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Category: Food Manufacturing

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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The International Halal SME Report Directory 2011/12

| 14/10/2011 | Reply
The International Halal SME Report Directory 2011/12

Complementing the hard facts and figures, the 208-page A4-sized publication also highlights key players within the main Halal sectors within its premium listing section, as well as over 1,000 free listings of Halal-certified manufacturers of food, health products, ingredients, chemicals, flavourings as well as many other related industries from all over the world.

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USA: Saffron Road Enrolls in Non-GMO Project During Non-GMO Month

| 11/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road Enrolls in Non-GMO Project During Non-GMO Month

Polls consistently show the majority of Americans want clearly labeled food and say they will not buy foods that have been genetically modified. Today Saffron Road™ announces its efforts to meet consumers’ needs for proper labeling and non-GMO foods by joining the Non-GMO Project’s Verification Program.

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Singapore: Booming Halal industry rising five-fold

| 09/10/2011 | Reply
Singapore: Booming Halal industry rising five-fold

SINGAPORE’S halal industry is on a roll, with the number of certified premises rising five-fold this past decade to 2,650 as more businesses court the Muslim market.

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UAE Eyes on Lucrative Chinese Market amid Euro Debt Crisis

| 08/10/2011 | Reply
UAE Eyes on Lucrative Chinese Market amid Euro Debt Crisis

The large population of China and other Eastern countries as well as the growth in their markets make them a very attractive investment destination not only for the UAE investors but also for Americans and Europeans. As concerns rise over the Euro debt crisis and the global debt crisis mainly in developed countries, investors are becoming more risk averse

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USA: Kosher or Halal? American Muslims Debate Which Food Certifications To Follow

| 30/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Kosher or Halal? American Muslims Debate Which Food Certifications To Follow

Compared with the variety of foods deemed kosher, Halal certification has still not made major inroads in the US. Whether because of the relative dearth of Halal products and restaurants or simply as an ingrained habit from the days when there were virtually no Halal-certified foods, many American Muslims turn to kosher foods to satisfy their dietary laws.

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Vietnamese businesses look to export Halal products

| 29/09/2011 | Reply
Vietnamese businesses look to export Halal products

A seminar to boost trade in Halal products was held in Kuala Lumpur on the 27 September. The event was jointly organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia, and the Chinese Chambers of Industry and Commerce of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

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China turns to its Muslims in Arab trade push

| 24/09/2011 | Reply
China turns to its Muslims in Arab trade push

A Halal food company formed 12 years ago in Beijing to cater to the dining requirements of the city’s Muslim community is now Xiangjuzhai Foods Group, and is one of Beijing’s biggest Halal food suppliers. It has been approached by the Chinese government to play a role in its ambitious plans to build a dominant Halal foods export industry to cater to West Asian markets.

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China hopes to broaden Halal food exports

| 24/09/2011 | Reply
China hopes to broaden Halal food exports

The Silk Road was once a dynamic set of trade links connecting Asia, Europe and parts of Africa. Now, the ancient routes may be given new life as Chinese Muslim businessmen follow their ancestors’ footsteps to export halal food to the world.

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China makes dent in halal market

| 21/09/2011 | Reply
China makes dent in halal market

With 22 million Muslims, China has just one-eight of India’s Muslim population. But China has managed to play an effective role in the $500 billion export market for halal food by capitalizing on its influence as the world’s biggest buyer of petroleum products.

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Pakistan: Belgium can provide technical, financial support

| 21/09/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Belgium can provide technical, financial support

Tariq Iqbal Puri, Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) while meeting with Michel Kempeneers, Director, Asia-Pacific Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX), Belgium asked him for Belgium’s technical and financial support in the areas of meat, pharmaceuticals, corporate agriculture and halal food meat certification and logistic etc.

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China plans free zone for Arabs

| 21/09/2011 | Reply
China plans free zone for Arabs

The China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum will also look at issues relating to expanding China’s Halal food industry, trading in the yuan and joint financing of major construction projects in the Middle East region including in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

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Indonesia: Import Regulation Reduces Chinese Imports

| 19/09/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: Import Regulation Reduces Chinese Imports

According to the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (Gapmmi), a government regulation contributed to the decline of food and beverage imports from China and Hong Kong between January and August.

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Thailand: 30% goal for Halal exports

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
Thailand: 30% goal for Halal exports

Thailand Trade Representative (TTR) Pichet Sathirachawal wants to increase exports of halal products by 30%. He also said the first task was to establish an Asean standard for Halal products to help regional producers access wider Halal markets in the world. He plans to persuade six Asean nations to open an Asean Halal standard office in Thailand as the country is a major international food supplier.

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