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Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline takes off

| 20/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline takes off

AFP, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline Rayani Air began operations Sunday with its maiden flight taking off from the capital to the resort island of Langkawi, local media reported. In-flight meals served on board its flights are completely halal, with alcohol consumption strictly prohibited. Muslim flight crew must don the hijab while non-Muslim crew […]

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UAE: Gulfood 2016 to deliver more trends and trade

| 20/12/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood 2016 to deliver more trends and trade

Gulfood 2016 will host the third Halal World Food, the world’s biggest annual Halal food sourcing trade event.

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GCC food service to serve up $24.5b market by 2018

| 20/12/2015 | Reply
GCC food service to serve up $24.5b market by 2018

Saudi Arabia led the region with total food service sales of $8.9 billion in 2014. The UAE was the second-largest contributor, with total sales of $5.3 billion.

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Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

| 18/12/2015 | Reply
Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

Rychla Dansk Folkeparti worries Islamic rules are taking up too much space in the Danish society If you are buying a Danish duck from a supermarket this Christmas, chances are it was slaughtered the halal way, reports Jyllands-Posten. Dansk And, the only industrial duck slaughterhouse in Denmark, uses this religious method to minimise the animals’ […]

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Malaysian owned Chicken Cottage to open doors in Makkah

| 17/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysian owned Chicken Cottage to open doors in Makkah

Malaysian owned Chicken Cottage, the famed halal British brand, has plans to spread its wings worldwide with new outlets.

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Brunei needs to promote its halal certification system

| 17/12/2015 | Reply
Brunei needs to promote its halal certification system

BRUNEI should capitalise on its reputation of having a stringent halal certification systems in the region to expand abroad.

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Forum on unifying halal standards and procedures kicks off at OIC General Secretariat

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Forum on unifying halal standards and procedures kicks off at OIC General Secretariat

The final day of the forum will result in a series of recommendations that will be submitted to the Council of Foreign Ministers next year.

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Kazakhstan launches major halal meat processing plant

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Kazakhstan launches major halal meat processing plant

The project will result in an increase in the number of livestock and will expand the export potential of the region.

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Malaysia: Halal expo in Penang set to curry favour with spice fans

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal expo in Penang set to curry favour with spice fans

The Penang International Halal Expo and Conference (Pihec) 2016 is back next month with the Halal Chef Challenge and the World Curry Festival.

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2015

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2015

Many local and international food production experts from 209 domestic and international companies showcased the latest food products.

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Burger King France’s owner to boost number of Halal-only restaurants

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Burger King France’s owner to boost number of Halal-only restaurants

The move, if confirmed, will see the opening of about 40 restaurants serving only burgers with meat from cattle slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law.

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Malaysia: DPM Zahid wants to get rid of misconception about religion

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: DPM Zahid wants to get rid of misconception about religion

He expressed his disappointment that Malaysia was always left behind in the halal industry despite being the pioneer in producing certain halal products and services.

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Saudi Arabia: Almarai eyes $1.5bn stake in UAE food company

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Almarai eyes $1.5bn stake in UAE food company

Almarai, is among several companies to have shown an initial interest in NFPC, one of the largest food and dairy manufacturers and distributors in the UAE.

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Philippines: 10 Cebu hotels to pilot government halal project

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Philippines: 10 Cebu hotels to pilot government halal project

10 hotels and resorts in Cebu will participate in the pilot implementation of a project that aims to make tourism establishments halal-certified.

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Malaysia: HDC launches world’s first Halal Data Pool

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC launches world’s first Halal Data Pool

The Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) has launched the Global Data Halal Pool (GDHP), the world’s first halal data pool.

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Malaysia: SMIIC Halal Conference in Kuala Lumpur

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: SMIIC Halal Conference in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia, other Muslim nations should be in forefront of global halal industry, says Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

US food producers saw record exports to the GCC of US$3bn last year according to new figures.

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UAE: Sheikh Hamdan issues direction to hold Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
UAE: Sheikh Hamdan issues direction to hold Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016

MENAFN Press Dubai-UAE: 12 December 2015 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai issued directions for the 3rd Global Islamic Economy Summit to […]

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UAE: Sheikh Mohammad issues law for Emirates Global Accreditation Centre

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
UAE: Sheikh Mohammad issues law for Emirates Global Accreditation Centre

The newly established centre will form one of the key sources of the Halal sector that helps complement the organisational infrastructure.

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Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

Austrian supermarket chain Spar will stop selling Halal meat after only two weeks because the test sale caused a storm of outraged online comments.

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