Category: Farm-to-Fork News

UAE bans Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to alcohol content

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
UAE bans Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to alcohol content

The decision came based on the results of tests conducted by specialised accredited laboratories, which confirmed that several samples of the product with different production dates violated the rules.

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Opinion: Cultural Sensitivities & Packaging Design for Halal Foods

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Cultural Sensitivities & Packaging Design for Halal Foods

Packaging has a significant role in addressing cultural sensitivities in various markets around the globe.

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Philippines: Mindanao to lead Halal product development

| 08/08/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Mindanao to lead Halal product development

The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said the region will lead the push for developing the halal agenda in the country.

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Malaysia: Fast approval not a reason to compromise halal certification

| 07/08/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Fast approval not a reason to compromise halal certification

Jakim to introduce faster approval process for the Malaysia Halal Certificate from one month to only three working days.

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Korean Hotels Competitively Attract Muslim Tourists

| 07/08/2017 | Reply
Korean Hotels Competitively Attract Muslim Tourists

The number of Muslim tourists stood at 980,000 last year, up 33 percent from the previous year, and is expected to reach 1.2 million this year.

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UAE-based halal forum ‘ready to support India’

| 06/08/2017 | Reply
UAE-based halal forum ‘ready to support India’

UAE-headquartered International Halal Accreditation Forum is ready to support India in its halal industry and in bridging consumer awareness gaps, said a top official.

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Philippines enter $3-trillion global Halal market

| 04/08/2017 | Reply
Philippines enter $3-trillion global Halal market

DTI adopted on July 26 the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10817, or the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Act of 2016.

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Australia: Government flags changes to halal certification

| 02/08/2017 | Reply
Australia: Government flags changes to halal certification

This will include an option for the government to be the sole signatory on halal certificates for export.

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Belgium Region Approves Ban On Ritual Slaughter

| 01/08/2017 | Reply
Belgium Region Approves Ban On Ritual Slaughter

The parliament in the Belgian region of Flanders unanimously passed a resolution last week banning ritual slaughter without stunning.

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Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

| 31/07/2017 | Reply
Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

The country imports about 90 per cent of all of its food products, so it’s very cautious about the source of the food.

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USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

Lokhandwala alleges KFC never mentioned the policy in any of the parties’ franchise agreements, in violation of the Franchise Disclosure Act of 1987.

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Brunei Halal products enter UAE market in Mideast push

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Brunei Halal products enter UAE market in Mideast push

Halal major Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd is setting its sights on the massive Middle East market, in bid to build bruneihalalfoods.

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Sime Darby’s subsidiary inks MoU to develop Halal compliant infrastructure in China

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Sime Darby’s subsidiary inks MoU to develop Halal compliant infrastructure in China

Sime Darby said HDC will be working with both WSD in China and Sime Darby in Malaysia to further strengthen Malaysia’s leadership in the Halal industry.

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Amanah Halal Research Centre Launches Certified Halal Auditor Online Study Program

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Amanah Halal Research Centre Launches Certified Halal Auditor Online Study Program

Amanah Halal Research Centre has launched Certified Halal Auditor, an online 3 months study program.

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Hungarian meat processor to invest €5.4m in new facility

| 22/07/2017 | Reply
Hungarian meat processor to invest €5.4m in new facility

Hungary’s poultry meat processor Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó Zrt has unveiled plans to invest some HUF 1.65 billion (€5.4m) to set up a new meat packaging plant.

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“Taiwan Halal Center” Vanguard of the New Muslim Expansion Plan

| 21/07/2017 | Reply
“Taiwan Halal Center” Vanguard of the New Muslim Expansion Plan

Taiwan External Trade Development Council has commissioned the Bureau of Foreign Trade to establish the “Taiwan Halal Center” (THC).

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Cambodia: Cooperation for Halal food standards

| 21/07/2017 | Reply
Cambodia: Cooperation for Halal food standards

Cambodia will cooperate with Thailand and Malaysia to establish halal standards to cater to the rising number of national and international tourists visiting Cambodia.

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Indonesia: Halal certification shouldn’t burden industry: F&B producers

| 20/07/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal certification shouldn’t burden industry: F&B producers

The halal certification will give added value to the products on the global market, but we hope the certification process will not add to the industry’s burden.

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Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure following export ban

| 18/07/2017 | Reply
Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure following export ban

The only kosher slaughterhouse in the Netherlands is facing closure because of a government-introduced ban on exporting its produce.

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Australia: Top companies stop paying Halal certification fees in Australia

| 18/07/2017 | Reply
Australia: Top companies stop paying Halal certification fees in Australia

Kellogg’s, Sanitarium and Nestle quietly stop paying halal certification fees in Australia – after public concerns about the money funding Islamic activities.

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