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Category: Food Manufacturing

US business mission eyes Saudi agro-food deals

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
US business mission eyes Saudi agro-food deals

The mission consists of top companies specializing in agricultural production, irrigation, livestock breeding, processed and halal food, organic fertilizers, soil treatment, animal feed and feed additives, land-use mapping, and low water use grass seeds.

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Brunei: Yingluck holds closed-door meeting with Sultan of Brunei

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Yingluck holds closed-door meeting with Sultan of Brunei

Before leaving Bangkok, Yingluck said she expected to discuss with the sultan ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, including the exchange of knowledge on agriculture and halal food.

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USA: Tapping a Growing Halal Market

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Tapping a Growing Halal Market

Global Islamic finance is now considered to be a nearly $1 trillion industry, while as of last year, the worldwide halal market was worth an estimated $630 billion. The growth of these industries has spurred some investors to develop new financial products that combine bits of both, including halal food indices and equity funds.

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USA: The $700 Million Yogurt Startup

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
USA: The $700 Million Yogurt Startup

In a scant four years, Hamdi Ulukaya has built something that even Silicon Valley types should covet: a $700 million business that’s profitable, dominant and growing at a furious clip.

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Two Malaysian Firms Set To Establish Strong Foothold In The Netherlands

| 07/09/2011 | Reply
Two Malaysian Firms Set To Establish Strong Foothold In The Netherlands

Dewina Food Industries Sdn Bhd, popular with Halal food brand “Brahim’s” and green IT solutions provider, Basis Bay Group, have decided to expand their business operations to that European nation. Project Manager at Kuala Lumpur-based Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency Agnes Seah said the agency had assisted the firms to realise their ventures in the Netherlands.

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Brunei Halal Brand to expand product range

| 04/09/2011 | Reply
Brunei Halal Brand to expand product range

Food brand, the Brunei Halal brand, is expected to expand its range of products by early November. At the moment, the new products are undergoing the final stages of halal certification. They are slated to start production in October.

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UAE: “Halal market witnessing significant growth worldwide

| 03/09/2011 | Reply
UAE: “Halal market witnessing significant growth worldwide

Al Islami, Chief Executive Deputy, Hamid Badawi, stressed on the importance of creating global standards for the “Halal” industry as a step towards transforming it to a global economic power. He said that “creating legislation to regulate the global “Halal” industry is one of the most prominent factors that enhance the performance of this growing sector worldwide”.

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Pakistan fails to gain much in Halal brand market

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
Pakistan fails to gain much in Halal brand market

Currently, almost all countries exporting Halal products are non-Muslim. Brazil, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Thailand and India are the leading countries exporting Halal products. Last year, India exported Halal brand products worth $21 billion. Awareness about Halal is higher in countries where Muslims are in minority.

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Nigeria: Small enterprise and job creation

| 15/08/2011 | Reply
Nigeria: Small enterprise and job creation

Supporting small and medium enterprises and agribusiness are key priorities for IFC in Africa, since these sectors account for the bulk of employment on the continent. Across Africa, IFC is supporting projects across the food supply chain, including processing, logistics, and distribution.

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UK: Heler’s Halal accreditation for cheese opens exports door

| 11/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Heler’s Halal accreditation for cheese opens exports door

CHESHIRE based cheese-maker Joseph Heler has opened a door to a wider export market by gaining Halal accreditation. Apart from making their cheese available to the British Muslim community, the company says it can now look at markets in Asia and worldwide.

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USA: Whole Foods’ Ramadan Marketing Headaches

| 10/08/2011 | Reply
USA: Whole Foods’ Ramadan Marketing Headaches

A pioneering Ramadan marketing campaign at Whole Foods has turned into a headache thanks to a handful of vocal anti-Muslim bloggers.

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Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

An overview on Halal in France, Russia, USA, UK and Europe. As numbers grow, Muslims continue to maintain purchasing habits that align with their Islamic faith. Muslims want to be able to look at a product and see a recognizable Halal logo. There is an increasing demand for products that are inclusive.

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Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd appoints CEO

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd appoints CEO

Pursuant to the establishment of the subsidiary office, the Board of Directors of Brunei Wafirah Holdings Sdn Bhd has appointed Dr. Mohammad Nazir, OBE as CEO of Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd with effect from 1st August 2011.

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France: No longer niche, Halal food finds mass market

| 06/08/2011 | Reply
France: No longer niche, Halal food finds mass market

French retailers and food manufacturers are realizing there’s money to be made by embracing halal, food produced according to Islamic law. Though sales tend to spike during Ramadan, halal is very much a year-round market.

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UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

Sweet lovers in the UK now have more choice to enjoy as a new range of high-end boxed sweets, made purely from natural ingredients and suitable for people with dietary or ethical requirements, has launched.

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Malaysia: Business as usual for bakeries despite losses due to non-halal butter

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Business as usual for bakeries despite losses due to non-halal butter

KUCHING: The declaration that Golden Churn Creamery butter is non-halal has cost some bakeries here big losses but they are taking it in their stride.

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Malaysia: Golden Churn butter confirmed to contain pig DNA

| 04/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Golden Churn butter confirmed to contain pig DNA

The Jakim halal certification logo on the Golden Churn Creamery Butter product will be withdrawn now that it has been confirmed to be non-halal. A test in June this year through the Chemistry Department found that the sample analysed contained pig DNA.

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Malaysia: Jakim must carry out thorough tests before rejecting applications

| 04/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim must carry out thorough tests before rejecting applications

Halal food producers here have complained of high-handed tactics by the Islamic Development Malaysia Department (Jakim) in the issuance of halal certificates. Jakim had refused to issue them halal certificates after traces of pigs and dogs were detected in their products.

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Saffron Road to Serve Muslim Consumers During Ramadan

| 21/07/2011 | Reply
Saffron Road to Serve Muslim Consumers During Ramadan

It is not often that brands and retailers in the U.S. acknowledge American Muslim consumers and their major holidays, but occasionally when they do, they see first hand an outpouring of support from that community.

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USA: Saffron Road™ Celebrates One Year

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road™ Celebrates One Year

Adnan Durrani, CEO of American Halal Co., said, “Our niche is not bound to just one category—ethnic, halal or all-natural, but transcends several dietary needs, making way for a more premium choice for consumers with sophisticated and unique tastes.”

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