Category: Middle East & Africa

Malaysian exporters to promote Halal exports worth $9.79 bn at Halal Expo Dubai 2017

| 30/08/2017 | Reply
Malaysian exporters to promote Halal exports worth $9.79 bn at Halal Expo Dubai 2017

The 9th edition of the Halal Expo Dubai to be held from September 18-19 at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel near Dubai International Airport.

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Unveils Blueprint for Dubai Food Park

| 23/08/2017 | Reply
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Unveils Blueprint for Dubai Food Park

The Park will be a one-stop destination for government, administrative and logistical services related to food wholesale, import, export and re-export.

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Dafza issues guide on Dubai halal industry

| 22/08/2017 | Reply
Dafza issues guide on Dubai halal industry

Highlighting Halal products in different industries, with numerous financial investment possibilities for international financiers to contribute to improving the Islamic economic climate.

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Nigeria out of $2.3tr market for lack of Halal certification agency

| 21/08/2017 | 1 Reply
Nigeria out of $2.3tr market for lack of Halal certification agency

Halal Research Council are partnering with Jaiz Foundation on Halal Certification to establish the first Halal certification agency in Nigeria.

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OMANEXPO: Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event

| 21/08/2017 | Reply
OMANEXPO: Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event

Omanexpo has announced that the 12th edition of Food & Hospitality Oman will be held at the new Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) from 16 to 18 October.

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Pakistan poised to capture the growing global Halal market

| 12/08/2017 | Reply
Pakistan poised to capture the growing global Halal market

With centralised accreditation recently established, and a robust market potential waiting to be maximised, Pakistan’s halal industry is poised for a brilliant future.

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UAE: Expansion of the Dubai Speciality Food Festival 2017

| 11/08/2017 | Reply
UAE: Expansion of the Dubai Speciality Food Festival 2017

A more health conscious consumer, is driving a desire both globally and regionally for specialist foods, such as organic and halal, pushing the foodservice to meet demand.

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UAE: Halal Expo Dubai, Salaam Gateway to attract foreign investment

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal Expo Dubai, Salaam Gateway to attract foreign investment

Halal Expo Dubai, the largest and most comprehensive business-to-business (B2B) halal exposition in the Middle East, and Salaam Gateway have agreed to promote the strategically significant event.

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Doha seminar expected to attract 100 Asean and Qatari companies

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
Doha seminar expected to attract 100 Asean and Qatari companies

Asean Committee in Doha (ACD) chairman and Thailand ambassador Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum said the seminar aims to promote Asean as an attractive market of 622mn people with a combined GDP of $2.6tn.

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UAE bans Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to alcohol content

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
UAE bans Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to alcohol content

The decision came based on the results of tests conducted by specialised accredited laboratories, which confirmed that several samples of the product with different production dates violated the rules.

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Opinion: Cultural Sensitivities & Packaging Design for Halal Foods

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Cultural Sensitivities & Packaging Design for Halal Foods

Packaging has a significant role in addressing cultural sensitivities in various markets around the globe.

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UAE-based halal forum ‘ready to support India’

| 06/08/2017 | Reply
UAE-based halal forum ‘ready to support India’

UAE-headquartered International Halal Accreditation Forum is ready to support India in its halal industry and in bridging consumer awareness gaps, said a top official.

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UAE: Halal Expo Dubai To Strengthen UAE Lead in Halal Industry Development

| 24/07/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal Expo Dubai To Strengthen UAE Lead in Halal Industry Development

Halal Expo Dubai will strengthen UAE’s goal of leading and developing the Halal industry in the Arab region and beyond.

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UAE: DIEDC opens nominations for 5th Islamic Economy Award

| 21/07/2017 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC opens nominations for 5th Islamic Economy Award

The award recognizes the efforts of institutions and entrepreneurs across the globe in offering the best innovative concepts that align with Islamic economy standards.

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Sheikh Mohammed unveils Dh5.5bn Dubai Food Park at Dubai Wholesale City

| 13/07/2017 | 1 Reply
Sheikh Mohammed unveils Dh5.5bn Dubai Food Park at Dubai Wholesale City

The Park will benefit from Dubai’s world-class infrastructure in land, marine and air transport, and is set to play a vital role in supporting food security in the country.

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UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

UK-based firm Haloodies will start exporting meat snacks to United Arab Emirates (UAE) supermarkets as part of a big push to become a global halal brand.

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Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

| 10/07/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

If anything, Qatar has hardened its stand and categorically rejected the threats and ultimatums issued by the Saudis and their friends, refusing to succumb to their pressure.

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South Africa:Wesgro Halal trade mission to Senegal secures R100 million for the Cape

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
South Africa:Wesgro Halal trade mission to Senegal secures R100 million for the Cape

The mission featured five Halal companies among others, which are producers in the agribusiness, manufacturing and engineering sectors.

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Gulf crisis: Qatar’s neighbors issue ultimatum, call for Al-Jazeera shutdown

| 24/06/2017 | Reply
Gulf crisis: Qatar’s neighbors issue ultimatum, call for Al-Jazeera shutdown

Qatar has said it is studying the demands of “siege countries.” The 13-point list of demands was delivered overnight on Friday by Kuwait, which is mediating between Qatar and its neighbors.

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Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

Top companies considered were Al Islami, BRF, Nestlé, Malaysian agro-foods company QL Foods, and American Wholefoods supplier Saffron Road.

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