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Category: Food Manufacturing

Malaysia: Capitalise on halal economy or risk being left behind

| 10/08/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Capitalise on halal economy or risk being left behind

With a growing global Muslim community, existing gaps in the local halal industry supply chain need to be addressed urgently to ensure Malaysia continues to be at the forefront of the halal economy and not seen as a laggard.

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Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

Engro Foods Canada is poised to post a profit next year by increasing availability of its halal meat product line in major chains of retail outlets across the North American continent, Engro Foods CEO Afnan Ahsan said.

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Opinion: Halal industry: Pakistan has more potential than Malaysia to thrive

| 06/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Halal industry: Pakistan has more potential than Malaysia to thrive

Pakistan, with a huge Muslim population, stands a chance of becoming a global centre of excellence for halal business, if the government pays attention to this lucrative business sector.

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Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

| 04/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

Packaging is an increasing source of Halal food contamination, according to Genetic ID Europe. This is due to the leaching of animal fat-based lubricants used in the production of some paper-based materials into packaged products.

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Brazil: $6.5m worth of orders for Brazilian food products signed by Arab importers

| 02/08/2012 | 1 Reply
Brazil: $6.5m worth of orders for Brazilian food products signed by Arab importers

It was stated that Brazilian companies should invest more in the production of halal products. Arab importers are seeking halal-certified chocolate, sweets and food products.This represents a huge potential for Halal certified companies.

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UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

| 29/07/2012 | Reply
UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

Midamar’s Aossey also suggests the higher-end market is more lucrative: “We cater to a market that demands premium quality products. Our products are not mass produced and consumed. We still source our products from small, family-owned farms – not the cattle factories.”

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USA: Halal of a Controversy

| 25/07/2012 | Reply
USA: Halal of a Controversy

Last Ramadan Whole Foods absorbed anti-Muslim ire from a handful of bloggers after launching a groundbreaking digital initiative with two-year-old Saffron Road. There was a 300% lift in sales during the 30 days. The Halal marketing has now begun for Ramadan 2012.

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Mexico keen to help develop Brunei’s halal industry

| 24/07/2012 | Reply
Mexico keen to help develop Brunei’s halal industry

MEXICO is keen to contribute to the development of Brunei’s halal industry. Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, said he was “very interested” in Brunei’s ambition to develop itself into a hub for high-quality halal food processing.

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China: Work, Worship in Ramadan for Chinese Muslims

| 22/07/2012 | Reply
China: Work, Worship in Ramadan for Chinese Muslims

According to official data, China has 22 million Muslims, most of them are concentrated in Xinjiang, Ningxia, Gansu, and Qinghai regions and provinces. Unofficially, Muslim groups say the number is even higher, 65-100 million.

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USA: IFANCA 2012 White Paper: Halal Boosts US Economy & Exports

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
USA: IFANCA 2012 White Paper:  Halal Boosts US Economy & Exports

Cumulatively, halal consumers at home and abroad have contributed to the employment of millions of Americans in the beef, poultry, lamb, dairy ingredients, nutritional foods and nutritional supplement industries.

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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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