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Opinion: Europe sleepwalking as global food prices set to double

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion:  Europe sleepwalking as global food prices set to double

Global food prices will more than double within 20 years as a new age of crisis forces the collapse of our broken global food system, said Oxfam today. The international development agency said Europe is sleepwalking as the world enters into an unprecedented and avoidable reversal in human development.

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UAE Minister of Environment and Water updates Dubai Chamber members about developments in meat import sector

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
UAE Minister of Environment and Water updates Dubai Chamber members about developments in meat import sector

As part of its efforts to facilitate communication between the public and private sectors, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a second open dialogue between its members operating in the frozen and chilled meat sector and UAE Government officials at its head office recently.

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Malaysia: Boustead plans to cut stake in Pharmaniaga to 75%

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Boustead plans to cut stake in Pharmaniaga to 75%

Pharmaniaga managing director Datuk Farshila Emran said the group planned to expand into halal drugs and supplements. She said the group was embarking on a programme to get its plants to be halal-certified for the purpose of halal drugs production.

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Canada: The goat gambol

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
Canada:   The goat gambol

Fuelling the demand is Alberta’s diverse ethnic population. Goat meat is eaten regularly outside of North America and as these communities resettle here in Alberta, so does the demand for goat meat. The most common place to find goat meat today in Alberta is at a Halal meat shop.

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Pakistan: Halal exports: UAF inks deal for exploring new avenues

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal exports: UAF inks deal for exploring new avenues

The Halal Science Center of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and National Institute of Food Science and Technology at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad have signed a memorandum of understanding for exploring new avenues in the field of Halal food science, through academic and personnel development programmes.

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Germany: Lack of Halal Food in German Supermarkets

| 07/06/2011 | Reply
Germany: Lack of Halal Food in German Supermarkets

The offer of halal foods in German supermarkets is scarce and many of them are reluctant to widen their range of food that meets the requirements of practicing Muslims, even though the demand is increasing and the potential for future sales promising.

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Najib’s Visit to Kazakhstan Strengthens Ties, Renews Interest On Malaysia

| 07/06/2011 | Reply
Najib’s Visit to Kazakhstan Strengthens Ties, Renews Interest On Malaysia

During a joint press conference yesterday, President Nazarbayev was full of praise for Najib and Malaysia and Malaysia’s contributions towards improving the economy of not just Muslims but also for the world at large especially developing countries and members of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC).

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Australia: Uniform Halal regulations key to live exports

| 07/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Uniform Halal regulations key to live exports

AUSTRALIA should pressure its Islamic neighbours to end cruelty in the live cattle trade, a Territory Senator said yesterday. “We need a uniform interpretation of Islamic law across the region which takes account of basic animal welfare standards and modern technology.”

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Philippines: Goals for Halal industry outlined

| 07/06/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Goals for Halal industry outlined

NCMF Secretary/CEO Lucman spoke before stakeholders at an International Halal Assurance Seminar (IHAS) held Friday and Saturday at a Makati Hotel, where she minced no words in citing the importance of the role of government in putting to order the local Halal industry.

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Bankers, regulators meet to put Islamic finance back on map

| 06/06/2011 | Reply
Bankers, regulators meet to put Islamic finance back on map

Top Islamic banking officials will meet in Singapore this week to discuss ways to revive an industry which has stalled as interest in new markets cool and legal uncertainties cloud the role of sukuk as funding tools.

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Malaysia: HDC’s Halal Executive Programme Sees 65 New Competent Halal Executives

| 05/06/2011 | 1 Reply
Malaysia: HDC’s Halal Executive Programme Sees 65 New Competent Halal Executives

The Halal Executive Programme (HEP) involved fulltime three-month theory classes, three-month industry attachment assignments and an examination.

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Halal Hotels Cater to Muslim Tourists

| 03/06/2011 | Reply
Halal Hotels Cater to Muslim Tourists

In a bid to lure Muslim tourists, hotels across the Middle East are replacing traditional Western signs of luxury with others carrying Arab and Muslim touches. About 88 percent of Arab travelers said they would like to stay in an Islamic hotel during their holiday travel.

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Malaysia: AYS Sees Rising Demand For Halal Frozen Ready-To-Eat Meals

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: AYS Sees Rising Demand For Halal Frozen Ready-To-Eat Meals

A recent MOU signing allows Zion Alliance and its business partner, VGP Group of Companies, to distribute AYS’s Sri Kulai microwaveable halal frozen ready-to-eat Malaysian meals throughout their network in India.

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Malaysia: HDC Enter Into Strategic Partnership To Formulate Halal Laboratory Standards

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Enter Into Strategic Partnership To Formulate Halal Laboratory Standards

TPM Biotech Sdn Bhd (TPMB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn Bhd has entered into a strategic partnership with the Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC), to formulate the Halal Laboratory Standard and also a key halal development programme.

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Australia: Butchers treat halal beef ‘with respect’

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Butchers treat halal beef ‘with respect’

Local beef processers and halal butchers in Australia have hit out at the brutal treatment of cattle in Indonesian abattoirs as horrific, saying it went against Muslim beliefs.

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Anuga will be Oct. 8-12 in Cologne, Germany

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Anuga will be Oct. 8-12 in Cologne, Germany

Anuga is a global food and beverage fair held every two years in the Koelnmesse Convention Center, Cologne, Germany. Anuga’s unique concept of featuring 10 specialized trade show segments in one location has been highly successful in matching exhibitors with their right target audience.

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Malaysia: HDC to provide halal programme for int’l universities

| 31/05/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to provide halal programme for int’l universities

Halal Development Council (HDC) will be collaborating with international universities, namely Wellington University, New Zealand and University of Maryland to provide halal executive training programme.

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Russia: Sheikh Saleh Kamel announces plan to invest $2m in Tatarstan

| 31/05/2011 | Reply
Russia: Sheikh Saleh Kamel announces plan to invest $2m in Tatarstan

During the meeting with Linar Yakupov, the Chairman of Small and Medium-size Enterprises Development Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan Russian side presented a number of investment agriculture, construction and Halal industry development projects.

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Thailand welcomes Middle East visitors for Ramadan

| 30/05/2011 | Reply
Thailand welcomes Middle East visitors for Ramadan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with Thai hotels and travel industry partners, is set to entice Middle Eastern travellers to Thailand with a ‘home away from home’ experience this summer by way of special “Ramadan Packages” and related activities during the Holy Month.

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Turkey: Developing-8 to have a stronger voice in upcoming 5 years

| 29/05/2011 | Reply
Turkey: Developing-8 to have a stronger voice in upcoming 5 years

Sunday’s Zaman met with D-8 Secretary-General Widi Pratikto to discuss current developments in global markets and the organization’s future prospects along with such issues as Islamic financing and halal food markets.

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