies to drive the development of products for Muslim markets.

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Wolverhampton pie-makers on the rise after devastating blaze

| 10/09/2009 | Reply
Wolverhampton pie-makers on the rise after devastating blaze

The blaze halted Quick Food Products’ production for
eight months – giving an edge to the firm’s competitors – but now it is
aiming to grow after developing a new range aimed at the Nigerian
market, along with patties certified to carry a Halal label.


Maxine Chapman,
specialist manufacturing adviser with MAS-WM, said: “Quick Foods is an
excellent example of a small company that combines a passion for its
product with a willingness to branch into new markets.”

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HDC Targets RM500 Million FDIs For Halal Parks Next Year

| 04/09/2009 | Reply
HDC Targets RM500 Million FDIs For Halal Parks Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, The Halal Industry
Development Corporation (HDC) aims to attract RM500 million in foreign
direct investment (FDI) next year to Halal Parks located across the
country. HDC Vice President for Industry Development Nicholas Shariff
Collins said Halal Parks received RM700 million in foreign investments
this year.

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Brunei, RP to reinforce agricultural cooperation

| 26/08/2009 | Reply
Brunei, RP to reinforce agricultural cooperation

A bilateral agreement between the Philippines and Brunei
under the Brunei Darussalam-Philippines Agricultural Cooperation
Project (Brunei-RP ACP) is expected to increase the exchange of
technological expertise and trade of agricultural products between the
two countries, among other mutual benefits.

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SMEs Urged To Use Guarantee Schemes To Penetrate Halal Mart

| 20/08/2009 | Reply
SMEs Urged To Use Guarantee Schemes To Penetrate Halal Mart

KUALA LUMPUR –
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can now access special financing
schemes, such as the Government Guarantee Scheme, to penetrate the
halal market. The Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC), in collaboration with
four Islamic financial institutions, namely Bank Kerjasama Rakyat
Malaysia Bhd, Maybank Islamic Bhd, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd and CIMB
Islamic Bank Bhd, will help ensure the scheme was efficiently used by
the SMEs.

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Netherlands: More halal on the shelves

| 19/08/2009 | Reply
Netherlands: More halal on the shelves

Halal foods, prepared according to Islamic law, are gaining Dutch
shelf-space. Manufacturer Mekkafood from Venlo drove up production 25%
this year, to 7,800 tons of halal meat.

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Thailand seeks strong trade ties with region

| 18/08/2009 | Reply
Thailand seeks strong trade ties with region

DOHA:
Developing stronger economic relations with Qatar and other Gulf
countries is one of the top items on the agenda of Thai Prime Minister
Abhisit Vejjajiva and his new administration.
“We
believe we have a lot to offer to the Middle Eastern countries,”
Vejjajiva said during a formal interaction at the Thai parliament
building with visiting journalists from the Gulf region who were on a
media familiarisation trip around Thailand.

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Sabah Mulls Over Halal Park For BIMB-EAGA In Sepanggar

| 15/08/2009 | Reply
Sabah Mulls Over Halal Park For BIMB-EAGA In Sepanggar

The Sabah government
is mulling over the setting up of a Halal Park in Sepanggar, near here,
to cater for the entire range of activities required for the production
of halal products within the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East
Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).

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Brunei eyeing halal products from Mindanao

| 11/08/2009 | Reply
Brunei eyeing halal products from Mindanao

THE potential of Mindanao as source of Halal products for the Halal
Brand Project of Brunei Darussalam can virtually change the landscape
of the island-region. Mindanao Trade Expo (MTE) 2009 chair and president of the Philippine
Exporters’ Confederation (PhilExport)-Southern Mindanao Ann T.
Pamintuan said although the Halal Brand of Brunei Darussalam is already
in place, it does not have products that can be marketed worldwide.

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HDC, SMIDEC In Strategic Collaboration With Nestle

| 11/08/2009 | Reply
HDC, SMIDEC In Strategic Collaboration With Nestle

KUALA LUMPUR, — Halal Industry
Development Corporation (HDC) and the Small and Medium Industries
Development Corporation (SMIDEC) have entered into a strategic
collaboration with Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd to enhance the capacity and
capability of small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs).

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Halal on the Rise

| 07/08/2009 | Reply
Halal on the Rise

For the Philippines to grab a piece of the cake, combination of
political will, private sector involvement, and trade openness in
needed. This industry can revive the export sector of the country. If
the country is able to capture the domestic market and penetrate the
international marketplace, it can boost not only the economy of the
country but the quality of life of the Filipino Muslims in the Mindanao
region.

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Ghanim aims high with its Brunei Halal brand

| 06/08/2009 | Reply
Ghanim aims high with its Brunei Halal brand

Ghanim International Food Corporation announced last Friday that it
is seeking to conduct business with major retailers to sell its
products under the
Brunei Halal

brand. Interim CEO Noel Shield said that the company is aiming for
retailers like Tesco and Carrefour and is targeting demographics within
the UK, the Middle East and Europe with “high disposable incomes.”

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Brunei’s Halal Brand Takes Centre Stage At IHP Expo

| 01/08/2009 | Reply
Brunei’s Halal Brand Takes Centre Stage At IHP Expo

The ‘Brunei Halal Brand’ took centre stage
yesterday during the International Halal Product (IHP) Expo 2009 at the
International Convention Centre (ICC). The Brunei Halal Brand, according to information provided by the
Agricultural Department, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources,
“is a platform for the development of local products, in terms of
marketing, advertisement, packaging and so on. The prerequisite for
application of the brand is the Brunei Halal Label. The brand also
incurs royalty fees, and is certified by Ghanim International Food
Corporation Sdn Bhd.”

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SMEs need to keep in step with halal agenda

| 31/07/2009 | Reply
SMEs need to keep in step with halal agenda

BRUNEI needs to take an integrated approach in implementing the
national halal programme and ensure small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
involved move forward in tandem with the development of the Brunei
Halal Brand, a halal business expert said.

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Nestle Malaysia Committed To Providing Halal Products

| 31/07/2009 | Reply
Nestle Malaysia Committed To Providing Halal Products

Bandar Seri Begawan – Nestle Malaysia is fully committed to providing quality Halal food products for the Muslim population.

In an interview, the Chairman of Nestle Halal committee, Othman Md
Yusoft explained the rules and procedures Nestle has to go through to
ensure its food products are Halal certified.

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Ningxia Hui Region set to promote halal food production

| 27/07/2009 | Reply
Ningxia Hui Region set to promote halal food production

As China’s only provincial-level Hui (Chinese Muslim) autonomous
region, Ningxia has an obvious and distinct advantage in terms of
developing a halal meat industry, according to Wang Zhengwei, chairman
of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region government. He added: “Ningxia has four real advantages in this sector – its
Muslim culture, its location, its well-established industrial base and
its superb natural environment.”

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Pahang goes it alone

| 21/07/2009 | Reply
Pahang goes it alone

Fed up with the failure of a local Malaysian company to set up a halal food hub here, the Pahang government has decided to do it instead.




Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said yesterday the project
would kick off with the construction of a RM11 million complex for 40
small entrepreneurs in Gambang. He said the complex would be in
operation by next year.


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Bon Appetit for authentic Halal delicacies

| 15/07/2009 | Reply
Bon Appetit for authentic Halal delicacies

As part of the ongoing Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Al Islami Foods
launched a unique Bon Appetit Food Festival to make this summer a
memorable one. The theme of Bon Appetit is “You Are What
You Eat”, where Al Islami presents free light meals to visiting guests,
which include healthier, tastier and real halal range of products.

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