Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Global Muslim Population Grows 18 Percent, Driving Record Demand of Halal Products

| 18/01/2018 | 1 Reply
Global Muslim Population Grows 18 Percent, Driving Record Demand of Halal Products

Global market research company Euromonitor International unveiled via webinar the latest trends shaping the halal market as companies race to benefit from a pool of untapped consumers.

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Philippines: Manila to host 2-day World Halal Assembly

| 17/01/2018 | Reply
Philippines: Manila to host 2-day World Halal Assembly

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 12 will hold the World Halal Assembly in Manila on January 18 and 19 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel.

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Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

PAKISTAN has evolved a comprehensive package in line with Saudi Vision-2030 to promote bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The package envisages measures to ease procedures for business visa, remove non-tariff barriers and initiate talks on a preferential trade agreement (PTA). The package will be discussed at a high-level forum — Saudi-Pak Joint […]

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Japanese sugar firm Mitsui invests $7.6m in halal production drive

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Japanese sugar firm Mitsui invests $7.6m in halal production drive

To cater to the halal market, Mitsui Sugar has decided to entirely eliminate bone char from its sugar production processes. Instead, it will use filtration with activated charcoal.

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Indonesian university to assist new government organisation as ‘halal guarantor’

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Indonesian university to assist new government organisation as ‘halal guarantor’

The University of Indonesia’s (UI) new Halal Centre is now assisting the government’s recently-formed Halal Products Certification Agency (BPJPH) on halal certification and testing.

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Business ideas for 2018: Muslim lifestyle economy

| 15/01/2018 | 1 Reply
Business ideas for 2018: Muslim lifestyle economy

With the worldwide Muslim consumer lifestyle market and halal economy set to reach $3.7 trillion by 2019, there’s heaps of potential for the Islamic market.

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UK: Halal meat could be labelled with method of slaughter after Brexit

| 02/01/2018 | Reply
UK: Halal meat could be labelled with method of slaughter after Brexit

“We fully support the labelling or meat, and even to make that distinction between stunned meat and unstunned meat. But it’s important that all meats are labelled accurately,” Muslim Council of Britain.

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Vitafoods Asia 2017: Strategic Move to Singapore Makes Positive Impact

| 29/12/2017 | Reply
Vitafoods Asia 2017: Strategic Move to Singapore Makes Positive Impact

Vitafoods Asia, the only dedicated event for the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplements in Asia, concluded its seventh edition on a high note for the first time in Singapore.

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Saudi Arabia: Saudi fashion goes global

| 24/12/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia:  Saudi fashion goes global

“There’s so much talent and so many buyers and beautiful boutiques in Saudi — we have the right people that can actually make this happen and make it a hub.”

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UK: Halal school meals ban could be challenged in court

| 22/12/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal school meals ban could be challenged in court

A move to ban unstunned halal meat from Lancashire schools could be delayed or overturned after the threat of a judicial review was made to Lancashire County Council.

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Malaysia Expresses Desire To Cooperate With The Maldives In The Halal Industry

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
Malaysia Expresses Desire To Cooperate With The Maldives In The Halal Industry

Malaysia has expressed the desire to cooperate with the Maldives in the halal industry, particularly in terms of halal food, services and Islamic tourism and finance.

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Gulfood 2018 to Consolidate UAE’s Lead Role in Global Food Agenda

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
Gulfood 2018 to Consolidate UAE’s Lead Role in Global Food Agenda

Gulfood is the region’s premier food and beverage industry platform – it underlines Dubai’s leading role in the global food sector.

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Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

2017 has seen some landmark vegan products launched by major brands: McDonalds released a vegan burger, Pizza Hut launched a vegan pizza, and Asda began stocking vegan mince pies.

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Indonesia: University of Indonesia now halal products guarantor

| 20/12/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: University of Indonesia now halal products guarantor

To assist government efforts in the provision of halal products, the University of Indonesia (UI) has launched a Halal Centre, which will serve as a halal products guarantor institution (LPH).

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UAE: DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy

| 18/12/2017 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy

DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy is based on strategic initiatives involving the Islamic economy and halal sectors

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‘Pakistan can become leader in global halal trade’

| 16/12/2017 | Reply
‘Pakistan can become leader in global halal trade’

Livestock is an integral part of agriculture sector of the country and have the potential to get huge share in the international Halal trade of over $ 300 billion.

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Poland: Poultry producer launches exports to UK

| 15/12/2017 | Reply
Poland: Poultry producer launches exports to UK

“Imposing a ban on non-stun slaughter could generate losses for both meat processors and breeders,” Zarzycki said. “We export such meat to France, Lebanon and Germany, and we also sell it in Poland.?”

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Thailand Halal Assembly 2017

| 14/12/2017 | Reply
Thailand Halal Assembly 2017

The Halal food industry is one of the country’s most revenue-generating sectors. Last year, Thailand was ranked among the world’s top 10 halal product exporters.

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Pakistan Halal Food Authority remains only on paper for two years

| 14/12/2017 | Reply
Pakistan Halal Food Authority remains only on paper for two years

The ministry has asked establishment division to urgently create posts of three director generals for the planned establishment of Pakistan Halal Food Authority (PHFA).

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Brunei: Strategic Halal push

| 14/12/2017 | Reply
Brunei: Strategic Halal push

A number of Bruneian companies yesterday signed strategic alliance agreements with global Halal players from Indonesia and Malaysia for enhancing logistics and marketing cooperation.

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