Category: Europe

Risks and Rewards: the Halal Market

| 02/07/2008 | Reply
Risks and Rewards: the Halal Market

This is a long and well researched article on the Halal market today. The writer has looked into the different aspects of the Halal industry starting from Halal certification onto Halal consumers, traceability, to showing a success story with US company Crescent Halal’s road to success through producing 100% high quality Halal chicken products, to inspire food processors in Europe and the US to enter the Halal market.The President of Crescent Halal, Mr Ahmad Adam, will be speaking at the International Halal Market Conference in Brunei Darussalam 16-17 August, specifically to give valuable information on how to Achieve Excellence in Halal Production and distribution.

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Malaysia And Bosnia Need To Cooperate In Agriculture Sector

| 01/07/2008 | Reply
Malaysia And Bosnia Need To Cooperate In Agriculture Sector

Malaysia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
need to find new approaches in the agriculture sector as a way out to
the current global food crisis, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah
Ahmad Badawi said Monday.
He said halal food production was another potential area the private sectors of the two countries were looking into.

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Halal – a dynamic force that can change the world

| 29/06/2008 | Reply
Halal – a dynamic force that can change the world

An in-depth interview with Hajj Abdalhamid Evans, Senior Analyst at Imarat Consultants. As one of the leading voices in the Halal market with a truly global vision, he discusses issues across a wide range of topics and countries, commenting on MIHAS, the World Halal Forum, the challenges facing Malaysia, Brunei’s new moves in the Halal arena as well as the latest news on the Halal industry in the USA and Canada.



Plus details of the forthcoming International Halal Market Conference in Brunei Darussalam on 16-17 August
.

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Halal hampers company starts a small revolution

| 29/06/2008 | Reply
Halal hampers company starts a small revolution

We know there is potential for so many people to get involved in the Halal industry in ways that people would never think, and seeing a small start up Halal business like this with an original idea for Halal proves it. Having a Halal Hamper gift idea is also a solution for non-muslims who want to send something to their muslim friends and business associates. With the right marketing this could work.

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Restaurant owner plans new ready meals range

| 24/06/2008 | Reply
Restaurant owner plans new ready meals range

Waiting for reply from Seamark

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Halal butchers under threat from superstores

| 19/06/2008 | Reply
Halal butchers under threat from superstores

Patterns do repeat themselves. With the fierce competition and low margins that the food retailng giants operate with, they are constantly on the lookout for new profit centres. That usually means taking business away from someone else. The traditional corner store has long been a favourite target of the supermarkets, but now those neighbourhood shops are also the Halal shops and butchers.




The big retailers are well aware that the Muslim consumer is doing most of their shopping in the supermarkets – but not buying their Halal meats and other items there. This is partly because of non-availability and partly an issue of trust. Now that the big guns are aiming at the Halal consumer, expect to see more and more Halal produce on their shelves.





And as for the High Street….?

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Halal Tourism

| 18/06/2008 | Reply
Halal Tourism

Once again ‘Halal Tourism’ is coming into travel market news. It is a budding industry that cannot be ignored and the interesting thing is that one of the target markets for this sector is the European Muslims.

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Meat supplier in HMC U-turn

| 15/06/2008 | 1 Reply
Meat supplier in HMC U-turn

The integrity of Halal certifiers is being questioned worldwide. Not only by the consumer, but also by certifiers discrediting other certifiers. The fact that the wholesalers in this story had to submit to the consumers demands shows us that consumer awareness is what needs to be propogated. This is a proof of an emerging market force that is Halal consumer power that will play an important role in the coming years.

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UK sandwich franchise goes Halal

| 13/06/2008 | Reply
UK sandwich franchise goes Halal

Subway franchises in UK continue the trend of going Halal with the Bolton branch, opening up the outlet to a wider market to include the Muslim customers. No figures are available yet as to the effect that going Halal has had on the bottom line, but in many other regions (Singapore is a good example), many of the fast food chains gained signifcant increase in revenue by going Halal.

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Purely ethical

| 11/06/2008 | Reply
Purely ethical

What would you say to a
plate of petroleum-derived chemicals, along with a side of rusted lead?
Probably a polite, “no thank you”, but the funny reality is that most
women add toxic chemicals to their diet every day, simply by wearing
lipstick and other make-up.

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French Muslim leaders upbeat after council poll

| 11/06/2008 | Reply
French Muslim leaders upbeat after council poll

French Muslim leaders expect a fresh start for their official council
after elections boycotted by its outgoing leadership raised hopes of
taming some internal rivalries that have paralysed its work for the
past five years.

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Looking for a kosher and halal-certified cysteine for bakery goods?

| 29/05/2008 | 1 Reply
Looking for a kosher and halal-certified cysteine for bakery goods?

It is not often we would put in an advertisement for a product in the news but with all the controversy about cysteine in food at the moment we thought it worthwhile to include the following information.

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Making sure our food is safe to eat

| 27/05/2008 | Reply
Making sure our food is safe to eat

More than just a Halal certificate is necessary these days, food labelling is more and more getting the attention of the health conscious consumer who wants to make his own choices on what he eats as we see from the following article.

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Halal fast food franchise hits UK streets

| 02/05/2008 | Reply
Halal fast food franchise hits UK streets

One of the UK’s first Halal fast food franchises has launched after working with a leading franchise expert. Mahmoods, a Halal burger bar and takeaway has just launched its
franchise offer after working with Franchise Development Services
Northern (FDS Northern).

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Dutch Farmers to visit MIHAS expo

| 30/04/2008 | Reply
Dutch Farmers to visit MIHAS expo

The 23-member group from The Netherlands, comprising representatives from the Vegetable
Marketing Organisation, local farmers’ co-operative societies and
vegetable wholesale merchant associations. They will visit Malaysia’s
wholesale and retail markets, organic and conventional farms,
agriculture research and experiment station as well as the 5th Malaysia
International Halal Showcase.

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British Muslim butchers fear supermarket chains

| 22/04/2008 | Reply
British Muslim butchers fear supermarket chains

The
British Muslim butchers fear that their survival is at stake at the
hands of the supermarket chains which have decided to market ‘halal’
meat.

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Harrington Picks Malaysia As Hub To Boost Sales To Asia-Pacific And Mid-East Marts

| 12/04/2008 | Reply
Harrington Picks Malaysia As Hub To Boost Sales To Asia-Pacific And Mid-East Marts

Herbal products company, Harrington Pte London, has picked
Malaysia as its regional hub to boost the sales of its Virgin Dtox
London products to Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets.

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Inn keeping with changing needs

| 10/04/2008 | Reply
Inn keeping with changing needs

A SWIFT drink down the local has taken on a new twist – at what is thought to be the country’s first Islamic ‘pub’. Reminiscent
of the 19th century temperance bars, the Halal Inn, on Featherstall
Road, Oldham is a public house which has most of the trappings of a
traditional British hostelry, but is missing what many would think is
the key ingredient – alcohol!
Owner Azizur Rahman and
business partner Muzahid Khan spotted a gap in the market and came up
with the idea to provide an alternative social gathering place for
local Muslims.

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Finger-lickin’ Britain

| 27/03/2008 | Reply
Finger-lickin’ Britain

Given
their ubiquity, you would think the market has reached saturation
point. Not so, according to Zack Kollias, international director of
Texas Chicken. For him, the UK offers one of the world’s biggest
markets for the food. His US-based firm, with more than 1,600 branches
worldwide, has just launched here. Both halal and spicy are also
among the company’s biggest global sellers, Kollias points out.

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Food traceability can benefit Malaysia

| 19/03/2008 | Reply
Food traceability can benefit Malaysia


Food traceability refers to the ability to trace and follow food, feed
and ingredients through all stages of production, processing and
distribution. Food traceability is mandatory by law in the European Union (EU) since
2005. Smith said incidents such as mad cow disease were among the
incidents that drove the EU to implement the law. 

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