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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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Singaporean Firms Eyeing Halal Frozen Food At MIHAS 2011

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Singaporean Firms Eyeing Halal Frozen Food At MIHAS 2011

Singaporean firms, currently participating in the on-going 8th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), are eyeing the import of halal frozen food market into the island state

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Indonesia wants to be ‘global center’ for halal food

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Indonesia wants to be ‘global center’ for halal food

The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) is set to make Indonesia a global center for halal food products, saying it can help support the country’s tourism as many visitors come from the Middle East.

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Malaysia: AYS won prestigious Industry Excellence Award 2010

| 30/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: 	 AYS won prestigious Industry Excellence Award 2010

AYS, who owns Sri Kulai, 1st microwavable halal frozen ready to eat Malaysian meals, is a proud winner of Industry Excellence Awards 2010 – Special Award for Product Excellence (Innovative Product). They were also the winner of The Halal Journal Award for Best Product in 2009 presented at the Gala Dinner for the 4th World Halal Forum.

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USA: Natural Food Brand to Address World Halal Forum

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Natural Food Brand to Address World Halal Forum

Zahed Amanullah, a member of the Board of Directors at American Halal Company, Inc (Saffron Road’s parent company), will identify opportunities in the marketplace to leverage common values such as sustainability and ethical consumerism in his presentation, Positioning Halal Values on the Retail Shelf.

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Malaysia: SME’s in the Halal sector

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: SME’s in the Halal sector

In the run up to the 6th World Halal Forum, ‘Malaysia SME’ magazine talked to WHF Director Abdalhamid Evans about some of the opportunities, challenges and misconceptions faced by local SME’s in the Halal sector.

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USA: Hear about this new Halal Brand based on ethical consumerism at the World Halal Forum

| 25/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Hear about this new Halal Brand based on ethical consumerism at the World Halal Forum

Saffron Road, a pioneer in natural and organic food movement, is a praiseworthy brand for its pasture-raised and 100% vegetarian-fed livestock. Zahed Amanullah will be giving a case study on this exciting new brand to hit Wholefoods’ shelves.

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USA: Saffron Road Naturally a Hit at Natural Products Expo West

| 19/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road Naturally a Hit at Natural Products Expo West

Adnan Durrani, CEO of American Halal (parent company of Saffron Road), said, “We had this intuitive vision over a year ago – that with Saffron Road we could build a Halal brand based on ethical consumerism, which embodied the timeless values of the natural food movement our team had embraced over the last two decades: antibiotic-free, hormone-free, sustainably-farmed, and Certified Humane®.

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More Japanese companies go halal to expand sales in Muslim markets

| 13/03/2011 | Reply
More Japanese companies go halal to expand sales in Muslim markets

A rising number of Japanese food manufacturers are seeking halal certification for their products from Malaysia and setting up factories in the country to produce halal food while some have also started to request for their plants in Japan to be certified.

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UAE: Al Islami consolidates its strengths at Gulfood 2011

| 12/03/2011 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami consolidates its strengths at Gulfood 2011

Al Islami Foods, the leading halal food producer in the Middle East, consolidated its strengths at this year’s Gulfood show, organized by the Dubai World Trade Centre, which and ran from February 27 to March 2, 2011.

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Brunei: MIPR goals for Brunei Halal Brand stand

| 11/03/2011 | Reply
Brunei: MIPR goals for Brunei Halal Brand stand

BRUNEI is sticking to its original plan to use the Brunei Halal Brand as a platform for local products to reach the export markets although many of the products under the brand were made overseas, the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources yesterday said.

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Malaysia: HDC Confident Of Increase In Number Of Halal Food Firms

| 10/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Confident Of Increase In Number Of Halal Food Firms

The Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) is confident that by 2020, the number of halal food companies will increase by over 50 per cent from 20 per cent currently. “The majority of halal industry manufacturers are from specialty process food clusters (64 per cent), healthcare (11 per cent), ingredients (six per cent) and personal care and cosmetics (six per cent),”

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Are you stocking Halal-certified foods?

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
Are you stocking Halal-certified foods?

“The number of available halal products in the U.S. is miniscule,” says Jack Acree, president of Stamford, Conn.-based American Halal Co., which manufactures Saffron Road products, one of the few lines of all-natural, certified-Halal packaged foods.

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