Category: Farm-to-Fork News

ASEAN Economic Community to help grow Halal sector

| 11/09/2015 | 1 Reply
ASEAN Economic Community to help grow Halal sector

The AEC will develop the Halal food industry in the region as it will help manufacturers meet the growing demand in Southeast Asia.

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Indonesia: Joint seminar on Halal food production and certification

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Joint seminar on Halal food production and certification

Research and development on halal food conducted by universities in Indonesia are expected to improve the quality of halal certification.

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US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America each entered guilty pleas in federal court in Cedar Rapids to one count of conspiracy to make false statements on export certificates.

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Trade and Investment Continue to Grow in Brunei’s Halal Market

| 09/09/2015 | Reply
Trade and Investment Continue to Grow in Brunei’s Halal Market

After the development of Brunei Halal brand, another initiative is the Halal themed industrial park of 500 hectares, specifically developed for Halal certified products and related products.

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Thailand: TUF joins forces with Saudi food firm Savola

| 09/09/2015 | Reply
Thailand: TUF joins forces with Saudi food firm Savola

HAI UNION Frozen Products (TUF), the world’s leading seafood processor, and Savola Foods Company, one of the largest food companies in the Middle East, have announced a joint venture.

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Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

| 08/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

A LEADING halal consultant has slammed “corrupt, unethical and improper” practices in the multi-million dollar halal food certification industry.

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Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

Halal certifiers in Australia have offered tens of thousands of dollars to Indonesia’s top halal authority — the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) to ensure greater access.

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Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

For now the primary beneficiary of PHA would be the halal meat industry of Pakistan since meat is currently country’s only halal product that gets exported.

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USA: Midamar Statement on Settlement with US DoJ

| 04/09/2015 | Reply
USA: Midamar Statement on Settlement with US DoJ

Midamar reached final settlement agreements with the US Department of Justice and USDA resolving charges stemming from a December 2014 indictment of the company.

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Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

| 03/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded training programmes for butchers and Halal slaughtering.

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USA: American Halal Company, Inc announces new COO

| 02/09/2015 | 3 Replies
USA: American Halal Company, Inc announces new COO

American Halal Company, Inc. announced today the key addition to its executive leadership team of Haroon Jafree as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development.

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UAE: South Korea to adopt UAE’s Halal certification system

| 02/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: South Korea to adopt UAE’s Halal certification system

The country is adopting the Emirate’s halal certification system, which officials hope will act as a catalyst for the trade in animal products and have a knock-on effect for other food produce.

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Qatar: QDB to host ITC’s world export forum

| 01/09/2015 | Reply
Qatar:  QDB to host ITC’s world export forum

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) will host the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) 15th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) on October 20 and 21 in Doha.

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Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

| 26/08/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

Ramli Food Industries, a subsidiary of Ramly Group, is investing RM1 billion in a new processing facility to boost its export market capacity.

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UK: AHDB to launch Guidelines for Qurbani in the UK

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
UK: AHDB to launch Guidelines for Qurbani in the UK

This is to bring awareness that the Qurbani sacrifice can ONLY be performed after Eid-ul-Adha prayers otherwise it is unlawful.

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Poland to start exporting beef to Israel

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Poland to start exporting beef to Israel

In 2013 that as much as 90 percent of Polish beef was exported, with a third destined for the kosher and halal markets in the Middle East.

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UK: Charges against controversial slaughterhouse dropped in court

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
UK: Charges against controversial slaughterhouse dropped in court

The firm’s £3m slaughterhouse has faced major opposition from villagers after plans were unveiled in 2011 to revive the dormant facility.

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Gambia: GBOS Sensitises WCR Technical Advisory Committee On ‘Halal’standards’

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Gambia: GBOS Sensitises WCR Technical Advisory Committee On ‘Halal’standards’

The project was to develop the capacity and skills of staff and stakeholders of the Bureau for the development on Halal standards.

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Opinion: Halal certification is fast-growing hard currency for trade

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal certification is fast-growing hard currency for trade

The value of the Halal certification for the producer determines how wide the market is for their product.

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Austalia: Senator decries ‘religious tax’ on kosher, halal meat.

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Austalia: Senator decries ‘religious tax’ on kosher, halal meat.

Jewish organizations in Australia have expressed confidence in their government’s protection of shechita from a parliamentary enquiry.

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