Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Philippines: Mindanao SMEs join international Halal conference

| 04/06/2015 | Reply
Philippines: Mindanao SMEs join international Halal conference

Sashimi and other tuna products are among those aggressively being sold to halal consumers who attended the Halal Assembly.

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Good Response To Malaysian Halal Food In China

| 02/06/2015 | Reply
Good Response To Malaysian Halal Food In China

PPIPBM expects a good response to Malaysian halal products in China with the signing of an agreement with two Chinese supermarket chains last month.

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Australia’s Largest Beef Business Ramps Up Halal Production

| 02/06/2015 | Reply
Australia’s Largest Beef Business Ramps Up Halal Production

DM Capital announced that it had recently provided a loan of USD18m to finance a rights issue between the shareholders of Yeeda Pastoral Company.

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Brunei: A single set of rules needed to boost halal product export

| 02/06/2015 | Reply
Brunei: A single set of rules needed to boost halal product export

“The biggest bottleneck to the growth of Islamic economies like Brunei involves whether or not a certification for Syariah-compliant products is accepted across markets.”

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USA: NoorVitamins says in 5 years they will be a strong and reputable competitor

| 01/06/2015 | Reply
USA: NoorVitamins says in 5 years they will be a strong and reputable competitor

Leading Halal supplement brand NoorVitamins is aiming to be a serious part of the wider dietary supplements industry, with a focus on quality and transparency.

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Opinion: Who says fasting’s bad for business?

| 01/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Who says fasting’s bad for business?

Food business in the UAE is expected to see good times ahead, with local retailers anticipating a ten to 15 percent rise in sales during the period of Ramadan and all the way through Eid.

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Opinion: Can Manufacturers Appeal to all Consumers?

| 30/05/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Can Manufacturers Appeal to all Consumers?

Manufacturers must appeal to Muslims without alienating non-Muslim consumers if they want to maximise sales , say experts.

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Push for common halal standard in Denmark

| 29/05/2015 | Reply
Push for common halal standard in Denmark

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC/Landbrug & Fødevarer) has invited the country’s leading meat industry players to round-table talks.

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Japan: Halal Chef’s training course for Japanese cuisine

| 29/05/2015 | Reply
Japan: Halal Chef’s training course for Japanese cuisine

Japan is heating up its motive to welcome Muslim tourists and to double the number of visitors by 2020 is the aim of the ministry.

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Brazil: Halal broadens export opportunities

| 28/05/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Halal broadens export opportunities

Certification for various products, including non-foodstuffs, heightens the chance of selling to more demanding Islamic consumers.

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UK: LCM Halal row over new Blackburn Nando’s restaurant

| 28/05/2015 | Reply
UK: LCM Halal row over new Blackburn Nando’s restaurant

MUSLIM bosses have sparked a row by warning Nando’s it must follow strict guidelines if it decides to sell ‘halal’ chicken at its proposed Blackburn restaurant.

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Malaysia: Zilzar Rewards Winner With London Trip

| 27/05/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Zilzar Rewards Winner With London Trip

Zilzar Tech Sdn Bhd, an e-commerce Muslim Lifestyle Marketplace recently announced the winner of its first social media campaign.

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The 1st International Halal Conference and Semi Annual General Meeting WHFC

| 26/05/2015 | Reply
The 1st International Halal Conference and Semi Annual General Meeting WHFC

The event attracted many people, with over 28 Halal Certifying Bodies from 20 countries represented.

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Australia: Secret deal to tie up Halal market

| 26/05/2015 | Reply
Australia:  Secret deal to tie up Halal market

A NUMBER of the region’s top Muslim leaders signed a secret deal in Mecca last year to tie up more of the $1 trillion halal certification market.

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UK: Pakora boss apologises for black pudding halal storm

| 25/05/2015 | Reply
UK:  Pakora boss apologises for black pudding halal storm

“I am afraid my printer in Irvine made a mistake with the packaging. Of course black pudding can never be a halal product and we are sorry if anyone thought otherwise.”

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UK: Companies must stop self certifying products Halal

| 22/05/2015 | 3 Replies
UK: Companies must stop self certifying products Halal

This is one of the key issues that Muslims face in the UK, when companies do self certification thinking they have the right to actively mislead Muslim consumers.

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Bahrain: Islamic Finance and Muslim Lifestyle Sectors Convergence Training Programme

| 21/05/2015 | Reply
Bahrain:  Islamic Finance and Muslim Lifestyle Sectors Convergence Training Programme

BIBF, in partnership with DinarStandard, is launching the world’s first training programme on the Convergence of the Halal Market Economy and Islamic Capital.

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Australia: Halal certification secures Emirates deal for Fleurieu

| 21/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification secures Emirates deal for Fleurieu

A milk products company which announced it would ditch its Halal certification after it was targeted on social media has now reinstated it and won back a deal with Emirates.

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Australia: Submissions to Parliamentary inquiry into Halal claim it’s a scam

| 20/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Submissions to Parliamentary inquiry into Halal claim it’s a scam

Liberal senator, Cory Bernardi initiated the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into what he calls a “racket” of certification.

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UAE: All cosmetics sold in UAE are ‘halal’ by default: Esma

| 20/05/2015 | Reply
UAE: All cosmetics sold in UAE are ‘halal’ by default: Esma

The UAE’s standardisation body Esma will issue halal mark and certification to foreign companies for their beauty products looking to tap the mass halal market.

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