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Category: Food Manufacturing

Brunei: Brunei Halal launches 23 new easy-to-prepare products

| 30/04/2013 | Reply
Brunei:  Brunei Halal launches 23 new easy-to-prepare products

The new meal range is essentially meant for the UK and European markets but the group was confident that these would be well-received in Brunei as well. With the addition of the new food range, Brunei Halal now has over 50 products under its name.

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EU: First Pecorino Toscano to be certified Halal

| 30/04/2013 | Reply
EU: First Pecorino Toscano to be certified Halal

The first pecorino cheese made in Tuscany to be certified Halal, made in accordance with Islamic food standards, is produced by the Caseificio Sociale Manciano.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s banks on Jordan for more Mideast deals

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s banks on Jordan for more Mideast deals

The project was initiated four years ago when King Abdullah visited Malaysia to discuss the possibility of a Malaysian company producing halal ration packs for the United Nations peacekeeping forces and the regional military.

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USA: From Bloggers’ Wrath to Foodies’ Delight: Saffron Road

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
USA: From Bloggers’ Wrath to Foodies’ Delight: Saffron Road

Multinational food brands and fast food chains doing billions in halal sales globally are “hesitant to openly associate themselves to be marketing to the American Muslim,” says Faisal Masood, who organizes the annual American Muslim Consumer Conference.

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Canada: Chai Kosher sells to Halal meat processor

| 25/04/2013 | Reply
Canada: Chai Kosher sells to Halal meat processor

Chai Kosher Poultry has sold its rights to purchase live chickens in Ontario to Halal chicken processor Sargent Farms in Milton. Sargent Farms supplies halal chickens to both foodservice and retail establishments within Ontario.

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UAE: Halal food company eyeing opportunities in Africa

| 20/04/2013 | Reply
UAE: Halal food company eyeing opportunities in Africa

Africa’s Muslim population has been identified as an opportunity for expansion. According to Saleh Lootah, these consumers have become more educated because of the internet and social media and they are looking for quality Halal food.

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Malaysia: CP eyes Halal market with Malaysia Hub

| 17/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  CP eyes Halal market with Malaysia Hub

Charoen Pokphand Holdings (M), the Malaysia-based unit of the Thai agricultural giant, plans to use Malaysia as its export hub for halal food and boost revenue from its food business to 50% within five years.

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Thailand, Brunei team up in food

| 13/04/2013 | Reply
Thailand, Brunei team up in food

Thailand and Brunei will foster cooperation on agriculture with a focus on food and halal products. The collaboration is in line with Brunei’s long-term development plan launched in 2008.

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UK: Update: Contamination of Humza Halal Meat products

| 12/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Update: Contamination of Humza Halal Meat products

Eight products were originally tested, one of which, Humza Brand Chicken Burgers in a pack of 20 with a best before date of 10th May 2013, tested positive for pork contamination. This specific product should be returned to the shop or disposed of.

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Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

| 11/04/2013 | Reply
Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

The agency did not disclose how much falsely marked meat had been sold or for how long it had been on the market. European countries have stepped up food controls in response to the recent food scandal.

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USA: Midamar Corporation Welcomes Return of Seized Funds

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation Welcomes Return of Seized Funds

On March 1, 2013 the government officially returned all of the funds that were frozen and seized last October. The return of funds was not accompanied by any information or explanation as to why the raid or such seizure actions took place.

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Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

More meat and poultry is now produced as covert halal than ever before, which may act as a spanner in the works for a cohesive community. It is creating unnecessary hostility, as more and more people are being forced to consume halal without being told.

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Malaysia: Nestle’s new plant to boost competitive edge

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestle’s new plant to boost competitive edge

Nestle Malaysia is the centre of halal expertise in the world, exporting to 50 countries because Malaysia’s Halal certification by Jakim is recognised around the globe. Nestle sees Malaysia as a manufacturing hub.

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USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

Food bridges diverse cultures effectively, and it forged bonding at the International Halal Food Conference, hosted by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). The event brought together a multinational array of corporations.

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UK: Covert Halal damages British consumers Confidence

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Covert Halal damages British consumers Confidence

Naved Syed Board member of EBLEX Halal steering Group said that In his opinion the main problem with halal meat and poultry here in the UK is that so many companies are doing covert halal.

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China: Brunei, China to explore Halal food industry ventures

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
China: Brunei, China to explore Halal food industry ventures

The leaders encouraged enterprises of both China and Brunei to cooperate in developing ventures in the Halal food industry and fisheries industry and the international market.

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Malaysia: Halal seen as ‘key ingredient’ to business success

| 05/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal seen as ‘key ingredient’ to business success

The use of the halal concept can enhance business efficiencies and act as a key ingredient to the successes of local and foreign businessmen, speakers at a World Halal Week conference concurred yesterday.

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Denmark: BHJ Launches World’s First Functional Chicken Protein

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Denmark: BHJ Launches World’s First Functional Chicken Protein

The company says it is ideal for use in a wide range of chicken applications including cold meats, marinated chicken, nuggets, burgers and meat balls. BHJ’s SCANPRO FCP 75/SF is Halal-approved.

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Moscow meat products to be tested for Halal certification abroad

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Moscow meat products to be tested for Halal certification abroad

Halal products from Moscow’s Tsaritsyno meat processing plant will be examined in laboratories in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following recent reports that pig DNA has been detected in them.

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UK: Pork found in halal chicken burgers

| 31/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork found in halal chicken burgers

Birmingham City Council’s environmental health team discovered the Humza brand burgers, sold in packs of 20, contained pork protein after the officers were checking for horsemeat.

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