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Malaysia: Halal food index growing at fast pace

| 05/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal food index growing at fast pace

The SAMI Halal Food index and its sister index, the SAMI Halal Participation Index, were launched during the WHF yesterday.

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Malaysian firms form core of SAMI Halal Food Index

| 05/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysian firms form core of SAMI Halal Food Index

Malaysian listed food companies form over a third of the 274 companies in the newly-launched SAMI (Socially Acceptable Market Investments) Halal Food Index.

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Opinion: Reuniting the ‘twins separated at birth’

| 04/04/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Reuniting the ‘twins separated at birth’

The halal industry has failed to convey its business model to Islamic finance in the language the latter understands: financing real estate, tangible assets, etc. Instead, Islamic finance, with its own issues on the lack of standardisation hears repeatedly about halal issues like ingredients, stunning, lack of certification consensus, etc. i.e. controversy!

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France: Miti, Jakim to discuss halal certification

| 02/04/2011 | Reply
France: Miti, Jakim to discuss halal certification

PARIS: International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) will be speaking to the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) as part of its effort to assist foreign companies to obtain halal certification.

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MIHAS Poised as the World’s Largest Halal Trade fair

| 02/04/2011 | Reply
MIHAS Poised as the World’s Largest Halal Trade fair

MIHAS 2011 will be kicking off its 8th showcase from April 6 to 9 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Embracing the theme “Expanding your business horizon,” MIHAS 2011 aims to reach out to the halal players in the international market.

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Opinion: Five myths about Muslims in America

| 02/04/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Five myths about Muslims in America

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf looks at some of the myths that are behind the entrenched beliefs that Muslims simply do not belong in the United States and that they threaten its security?

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France: Halal product consumers increase 15 percent annually

| 02/04/2011 | Reply
France: Halal product consumers increase 15 percent annually

A French economic consultants’ office said in a study published in December, 2010 that the Halal market in France has witnessed a noticeable development of which its financial returns amounted to 5.5 billion euro in 2010, pointing out that 4.5 billion were spent on food products and about one billion on restaurants.

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UAE: UAE Minister of Environment & Water meets with Dubai Chamber members in the meat trading sector

| 01/04/2011 | Reply
UAE: UAE Minister of Environment & Water meets with Dubai Chamber members in the meat trading sector

His Excellency told attendees there are a number of new meat markets that need to be explored in order to improve food security in the country. He said that the Ministry is currently in the process of accrediting halal certificates and coordinating health regulations from a number of new countries.

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UK: Religious slaughter meat should be labelled?

| 01/04/2011 | Reply
UK: Religious slaughter meat should be labelled?

Jim Paice, the food and farming minister, has told the Daily Telegraph that he would like to introduce a labelling system that allows consumers to see whether meat has been stunned or not before it has been slaughtered.

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Malaysia: World Halal Forum to highlight halal trade

| 31/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Forum to highlight halal trade

At the upcoming World Halal Forum to be held in KL Convention Centre from April 4-5, themed Towards a Halal Economy: The Power of Values in Global Markets’, HSBC Amanah Malaysia, along with other industry experts, will shed some light on the relevant of Islamic finance in the mainstream industries and how small and medium industries can benefit from it.

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UK: The truth about your supermarket loaf

| 31/03/2011 | Reply
UK: The truth about your supermarket loaf

European law is to change, and retailers will be soon forced to reveal all foods that have been previously frozen. Top of the list is the lovely ‘fresh baked’ bread that we love to smell as we walk past the bakery section in the supermarket. Sorry, but most of it has just gone straight from the freezer to the oven.

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Malaysia: AYS won prestigious Industry Excellence Award 2010

| 30/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: 	 AYS won prestigious Industry Excellence Award 2010

AYS, who owns Sri Kulai, 1st microwavable halal frozen ready to eat Malaysian meals, is a proud winner of Industry Excellence Awards 2010 – Special Award for Product Excellence (Innovative Product). They were also the winner of The Halal Journal Award for Best Product in 2009 presented at the Gala Dinner for the 4th World Halal Forum.

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USA: Natural Food Brand to Address World Halal Forum

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Natural Food Brand to Address World Halal Forum

Zahed Amanullah, a member of the Board of Directors at American Halal Company, Inc (Saffron Road’s parent company), will identify opportunities in the marketplace to leverage common values such as sustainability and ethical consumerism in his presentation, Positioning Halal Values on the Retail Shelf.

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NZ: The world launch of the first Robot for automated sheep meat processing

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
NZ: The world launch of the first Robot for automated sheep meat processing

Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) and nine industry members, with the support of two research organisations, the research consortium aims to enhance sheep processing productivity and quality through the use of automation.

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Opinion: Pakistan Export Potential in Global Halal Market

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Pakistan Export Potential in Global Halal Market

The halal products are moving into mainstream business and their demand is steadily increasing. It is now seen as a potential engine of economic growth. Pakistan can assume a leadership role in global halal food market, being a Muslim country, provided proper strategies are put in place.

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USA: IFANCA® Organizes 13th International Halal Food Conference

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
USA: IFANCA® Organizes 13th International Halal Food Conference

The annual International Halal Food Conference series provides technical sessions on the latest development in global halal certification guidelines for food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and non-food products.

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Horn of Africa to double livestock exports to Saudi Arabia

| 28/03/2011 | Reply
Horn of Africa to double livestock exports to Saudi Arabia

Livestock traders in Somaliland welcomed the latest development in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom announced on Friday it will increase livestock imports from the Horn of Africa by two-fold by 2012.

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USA: American Interest in Muslims Rises After Muslim Hearings

| 26/03/2011 | Reply
USA: American Interest in Muslims Rises After Muslim Hearings

American Muslim Mom blogger Sabra has discovered how negative media about Muslims during the recent Muslim Hearings, has turned into a positive outcome for her business. Many businesses are now seeking professional assistance to reach out to Muslim consumers.

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UK: Eblex to woo UAE trade reps

| 26/03/2011 | Reply
UK: Eblex to woo UAE trade reps

Eblex’s Halal Steering Group will meet trade representatives of the United Arab Emirates in a bid to open up halal meat export markets to the Middle East.

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USA: Hear about this new Halal Brand based on ethical consumerism at the World Halal Forum

| 25/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Hear about this new Halal Brand based on ethical consumerism at the World Halal Forum

Saffron Road, a pioneer in natural and organic food movement, is a praiseworthy brand for its pasture-raised and 100% vegetarian-fed livestock. Zahed Amanullah will be giving a case study on this exciting new brand to hit Wholefoods’ shelves.

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