Category: Food Service

UAE: Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital acquires Chef Middle East

| 03/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital acquires Chef Middle East

The company represents some of the best high-end global brands and world-class customers from around the region. It boasts first-class operations and facilities, servicing more than 1,000 customers in the UAE, Qatar and Oman.

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USA: Concerns rise over halal fraud

| 28/06/2013 | Reply
USA: Concerns rise over halal fraud

The booming halal market in the US is often accompanied by a lack of consensus about what constitutes halal — and that has caused confusion and controversy among Muslim Americans.

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Malaysia: QSR Brands Offers World’s First Diploma In Halal Management

| 22/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  QSR Brands Offers World’s First Diploma In Halal Management

QSR Brands, being the largest restaurant chain operator in the region through its KFC, Pizza Hut and Ayamas restaurants, realised the importance of having staff who were well-versed about halal and its benefits.

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Malaysia: Opening of KLIA2 to boost Brahim’s revenue

| 07/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Opening of KLIA2 to boost Brahim’s revenue

Leading local halal food and beverage (F&B) group, Brahim’s Holdings Bhd, expects its F&B division to contribute between 10% and 20% next year towards the group’s revenue.

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USA: Local McDonald’s stops serving halal meat

| 31/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Local McDonald’s stops serving halal meat

After McDonald’s Corporation and the Finley Management Company settled a non-halal class action lawsuit for $700,000, the owners of the Dearborn McDonald’s have decided to no longer include halal items on their menu.

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Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

According to DinarStandard, the travel industry would do well to respond to Muslim travel needs given that by 2020, growth will have reached nearly five percent compared to the global figure of 3.8 per cent.

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UK: Paragon Quality Foods denies its halal burgers contained pork

| 17/05/2013 | Reply
UK:  Paragon Quality Foods denies its halal burgers contained pork

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.

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UK: Pork Found In Halal Lamb Burgers In Schools

| 09/05/2013 | Reply
UK:  Pork Found In Halal Lamb Burgers In Schools

An investigation is being carried out by the Food Standards Agency and Doncaster Council into how and where the contaminating meat got into the lamb.

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UK: Luton Council of Mosques ban’s halal meals in 18 local schools

| 06/05/2013 | 1 Reply
UK: Luton Council of Mosques ban’s halal meals in 18 local schools

The authority has reassured parents that there is no issue relating to the source or safety of the meat and poultry that has been served previously. Schools are now having to offer pupils vegetarian meals while the review is taking place.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s banks on Jordan for more Mideast deals

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s banks on Jordan for more Mideast deals

The project was initiated four years ago when King Abdullah visited Malaysia to discuss the possibility of a Malaysian company producing halal ration packs for the United Nations peacekeeping forces and the regional military.

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Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

More meat and poultry is now produced as covert halal than ever before, which may act as a spanner in the works for a cohesive community. It is creating unnecessary hostility, as more and more people are being forced to consume halal without being told.

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USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

Food bridges diverse cultures effectively, and it forged bonding at the International Halal Food Conference, hosted by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). The event brought together a multinational array of corporations.

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Australia: Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

| 08/04/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

Australian airline Qantas Airways has removed food items containing pork and alcohol from its in-flight menu on routes that transit through Dubai starting 1 April.

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UK: Halal meat served in three-quarters of council-supported schools in Waltham Forest

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal meat served in three-quarters of council-supported schools in Waltham Forest

A total of 46 schools and academies supported by the local authority order only Halal meat from Waltham Forest Catering, their supplier.

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Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

Jamaluddin Kadir started his professional career in the Malaysian banking industry but he decided to trade in his business suits for coveralls to lead PrimaBagus to be one of the country’s leading Halal food manufacturers, with a bluechip list of customers.

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UK: Row over Halal meat at Larkswood Primary School in Chingford

| 23/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Row over Halal meat at Larkswood Primary School in Chingford

Management at Larkswood Primary in New Road, Chingford, will stop providing meat slaughtered using ‘standard’ methods and replace it with food which is prepared according to the rituals of Islam from mid-April.

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UK: Sharia Halal Board on halal meat contamination

| 19/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Sharia Halal Board on halal meat contamination

The Board has said that it holds Westminster Council, the halal certifier and the halal food supplier liable. It further added that all Muslim families of the borough should be vigilant and should avoid any meat products until the matter is fully resolved.

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UK: Pork ‘halal meat’ scare: Meat pulled from schools’ menus

| 15/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork ‘halal meat’ scare: Meat pulled from schools’ menus

All meat is now off school menus in the central London borough where evidence of pork DNA was found in halal chicken sausages.

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UK: Pork DNA in halal sausages at Westminster primary school

| 14/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork DNA in halal sausages at Westminster primary school

Tests on a sample from Burdett Coutts School revealed the presence of lamb and pork DNA in lean minced beef. The items have been removed from all school meals and the contractor was asked not to use its meat supplier.

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UK: Lancashire halal meat query goes to the top

| 04/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Lancashire halal meat query goes to the top

THE Lancashire Council of Mosques has written to the country’s food boss Owen Paterson demanding he reveal the four county schools supplied with ‘halal’ beefburgers containing horsemeat.

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