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Category: Food Manufacturing

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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Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

Without a home-grown, halal gelatine plant, Muslim leaders have very little to shout about as far as halal food certification and pharmaceutical products are concerned.

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Germany: New trade show dedicated to Halal products is launching in March 2020

| 08/07/2019 | Reply
Germany: New trade show dedicated to Halal products is launching in March 2020

Deutsche Messe is launching HALAL HANNOVER, a new trade show for halal products, being held on the 6 to 8 March next year. It will be open to trade visitors on all three days.

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Opinion: You will be eating replacement meats within 20 years. Here’s why

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Opinion: You will be eating replacement meats within 20 years. Here’s why

Vegetarianism, veganism and flexitarianism are regularly in the news, with more and more people becoming advocates of plant-based eating.

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Opinion: Is Indonesia ready for Halal certification obligation?

| 12/06/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Is Indonesia ready for Halal certification obligation?

Indonesia’s halal industry is underdeveloped because the local and domestic players have not significantly seized the opportunity.

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Malaysia: Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair – 26-28 June 2019

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair – 26-28 June 2019

The event is set to be held on 26 – 28 June 2019 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and open to trade visitors from 10.30am – 6pm.

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Saudi Arabia: 7th Edition Foodex Saudi in Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: 7th Edition Foodex Saudi in Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

Get high exposure in the Saudi Food Market, The largest & fastest growing food market in GCC and Middle East!

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Bahrain: Arla Foods to shift some production to the Middle East

| 06/06/2019 | Reply
Bahrain: Arla Foods to shift some production to the Middle East

Arla Foods said production from its Bislev and AKAFA sites in Denmark and from its Riyadh site in Saudi Arabia will be moved to a site in Manama in Bahrain.

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China: Food2China Expo 2019

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
China: Food2China Expo 2019

Food2China Expo 2019 is the only professional B to B trade fair only focusing on imported food industry in South China.

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MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

| 27/05/2019 | Reply
MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

One of the MoUs signed was between Brunei’s Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd and Bangladesh’s Taj Food Industries Ltd, a subsidiary of the Nizam Group of Companies.

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USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

| 24/05/2019 | Reply
USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

“Any chance you have to break up these large commodity crop monocultures like corn and wheat and soy, it’s going to be such a benefit, even if it’s with a single other crop,” Center for Biological Diversity.

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Cambodia Hands Out Halal Certification Under Strict Food Safety Rules

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Cambodia Hands Out Halal Certification Under Strict Food Safety Rules

Before getting a certificate, businesses will have to go through inspections by officials under the Cambodian Halal Steering Committee monitored by the Ministry of Commerce.

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UAE: Malaysian organic and halal baby food brand sets sights on regional expansion

| 15/05/2019 | Reply
UAE: Malaysian organic and halal baby food brand sets sights on regional expansion

Malaysian organic baby food brand SquEEEze Me Baby has its eye on neighbouring countries and perhaps even the Middle East.

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The Halal Maturity Checklist – a key performance indicator

| 14/05/2019 | Reply
The Halal Maturity Checklist – a key performance indicator

It is crucial for companies that are serving Muslim markets to be proactive on halal matters and bring halal to the same level as food/product safety.

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Canada: RIZ Global launches premium beef and lamb Halal products

| 09/05/2019 | Reply
Canada: RIZ Global launches premium beef and lamb Halal products

Syed, with his team of industry specialists quickly identify gaps in the Halal marketplace to provide premium, customized product solutions.

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Canada: Getting a handle on the halal consumer

| 09/05/2019 | Reply
Canada: Getting a handle on the halal consumer

Kevin Andrews, director of control brand marketing at Loblaw, which has its own halal brand called Sufra, added that at the end of the day halal consumers want good tasting food.

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Malaysia: MIHAS generates $42M for Philippine firms

| 03/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: MIHAS generates $42M for Philippine firms

Among the best-selling Philippine halal products were cassava chips, coconut water, virgin coconut oil, turmeric brew and canned tuna.

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