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Category: Food Manufacturing

UK: Wafirah UK to tap Bruneians

| 29/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Wafirah UK to tap Bruneians

The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources is expecting Bruneians to fill up future job vacancies at Brunei Wafirah Holdings’ subsidiary in the UK, said its minister yesterday.

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Australia: Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion

| 28/03/2013 | Reply
Australia: Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion

Cadbury will sell a mountain of chocolates this Easter. It has been careful to make sure that its products are certified as halal, even though it is not necessary. Hundreds of companies in Australia do the same. Halal certification has become a big business.

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Russia: Pig DNA Found in Halal Meat Plant in Moscow

| 27/03/2013 | Reply
Russia: Pig DNA Found in Halal Meat Plant in Moscow

“The DNA traces that have been discovered may be a result of contact with raw meat consisting of pork or pork products,” said Boris Gutnik of the Gorbatov All-Russian Meat Research Institute.

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Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

| 26/03/2013 | Reply
Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

Japanese student is developing an app to help Muslims living in non-Muslim-majority countries to find and buy halal foods more easily. You can use the app to search for halal restaurants, supermarkets and convenience food stores near to where you are.

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Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

Jamaluddin Kadir started his professional career in the Malaysian banking industry but he decided to trade in his business suits for coveralls to lead PrimaBagus to be one of the country’s leading Halal food manufacturers, with a bluechip list of customers.

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Promoting, developing Philippine Halal Industry

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Promoting, developing Philippine Halal Industry

he Philippines has an edge in Halal products as Muslim Filipinos form a significant segment of Philippine society. Mindanao, home to about four million Muslims, is projected to become the Halal hub.

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Japan: Firms appeal to Muslims with Halal food

| 24/03/2013 | Reply
Japan: Firms appeal to Muslims with Halal food

With markets expanding in Muslim countries, a number of Japanese companies see the production of halal foods and other products as a passport to the Islamic world, even though this might mean the complete renovation of a factory.

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UK: Safeguard against Halal product contamination, warns Eblex

| 23/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Safeguard against Halal product contamination, warns Eblex

Trace contamination in halal meat products can be safeguarded against if processors across England work with religious communities, Eblex has said.

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UK: Halal authority says contamination issue can be resolved

| 20/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal authority says contamination issue can be resolved

Industry needs to take more time and look more closely at the meat they are labelling as Halal. Muslims and the halal certification bodies to get it right and not the UK Government.

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UK: Pork ‘halal meat’ scare: Meat pulled from schools’ menus

| 15/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork ‘halal meat’ scare: Meat pulled from schools’ menus

All meat is now off school menus in the central London borough where evidence of pork DNA was found in halal chicken sausages.

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UK: Halal pie probe to go on until all clear

| 10/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal pie probe to go on until all clear

THE Food Standards Agency (FSA) will not close a probe into the discovery of traces of pork DNA in Halal meat pies made by McColgan’s Quality Foods in Strabane until all necessary action has been taken to protect consumer interests.

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Opinion: Food colouring, is it Halal and is it dangerous?

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Food colouring, is it Halal and is it dangerous?

Food company Sensient is offering Halal certified colours to the Middle Eastern market. Meanwhile in the US artificial colouring is used widely in products made by Kraft, Kellogg’s and even McDonald’s french fries with results now known to be associated with long term health problems.

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UK: MAT to Settle the Terms of Reference to the Community Inquiry

| 06/03/2013 | Reply
UK: MAT to Settle the Terms of Reference to the Community Inquiry

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal will be inviting all the stakeholders involved in the recent discovery of pork DNA contamination in the supply chain of a Northern Ireland company to a Community Inquiry.

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UAE: FNC presses for farm-to-table food security in UAE

| 06/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: FNC presses for farm-to-table food security in UAE

They demanded that the FAO and WHO food safety guidelines be strictly enforced to ensure farm-to-table monitoring of food across the country, stressing that food quality is different from one emirate to another, and real food safety legislations and research are absent.

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UAE: Global Halal food producers upbeat on Mideast growth prospects

| 02/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food producers upbeat on Mideast growth prospects

At the four-day Gulfood, the biggest food and hospitality fair which ended here Thursday, meat producers from East and West said the demand for Islamic or halal food emerged to an accepted global mainstream taste.

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Opinion: Horsemeat scandal companies can learn from Halal

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Horsemeat scandal companies can learn from Halal

The horsemeat scandal has raised significant consumer questions: what is in the food we eat, how can we be sure it’s properly labelled, and most importantly, who can we trust? For Muslim consumers who wish to observe halal food halal certification from a trusted authority is vital.

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EU: Horse and pork doner kebabs – not very Halal

| 27/02/2013 | Reply
EU: Horse and pork doner kebabs – not very Halal

The (supposedly) lamb sandwich has turned up with signs of horsemeat across Europe, but the twist in this case is that traces of pork were found as well, in a product that is popular among Muslims and advertised as Halal.

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UAE: Dubai Chamber highlights investment opportunities in the food sector

| 27/02/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Chamber highlights investment opportunities in the food sector

Highlighting the challenges faced by the Halal food sector, Saleh Lootah pointed at the lack of awareness about it and minimal investment in innovation, research and development, lack of options provided to the consumers as well as the competition between global and local brands.

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Ikea Malaysia/UAE confirms their meatballs are Halal

| 27/02/2013 | Reply
Ikea Malaysia/UAE confirms their meatballs are Halal

Ikea Food Market and Ikea restaurant in Malaysia have temporarily stopped selling their beef meatballs while they do DNA testing on them after the recent controversy in their stores in Europe where horse meat was found in their meatballs labeled ‘beef and pork.’

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USA: Midamar Turkey Deli Products Line wins 2013 “Best New Frozen or Chilled Food” at Gulfood Awards

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Turkey Deli Products Line wins 2013 “Best New Frozen or Chilled Food”  at Gulfood Awards

Midamar also received recognition for highly commended entries in the Best New Fast Food Product or Innovation Award, Best New Halal Food Award and the Best New Foodservice Innovation Award.

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