Category: Food Service

Opinion: Halal food a cut above others

| 04/07/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Halal food a cut above others

The industry has a 16 per cent market share of the total global food industry. The global Muslim population is currently about a quarter of the world.

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Thailand: Thai Airways caters to Pakistan’s needs

| 28/05/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Thai Airways caters to Pakistan’s needs

Thai Airways, one of the largest airlines in the world, becomes the first Asia-Pacific carrier to offer halal food to all passengers flying to and from Pakistan.

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Malaysian Halal food companies feed Muslims’ taste for travel

| 21/05/2014 | Reply
Malaysian Halal food companies feed Muslims’ taste for travel

In the last few years, growing middle-class wealth has spawned a new genre of Muslim travelers who pursue leisurely escapes to atypical destinations.

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UK: David Cameron ‘won’t intervene on labels’ for Halal meat

| 10/05/2014 | 1 Reply
UK: David Cameron ‘won’t intervene on labels’ for Halal meat

The labelling of ritually-slaughtered meat is a matter for retailers, customers and faith groups, the prime minister’s spokesman has said.

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UK: Subway denies ‘switch’ to halal meats

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Subway denies ‘switch’ to halal meats

Subway has refuted claims that it has ‘switched’ to halal meat alternatives in its stores, those store were opened as Halal stores by the Franchisee.

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Burger King Plans To Export Halal Meat Patties From South Africa

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
Burger King Plans To Export Halal Meat Patties From South Africa

Burger King anticipates skyrocketing growth and said it is cutting import costs with plans to build a meat pattie factory in the Western Cape.

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UK: Halal meat withdrawn from school menus in Leicester

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal meat withdrawn from school menus in Leicester

Halal meat has been withdrawn from city schools after tests revealed a lamb kebab contained more than 50 per cent beef.

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Law aims to boost halal, kosher food for poor

| 27/04/2014 | Reply
Law aims to boost halal, kosher food for poor

For the first time, the federal government is required to purchase and provide food banks emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith.

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UAE: Global Demand Spurs New Gulfood Manufacturing Show

| 08/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: Global Demand Spurs New Gulfood Manufacturing Show

It is primed to become the Middle East’s biggest-ever trade show launch when it debuts from November 9-11 2014 across nine halls at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

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France: French prison ordered to serve up halal meals

| 26/03/2014 | Reply
France: French prison ordered to serve up halal meals

Halal meals to be served pending a definitive ruling on the latest issue to pit the country’s secular tradition against Islamic practice.

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UK: New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK:  New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

Following the withdrawal of Halal burgers last year a new board will review standards and practices for buying food in schools and other institutions.

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USA: Amendment to ensure Halal food supplies for the poor

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
USA: Amendment to ensure Halal food supplies for the poor

With food insecurity in New York reaching disturbing, historic highs and food banks facing extreme shortages of Halal meals many families risk hunger and malnutrition.

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UAE: Al Bayader moving regional headquarters to Dubai

| 12/01/2014 | Reply
UAE: Al Bayader moving regional headquarters to Dubai

UAE is witnessing a remarkable growth which is expected to increase further with the current government support and upcoming legislation to this sector.

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Malaysia: Star Cruise opens Halal restaurant for Muslims

| 16/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Star Cruise opens Halal restaurant for Muslims

Holidays aboard a cruise ship are hardly new in the tourism industry, but somehow, it has yet to attract much attention from Muslim tourists, particularly from Malaysia.

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Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

| 15/10/2013 | Reply
Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

Schools in southern Sweden have been serving halal chicken in their school cafeterias for four years, but some students’ parents only recently found out and were furious at the news.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s Airline Hopes To Become In-flight Caterer For Malindo Air By Next Year

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  Brahim’s Airline Hopes To Become In-flight Caterer For Malindo Air By Next Year

On its halal Japanese dishes, the meals should be served on board MAS’ flights from Kuala Lumpur to Narita and Osaka in the second half of next year.

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Denmark: Helle on halal: “We shouldn’t lose sight of our own culture”

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
Denmark: Helle on halal: “We shouldn’t lose sight of our own culture”

PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) has waded into the debate that has raged all summer concerning halal meat in public institutions and pork in the nation’s daycare institutions.

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UAE: Dubai Chamber & Thomson Reuters Organise the Global Islamic Economy Summit in November 2013

| 12/08/2013 | 2 Replies
UAE: Dubai Chamber & Thomson Reuters Organise the Global Islamic Economy Summit in November 2013

Global Islamic Economy Summit will be held on 25th & 26th November 2013 in Dubai, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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UK: Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK:  Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

Former county council Tory leader Coun Geoff Driver had called for a method of stunning which would be acceptable to the Lancashire Council of Mosques and the Halal Monitoring Committee.

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UAE: Kohinoor Foods to sell 20% stake in Dubai JV

| 14/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Kohinoor Foods to sell 20% stake in Dubai JV

Kohinoor Foods (KFL), one of India’s largest basmati rice and ready-to- eat foodstuff producers, plans to sell 20 per cent stake at Rs 160 a share in its Dubai joint venture, Rich Rice Raisers Factory.

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