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Category: Food Manufacturing

UAE: Dubai sets menu for exporters of food

| 26/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Dubai sets menu for exporters of food

About 90% of the UAE’s food is imported, posing a significant challenge to authorities wanting to impose a uniform set of labelling and safety rules. The municipality is working on making sure the food they export next year is safe and properly labelled.

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UAE: Midamar serving Authentic Greek Gyros at SIAL 2012 in Abu Dhabi

| 24/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Midamar serving Authentic Greek Gyros at SIAL 2012 in Abu Dhabi

Midamar will be exhibiting at SIAL Middle East which will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 26-28. This year at SIAL, Midamar will be featuring its authentic Greek style gyros and serving samples.

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Philippines: Government support for ‘halal’ industries sought

| 23/11/2012 | Reply
Philippines:  Government support for ‘halal’ industries sought

Stakeholders are apprehensive the “halal” industries and business regulation system in Southern Mindanao might not take off without utmost support from the national government.

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UAE: Top food retailers, restaurateurs and thought leaders head to SIAL Middle East

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Top food retailers, restaurateurs and thought leaders head to SIAL Middle East

SIAL Middle East returns to the UAE from 26-28 November 2012 with a three-day conference programme that focuses on a trio of complementary themes covering food, beverage and hospitality industry developments across the region.

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USA: Another Big Retail Win for Saffron Road

| 08/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Another Big Retail Win for Saffron Road

Ahold, a Dutch conglomerate which is the #3 food retailer in the U.S. including supermarket banners Stop & Shop, Giant, Giant Carlisle, Peapod, and Martin’s, has authorized shelf placement of Saffron Road into over 500 of their stores.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s Holdings targets Middle East market

| 01/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s Holdings targets Middle East market

Brahim’s Holdings Bhd aims to penetrate the Middle East market upon completion of its first factory in Jordan, expected early next month. The group was also looking at Nigeria as a potential market.

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Turkey: Unsaturated halal market promising large revenues

| 29/10/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Unsaturated halal market promising large revenues

The halal market is a growing one with a potential well within the multitrillion dollar range, but only a small portion of it is utilized, according to World Halal Council’s (WHC) Turkish chairman Hüseyin Kami Büyüközer.

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China: A unified Halal standard is the recipe for success

| 23/10/2012 | Reply
China: A unified Halal standard is the recipe for success

There are more than 23 million Muslims in China. More than 97 percent of China’s cities and counties have halal food manufacturers. Halal food producers must have their products certified by local ethnic affairs commissions.

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PM says Thailand set to boost Halal food industry with Kuwait

| 16/10/2012 | Reply
PM says Thailand set to boost Halal food industry with Kuwait

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reaffirmed close ties between Thailand and Kuwait and pledged that Thailand is ready to cooperate with the Middle Eastern country to produce Halal food for the world.

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Brunei Halal Launches New Web Site

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
Brunei Halal Launches New Web Site

Brunei Halal brand has launched their new website. According to the Brunei Halal Chief Executive Officer, Feby Latip, “The website is a branding exercise but is timely with all the background developments happening in place with Brunei Wafirah and Brunei Halal products.”

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Indonesia: LPPOM MUI Simplify Halal Certification For Small Industries

| 09/10/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: LPPOM MUI Simplify Halal Certification For Small Industries

Through cooperation with related institutions, LPPOM MUI hopes to make it easy for SMEs to conduct Halal certification. One of the areas they will help to make easier will be the Halal certification audit for the slaughterhouse.

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Malaysia: SME Bank, IDB in Halal fund deal

| 09/10/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: SME Bank, IDB in Halal fund deal

The RM200 million Halal Industry Fund will play a part in stimulating halal industry growth for export market purposes, says SME Bank. The development financial institution said it will join hands with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to provide the fund.

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UAE seeking investment in Halal food in Cambodia

| 03/10/2012 | Reply
UAE seeking investment in Halal food in Cambodia

Dubai will prepare specific plans to investment in Cambodia in halal food production for the products to be exported to their country. They will return to Cambodia again in May next year with the specific investment plans.

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UK: Defra grants £366,000 to Halal food park in Banham

| 02/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Defra grants £366,000 to Halal food park in Banham

The money comes from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and will be used to buy equipment to make burgers and sausages in the park’s meat processing facility. The money will also be match funded by the company.

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Saudi Halal food firm expands production in Dubai

| 29/09/2012 | Reply
Saudi Halal food firm expands production in Dubai

Robert Morrison, general manager of Supreme Foods, said: “Our output from the Dubai Industrial City factory are exported to markets in Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco, where we are looking to aggressively expand our footprint.

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India: Rapidly-growing Indonesia offers F&B sector plethora of opportunities

| 28/09/2012 | Reply
India: Rapidly-growing Indonesia offers F&B sector plethora of opportunities

In terms of population, Indonesia, with about 240 million inhabitants, is the fourth-largest country in the world, and has the largest Muslim population. With the maximum numbers of Muslims it definitely shows ample scope for trade in halal foods.

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Indonesia: House to pass controversial halal certification bill ‘soon’

| 26/09/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: House to pass controversial halal certification bill ‘soon’

Indonesia’s premier food processing authority has come out strongly against a controversial plan that would make halal certification a must for the country’s entire food and beverage supply chain.

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Indonesia: Food group nixes halal certification rules

| 20/09/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Food group nixes halal certification rules

Local food producers say that the controversial halal certification bill slated to become law in October must be amended to make halal certification of their products optional, not mandatory, as planned.

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Saudi Arabia Halal food market valued at $6 billion

| 19/09/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia Halal food market valued at $6 billion

Saudi Agriculture 2012, the 31st International Agriculture, Water and Agro-Industry Show, set on Sept. 24-27, 2012 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. Saudi Arabia’s Halal food market alone valued at around $6 billion.

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USA: Exporting Halal – opportunity and responsibility

| 12/09/2012 | Reply
USA: Exporting Halal – opportunity and responsibility

US companies are now starting to take notice of the monumental opportunities to expand their markets to the Middle East and South East Asia. “It is not enough to wait for regulators to enforce rules. It is up to Halal food producers to set the standards”

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