Category: Regional news

Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

| 12/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

“Moslem meal” is inaccurate and discriminatory, suggesting it is only for Muslims, when what it is meant to be – a halal meal – does not only have to be for Muslim consumption.

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The Halal Dining Club directory for Halal Diners

| 09/06/2017 | Reply
The Halal Dining Club directory for Halal Diners

Platform to take Halal diners through their whole dining journey from discovering Halal restaurants locally and internationally, to booking a table and collecting loyalty rewards.

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Singapore: Vitafoods Asia 2017: Spotlight on Finished Products

| 09/06/2017 | Reply
Singapore: Vitafoods Asia 2017: Spotlight on Finished Products

Asia Pacific’s nutraceutical industry will gather at the annual event to do business, uncover the latest product innovations, and to learn more about the market and its best practices.

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UK: Halal certification body to launch defence fund

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal certification body to launch defence fund

A legal “fighting fund” is planned by the Halal Food Authority (HFA), the certification body, to meet what it said were an increasing number of malicious attacks on the sector.

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Japan: NH Foods JV makes progress on Malaysia halal hub

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
Japan: NH Foods JV makes progress on Malaysia halal hub

Japan’s biggest food manufacturer has chosen Malaysia to be its hub for halal exports, in partnership with a Malaysian chicken major.

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Belgium: To stun or not to stun

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
Belgium:  To stun or not to stun

Belgium has worked out new rules banning the slaughter of unstunned animals, not sparing traditional rites for Muslim Halal and Jewish Kosher meat.

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Turkish exporters ready to meet Qatar demand for food and water

| 08/06/2017 | 1 Reply
Turkish exporters ready to meet Qatar demand for food and water

A government official in Qatar earlier told Reuters Doha was talking to Iran and Turkey about securing food and water supplies. Two articles

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Report: Government Initiatives to Promote Halal Products Drives Halal Nutraceuticals and Vaccines Market

| 07/06/2017 | Reply
Report: Government Initiatives to Promote Halal Products Drives Halal Nutraceuticals and Vaccines Market

Halal pharmaceuticals include the vaccines and nutraceuticals containing ingredients which are compliant with the Shariah (Islamic religious) law.

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Malaysian incubator signs deal to boost China’s halal exports

| 07/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysian incubator signs deal to boost China’s halal exports

A Malaysian technology and energy incubator has agreed to collaborate with companies in Hong Kong and China to produce and market halal-certified foods internationally.

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Aiming for Muslim market, Taiwan encourages Halal Certification

| 07/06/2017 | Reply
Aiming for Muslim market, Taiwan encourages Halal Certification

With a growing population of over 200,000 Muslims, more restaurants in Taiwan are applying for halal certification and the food industry is aiming for a larger market.

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Singapore’s halal grocer MyOutlets making offline-to-online global push

| 07/06/2017 | Reply
Singapore’s halal grocer MyOutlets making offline-to-online global push

After opening Singapore’s biggest all halal-certified foods supermarket, MyOutlets quietly launched its global e-marketplace Haladeen.

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Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

| 06/06/2017 | Reply
Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran in a coordinated move. Six articles.

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Malaysia Fama: TH Global to market agro-based Halal produce to Middle East

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia Fama: TH Global to market agro-based Halal produce to Middle East

TH Global will act as the facilitator in pioneering local halal food products to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries such as Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

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Malaysia: AsiaBio eyes halal product export venture with Chinese firms

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: AsiaBio eyes halal product export venture with Chinese firms

AsiaBio plans to explore opportunities with three Chinese companies to form a partnership to produce and export Halal-certified food products to the global marketplace.

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UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit

They were also assured the British meat industry could maintain strong exports once the UK leaves the EU, and that there was significant potential for growing domestic demand.

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F&B outlet space in UAE set to grow and beat global average

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
F&B outlet space in UAE set to grow and beat global average

Cafes and restaurants in Asian cities including Abu Dhabi and Dubai could make up about 30 per cent of shopping space by 2025.

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Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

| 02/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

Every year, a dramatic increase in food waste is witnessed in Muslim countries during Ramadan due to the uncontrolled and lavish grocery shopping.

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Malaysia: Synchronised standards for halal certification in the works

| 02/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Synchronised standards for halal certification in the works

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announces efforts that the Malaysian Halal Council has put in place as part of its agenda for 2018-2020 including and International Halal Authority Board.

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UAE: 80 fridges distributed for food storage in Dubai mosques

| 01/06/2017 | Reply
UAE: 80 fridges distributed for food storage in Dubai mosques

80 fridges have been distributed to 38 mosques in Deira and 42 mosques in Bur Dubai so that individuals who wish to donate food for the underprivileged left in these fridges in a hygienic condition.

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Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors

Remarkable progress has been achieved in three strategic sectors of Islamic economy – Islamic finance, halal trade and industry, and Islamic lifestyle in the emirate.

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