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Category: Food Manufacturing

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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USA: Edible food packaging is the future, Harvard developer claims

| 03/03/2012 | Reply
USA: Edible food packaging is the future, Harvard developer claims

US scientists have developed a food packaging technology that could eliminate the need for plastic containers, and the lead developer told FoodProductionDaily.com that it could hit the market inside 12 months.

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USA: Ahmad Adam, The Entrepreneur Behind Halal Chicken at Crescent Foods

| 29/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Ahmad Adam, The Entrepreneur Behind Halal Chicken at Crescent Foods

Yvonne Maffei of My Halal Kitchen interviews Ahmad Adam. “I would say that Mr. Ahmad Adam, the entrepreneur behind Crescent Foods, is doing more than just bring us all great chicken. He’s changing the way we think about halal, community, and the ability to rise to greater potential in this market.”

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Saudi Arabia: Private Equity firms buy key stake in Saudi food group

| 22/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Private Equity firms buy key stake in Saudi food group

Levant Capital, an investment firm focused on regional private equity investments and Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI) said they have jointly acquired a controlling stake in Saudi-based Al-Raya For Foodstuff Company for $100 million. The transaction presents an opportunity for Levant Capital and CVCI to capitalize on the growth in consumer-driven demand and the increasingly attractive middle income segment of the Gulf region’s largest economy.

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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 | Reply
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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