Category: Media & Events

Global Halal Traders Gather in Malaysia Amid Muslim Population Growth

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Global Halal Traders Gather in Malaysia Amid Muslim Population Growth

Malaysia has surpassed Indonesia, the nation with the most Muslims in the world, in developing Islamic products. Beyond food, the halal industry also spans the finance sector, cosmetics, clothing, pharmaceuticals and the transportation of goods.

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Philippines: Pinoys eye $2.3-trillion halal market

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Philippines: Pinoys eye $2.3-trillion halal market

Two of the country’s largest retail companies are among some 500 foreign companies gathered for the 10th Malaysia International Halal Showcase that seeks to expand product coverage to the halal market.

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UAE: Arab World needs over $ 80 bn in agricultural investment to fill food gap

| 02/04/2013 | Reply
UAE: Arab World needs over $ 80 bn in agricultural investment to fill food gap

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum confirmed the importance of regional cooperation and joint Arab action in regional projects. Arab communities are facing many challenges in light of the regional economic blocs in the world.

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Malaysia continues to be regional sourcing hub for halal ingredients

| 30/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia continues to be regional sourcing hub for halal ingredients

Among the products that are in demand by foreign companies are medical products like halal gel and capsules as well as franchising opportunities. These are some ideas or products that have attracted interest from foreign companies coming to MIHAS 2013,

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Belgium creates ‘Halal Club’ in Malaysia

| 30/03/2013 | Reply
Belgium creates ‘Halal Club’ in Malaysia

The Kuala lumpur-based Belgian Trade Commission is focusing the spotlight on one peculiar creation from Brussels in conjunction with the 10th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS 2013).

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Malaysia: HDC to organise World Halal Week

| 26/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to organise World Halal Week

After five years organising World Halal Research Summit (WHR), the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) will introduce World Halal Week (WHW) Conference 2013 beginning this year. The theme is “Halal Economy: Creating the Momentum.”

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Second annual Halal Qatar festival opens

| 23/03/2013 | Reply
Second annual Halal Qatar festival opens

The 10-day festival, holds three main activities, including a showcase of breeding accessories and equipment used to groom animals, traditional pens and an auction.

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USA: Halal Fests Making a Wave in America!

| 09/03/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal Fests Making a Wave in America!

Sameer’s Eats co-founders have decided to hold a Halal Food Tour across America starting in Los Angeles on April 13th; then to New York in June, Washington DC in August, Chicago in October, and Houston in December.

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USA: Halal Alliances: ISNA and IFANCA

| 07/03/2013 | 1 Reply
USA: Halal Alliances: ISNA and IFANCA

ISNA has built an alliance with the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) for support in establishing the national Halal standards and accreditation body, to ensure Halal products are standardized, certified and regulated for the protection of the consumer.

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UAE: Global Halal food producers upbeat on Mideast growth prospects

| 02/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food producers upbeat on Mideast growth prospects

At the four-day Gulfood, the biggest food and hospitality fair which ended here Thursday, meat producers from East and West said the demand for Islamic or halal food emerged to an accepted global mainstream taste.

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India: Halal India wins Quality Excellence Award

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
India: Halal India wins Quality Excellence Award

Halal India has won the ‘Quality Excellence Award For Best Customer Service Result-2013’ at the National Quality Excellence awards-2013 held by the Stars of the Industry Group.

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UAE: Dubai Chamber highlights investment opportunities in the food sector

| 27/02/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Chamber highlights investment opportunities in the food sector

Highlighting the challenges faced by the Halal food sector, Saleh Lootah pointed at the lack of awareness about it and minimal investment in innovation, research and development, lack of options provided to the consumers as well as the competition between global and local brands.

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USA: Midamar Turkey Deli Products Line wins 2013 “Best New Frozen or Chilled Food” at Gulfood Awards

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Turkey Deli Products Line wins 2013 “Best New Frozen or Chilled Food”  at Gulfood Awards

Midamar also received recognition for highly commended entries in the Best New Fast Food Product or Innovation Award, Best New Halal Food Award and the Best New Foodservice Innovation Award.

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Dubai Exports brings together local and overseas food trade companies

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
Dubai Exports brings together local and overseas food trade companies

Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Dept of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, brought together UAE companies and traders with key buyers from overseas markets attending the Gulfood 2013 at a meeting today to facilitate business networking and interaction.

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GCC Food Consumption To Hit $106bn By 2018

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
GCC Food Consumption To Hit $106bn By 2018

Food is the largest segment of consumer expenditure in the region and stood at $83 billion year-end 2012, says new report. Consumer spending on food in the GCC is expected to reach $106 billion in the next five years.

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Italy: World Halal Food Council Europe arrives in Italy

| 25/02/2013 | Reply
Italy: World Halal Food Council Europe arrives in Italy

The World Halal Food Council of Europe, will group top experts on foods Muslims are allowed to eat, to meet for the first time in Italy. The conference is scheduled to be in Milan on March 1-2. The meeting, was organized by the local chapter of the Halal International Authority.

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USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at Gulfood 2013

| 22/02/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at Gulfood 2013

Managing Director Jalel Aossey will also be delivering insights on food supply chain essentials, risk strategies, as well as Halal standards and issues to investors, restaurant owners, franchisees, and franchisors in the Food Franchising Workshop at the conference.

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Dubai reigns as world’s gateway for food trade at Gulfood 2013

| 19/02/2013 | Reply
Dubai reigns as world’s gateway for food trade at Gulfood 2013

Running from 25 – 28 February 2013, the exhibition this year hosts a record 4,200 exhibitors from 110 countries showcasing more than 50,000 brands across every sector of the F&B industry. An unprecedented number of government ministers will be conducting key trade discussions.

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UAE: Food contamination raises Halal concern

| 14/02/2013 | Reply
UAE: Food contamination raises Halal concern

Back to back local as well as int’l cases of contamination of Halal food have brought into focus the need for consumers to be aware of Halal rules and regulations. It also underscores the requirement of common Halal standards for food as well as other products and services.

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Russia: The largest Russian International Trade Fair EURO-ASIA EXPO 2013

| 13/02/2013 | Reply
Russia: The largest Russian International Trade Fair EURO-ASIA EXPO 2013

This year’s EURO-ASIA EXPO 2013 comes with the reputable annual meeting place for consumers, distributors and manufacturers of Halal products from all over the world – the fourth international KAZANHALAL exhibition – being held on the 3-6 October 2013.

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