Category: Farm-to-Fork News

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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Halal foods finding greater acceptance in Kenya: Report

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Halal foods finding greater acceptance in Kenya: Report

Kenya is now home to a modest 100 halal-compliant food industry businesses, offering Muslims a choice of offerings and convenience, but that market may be growing.

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Thai Government is stepping up “Thailand 4.0” towards agro-processing

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Thai Government is stepping up “Thailand 4.0” towards agro-processing

Thailand’s strategic location at the center of Asia and its deep investment in trade and logistic infrastructure make it a perfect gateway to ASEAN and its 630 million inhabitants.

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Pakistan: Meat exports on the decline

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Meat exports on the decline

The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) figures that the country’s meat exports have dropped to $140.345m in the first eight months of the ongoing year.

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Philippines: Halal consumer group organized

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Halal consumer group organized

A Halal consumers group has been organized to advocate the development and promotion of existing Halal-certified products in Zamboanga City.

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Malaysia: CCM wins Halal Pharmaceutical Company of the Year

| 27/04/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: CCM wins Halal Pharmaceutical Company of the Year

CCM was awarded the Halal Pharmaceutical Company of The Year for its ‘Prescription Pharmaceuticals’. This is the first time that the Halal category had been included in this list of awards.

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Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

Saudi Arabia is not alone in its reliance on buying food from abroad. While it needs about 70% of its food imported, the UAE requires 80% and Qatar a staggering 90%.

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Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

Minister Maggi’s visit to the KSA and the UAE is a move to assure the premium quality of Brazilian products entering these markets which have continued to show their trust in Brazil’s meat industry.

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USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

A common theme throughout the conference was the challenge of meeting consumer demands and special market needs while working to accredit halal certification bodies.

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France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

“Slaughter without stunning, I’m sorry, it should have special labels,” Le Pen said. “Furthermore, I think that slaughter without stunning should be prohibited.”

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UK SMEs at the heart of trillion dollar market

| 25/04/2017 | Reply
UK SMEs at the heart of trillion dollar market

MLE Connect 2017 will take place in the heart of the City of London at 155, Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, on May 2, 2017 with Human Appeal as the charity partner.

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Halal food market surging in Canada

| 21/04/2017 | Reply
Halal food market surging in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved guidelines for halal products just last year which is unprecedented because of malpractices going on.

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UK: Defra parliamentary questions round

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Defra parliamentary questions round

In response to a call from Shipley MP Philip Davies for all halal and kosher meat products to be ‘properly labelled’ at the point of sale.

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Philippines: Creation of Halal council lauded

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Creation of Halal council lauded

The Muslim community lauded the signing of the executive order creating the Halal Industry Development Council that will ensure the marketability of halal-certified Davao City products.

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UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

Will the UK government wake up to the Halal market opportunities in the food and drink industry? They are already looking at opening up the market to sell British lamb to Kuwait.

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UK: Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK:  Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

Two “greedy” businessmen who ran a scam to sell turkey as halal lamb meat have each been jailed for five years.

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USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

| 19/04/2017 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

Midamar Corp., which as a corporate entity, plead guilty to a single conspiracy court, has survived the criminal prosecution of the business and its officers.

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UAE allows Pakistan to ship halal products via sea

| 12/04/2017 | Reply
UAE allows Pakistan to ship halal products via sea

The PHDA is also organising training programmes for butchers to create awareness among them about the Sharia requirements and after that they would be issued licences.

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