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Category: Food Manufacturing

UAE: Al Islami signs major Joint Venture for Pakistani Market at Gulfood

| 22/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami signs major Joint Venture for Pakistani Market at Gulfood

Under the terms of the agreement, M/s Neat Foods will be the sole partner of Al Islami in Pakistan to develop and re-export Al Islami products in Pakistan and in the international market. In addition, Neat Foods is constructing a state-of-the-art food production plant equipped with latest food production machinery.

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UAE: Gulfood Awards 2012 Recognise Excellence In The Food And Beverage Industry

| 20/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood Awards 2012 Recognise Excellence In The Food And Beverage Industry

HalalFocus would like to congratulate their advertiser Midamar Corporation, Iowa, USA, for winning the Best New Halal Food Award for the second year running at Gulfood 2012, the largest annual trade exhibition in the world. The award was presented for their Halal Black Pepper Smoked Beef Strips! Midamar has been producing Halal Food in the USA since 1974, and they are now a leading trusted brand for Halal food products all over the world.

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Saudi Arabia: Sweet success as Mars invests SR225m in KAEC

| 16/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Sweet success as Mars invests SR225m in KAEC

In a sign of growing confidence in the Kingdom’s economic stability, Mars Incorporated, a global food giant with annual sales exceeding $30 billion, announced on Wednesday SR225 million ($60 million) initial investment to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Rabigh, about 130 km north of Jeddah.

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Oman: Sultanate’s Participation in Riyadh’s Halal Food Conference

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
Oman: Sultanate’s Participation in Riyadh’s Halal Food Conference

The Sultanate’s participation in this conference comes within the framework of exchanging expertise, data and to view the latest developments and changes in halal food area, as well as to coordinate efforts and activities among states participating in the conference.

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Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

| 13/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

Forty-seven Brazilian companies from the sectors such as food, beverages and agribusiness; machinery and equipment; and house and civil construction aim boost trade ties with potential local buyers from Saudi Arabia.

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France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

The 10 per cent growth rate in the overall Halal market is clearly driven by the frozen products category. Savoury products alone total approx. €31 million (up 12 per cent). Frozen meats are one of the biggest contributors in terms of sales.

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UK: European Halal Food Park is now open for Business!

| 01/02/2012 | 4 Replies
UK: European Halal Food Park is now open for Business!

The park is in its final stages of construction and ready to open its EU Licensed Factory for SME’s to come on board. The venture can expect to have a turnover of 15 million plus in the first year and has a number of committed partners. It is expected to be in full operation within the next six months.

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UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

| 01/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

Demand for processed food is growing rapidly across all food and beverage categories in the Middle East, and accounts for 50 per cent of the food market in the region, say the organisers of Gulfood in Dubai.

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UAE-NZ ties growing

| 31/01/2012 | Reply
UAE-NZ ties growing

Trade figures show New Zealand exports to the GCC have grown from $695 million in 2009 to $1.2 billion in 2011 that shows a 71 per cent increase over the two-year period. Dubai’s attraction to more tourists will increase demand for food and beverage products and it will provide opportunities to New Zealand companies to boost exports.

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Saudi Arabia to probe delay of tests on imported food

| 27/01/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to probe delay of tests on imported food

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) plans to launch an investigation into the delay of some of its laboratories in completing tests on food products coming into the country, Saudi Gazette has reported. The move follows complaints from a number of businessmen and importers that their perishable products expire while the tests are still being done.

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UAE: Al Islami Foods voted super brand for fifth time

| 16/01/2012 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami Foods voted super brand for fifth time

Al Islami Foods, one of the top real halal food brands in the Middle East, has been included as super brand of the year 2012 by the Superbrands Council of UAE. Al Islami is the only food company to receive this honor for the fifth time, thus proving to be one of UAE’s strongest home-grown brand.

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Canada: Indian cuisine leader Tandoor Chef now Halal Certified

| 14/01/2012 | Reply
Canada: Indian cuisine leader Tandoor Chef now Halal Certified

Deep Foods, the leading producer of restaurant quality, all natural frozen Indian cuisine, including the Tandoor Chef brand, announces halal certification for all chicken and lamb dishes through the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

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Malaysia: F&N To Explore Opportunities In Halal Industry

| 13/01/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: F&N To Explore Opportunities In Halal Industry

Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N) will explore more opportunities in the halal industry in order to expand its business, says chief executive officer Datuk Ng Jui Sia. “We must transform ourselves, we should explore other opportunities by using our halal status,” he told reporters at the company’s annual general meeting here Friday.

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Rise in Muslim population opens business avenues in Kenya

| 13/01/2012 | Reply
Rise in Muslim population opens business avenues in Kenya

A surge in population of Muslims in Kenya has seen many businesses repackage their products to conform to Halal standards to win more buyers. Majority of businesses in the East African nation are making products with Halal specifications in an attempt to appeal to a rising Muslim community.

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Thailand: Southern businesses push for halal industrial estate

| 11/01/2012 | Reply
Thailand: Southern businesses push for halal industrial estate

Business entrepreneurs and the Thai Chamber of Commerce in the South are looking to establish a halal industrial estate in Pattani province in hopes of turning the region into a hub of halal food.

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UK: Krispy Kreme proud to announce their doughnuts are Halal-certified

| 10/01/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Krispy Kreme proud to announce their doughnuts are Halal-certified

Krispy Kreme, though there is no change to their product, has recently had 16 doughnut varieties certified by the Halal Food Authority.

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China province first to get a Halal status tracking system

| 05/01/2012 | Reply
China province first to get a Halal status tracking system

With an eye on the small but growing halal food market in China, Malaysia-based Fahim Technologies has expanded its halal integrity solution services to the country’s autonomous Muslim-populated province of Ningxia.

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Malaysia: Halal Market A Typical Blue Ocean For SMEs

| 28/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Market A Typical Blue Ocean For SMEs

Small and medium-sized entrepreneurs (SMEs) should seize the lucrative potentials within the burgeoning global halal market as it is the epitome of the Blue Ocean strategy, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir says.

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UK: Brunei Halal Brand’s UK facility to be ready in January 2012

| 26/12/2011 | Reply
UK: Brunei Halal Brand’s UK facility to be ready in January 2012

The CEO hoped that a percentage of the employees in the UK subsidiary will be made up of Bruneians, and jobs on offer will spread across the board, from Information Technology (IT) to accounting to marketing and so on.

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Malaysia: Innovation And Premium Halal Products Key To Becoming Halal Industry Hub

| 21/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Innovation And Premium Halal Products Key To Becoming Halal Industry Hub

Halal Industry Development Corp’s managing director cum chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said the country needs to produce premium halal products to differentiate itself from the producers of mass products.

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