Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE allows Pakistan to ship halal products via sea

| 12/04/2017 | Reply
UAE allows Pakistan to ship halal products via sea

The PHDA is also organising training programmes for butchers to create awareness among them about the Sharia requirements and after that they would be issued licences.

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Qatar to be food manufacturing hub in GCC

| 04/04/2017 | Reply
Qatar to be food manufacturing hub in GCC

With the completion of the ongoing development of warehousing and logistics parks, and other related infrastructure projects, Qatar is set to emerge as a major food manufacturing hub.

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UAE: New guideline for Islamic Hotels Standards in Dubai

| 03/04/2017 | Reply
UAE: New guideline for Islamic Hotels Standards in Dubai

The guideline covered building standards and service systems, including building design standards, regulatory standards and service systems.

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South Africa: W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

| 01/04/2017 | Reply
South Africa:  W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

“We have put focused interventions in place to support emerging businesses in several competitive sub-segments, including in the Halal space.”

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UAE bans meat, poultry coming from Brazil

| 25/03/2017 | Reply
UAE bans meat, poultry coming from Brazil

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, has taken a number of precautionary measures on imported food products from Brazil.

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UAE: Halal certification soon for online food delivery services

| 25/03/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal certification soon for online food delivery services

IHAF is working with regulatory bodies in the UAE to establish a halal certification system for online food delivery businesses.

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Brazil scandal tests JBS, BRF push for overseas units IPOs

| 24/03/2017 | Reply
Brazil scandal tests JBS, BRF push for overseas units IPOs

The deals could fetch a combined $2.5 billion and help accelerate expansion outside Brazil. None of BRF Halal plants are suspended as part of the probe.

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Halal Oman and World Halal Assembly Oman

| 20/03/2017 | Reply
Halal Oman and World Halal Assembly Oman

The WORLD HALAL ASSEMBLY OMAN organized concurrent with HALAL OMAN TRADE EXPO and AGRO OMAN EXPO will be held from May 15 – 17, 2017 at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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UAE-based IHAF raises awareness in global Halal cosmetics industry

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
UAE-based IHAF raises awareness in global Halal cosmetics industry

“Putting internationally recognised standards in place ultimately boosts the public’s confidence in the Halal market, consequently driving up investment in the industry.”

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Dubai ranks first in Islamic-Economy-Enabling Free Zone Cities

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
Dubai ranks first in Islamic-Economy-Enabling Free Zone Cities

Free zone contribution to the halal food sector amounted to US$34 billion and is expected to hit US$74 billion by 2021, US$7 billion contribution to the modest fashion sector is projected to double.

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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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