Al Islami calls for UAE to strengthen position in Halal

DUBAI: Al Islami Foods has urged the UAE authorities to consolidate the strength of region’s halal market.

It called for consultation with the key stakeholders so that the local markets develop capabilities to compete with the international players.

These recommendations were presented by Al Islami Foods marketing manager Mustafa Jassem to at the Global Halal and Islamic Business Forum at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Delegates from the Middle East, US, Europe and southeast Asia participated in the forum.

Mr Jassem’s comprehensive presentation to the global audience touched central issues prevailing the halal industry such as consumer dilemma about ‘real halal’, guidelines and standardisation, rules and regulations, best practices, research and development, hygiene and safety and the total absence of market data on the size of halal food business and demand in the GCC region.