Category: Food Manufacturing

Turkey to issue halal visa, become approval center for world halal market

| 21/11/2017 | Reply
Turkey to issue halal visa, become approval center for world halal market

Halal Accreditation Authority (HAK), which was established last month, will be launched at the OIC Halal Expo and World Halal Summit 23-25 November 2017 in Istanbul.

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USA: Beyond Meat Launches The Beyond Burger®

| 18/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Beyond Meat Launches The Beyond Burger®

The Beyond Burger is the world’s only burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like ground beef from cows but is made entirely from plants, without GMOs, soy, or gluten.

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Brunei: Ghanim-UBD pact to take Halal brand to a higher orbit

| 17/11/2017 | Reply
Brunei: Ghanim-UBD pact to take Halal brand to a higher orbit

Their organisational values endeavour to deliver bruneihalalfoods products and product solutions that are wholesome, innovative and trustworthy to the local and international market.

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Cape Town first-ever Halal Conference leads to $6 million worth of business deals

| 16/11/2017 | Reply
Cape Town first-ever Halal Conference leads to $6 million worth of business deals

This will assist in the long-term vision of establishing Cape Town as the Halal Hub for Africa that will include opportunities for trade, tourism and investment in the Western Cape.

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UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

| 14/11/2017 | Reply
UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

ESMA in the UAE and Philippines are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding before year end that will create a government agency back home authorized to certify halal products for the Emirates.

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Indonesia: YPHI Encourages Government to Immediately Issue BPJPH Implementation Rules

| 06/11/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: YPHI Encourages Government to Immediately Issue BPJPH Implementation Rules

The head of the Indonesian Halal Products Foundation (YPHI) Yanis Musdja said the challenge faced by the newly built body is very complex.

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UK: Are Skittles vegan, vegetarian or halal?

| 04/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Are Skittles vegan, vegetarian or halal?

So, what about one of our favourite sweets? Skittles has been a delightfully sugary, sweet and tangy snack for years, but can we eat them?

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Pakistan: Malaysia to set up Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur

| 03/11/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Malaysia to set up Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur

Malaysia will establish Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur and in this regard an agreement was also signed with Canada.

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UAE based Halal food company begins manufacturing in Brunei

| 02/11/2017 | Reply
UAE based Halal food company begins manufacturing in Brunei

Saahtain Group officially launched its Bruneian subsidiary Saahtain Asia Sdn Bhd, which manufactures Halal ready-to-eat meals at their newly operational facility at the Salambigar Industrial Park for export.

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UAE: New factory to deliver boost to UAE’s halal food production

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
UAE: New factory to deliver boost to UAE’s halal food production

Al Islami Foods has announced the opening of its largest factory in Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah which it expected to deliver a major boost to the production of halal food in the region.

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GCC: GCC food industry experts to discuss VAT effects

| 29/10/2017 | Reply
GCC: GCC food industry experts to discuss VAT effects

With the official implementation of Valued Added Tax (VAT) across the Gulf region in January, the ripple effect of the region’s first applied taxation on all goods and services is a pressing concern.

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UAE: Global Halal food market poised for solid growth

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food market poised for solid growth

When taking into account the contributing factors, consumption of halal food is set to grow at an annual rate of approximately 16 per cent, stated the report, ‘The Global Halal Industry Overview’.

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Opinion: The Rise Of Halal Cuisine In An Age Of Islamophobia

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Rise Of Halal Cuisine In An Age Of Islamophobia

“We now think that 1 percent of the U.S. population is Muslim,” he says. “And so as the number of Muslims grow, interest in Muslim-specific products presumably will also rise just by pure numbers.”- Pew Researcher

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Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

Qatar is believed to be doubling its investments in Turkey in 2018 to amount to $20 billion by injecting new investments worth $19 billion; in addition to the existing $18 billion investments in various fields.

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Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

| 11/10/2017 | Reply
Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

“Food systems are making us sick. Unhealthy diets are the most obvious link, but are only one of many pathways through which food and farming systems affect human health.”

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Malaysia: MNCs, big firms should help SMEs involved in Halal products

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: MNCs, big firms should help SMEs involved in Halal products

“This will further develop and market their halal products and services internationally. I hope more MNC and LLC can work towards identifying potential local SMEs to be their suppliers.” Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

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Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

No central or local government has ever set any requirements for any halal certification body, let alone issued accreditation themselves. Europe has no halal standard or guidelines in place.

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SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

A “signal light” system of green, yellow and red will be used on products to indicate the amount of sugar, salt and fat. Plus an awareness campaign about nutrition and counseling on safe and healthy food.

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Cape companies invited to participate in Wesgro’s international Halal product exhibition

| 03/10/2017 | Reply
Cape companies invited to participate in Wesgro’s international Halal product exhibition

The exhibition, scheduled to take place at The Westin Cape Town, from 25 to 26 October 2017, will showcase halal certified products and services of local companies.

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Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

| 30/09/2017 | Reply
Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

Turkmenistan halal meat producer Taze Ay plans to increase sausage production by 400% after securing a loan from a London bank investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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