Category: Regional news

UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

DUBAI — A major shift in the food buying preferences of Saudi consumers is unlocking huge two-way trade opportunities in the Kingdom, according to a recent survey by leading research provider, Nielsen. With Saudi’s domestic food producers receiving a confidence boost for their dairy, snacks, ice-cream, mineral water, tea and coffee production, a host of […]

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Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

Alberta’s Department of Agriculture started paying close attention to halal economic opportunities at least 15 years ago. It has now become a major focus.

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Philippines: DOST leads World Halal Assembly PH

| 25/01/2018 | Reply
Philippines: DOST leads World Halal Assembly PH

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently led the World Halal Assembly Philippines (WHAP) to develop and create vast opportunities and programs for Halal industry.

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USA: KFC Franchisee Loses Fight to Market Chicken as Muslim-Friendly

| 24/01/2018 | Reply
USA: KFC Franchisee Loses Fight to Market Chicken as Muslim-Friendly

KFC’s corporate policy prohibits franchisees from making religious dietary claims about its food.

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UK: County council backs down over decision to ban unstunned halal meat in schools

| 24/01/2018 | Reply
UK: County council backs down over decision to ban unstunned halal meat in schools

LANCASHIRE County Council has backed down over its controversial decision to ban the serving of unstunned halal meat in its schools, after the threat of a legal challenge.

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USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

| 23/01/2018 | Reply
USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

The ascendance of high-tech meat companies has sparked novel conversations in Jewish and Muslim circles over whether these novel products are kosher and halal.

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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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UAE: DIEDC to Enhance Cooperation in Islamic Economy With RIW Group

| 15/01/2018 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC to Enhance Cooperation in Islamic Economy With RIW Group

Group of Strategic Vision ‘Russia – Islamic World’ (RIW Group) to exchange expertise and best practices in the field of Islamic economy with the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre.

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UK: The Seventh Annual Urban Muslim Woman Show across 3 Cities in the UK

| 09/01/2018 | Reply
UK: The Seventh Annual Urban Muslim Woman Show across 3 Cities in the UK

Each year, the Urban Muslim Woman Show, designed to inspire, connect and empower Muslim women, attracts hundreds of attendees from across the UK and throughout Europe.

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Dubai to host fourth edition of Global Islamic Economy Summit

| 08/01/2018 | Reply
Dubai to host fourth edition of Global Islamic Economy Summit

DIEDC has announced that the fourth edition of the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) will be held in October 2018, under the aegis of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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AJ Pharma to turn Malaysia into halal vaccine hub

| 06/01/2018 | Reply
AJ Pharma to turn Malaysia into halal vaccine hub

Malaysia is set to become a hub for halal vaccines with the completion of formulation and fill-finish facilities built by AJ Pharma Holding Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Saudi-based AJ Vaccines Group.

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US businesses prepare for halal boom as Muslims to become second largest religious group by 2040

| 06/01/2018 | Reply
US businesses prepare for halal boom as Muslims to become second largest religious group by 2040

There were 3.45 million Muslims living in the US in 2017, and Muslims made up about 1.1 percent of the total US population, said the report from US think tank Pew Research Centre (PRC).

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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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EU: European Halal Expo – June 2018

| 29/12/2017 | Reply
EU: European Halal Expo – June 2018

European Halal Expo is, together with VIVEurope and GFIA, one of the fairs that together present the first International Week for Smart Food Production to a world audience.

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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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