Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Singapore companies well-placed to tap China’s Halal market

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
Singapore companies well-placed to tap China’s Halal market

China’s halal market is valued at US$21 billion and is one of the fastest-growing in the world. But it lacks national standards and legislative support as its certification centres are only regional.

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Malaysia Halal Council to launch framework by year-end

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia Halal Council to launch framework by year-end

The Malaysia Halal Council expects to launch its framework, focusing on empowering local halal companies, making them visible globally and increasing the participation of Bumiputera entrepreneurs by year-end.

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UK: How Halal meat became big business

| 25/06/2017 | Reply
UK: How Halal meat became big business

Wilf Lewis, Lewis Pies said, “As a business, you set greyhounds off, and this is the one that’s running fastest,” he says. “We could get to the point during the next decade where halal is the majority of what we produce.”

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UK: ‘I think there is a lack of understanding’ – Education key to unlocking halal market

| 24/06/2017 | Reply
UK: ‘I think there is a lack of understanding’ – Education key to unlocking halal market

Education for farmers and the public is key to unlocking the full potential of the halal market, according to AHDB halal manager Awal Fuseini.

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UK: Morrison’s Senior Buying Manager receives British Empire Medal

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Morrison’s Senior Buying Manager receives British Empire Medal

A story beginning from running an ethnic supermarket in Bradford to growing the Morrison World Food category from just 500 lines to over 1350 and increasing year on year sales by 146%.

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Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

In addition to a common set of Halal standards to be followed, Halal businesses would have to group together to support such an initiative, with additional support provided by the UK government.

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UK: Asda is now promoting Eid Gifts for Ramadan

| 20/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Asda is now promoting Eid Gifts for Ramadan

Asda has brought in products this year to suit their Muslim clients during Ramadan and also for the Eid. Halal cosmetics and personal care and Arabic puzzles and Eid wallets for children.

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Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

| 19/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

People are focused on the last 10 seconds of an animal’s life and are prepared to ignore animal welfare issues that have happened to it in its life before it is slaughtered.

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USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

| 16/06/2017 | Reply
USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

Mackey will remain CEO of the grocery store chain after the deal closes, and the store will continue to operate under the Whole Foods brand.

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Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

Top companies considered were Al Islami, BRF, Nestlé, Malaysian agro-foods company QL Foods, and American Wholefoods supplier Saffron Road.

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Indonesia told to develop Halal industry

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Indonesia told to develop Halal industry

“We need to think about a roadmap to develop a halal industry [in Indonesia] that is consistent with the existing National Industry Development Masterplan (RIPIN),” said CORE researcher.

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Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

| 12/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

“Moslem meal” is inaccurate and discriminatory, suggesting it is only for Muslims, when what it is meant to be – a halal meal – does not only have to be for Muslim consumption.

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The Halal Dining Club directory for Halal Diners

| 09/06/2017 | Reply
The Halal Dining Club directory for Halal Diners

Platform to take Halal diners through their whole dining journey from discovering Halal restaurants locally and internationally, to booking a table and collecting loyalty rewards.

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UK: Halal certification body to launch defence fund

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal certification body to launch defence fund

A legal “fighting fund” is planned by the Halal Food Authority (HFA), the certification body, to meet what it said were an increasing number of malicious attacks on the sector.

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Japan: NH Foods JV makes progress on Malaysia halal hub

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
Japan: NH Foods JV makes progress on Malaysia halal hub

Japan’s biggest food manufacturer has chosen Malaysia to be its hub for halal exports, in partnership with a Malaysian chicken major.

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Belgium: To stun or not to stun

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
Belgium:  To stun or not to stun

Belgium has worked out new rules banning the slaughter of unstunned animals, not sparing traditional rites for Muslim Halal and Jewish Kosher meat.

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Malaysian incubator signs deal to boost China’s halal exports

| 07/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysian incubator signs deal to boost China’s halal exports

A Malaysian technology and energy incubator has agreed to collaborate with companies in Hong Kong and China to produce and market halal-certified foods internationally.

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Aiming for Muslim market, Taiwan encourages Halal Certification

| 07/06/2017 | 2 Replies
Aiming for Muslim market, Taiwan encourages Halal Certification

With a growing population of over 200,000 Muslims, more restaurants in Taiwan are applying for halal certification and the food industry is aiming for a larger market.

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Singapore’s halal grocer MyOutlets making offline-to-online global push

| 07/06/2017 | Reply
Singapore’s halal grocer MyOutlets making offline-to-online global push

After opening Singapore’s biggest all halal-certified foods supermarket, MyOutlets quietly launched its global e-marketplace Haladeen.

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Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

| 06/06/2017 | Reply
Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran in a coordinated move. Six articles.

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