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Malaysia: Halal Friendly Travel to be addressed at the 6th World Halal Forum in KL

| 01/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Friendly Travel to be addressed at the 6th World Halal Forum in KL

“The importance of catering to Muslim travellers is becoming increasingly recognised by the Travel and Tourism industry all over the world. It is an expanding sector in the Halal marketplace, and we expect it to remain a strong growth sector over the coming years. Crescentrating is one of the real pioneers in this sector that is contributing positively to nurturing this growth” said Abdalhamid Evans, Director of World Halal Forum.

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Brunei: China Rice Research Institute To Help Boost Brunei Paddy Drive

| 27/02/2011 | Reply
Brunei: China Rice Research Institute To Help Boost Brunei Paddy Drive

On the subject of Agro Food, the permanent secretary, Dato Dr Hj Amin Liew said, “Brunei Darussalam is also. currently developing an agro-technology park. The size of this park is about 500 hectares, and (it) is designated as an innovation centre for halal food and halal medicinal and health products, as well as halal cosmetics.

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Philippines: Mead Johnson Nutrition gets halal approval

| 27/02/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Mead Johnson Nutrition gets halal approval

The HAS certificate was issued to MJN Philippines after it consistently maintained an “A” rating for three consecutive years, from 2008 to 2010, during annual Halal Assurance System implementation audits conducted for companies exporting products to Indonesia.

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Brunei: Bolstering the base for Islamic Finance

| 26/02/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Bolstering the base for Islamic Finance

BRUNEI Darussalam’s Islamic financial sector is set to expand in the coming years, following a series of advances that will strengthen its operational and regulatory base and bridge some of the gaps that have restricted the development of new products and services.

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Malaysia: World Halal Research Summit

| 25/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Research Summit

The World Halal Research Summit 2011, organised by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on April 6-7.

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Malaysia: Beef from Pakistan Reaches to 100 Stores Across Malaysia

| 25/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Beef from Pakistan Reaches to 100 Stores Across Malaysia

The first consignment of Pakistani beef has now reached around 100 Hyper market stores in Malaysia, much to the delight of the Malaysian consumers.

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Malaysia: World Halal Forum 2011 To Unveil ‘Halal 2.0’

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Forum 2011 To Unveil ‘Halal 2.0’

WHF director Abdalhamid Evans said Halal 2.0 would involve interactions between the halal sector and Islamic finance, and he described it as “the biggest shift that we are going to see over the coming decade”.

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Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

And as debate and discussion on the meaning of halal grows, mainstream supermarkets, food producers, and restaurants are finding that there is plenty of overlap between traditional definitions of halal food and Western standards of quality and ethics.

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Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia renews commitment to the region in Gulfood 2011

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia renews commitment to the region in Gulfood 2011

Over 18 meat exporters and producers from Australia will be hosted at the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) pavilion, widely anticipated to be at the centre of Gulfood visitors’ attention for its contribution to the estimated annual $860m red meat products’ trade between Australia and the MENA region.

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South Africa: Walmart imports will threaten food security – Basson

| 24/02/2011 | 1 Reply
South Africa: Walmart imports will threaten food security – Basson

Whitey Basson, the chief executive of Shoprite, said yesterday that he was “very worried” about food security and the manufacturing capacity for food in the country if more food was imported.

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Malaysia: 366 Hotels and resorts nationwide get Halal certificatiom

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: 366 Hotels and resorts nationwide get Halal certificatiom

“Out of the 366 hotels and resorts, 273 units or 74.59 per cent were rated three to five stars, 53 or 14.48 per cent were rated one to two stars while 40 units or 10.93 per cent were budget hotels,”

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Food Security: A Generous Heart

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Food Security: A Generous Heart

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) looks at the humanitarian side of the World Food Programme in the Middle East.

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USA: Food Service offering Halal options at Catersource trade show

| 22/02/2011 | Reply
USA: Food Service offering Halal options at Catersource trade show

Minnesota based Food Service Express (FSE), will offer one of the first ever initiatives to introduce attendees to halal catering. An expert on halal for food service, Food Service Express has been committed to demystifying halal and connecting the dots between suppliers and consumers.

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Nigeria: Nigeria-China trades hit $7.5b in 2010

| 21/02/2011 | Reply
Nigeria: Nigeria-China trades hit $7.5b in 2010

“The trade and investment mission will focus on promoting Halal food and products, which has become a lifestyle in China and her culture with a global market value in excess of $2 trillion per annum. This is a big market for Nigeria to participate and take its own market share. They will also be promoting other famous and excellent Chinese (Qinghai) companies, their brands and products.”

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Singapore: Middle East Enjoys a Taste of the South East

| 20/02/2011 | Reply
Singapore: Middle East Enjoys a Taste of the South East

Singapore food manufacturers anticipate growth in exports to Middle East as region’s appetite for Southeast Asian cuisine grows

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Dubai: Investors to meet international franchise brands at Gulfood 2011

| 20/02/2011 | Reply
Dubai: Investors to meet international franchise brands at Gulfood 2011

The Midamar-World Franchise Associates panel will enlighten the audience in practical matters of franchising such as the acquisition of brands, building a successful network, franchise agreements, legal matters, and financial planning. Midamar will discuss the sourcing and supply of Halal food and ingredients, accreditation, legal requirements and supply chain management.

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Malaysia: Webse to go big on the web

| 19/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Webse to go big on the web

After winning the platinum award in the technology/ICT category at the inaugural Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) 2010, it has now set its sight to become the top global halal portal company.

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Malaysia: 8th MIHAS Receives Good Response From Singapore Firms

| 18/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: 8th MIHAS Receives Good Response From Singapore Firms

Singapore halal product companies are showing greater interest in the annual Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) and the organiser is at his wits’ end on how to accommodate them in the 8th edition of the event in Kuala Lumpur from April 6-9.

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Singapore: Brunei Halal brand gets support in S’pore

| 16/02/2011 | Reply
Singapore: Brunei Halal brand gets support in S’pore

NTUC FairPrice, which is run by Singapore’s National Trade Union Congress, started offering the Brunei halal products in the middle of October 2010, the first supermarket chain to do so outside the Sultanate.

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Indonesian women splash out at Islamic spas

| 16/02/2011 | Reply
Indonesian women splash out at Islamic spas

Indonesian women are splashing out on treatments at spas aimed at meeting Islamic values, including paying for special headscarf styling, as affluence rises in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

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