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Category: Food Manufacturing

Malaysia: Think out of the box, think Halal

| 20/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Think out of the box, think Halal

Malaysian entrepreneurs have to think out of the box to tap into the lucrative RM9 trillion-a-year halal products market. Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) vice-president Dr Malik Musharaf said Malaysia was only tapping into less than one per cent of the market, taking in about RM58 billion of the share.

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USA: Export Requirements for United Arab Emirates

| 17/12/2011 | Reply
USA: Export Requirements for United Arab Emirates

With Gulfood coming up, and many companies wanting to enter the UAE with their goods, please find attached the export requirements for eligible products being sent to the region.

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Malaysia: UAE businesswomen look for opportunities especially in halal food industry

| 16/12/2011 | 1 Reply
Malaysia: UAE businesswomen look for opportunities especially in halal food industry

Simple rules and regulations, attractive tax incentives and a welcoming environment are the qualities that businesswomen from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) look for when exploring investment opportunities in any country, including Malaysia.

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UAE: Al Islami Founder Honoured

| 12/12/2011 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami Founder Honoured

Haj Saeed Ahmed Lootah, Founder and Chairman of Al Islami and Lootah Group, spearheaded development of ‘Halal Food’ and ‘Islamic Banking’ in UAE. One such testament and model is ‘Al Islami Foods’ company, formerly known as Co-op Islami, established in 1981 which has become a leading trend-setter in the GCC’s processed halal food industry; and establishment of Dubai Islamic Bank.

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Malaysia: Matrade’s 2012 Work Programme To Meet Government Initiatives

| 07/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Matrade’s 2012 Work Programme To Meet Government Initiatives

A key component of the 2012 Work Programme will be the execution and delivery of more than 120 trade promotion activities that involves participation in international trade fairs, Specialised Marketing Missions (SMM), promotion booths, In-coming Buying Missions (IBM), joint promotion activities and the organising of three exhibitions.

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Europe: Halal certified food is on the upswing

| 02/12/2011 | 1 Reply
Europe: Halal certified food is on the upswing

Within the EU there are 16 million Muslims and throughout all of Europe approximately 54 million. Even though not all Muslims interpret the halal requirements in the same way and not all Muslims follow these rules strictly, the significance of the halal market is obvious.

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Opinion: Channeling Halal food potential

| 01/12/2011 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Channeling Halal food potential

The Halal food trade is heading for a 20 per cent share of world trade in food products in the near future. The market for about 1.4 billion Muslims already exists, so the demand for halal products is now on the rise across the globe.

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‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

The Philippines needs more exposure to a ‘highly competitive Kuwaiti market,’ said Dr Hani M Al-Mazeedi, Associate Research Scientist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).

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UK: New base for Brunei Halal food company

| 24/11/2011 | Reply
UK: New base for Brunei Halal food company

FOOD company Brunei Halal, part of the global Wafiri Holdings brand, has opened a new sales and distribution centre in Birmingham. The company has signed a five-year lease on a 25,000 sq ft unit at Saltley Business Park and created 30 new jobs in the process.

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Pakistan: Conference on Emerging Issues for Halal food in Food Safety

| 16/11/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Conference on Emerging Issues for Halal food in Food Safety

The need to develop a comprehensive mechanism to remove the contamination of non-Halal material, and practices in ‘Halal’ food by fully following the injunctions of Islam at slaughterhouses was stated by the speakers on the second day of the international conference titled ‘Emerging Issues in Food Safety’. Other countries have made a mechanism to end adulteration in food and Pakistan should learn from them.

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China: Chinese Muslims develop Halal industry

| 08/11/2011 | 1 Reply
China: Chinese Muslims develop Halal industry

Chinese Muslims have announced plans to develop halal industries to accommodate not just the needs of fellow Chinese Muslims in China but also Muslims in other countries.

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Opinion: Halal confectionery for children

| 02/11/2011 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Halal confectionery for children

Although the initial influx of entrepreneurship from several Muslim-backed or owned companies gave rise to the increased trend for Halal confectionary sales, it has inevitably been due to the large corporate confectionery manufacturers, that we have seen this surge in the Halal confectionery consumer market.

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Halal India signs MoU with Halal Nepal

| 31/10/2011 | Reply
Halal India signs MoU with Halal Nepal

Mr Jinna, CEO, Halal India, stated that this MoU will help with bringing these two countries together in many ways. Lots of products are being exported from India to Nepal and now Halal India certified products will be available for the significant Muslim population of Nepal.

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UAE: Global Halal food market valued at $2.77tr

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food market valued at $2.77tr

Said to be the world’s largest Halal trade fair, MIHAS 2012 will showcase Halal products on 4-7 April 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. MIHAS is designed not only to bring together the world’s largest display of Halal goods, products and services under on roof, it is also aimed at showcasing the strength and potential of global networking amongst businesses. The show provides an opportunity to expand business by exploring new business markets in the world.

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Malaysia: Malaysian Minister Urges Local Halal SMEs to go International in New Report Directory

| 25/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Malaysian Minister Urges Local Halal SMEs to go International in New Report Directory

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, said Dato’ Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, deputy minister for the Malaysian International Trade and Industries Ministry, in an exclusive interview published in The International Halal SME Report Directory 2011/12.

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Saudi Arabia: Singapore taps into rising Saudi food sector market

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Singapore taps into rising Saudi food sector market

A Singapore business delegation from the food sector is currently in Saudi Arabia to explore business opportunities in the Kingdom’s burgeoning food and beverage sector. GCC’s $9 billion food and beverage market, easily establishing the country as a major business and investment destination for key players in the food production value chain.

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Pakistan: Multilateral Investment and Trade Conference 2011 & Expo

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Multilateral Investment and Trade Conference 2011 & Expo

Halal raw materials for export were one of the topics focused on at the event. KCCI President Mian Abrar Ahmad highlighted the potential for Halal Foods during a meeting with foreign delegations .

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Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

The British Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan, spoke at a reception for a UK trade delegation visiting the 6th Expo Pakistan 2011.
UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Syed Qamar Raza also said huge potential existed for increasing bilateral trade as there was immense demand of quality halal food products in the UK which Pakistan could export.

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USA: Taft Food Masters to Launch the Halal Certified Seitan Vegetarian Gyro

| 21/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Taft Food Masters to Launch the Halal Certified Seitan Vegetarian Gyro

Taft Foodmasters’s vegetarian gyro and sausage pizza topping are menu options meant to add as a high-protein, wheat-based vegetarian option. Up until now, there was just a falafel to offer vegetarians! And these products are also certified Halal by IFANCA.

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Malaysia: Sozo to set up halal food processing plant in Penang

| 19/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Sozo to set up halal food processing plant in Penang

Sozo is banking on tapping Malaysia’s halal food stature in the global arena to penetrate the booming global halal food segment. Sozo Global Ltd, of which Khazanah Nasional Bhd controls a 10.43 per cent stake via Agro Treasures Sdn Bhd, is investing RM15 million to set up a halal processing plant in Penang.

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