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Halal consumer market will hit $2.5 trillion globally in 2020, AT Kearney reports

| 04/12/2019
Halal consumer market will hit $2.5 trillion globally in 2020, AT Kearney reports

The firm’s Global Business Policy Council, which conducted the analysis, found that spending on halal products and services is set to almost double globally by 2023.

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Indonesia: Moderland Develop Halal Project with Barakah Taiwan Halal Hub, Local Sharia Bank

| 17/11/2019
Indonesia: Moderland Develop Halal Project with Barakah Taiwan Halal Hub, Local Sharia Bank

The four local banks, namely PT Bank Mandiri Syariah, PT BRI Syariah, PT BNI Syariah and PT Bank Muamalat Indonesia prepared funds Rp2.1 trillion (US$150 million) to develop the areas.

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USA: PepsiCo drops Quaker Oat Beverage less than a year after launch

| 16/11/2019
USA: PepsiCo drops Quaker Oat Beverage less than a year after launch

While oatmilk was an obvious category to enter for Quaker, a trusted brand synonymous with oats, Quaker Oat Beverage has been discontinued less than a year after launch.

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UK: Baby food company For Aisha secures ‘seven-figure’ investment

| 14/11/2019
UK: Baby food company For Aisha secures ‘seven-figure’ investment

The For Aisha range is halal and tayyib. Our recipes have been developed by a chef and dietitian and include a delicious blend of spices and herbs so that they taste and smell great.

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Opinion: Halal B2B Marketplace Combats Food Fraud With Blockchain Technology

| 14/11/2019
Opinion: Halal B2B Marketplace Combats Food Fraud With Blockchain Technology

Knowing where your food comes from, and whether is it really Halal, are issues that more and more people are concerned with.

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Singapore: The new M&S range destined for Asia

| 12/11/2019
Singapore: The new M&S range destined for Asia

The firm’s franchise partner in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, Al-Futtaim, has confirmed it will offer the M&S halal range in its markets, although it is unclear if the arrangement will include Hong Kong.

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Opinion: Transparency and Trust in the Halal Food Chain

| 08/11/2019
Opinion: Transparency and Trust in the Halal Food Chain

When applied to the halal food sector, the concepts of transparency and trust force us to engage with the complexities and nuances of the industry.

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Saudi Arabia: Plant-based foods on the rise across the Middle East, says Prince Khaled

| 29/10/2019
Saudi Arabia: Plant-based foods on the rise across the Middle East, says Prince Khaled

Prince Khaled said the success of plant-based products largely rests on education and the availability of information to consumers and potential consumers.

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex 2019 will be having extensive International and Local Participation

| 18/10/2019
Saudi Arabia: Foodex 2019 will be having extensive International and Local Participation

The Exhibition will be held from 11-14 November, Jeddah Center for Forums and Events, and will be witnessing an exciting competition between local, regional and international corporations.

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Indonesia 4.0: Food industry tech and innovation to play ‘huge’ role in country

| 23/09/2019
Indonesia 4.0: Food industry tech and innovation to play ‘huge’ role in country

The F&B industry will be a key driver of the country’s economic development, especially in terms of processed food and beverage products.

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UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

| 14/09/2019
UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

The labelling policy, which was approved by the UAE Cabinet last week, is premised on the use of the colours red, amber or green to symbolise the nutritional status of the food.

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Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

| 11/09/2019
Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

Clean label is a consumer driven movement, demanding a return to real food and transparency through authenticity. Food products containing natural, familiar, simple ingredients that are easy to recognize, understand, and pronounce. No artificial ingredients or synthetic chemicals. Products consumers recognise and think of as wholesome—ingredients that consumers might use at home. One major retailer […]

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Malaysia: 60% of halal product manufacturers non-Muslims, says minister

| 07/09/2019
Malaysia: 60% of halal product manufacturers non-Muslims, says minister

Data from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) shows that more than 60% of halal product manufacturers are multinational companies owned by non-Muslims.

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Food is ‘getting cool’: Nestlé CTO Stefan Palzer’s top 7 predictions on the future of food

| 04/09/2019
Food is ‘getting cool’: Nestlé CTO Stefan Palzer’s top 7 predictions on the future of food

The continued growth of social media, meanwhile, is changing how food is marketed. The need for novel, diverse food offerings is becoming increasingly important.

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USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

| 29/08/2019
USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

The vegan KFC menu option will be sold as chicken nuggets with a customer’s choice of dipping sauces, or boneless wings tossed in either Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ sauce.

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Philippine food giant San Miguel eyes exports to Gulf Arab states after halal certification

| 19/08/2019
Philippine food giant San Miguel eyes exports to Gulf Arab states after halal certification

The Pure Foods Hormel’s facilities for the production of Purefoods Corned Beef and Tender Juicy Chicken Franks are halal-certified by UAE-based Prime Group.

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UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

| 10/08/2019
UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

In Britain as a whole, the number of stores selling Tuno, a fishless canned tuna, has expanded from 300 to 2,000 in the 11 weeks since it was introduced.

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UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

| 09/08/2019 | Reply
UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

In northern Iraq, shops are rushing to fill their shelves with sweets. The Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice, is approaching – and it is an important part of the year for confectionery businesses.

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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

| 04/08/2019 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

The 2019 edition drew in close to 4,200 trade visitors from the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries across Southeast Asia.

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Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

One of the reasons was the fact that most entrepreneurs were running their businesses in a traditional manner, and had the perception that they did not need to obtain halal certification.

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