Category: Farm-to-Fork News

UAE: IHAF meeting discusses ‘strategies’ to expand trade of halal products

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: IHAF meeting discusses ‘strategies’ to expand trade of halal products

Members discussed internal regulations, future strategic directions, plans, and work programmes for the coming period, which will contribute to further regional and international outreach.

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UAE: Halal Certification – Middle East

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal Certification – Middle East

SGS approved by the Gulf Accreditation Center (GAC) to issue certificates for the execution of Halal certification activities, in-line with ESMA’s implementation of UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 10 of 2014.

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Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

More than 60% of Malaysians are Muslim, meaning that the chicken – including the product produced by KFC Malaysia – must comply with Halal dietary requirements.

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UK: HHIC 2017 takes the industry by storm

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
UK: HHIC 2017 takes the industry by storm

Two days of collaboration, thoughtful panel discussions, informative presentations and plentiful networking within mainstream halal food industry took place at the recent HFA Halal Industry Conference.

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New Zealand exporters resume lamb trade with Iran

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
New Zealand exporters resume lamb trade with Iran

On May 22 Wellington processor Taylor Preston will ship a modest 60 tonnes of frozen cuts to mark the resumption of the trade.

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Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

Mexico’s growing beef industry is targeting Muslim consumers in the Middle East for its prime cuts as it seeks to reduce dependence on buyers in the United States.

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Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

| 10/05/2017 | Reply
Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

Anyone who identifies as an ethnic consumer is expecting more from grocers than ever before, said Salima Jivraj, managing director at Nourish Food Marketing.

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Opinion: The Role of the Lifestyle Sector in the Islamic Economy

| 09/05/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Role of the Lifestyle Sector in the Islamic Economy

If a certain lifestyle unites a large proportion of people, as is the case with Islamic lifestyle, this promises significant opportunities.

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UK: Halal counters at Asda – shop under one roof for all your Ramadan needs

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal counters at Asda – shop under one roof for all your Ramadan needs

With over 45 varieties of certified Halal meats by Haji Baba, in certain stores this Ramadan. Asda is your one stop shop for all your Iftari essentials.

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Pakistan failing to make money from halal goods trade

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Pakistan failing to make money from halal goods trade

The country has a less productive system with primitive processing system working in the absence of a value chain besides the very obvious quality control issues.

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Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

Savvy destinations that adapt to serve halal food and provide prayer rooms are reaping the benefits of an increase in tourism by visitors from Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

| 08/05/2017 | 2 Replies
Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

Belgium’s Wallooon region has voted to ban kosher and halal meats by outlawing the slaughter of unstunned animals.

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UK in a “perfect” position to become leading player in Muslim Lifestyle Economy

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
UK in a “perfect” position to become leading player in Muslim Lifestyle Economy

The UK is now widely recognised as a key market for the Muslim lifestyle sector with brands and businesses from across the world keen to connect with consumers.

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Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

The American grocery store has so far been mostly immune to the ravages of online shopping and the all around apocalyptic outlook facing the nation’s retailers.

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Malaysia: HDC to table blueprint on Bumiputera involvement in halal industry

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to table blueprint on Bumiputera involvement in halal industry

A blueprint on Bumiputera entrepreneurs involvement in the halal industry, which is aimed at enhancing their contribution to the country’s exports, will be tabled to the Malaysia Halal Council’s meeting on June 1.

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Philippines: DTI urged to hasten halal certification IRR

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: DTI urged to hasten halal certification IRR

DTI to fast track the completion of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for Republic Act 10817 or the Halal Export Development and Promotional Act.

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Philippines: Unilever PHL ready to export halal products

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Unilever PHL ready to export halal products

Unilever invested Php 1.7 billion for the manufacturing plant in Cavite, which is eyed to be the halal hub for markets of Southeast Asia and Australia.

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UK: Halal food solution to transform lives

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food solution to transform lives

An innovative new Halal food solution hopes to transform the lives of 427 million Muslims living in Non-Muslim countries – by making the process of finding great halal dining options simple.

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Algeria: Halal certification mandatory as from June 2017

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Algeria: Halal certification mandatory as from June 2017

The concerned list of foodstuffs will be set “very soon” by the National Committee to monitor certification and marking “Halal”, chaired by the Ministry of Commerce, said the same official.

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Japanese logistics giant launches halal food services

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Japanese logistics giant launches halal food services

Nippon Express is entering the emerging Asian Islamic market by providing a halal food logistics service in anticipation of greater demand in Japan and elsewhere in Asia.

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