Category: Food Manufacturing

Malaysia: Nestlé celebrates 100 years

| 11/05/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestlé celebrates 100 years

Today Nestlé Malaysia produces about 300 halal products in its food and beverage range which are exported to more than 50 countries worldwide. Nestlé Malaysia is now the company’s global Halal Centre of Excellence.

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UK: Meat firms Sher Halal Foods and United Halal Foods in Caernarfon cease trading

| 10/05/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Meat firms Sher Halal Foods and United Halal Foods in Caernarfon cease trading

An abattoir and a meat producer in Gwynedd have ceased trading after going into administration. The problems faced by the two business at Caernarfon suggested an “increasingly tough environment for the food processing industry”. It was reported the sale would result in a major overhaul, designed to improve productivity and raise standards.

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USA: The Perfect Milk Machine: How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Industry

| 05/05/2012 | Reply
USA: The Perfect Milk Machine: How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Industry

Dairy scientists are the Gregor Mendels of the genomics age, developing new methods for understanding the link between genes and living things, all while quadrupling the average cow’s milk production since your parents were born.

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USA: Halal meets kosher in health-food aisle

| 02/05/2012 | Reply
USA: Halal meets kosher in health-food aisle

Mapping kosher’s progress, halal producers are coming to see that eating may be the fastest way to this country’s heart. Muslims can be as American as pepperoni pizza and still keep their faith. Midamar Corp. is betting that Muslim Americans are ready to go Italian-Islamic.

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Oman plans Halal food training centre with Malaysian support

| 30/04/2012 | Reply
Oman plans Halal food training centre with Malaysian support

Malaysia’s Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) and Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) have signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration in the areas of education, training and development of industrial parks on halal products in Oman.

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Japan: Halal Dumplings

| 29/04/2012 | 1 Reply
Japan: Halal Dumplings

Since Dubai’s economic boom several years ago, major Japanese food companies have been taking steps to gain Halal Certification for their products. Previously the culture barrier had been too difficult to overcome for small Japanese companies. Now, a small local firm is taking its first step into the Halal market.

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Oman: Wide range of trade opportunities explored with Malaysia

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Oman: Wide range of trade opportunities explored with Malaysia

Malaysian investments are welcomed, particularly in the field of food through coming up with a Memorandum of Understanding between the Public Establishments for Industrial Estates and the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority to promote the “Halal” food industry.

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Philippines: International Food Exhibition (IFEX) 2013

| 18/04/2012 | Reply
Philippines: International Food Exhibition (IFEX) 2013

The International Food Exhibition (IFEX) is the biggest government-sponsored international food and beverage show in the Philippines. It is relaunching as “Asia’s Ethnic Food and Ingredients Show”.

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UK: Multi-million pound Halal facility now open

| 12/04/2012 | Reply
UK: Multi-million pound Halal facility now open

Bombay Halwa has gone live with a dedicated, multi-million pound production facility for a ready meal range of curries called ‘Royal Halal’. Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and Waitrose will all have these products in their Frozen Food section.

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Qatar, Philippines set up joint fund

| 11/04/2012 | Reply
Qatar, Philippines set up joint fund

The proposed Philippines-Qatar Joint Investment Fund includes projects in agriculture, energy, halal food, labour, mining, petrochemicals, real estate, steel, tourism, trade and infrastructure development.

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Pakistan: Pak food brands set to make UAE foray

| 08/04/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: Pak food brands set to make UAE foray

Leading Pakistan brands in frozen meat, edible oil and herbal products are set to launch their operations in the emirate that will boost food business between the two countries.

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More Chile companies seek halal certification

| 05/04/2012 | Reply
More Chile companies seek halal certification

A GROWING number of companies from Chile are going for halal certification as they look to increase their exports to Asia, including Malaysia. There are currently 54 halal-certified export-oriented companies in Chile.

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UAE: Saleh Lootah Elected Chairman of Dubai Chamber’s F&B Business Group

| 02/04/2012 | 1 Reply
UAE: Saleh Lootah Elected Chairman of Dubai Chamber’s F&B Business Group

To give a strong support to the local business community in a consolidated way, the Food & Beverage Manufacturing Business Group (FBMBG) elected its executive committee during an election meeting held at the Dubai Chamber.

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USA: Hewar Social Communications Wins ARF David Ogilvy Award

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
USA: Hewar Social Communications Wins ARF David Ogilvy Award

Hewar Social Communications is pleased to announce that the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) has awarded it and client, Saffron Road Foods™, with the prestigious David Ogilvy Award for the Digital + Media category.

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South Africa: Hot, cross Christians fired up over halal-certified buns

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
South Africa: Hot, cross Christians fired up over halal-certified buns

Some members of the Christian community are angry at Woolworths, a major South African retail chain, for putting a halal certification mark on packages of hot cross buns sold ahead of Easter.

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Brunei: Brunei Halal eyes Europe, Asia in big way

| 28/03/2012 | Reply
Brunei: Brunei Halal eyes Europe, Asia in big way

Currently, Brunei Halal Brand is heading towards the European market by penetrating into the UK market first. Apart from making its presence felt in the UK, Brunei Halal Brand is slowly but steadily spreading its wings across Asia and the region. Brunei Halal Brand is all set to start production in Thailand and India, while it’s already doing so in Malaysia and Spain.

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UK: Lord Noon’s Bombay Halwa launches Royal Halal in UK

| 22/03/2012 | Reply
UK: Lord Noon’s Bombay Halwa launches Royal Halal in UK

Lord Gulam Noon, who produces 1.5 million curries a week for various food brands, launched ‘Royal Halal’ meals under his own family-owned brand at the company headquarters, Bombay Halwa in Southall, Middlesex.

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Malaysia: HDC expects moderate growth in halal exports

| 18/03/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC expects moderate growth in halal exports

Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Sri Mustapa Mohamed announced yesterday that Malaysia’s export value for halal products in 2011 stood at RM35.4 billion. This is some 50 per cent more than in 2010.

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China: China Ningxia Province Seeks Sister City In Indonesia

| 16/03/2012 | Reply
China: China Ningxia Province Seeks Sister City In Indonesia

“On behalf of Ningxia’s foreign affairs office, we express our desire to establish a sister city relationship with one of Indonesia’s cities,” Zhang Yexing, vice director general of Ningxia’s foreign affairs office, told journalists yesterday. Yexing said the Ningxia government is eager to establish cooperation in Halal food production with its sister city in Indonesia.

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GCC investing in food security in Pakistan, India and others

| 08/03/2012 | Reply
GCC investing in food security in Pakistan, India and others

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments are investing heavily in outside farmland acquisitions and leases, along with injecting money in domestic food production industry, to secure food supplies to the region and safeguard against market fluctuations.

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