Category: Food Manufacturing

Al Kabeer to open 50 million riyal plant in Saudi Arabia

| 13/07/2012 | Reply
Al Kabeer to open 50 million riyal plant in Saudi Arabia

The company applied for a trade licence that it expects within three months and will start building immediately afterwards. The factory will produce Saudi-customised food products to cater to the local market.

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Malaysia: British fare goes halal

| 28/06/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: British fare goes halal

Victoria Crest Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian company that specialises in the production of high-quality halal meat products, emerged due to a lack of quality halal European meat products available on the market.

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Saudi Arabia: New Brazilian food brand to enter KSA

| 25/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Saudi Arabia: New Brazilian food brand to enter KSA

Maricota brand products are about to enter supermarket shelves in Saudi Arabia after signing contracts to supply 300 tons of frozen products to Al Othaim Markets, that operates in retail, wholesale and distribution of foods.

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US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

Edible packaging is being presented as the latest food technology revolution. Two US companies are currently vying to be the first to commercially exploit the “untapped market” for wrappers you can munch.

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UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

| 20/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

They used to be a hard sell for a niche agenda, but eco labels exploded on to the mainstream and now consolidation is on its way. The largest is Fairtrade, but the Ecolabel Index tracks 431 eco labels worldwide.

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USA: Halal specialist’s chickpea snacks hold health appeal

| 19/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Halal specialist’s chickpea snacks hold health appeal

US Halal specialist American Halal has launched a new chickpea snacks line under its Saffron Road brand that it says holds appeal to the ‘natural foods’ consumer as well as Muslims.

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Thailand: DITP to push for a 10 increase in export of Halal food

| 18/06/2012 | Reply
Thailand: DITP to push for a 10 increase in export of Halal food

The Department of International Trade Promotion Director-General Nantawan Sakuntanak said the Halal food industry in Thailand will be upgraded to be on a par with the international standards.

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USA: Cambridge Engineered Solutions Earns Halal Certification

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Cambridge Engineered Solutions Earns Halal Certification

Cambridge Engineered Solutions is pleased to be the first metal belt manufacturer in the world to receive Halal certification. CES makes every effort to demonstrate its dedication to customer’s needs, including the global Halal market.

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Brunei Halal eyes European made goods for Asia

| 26/05/2012 | Reply
Brunei Halal eyes European made goods for Asia

BRUNEI Halal brand is hoping to introduce European-made products in Asia under the brand name in future, as opposed to only having Asian manufactured products distributed in Europe, said the brand’s owners, Brunei Wafirah Holdings Sdn Bhd.

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Thailand: Yingluck upbeat on food industry export prospects

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
Thailand: Yingluck upbeat on food industry export prospects

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed confidence the Thai food industry will remain the country’s top revenue earner despite any impact the euro-zone crisis may have. In fact, the overall Asean population of 601 million is a good alternative to ailing Europe.

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UK: Volys Star products are now available at Tesco’s

| 23/05/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Volys Star products are now available at Tesco’s

VOLYS STAR, the Belgian based market leader of Premium Halal Poultry Products, is now also available at selected Tesco retail stores in the UK. They will be starting with their Sliced Smoked Turkey Rashers. A must for anyone who wants to have a Halal BLT!

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Cambodia: ‘Cham’ move for Halal Food

| 23/05/2012 | Reply
Cambodia: ‘Cham’ move for Halal Food

Cambodian officials and Muslim leaders will meet this month to discuss the establishment of the country’s first halal food institution. Experts in the region will be invited to teach local Muslims, known as ‘Cham’, how to process Halal food. It will be a state-run facility with a recognised Halal standard.

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Morocco, Halal certification regulation ready

| 22/05/2012 | Reply
Morocco, Halal certification regulation ready

Morocco has started once again on its quest for credible Halal certification.

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UAE: 10th Annual Organic Show, MENOPE 2012

| 19/05/2012 | Reply
UAE: 10th Annual Organic Show, MENOPE 2012

MENOPE 2012 (Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo), 27-29 November 2012, is expected to attract more regional participation this year, apart from a host of global companies who have elicited enthusiasm to be part of the show.

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Malaysia Shows Interest in Developing Tunisia’s Halal Industry

| 18/05/2012 | Reply
Malaysia Shows Interest in Developing Tunisia’s Halal Industry

The Malaysian Minister of Finance stated that his country is willing to host over 30 Tunisian Halal companies in order for them gain experience from the well-established Malaysian Halal industry.

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Jeddah to host major food, hotel, hospitality and packaging show

| 17/05/2012 | Reply
Jeddah to host major food, hotel, hospitality and packaging show

The show has established Jeddah as the hub of the food, hotel and hospitality sector, and the Kingdom as a national showcase and forum where worldwide suppliers present their products and services,

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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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