Category: Farm-to-Fork News

UAE: Experts weigh up hormone-treated meat in UAE

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: Experts weigh up hormone-treated meat in UAE

It’s estimated that two-thirds of the cattle we eat today are given hormones, usually testosterone or oestrogens, to boost growth. EU bans it outright.

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Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

The founder of a brand of body products, perfumes and candles has denied his new store in Makkah will be a “halal sex shop”.

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Iran to cooperate with EFC to promote Halal brand of Europe

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Iran to cooperate with EFC to promote Halal brand of Europe

Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran is ready to cooperate with European Fatwa Council in introducing Halal brand to attract foreign investors.

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French Muslim Stakeholders Release about the CEN/AFNOR Halal Standard

| 25/04/2015 | Reply
French Muslim Stakeholders Release about the CEN/AFNOR Halal Standard

Three articles regarding the current statement from French Muslim organisations regarding their involvement in the CEN standardisation project for ‘Halal Food’

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UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

| 24/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

Ghanim International UK Limited believes in implementing gold standard methods and procedures to ensure the products they offer are of the highest standard.

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Pakistan: Opposition walks out of NA over absence of ministers

| 24/04/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Opposition walks out of NA over absence of ministers

The proceedings of the House had to be suspended for a few minutes and due to non-availability of concerned ministers during the Question-Hour.

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UAE: World Halal Travel Summit in Abu Dhabi

| 23/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: World Halal Travel Summit in Abu Dhabi

It features two partner events: ITHMAR15, dedicated to Tourism Investment in the Halal Travel Sector and TURATH15, focusing on cultural tourism experiences.

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Viet Nam firms can succeed in huge Halal food market

| 23/04/2015 | Reply
Viet Nam firms can succeed in huge Halal food market

While Muslims are a minority in Viet Nam, the halal food industry here has great potential, executive of a Halal Viet Nam Export and Import Co Ltd.

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Malaysia: OIC Secretary General Visits CCM Pharmaceuticals

| 23/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: OIC Secretary General Visits CCM Pharmaceuticals

Tan Sri Iyad Ameen Madani visited CCM’s Pharmaceuticals Division facility in Bangi recently to see firsthand the production of halal pharmaceutical products.

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UK: HFA announce their Halal industry seminar in London

| 23/04/2015 | Reply
UK: HFA announce their Halal industry seminar in London

The seminar will focus on topical issues of animal welfare in the Halal industry, followed by Halal compliance, controls and accreditation globally.

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Norwegian firm obtains certification for new halal slaughter method

| 22/04/2015 | Reply
Norwegian firm obtains certification for new halal slaughter method

The final approval and certification, obtained from Islamic Council Norway, covers all aspects of the newly sanctioned process, which involves euthanising animals.

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Malaysia aims to intensify cooperation with Indonesia on halal certification

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia aims to intensify cooperation with Indonesia on halal certification

Mohamed acknowledged that there were some barriers that hampered the halal cooperation with Indonesia, one of which concerns halal labeling.

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US Muslims, Latinos Revive Lamb Industry

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
US Muslims, Latinos Revive Lamb Industry

A growing number of Colorado feedlot owners are eyeing Muslim and Latino consumers to revive the lamb industry.

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Australian companies remove kashrut certification symbols over Halal fears

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Australian companies remove kashrut certification symbols over Halal fears

A number of companies in Australia have removed kosher certification symbols from their packaging due to pushback over Halal certification.

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GCC: Agthia welcomes partnerships with Asian food and beverage brands

| 21/04/2015
GCC: Agthia welcomes partnerships with Asian food and beverage brands

Through partnerships, Agthia welcomes Asia’s top food and beverage groups interested in penetrating the UAE market.

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Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

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USA:  17th Int’l Halal Food Conference Calls for a Unified Halal Standard

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
USA:  17th Int’l Halal Food Conference Calls for a Unified Halal Standard

Panelists described their experiences and recommendations to achieve a unified standard and accreditation system.

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UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter

| 20/04/2015 | Reply
UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter

After backing down from plans to ban non-stun slaughter, UKIP’s new election manifesto supports continuation of the slaughter method.

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Opinion: Zilzar – Consumerism with Integrity

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Zilzar – Consumerism with Integrity

Youth lead the emerging Muslim consumerism as they identify with faith-based spiritual values and, concurrently, want the “secular” benefits.

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South Korea: Food industry cluster to model creative economy

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
South Korea: Food industry cluster to model creative economy

Korea wants to develop the planned food industry cluster in the southwestern region into a role model of the “creative economy,” a concept promoted by President Park Geun-hye.

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