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Category: Food Manufacturing

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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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 | 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 | 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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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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