Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Expert says GCC should invest in food production

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Expert says GCC should invest in food production

It could also serve as a source of food export revenues, which could shave off $20bn worth of food imports from the US.

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USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

Midamar continues to ship meat and other products to the Middle East, including Malaysia and Indonesia, though volume has cut in half.

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Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

Intensification of demand is the main driver of market growth. 19 to 34 year olds in particular have raised the turnover.

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Turkey: Halal and Tayyib Products Workshops Organized by GIMDES

| 06/11/2015 | Reply
Turkey: Halal and Tayyib Products Workshops Organized by GIMDES

Muslim scientists and producers should work to produce Halal vaccines which harmonize with Halal and Tayyib system.

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UK: Tesco expands Halal and world beauty offering

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Tesco expands Halal and world beauty offering

Tesco has expanded its offering of world beauty and skin care products in the UK. 63 Tesco stores will now stock PAKS and
Vatika as well as new halal brand Tamese & Jackson.

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UK: Controversial abattoir under new management

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Controversial abattoir under new management

The former Boosbeck abattoir Banaras Halal Meats in Birmingham has been taken over by a Middle East consortium led by government Halal Advisor Mohammed Saleem.

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Malaysia: RM100m grant for Halal industry to raise SME standards

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: RM100m grant for Halal industry to raise SME standards

“The grant is aimed at improving the quality of halal products through attaining halal certification as well as international standards like Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).”

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Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

Néstle continues to invest in Malaysia, both through its business philosophy of Creating Shared Value (CSV) as well as investing in manufacturing facilities.

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UK: Halal operators plan conference boycott

| 02/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal operators plan conference boycott

“We pay a lot of money towards the levies and the resources are being spent on campaigns like Red Tractor which doesn’t recognise religious slaughter.”

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Pakistan: Al Shaheer profit up by Rs76m

| 31/10/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Al Shaheer profit up by Rs76m

Al Shaheer Corporation Limited, which recently held its initial public offering (IPO), boosted its net profit by more than half for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

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Malaysia: HDC and EDTRIN Seal a Global Education and Training Agreement

| 30/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC and EDTRIN Seal a Global Education and Training Agreement

The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) and EDTRIN have sealed an agreement regarding education and training programs on the Global Halal industry.

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Halal is available on the Brazilian market

| 30/10/2015 | Reply
Halal is available on the Brazilian market

Finding food bearing the halal label on Brazilian supermarket shelves is not an easy task. Very few items carry the attestation that their consumption is allowed to Muslims.

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UAE to drive Mena food industry

| 28/10/2015 | Reply
UAE to drive Mena food industry

Dubai is a growing hub for food manufacturers and we are seeing a spurt in investments in this region, said Saleh Abdullah Lootah, President, FBMB Group.

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A global standardization of Halal would improve trade

| 27/10/2015 | Reply
A global standardization of Halal would improve trade

It is a growth market, but it needs a solid growth. In order to achieve that, it needs internationally accepted standards that can make it easier to understand.

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As rates of chronic diseases in the ME rise, Australian farmers could have the answer

| 26/10/2015 | Reply
As rates of chronic diseases in the ME rise, Australian farmers could have the answer

Agribusinesses in Australia have been cashing in on demand for perceived safe and healthy food, according to a trade and business group.

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UAE: Non-certified organic food to be seized

| 26/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Non-certified organic food to be seized

Local produce claiming to be organic must be certified by the federal Emirates Authority for Standards and Metrology. Imports must meet Ministry of Environment and Water rules.

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Canada: Halal slaughter in Quebec complicated by animal rights bill

| 25/10/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal slaughter in Quebec complicated by animal rights bill

Farmers and animal rights activists don’t often agree, but Bill 54, ‘An Act to improve the legal situation of animals in Quebec,’ might be changing that.

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Malaysia: SMEs need to give emphasis to labelling, branding, halal certification

| 25/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: SMEs need to give emphasis to labelling, branding, halal certification

SME exports account for over 30 per cent of gross domestic product in other countries, while that of Malaysia only 19 per cent.

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Qatar: Businesses sign $80m deals at export development forum

| 23/10/2015 | Reply
Qatar: Businesses sign $80m deals at export development forum

‘From Niche to Mainstream: Halal Goes Global’ is the first publication to provide an overview of the global halal food and beverage market.

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Malaysia: UMP, Mara tie up to set up RM20m halal gelatine project

| 23/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: UMP, Mara tie up to set up RM20m halal gelatine project

UMP is cooperating with Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) to set up the country’s first gelatin capsules halal gelatine incubator project estimated to cost RM20 million.

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