Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Malaysia: SMES urged to grab opportunities in Halal sector

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: SMES urged to grab opportunities in Halal sector

International Trade and Industry Minister said only 20 per cent of the demand for halal food and non-food products could be met globally.

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Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

Federal Liberal National Party Bruce Scott says that if Australia is to capitalise on jobs and exports in the rural sector, it needs to ensure its food is halal certified.

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Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

The first panel of the Congress “The International Standardization of Halal Market” has already revealed one of the fundamental issues regarding GMOs.

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Brunei, Thailand eye joint projects to produce Halal food

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Brunei, Thailand eye joint projects to produce Halal food

BRUNEI and Thailand pledged to embark on more concrete projects in halal food production after inking a MOU on Agricultural Cooperation yesterday.

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WHS 2015 Opens up New Narrative for Halal Market Ecosystem

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
WHS 2015 Opens up New Narrative for Halal Market Ecosystem

The four specialist Forums at the World Halal Summit cover a wide range of topics for Certifiers, Business, Scholars and Academics. The full range of topics, speakers and panellists is available online; the short version is that there are over thirty sessions and over seventy speakers, panellists and moderators over the two and a half days from 1-3 April. They are also all sold-out.

Reviewing the session contents, there are several themes that are going to form an integral part of the on-going narrative of the Halal Ecosystem over the next five to ten years.

One of the key issues is accreditation.

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Opinion: Food insecurity – From farmers to financiers

| 24/03/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Food insecurity – From farmers to financiers

There is need to encourage countries to stop using food as a political football, a tool of foreign policy.

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Dubai Municipality to set up halal food programme

| 24/03/2015 | Reply
Dubai Municipality to set up halal food programme

The programme will help evaluate the efficiency of labs in testing halal food and beverage products, and will help support conformity assessment bodies.

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South Korea Gov’t to issue ‘halal’ certificates to restaurants

| 23/03/2015 | Reply
South Korea Gov’t to issue ‘halal’ certificates to restaurants

The government plans to issue “halal” certificates to at least 140 restaurants nationwide, where Muslims can eat food without worrying about the ingredients.

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China building halal capacity

| 23/03/2015 | Reply
China building halal capacity

Local government is looking to establish cattle farms and are reportedly planning steps to guarantee the authenticity of halal food production.

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Thailand: Government Ready to Support Halal Business in the Deep South

| 22/03/2015 | Reply
Thailand: Government Ready to Support Halal Business in the Deep South

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that he would like to see significant progress of the Halal Industrial Estate, which was established in 2004.

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Madrid will host the first Halal exhibition of Spain

| 21/03/2015 | Reply
Madrid will host the first Halal exhibition of Spain

EXPOHALAL SPAIN 2015 will turn Madrid into the European epicentre of the Halal industry during two days, October 21 and 22, 2015.

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UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

A man has admitted putting stickers on food in a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Greater Manchester saying “Beware halal is barbaric and funds terrorism.”

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South Korea to Operate Designated Slaughterhouses for Halal Food

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
South Korea to Operate Designated Slaughterhouses for Halal Food

The head of South Korea’s food agency has announced that the country will run designated slaughterhouses for chickens and cattle based on halal standards.

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UK: Halal sheep demand offers UK farmers opportunities

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal sheep demand offers UK farmers opportunities

Eblex export manager Jean-Pierre Garnier told the levy board’s halal seminar how Britain produced 43% of Europe’s lamb, so was ready to feed the expanding Muslim population.

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Pakistan: ICCBS-UoK, Thailand sign MRA on Halal research affairs

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: ICCBS-UoK, Thailand sign MRA on Halal research affairs

International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK), has signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with two Thailand research institutions.

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Brunei: Proposed MIPR budget to sustain growth, diversify economy

| 18/03/2015 | Reply
Brunei: Proposed MIPR budget to sustain growth, diversify economy

The budget for the 2015/2016 financial year will revolve around continuing efforts in improving production capability and productivity in these (agriculture, agrifood and fisheries) sectors.

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UAE: Harvard Study analyses Al Islami Foods

| 15/03/2015 | Reply
UAE: Harvard Study analyses Al Islami Foods

Harvard Business School recently published a new case study about Al Islami Foods, the leading Halal food company in the Middle East.

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Malaysia: HDC urges Halal producers to use Global Halal Support Centre

| 15/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC urges Halal producers to use Global Halal Support Centre

Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) has called on producers of halal products to use its expertise via Global Halal Support Centre, which is free.

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China: Mainland firms invited to join Brunei halal project

| 14/03/2015 | Reply
China: Mainland firms invited to join Brunei halal project

Brunei has invited Chinese mainland investors and enterprises to join a $300-million, halal-themed industry park in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Russia to import halal meat to Arab countries

| 14/03/2015 | Reply
Russia to import halal meat to Arab countries

Russia is going to export halal poultry meat to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

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