Category: The Americas

Why boycotting Canadian wheat is likely to backfire for Saudi Arabia

| 13/08/2018 | Reply
Why boycotting Canadian wheat is likely to backfire for Saudi Arabia

Not surprisingly, that’s pushing up wheat prices. Canada and the U.S. are two of the world’s largest producers of wheat, and farmers on both sides of the border are seeing rising prices for their bumper crop.

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Brazil’s BRF confirms 16 plants will go in restructuring exercise

| 04/07/2018 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF confirms 16 plants will go in restructuring exercise

Restructuring exercise to focus activities on its core markets in Brazil, Asia and “halal” countries as it seeks to increase its capital structure and reduce leverage.

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USA: How The Halal Guys Built a Franchise Empire

| 03/07/2018 | Reply
USA: How The Halal Guys Built a Franchise Empire

The fast casual has become a franchise phenom with the backing of an iconic brand, dedicated fan base, and growing roster of passionate operators.

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Brazil: BRF SA Looking At A Long Road Back

| 12/05/2018 | Reply
Brazil: BRF SA Looking At A Long Road Back

OneFoods saw good growth in both businesses, but processed food is still less than 20% of the mix in this segment.

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Saudi Prince Advocates Healthier Living With Region-Wide Vegan Restaurant

| 06/05/2018 | Reply
Saudi Prince Advocates Healthier Living With Region-Wide Vegan Restaurant

Prince Khaled will be opening at least 10 restaurants in the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Jordan.

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USA: Broiler Stunning for Halal Meat Processing

| 01/05/2018 | Reply
USA: Broiler Stunning for Halal Meat Processing

The import of Halal food into the Gulf Cooperation Council countries is expected to increase from $25.8 billion in 2010 to $53.1 billion by 2020.

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Canada: First new hatchery in more than 30 years to open in Ontario

| 30/04/2018 | Reply
Canada: First new hatchery in more than 30 years to open in Ontario

In addition to the new hatchery, the two companies announce that they are investing $10 million to enhance its halal processing facility.

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Canada: Halal Beef a huge opportunity for Alberta, say experts

| 17/04/2018 | Reply
Canada: Halal Beef a huge opportunity for Alberta, say experts

More needs to be done to tap into the huge and growing market for halal meat, say experts, and there is a growing demand in Canada.

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USA: Islamic Services of America comments on recent Jakim events

| 13/04/2018 | Reply
USA: Islamic Services of America comments on recent Jakim events

These events further established Malaysia as an early and ongoing leader of Halal initiatives which garnered strong support from the attendees.

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Rennet Alternative Market Driven by Increasing Number of Vegans

| 06/04/2018 | Reply
Rennet Alternative Market Driven by Increasing Number of Vegans

Demand for rennet alternative is growing, owing to increase in the number of halal and kosher certified products.

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Brunei: Pacific-wide trade deal could bring $1B to Brunei businesses

| 05/04/2018 | Reply
Brunei: Pacific-wide trade deal could bring $1B to Brunei businesses

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), countries in the Americas are eyeing Brunei as a potential gateway for the Asian exports markets.

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USA: Florida woman designs Muslim clothing line for Macy’s

| 29/03/2018 | Reply
USA: Florida woman designs Muslim clothing line for Macy’s

Vogl’s venture with Macy’s began after she attended a women- and minority-focused business-development workshop the company held in New York in 2017.

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USA: I Heart Halal™ announces first-ever Halal Lifestyle Festival in America

| 29/03/2018 | Reply
USA: I Heart Halal™ announces first-ever Halal Lifestyle Festival in America

I Heart Halal will feature three full days of sights, sounds and events appealing to people who want to experience the Halal lifestyle, at Navy Pier, Chicago.

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Brazil is working hard to keep access to meat products on Saudi Arabia’s market

| 28/03/2018 | Reply
Brazil is working hard to keep access to meat products on Saudi Arabia’s market

One of the issues addressed at the meeting was the Halal slaughter in Brazil.

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Paramount Fine Foods recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada

| 22/03/2018 | Reply
Paramount Fine Foods recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada

Paramount Fine Foods was recognized today by the Government of Canada for developing partnerships and creating a program to train and certify newcomers to work in the food and hospitality sector .

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UAE: Halal Business Awards 2018

| 03/03/2018 | Reply
UAE: Halal Business Awards 2018

Halal Business Awards aims, among others, are to promote Halal to the whole world and to motivate stakeholders with best practices.

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Black Panther’ fashion craze hits Jakarta

| 28/02/2018 | Reply
Black Panther’ fashion craze hits Jakarta

Marvel Studio’s Black Panther has taken the globe by storm for its Afro-centric cast and story, and for spawning an Islamic fashion trend in Indonesia.

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Opinion: Predicting the year ahead for the Halal Food industry

| 27/02/2018 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Predicting the year ahead for the Halal Food industry

Halal has been recognized widely as a “hot” trend in the food industry – one that companies across the global food value chain are increasingly addressing, and not surprising given the industry’s scale .

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UAE-Argentina Business Platform opens Jafza office

| 25/02/2018 | Reply
UAE-Argentina Business Platform opens Jafza office

Argentine companies trading in agricultural, meat and other food products can benefit from Halal certificates granted by ESMA following growing global demand for Halal fish.

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UAE: Dubai Municipality seeks US support to develop food import

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Municipality seeks US support to develop food import

The meeting also deliberated on the possibility of testing food in the accredited laboratories in the US and recognised by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre.

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