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Category: Food Manufacturing

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 | 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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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 | 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 | 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 | 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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