Category: Middle East & Africa

Update on the UAE Halal Food Regulations and Accreditation

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
Update on the UAE Halal Food Regulations and Accreditation

Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has recently spurred into action in speeding up approvals for Halal Certifying Bodies (CBs).

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Qatar: Ministry amends list of Halal certification bodies

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Qatar: Ministry amends list of Halal certification bodies

The Ministry of Public Health has amended the list of Islamic associations approved to issue Halal certification and Halal slaughterhouses in the countries exporting to Qatar.

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Belarus plans to launch poultry and beef exports to UAE in 2017

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Belarus plans to launch poultry and beef exports to UAE in 2017

At present the Agriculture and Food Ministry is working on the list of meat processing companies and poultry farms ready to meet the Halal standards of the UAE.

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UAE: Fresh food sales to hit Dh30 billion this year

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UAE: Fresh food sales to hit Dh30 billion this year

Establishing an internationally recognised trademark would stand to expand the trade of Halal food products around the world.

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‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

| 06/03/2017 | Reply
‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

During Gulfood, bruneihalalfoods received several recognitions including winning the Gulfood Award 2017 for ‘Best Artisan or Local Food’.

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UAE ‘has best ecosystem for Halal pharmaceuticals’

| 05/03/2017 | Reply
UAE ‘has best ecosystem for Halal pharmaceuticals’

“Mass manufacturing would be made possible by standardisation, which would aid economies of scale and barrier-free global trade,” Mohammed Saleh Badri, secretary general of IHAF, said

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Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

The country could have a significant share of global Halal meat export if it could fulfill SFDA conditions after having the necessary infrastructure.

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Latvia keen on co-operation with UAE in food safety and Halal accreditation

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
Latvia keen on co-operation with UAE in food safety and Halal accreditation

DIAC the accreditation body has received 40 requests from several countries for accreditation of Halal products and Islamic bodies overseeing Halal slaughtering of animals, according to Ahmed.

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UK: AHDB Meat and Dairy Attend Gulfood in Dubai

| 02/03/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB Meat and Dairy Attend Gulfood in Dubai

Quality Standard mark Lamb and speciality cheeses were in the spotlight this week at the major international trade show Gulfood in Dubai.

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UAE: Patchi UAE Receives Halal Certification from ESMA

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Patchi UAE Receives Halal Certification from ESMA

Patchi LLC, the prominent chocolate manufacturer, is the first company within the Dubai Industrial Park Halal cluster to receive the ESMA Halal certificate.

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UAE: Global Halal food accreditation certificates distributed at Gulfood

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food accreditation certificates distributed at Gulfood

Amina Ahmed Mohammed, Executive Director of the Emirates International Accreditation Centre, said the centre has a specific role in verifying the efficiency of halal certification companies and bodies.

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UAE: Major shift needed in global food industry says expert

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Major shift needed in global food industry says expert

“Awareness is key for Muslim and non-Muslim populations alike. Experts expect the latter to veer towards Halal due to rising concerns about unhygienic and unhealthy food.”

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UAE: Dafza highlights opportunities at Gulfood

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Dafza highlights opportunities at Gulfood

Dafza particularly intends to highlight promising opportunities and the immense potential of Dubai’s halal food industry to the international community.

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UAE: Gulfood opens showcasing the latest in food innovation

| 26/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood opens showcasing the latest in food innovation

Buyer demand for healthy and halal products, as well as trusted resource provenance, has turned Gulfood 2017 into a window to global food sector reinvention.

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Canada: Riz Global Foods takes a Taste of Canada to Gulfood

| 26/02/2017 | Reply
Canada: Riz Global Foods takes a Taste of Canada to Gulfood

Riz Global specializes in Canadian Halal produced Meats, Prepared Foods, and their New Innovative Gourmet offerings.

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Emirates Halal Center authorized by UAE opens in Tokyo to facilitate granting Halal certification

| 23/02/2017 | Reply
Emirates Halal Center authorized by UAE opens in Tokyo to facilitate granting Halal certification

Emirates Halal Center, a Halal certification agency authorized by the Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE), was set up at Minato ward, Tokyo on February 13.

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UAE’s Muwasafat to host Halal World Food on February 27th

| 23/02/2017 | Reply
UAE’s Muwasafat to host Halal World Food on February 27th

Muwasafat will conduct three sessions designed to demonstrate the Halal e-learning platform, the world’s first integrated portal for the Halal economy.

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Saudi women cosmetics market to grow 11pc

| 23/02/2017 | Reply
Saudi women cosmetics market to grow 11pc

Aggressive advertising coupled with increasing disposable income will see the market of women cosmetics in Saudi Arabia grow at a compunded annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 11 per cent during 2017 – 2022.

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UAE: GCC meat consumption to hit 4.9m T in two years

| 16/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: GCC meat consumption to hit 4.9m T in two years

This will be highlighted at the new Meat & Poultry sector, one of eight dedicated segments at the upcoming Gulfood exhibition in Dubai, UAE.

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GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

| 13/02/2017 | Reply
GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

Unique destinations that are connected well in aviation routes, food requirements as well as destination safety and security play a big part in the considerations of buyers/planners.

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