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Category: Food Manufacturing

OIC and IDB back Turkish Halal food production plans

| 17/02/2011 | 1 Reply
OIC and IDB back Turkish Halal food production plans

Turkish Industry and Trade Minister Nihat Ergün paid a visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of the OIC last week. In Jeddah, he held important talks with about 300 wealthy Saudi businessmen and the OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, who is also a Turkish national to discuss the importance of the halal food business.

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Singapore: Brunei Halal brand gets support in S’pore

| 16/02/2011 | Reply
Singapore: Brunei Halal brand gets support in S’pore

NTUC FairPrice, which is run by Singapore’s National Trade Union Congress, started offering the Brunei halal products in the middle of October 2010, the first supermarket chain to do so outside the Sultanate.

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Malaysia: A New Business Platform For Halal Product Industry

| 14/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: A New Business Platform For Halal Product Industry

DinarHijjaz, a Bumiputera-owned multi-level marketing business, is opening up its business platform to multi-racial Malaysians in efforts to expand the halal food industry in the country.

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France: French Muslims Confused Over Halal Restrictions

| 14/02/2011 | Reply
France: French Muslims Confused Over Halal Restrictions

Reaching a consensus on halal standards will be difficult among France’s diverse, disparate Muslim population. Lacking an international structure like the Catholic Church to replicate at the national level, French Muslims remained largely unorganized until 2003, when government authorities helped found the French Council of the Muslim Faith as the representative of France’s “official Islam.” However, the organization has continually been undercut by rival factions and clashing loyalties that have made uniting French Muslims under a single structure — or unified halal Code — impossible.

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Indonesia: Most halal products lack official approval

| 10/02/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: Most halal products lack official approval

Just over a third of all the halal products offered for sale in Indonesia actually have official halal certificates, according food and drug monitoring agencies.

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UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

In reply to a question about halal food in the UAE, Sharif said the country’s strategy since 1986 is based on three main points to verify whether imported food is halal, which include the commitment of the source country, the food export documents and field inspection visits to food plants in other countries.

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France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

“We have decided to carry out DNA tests so this will delay deliveries … As a result we are suspending production in France until we find a new production process,” a spokeswoman said.

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Pakistan: ‘1.5bn people world over consume Halal products’

| 30/01/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: ‘1.5bn people world over consume Halal products’

There are around 1.3 billion Muslims in the world and 1.5 billion Halal consumers, which means that one out of every four human beings consumes Halal products, former President KCCI Anjum Nisar said. He said availability of prepared convenience foods has become more and more important.

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Cooperation between Iran, Malaysia Benefits Muslim World

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
Cooperation between Iran, Malaysia Benefits Muslim World

Iran and Malaysia have expanded their bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in recent years, specially in the field of economy.

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Thailand urged to cash in on halal products at MIHAS

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
Thailand urged to cash in on halal products at MIHAS

Thailand is well placed to become a springboard for exports of Asean halal products to South Asia, the Middle East and the European Union, a Malaysian trade representative said yesterday.

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Pakistan: Global diversification: Engro acquires US-based food company

| 26/01/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Global diversification: Engro acquires US-based food company

Engro Corporation is all set to enter the halal food business in North America as the company has signed an agreement with US-based Al Safa Halal to purchase its food business, Engro announced in a communique to the Karachi Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

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USA: Halal Comes to Campus Via Food Service Express

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
USA:  Halal Comes to Campus Via Food Service Express

Food Service Express (FSE), the parent company of HalalHealthy.com, has been presenting webinars and speaking at Muslim Students Association (MSA) conferences on successfully approaching campus administrators to bring halal to campus dining services.

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USA: Saffron Road Debut at Fancy Food Show a Huge Success

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road Debut at Fancy Food Show a Huge Success

As a testament to its dedication to culinary art and the gourmet palate, New Hope Media, the premier publisher for the natural food industry, voted Saffron Road as “One of the Top 10 Hottest Products to watch for in 2011.

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Belgium: Plans for European halal-hub at Liege airport

| 24/01/2011 | Reply
Belgium: Plans for European halal-hub at Liege airport

The management of Liège Airport (Belgium) is planning to develop a European hub at the airport, dedicated to processing halal foods.

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Azerbaijan to set new food safety standards

| 21/01/2011 | Reply
Azerbaijan to set new food safety standards

Azerbaijan had not yet introduced a standard for halal food, food deemed permissible under Islamic law. They have not found a Halal mark that they consider ‘significant’ to use yet.

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Oman: A’saffa Foods enters 2011 with new identity and new brands

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Oman: A’saffa Foods enters 2011 with new identity and new brands

One of the Sultanate’s largest producers of poultry products changed their name from A’Saffa Poultry to A’Saffa Foods earlier this year to facilitate their plans to diversify and expand their range of Halal and 100 per cent healthy and tasty food products into new markets.

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Taiwan keen on developing halal trade with Brunei

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Taiwan keen on developing halal trade with Brunei

THE Taiwanese government has sponsored 12 companies to participate in the Consumer Fair (Part 7), beginning today, which they see as the beginning of a strategy to promote stronger economic ties between the Sultanate and Taiwan to ambitiously increase trade by 10-fold.

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France: ‘Halal champagne’ falls a little flat

| 31/12/2010 | 1 Reply
France: ‘Halal champagne’ falls a little flat

Trumpeted by its manufacturer as one more way that Muslims can integrate into European society, especially during the holiday season, the drink has been widely derided as a misguided and ultimately demeaning attempt to imitate non-Muslim habits.

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Qatar: Panel to discuss new GCC food proposals

| 28/12/2010 | Reply
Qatar: Panel to discuss new GCC food proposals

The 13th meeting of the GCC Technical Committee for Foods and Agricultural Products, which was opened yesterday in Doha, will discuss several important issues governing the import and sale of food products in Qatar, a spokesman for the Ministry of Environment said.

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Malaysia Seeks to Export Its Halal Credentials to China

| 22/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia Seeks to Export Its Halal Credentials to China

MasterMalaysia Global , which is based in Kuala Lumpur, is planning to help export Malaysia’s knowledge of producing halal goods, food permissible under Islam to China.

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