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Category: Food Manufacturing

Italian company creates halal mozzarella

| 06/07/2011 | Reply
Italian company creates halal mozzarella

The changing fabric of Italian society has given a new twist to one of the country’s signature delicacies, with the advent of halal mozzarella.

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Malaysia: Tesco to increase local SME products to be sold in China

| 29/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Tesco to increase local SME products to be sold in China

They also want to encourage more Halal food suppliers who want to penetrate the Chinese market to approach Tesco as the Muslim population in China is estimated to be about 80 million people.

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India: Intertek responds to Indian Halal demand

| 26/06/2011 | 1 Reply
India: Intertek responds to Indian Halal demand

India has more than 175 million Muslim people but still does not have access to many Halal products from reputed brands, prompting Intertek to expand its services in India to include Halal certification of food products.

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Pakistan: Engro Foods floating 2.7 million shares

| 23/06/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro Foods floating 2.7 million shares

The company is also entering international markets through launch of “Al-Safa”—a halal food business in North America acquired by Engro Corporation at a total cost of $6.3 million.

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Spain: Export Demand Driving Spanish Halal Food Sector

| 23/06/2011 | 1 Reply
Spain: Export Demand Driving Spanish Halal Food Sector

Spanish Halal production is on the rise, with more than one hundred meat businesses currently holding the Halal certification (20% more than in 2008). Despite the growing domestic demand, Spain exports around 70 per cent of all its halal production with exports covering products such as meats, vegetable oils, cheese and spices.

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Italy: Campania firm produces first ‘halal’ certified mozzarella

| 23/06/2011 | 1 Reply
Italy: Campania firm produces first ‘halal’ certified mozzarella

A company in Italy’s southern Campania region has won certification for the first ‘halal’ buffalo milk mozzarella cheese made according to strict Islamic principles.

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Thailand: F&N opens S$110m canned milk plant in Thailand

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Thailand: F&N opens S$110m canned milk plant in Thailand

The Thai plant will serve as a blueprint for the group’s new S$150 million plant at Pulau Indah in Port Klang, Malaysia, which is due to be completed in the second half of 2011. ‘Consumers will feel comfortable because it is from a Halal Hub in a Muslim country.’

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Malaysia: HP Sauce And Tabasco Are Certified Halal

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HP Sauce And Tabasco Are Certified Halal

The brand owners for HP Sauce and Tabasco, HJ Heinz and Mclhenny Company, refuted recent claims that both brands are not halal-certified. The companies said in a statement Friday that both brands are in full compliance of regulatory guidelines by their respective halal certified bodies.

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Indonesia: Nestle to Invest $100m in Indonesia

| 17/06/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: Nestle to Invest $100m in Indonesia

Nestle is planning to invest $100m in Indonesia for the third time in 18 months to expand its operations at a new factory currently under construction in Karawang, West Java.

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Saffron Road introduces 8 new products to Whole Foods

| 16/06/2011 | Reply
Saffron Road introduces 8 new products to Whole Foods

Saffron Road™, the packaged food brand of American Halal Co., will begin shipping eight additional All Natural, Antibiotic-Free, Hormone-Free, Halal Certified frozen foods to Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) stores nationally in June 2011.

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Oman: A’saffa Foods ensures consumers buy with trust and confidence

| 15/06/2011 | Reply
Oman: A’saffa Foods ensures consumers buy with trust and confidence

The quality of the operations from A’Saffa is being increasingly recognised in the region leading to the company operating as a consultant to help set up other poultry manufacturing and processing operations in the region such as the partnership with Hassad Foods in Qatar.

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Opinion: An Islamic approach to ethical consumerism

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: An Islamic approach to ethical consumerism

Until recently, halal foods were defined only by ritual slaughter and mass-market production. But today’s ethical consumer trends are making the industry take a second look at what halal really means.

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Malaysia: AYS Sees Rising Demand For Halal Frozen Ready-To-Eat Meals

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: AYS Sees Rising Demand For Halal Frozen Ready-To-Eat Meals

A recent MOU signing allows Zion Alliance and its business partner, VGP Group of Companies, to distribute AYS’s Sri Kulai microwaveable halal frozen ready-to-eat Malaysian meals throughout their network in India.

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Saudi Arabia: SFDA to monitor food imports from May 25

| 25/05/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: SFDA to monitor food imports from May 25

JEDDAH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) will take over next month the monitoring of imported foodstuffs from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mohamad bin Ahmed Alkanhal, executive president of the authority, announced yesterday.

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Italy: First ‘Halal’ firm to supply restaurants and canteens

| 21/05/2011 | Reply
Italy: First ‘Halal’ firm to supply restaurants and canteens

Italy’s first-ever ‘Halal’ supplier has opened for business in Italy’s northern city of Bologna, selling meals prepared according to Islamic principles to restaurants and canteens in Italy and abroad.

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Thailand: Thai private sector urged to penetrate China’s halal market

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
Thailand: Thai private sector urged to penetrate China’s halal market

China’s halal food producers are small-scale entrepreneurs whose products have little value added and lack branding and technology to push their goods to international standards, so it offers an opportunity for Thai Halal merchandise to penetrate the Chinese market.

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Turkey Eyes Halal Industry Share

| 09/05/2011 | Reply
Turkey Eyes Halal Industry Share

Seeking a greater share of the halal industry pie, Turkey is concentrating its efforts to get a lion’s share of the growing global market, hoping it will contribute to a boom in the Turkish economy.

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Malaysia: Pig DNA found in popular Halal meat product

| 08/05/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Pig DNA found in popular Halal meat product

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) has found traces of pig DNA in meat products supplied by Lucky Food Processing resulting in the revocation of its Halal certification with immediate effect.

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Sino-Malaysian J-V established to target Muslim market

| 24/04/2011 | Reply
Sino-Malaysian J-V established to target Muslim market

Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region has revealed ambitions of expanding the overseas presence of its Muslim product industry by establishing a Sino-Malaysian Joint Venture specializing in developing products for the Muslim market. The Ningxia-Fahim International Halal Industry Co. Ltd., which started operations Wednesday, was invested jointly by Ningxia Agricultural Comprehensive Investment Co. Ltd. (NACI) […]

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Thailand: Thaifex – World of Food Asia 2011

| 23/04/2011 | Reply
Thailand: Thaifex – World of Food Asia 2011

THAIFEX – World of Food ASIA 2011, which includes Thai Halal Food and Halal Conference, aims to once again underline that, with internationally renowned food-producing capabilities and service excellence, the Thai food industry is well prepared and able to steer the country to become one of the most prominent food exposition hubs in Asia Pacific.

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