Category: Food Manufacturing

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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Pakistan: ECC ratifies amendments in trade policy

| 02/03/2011 | Reply
Pakistan:  ECC ratifies amendments in trade policy

Equity investment worth $1.5 crore has also been sanctioned for Holland-backed investment in Pakistan to be spent by Engro on export of Halal food items to Holland.

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Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

And as debate and discussion on the meaning of halal grows, mainstream supermarkets, food producers, and restaurants are finding that there is plenty of overlap between traditional definitions of halal food and Western standards of quality and ethics.

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South Africa: Walmart imports will threaten food security – Basson

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
South Africa: Walmart imports will threaten food security – Basson

Whitey Basson, the chief executive of Shoprite, said yesterday that he was “very worried” about food security and the manufacturing capacity for food in the country if more food was imported.

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Nigeria: Nigeria-China trades hit $7.5b in 2010

| 21/02/2011 | Reply
Nigeria: Nigeria-China trades hit $7.5b in 2010

“The trade and investment mission will focus on promoting Halal food and products, which has become a lifestyle in China and her culture with a global market value in excess of $2 trillion per annum. This is a big market for Nigeria to participate and take its own market share. They will also be promoting other famous and excellent Chinese (Qinghai) companies, their brands and products.”

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Singapore: Middle East Enjoys a Taste of the South East

| 20/02/2011 | Reply
Singapore: Middle East Enjoys a Taste of the South East

Singapore food manufacturers anticipate growth in exports to Middle East as region’s appetite for Southeast Asian cuisine grows

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“Our mission is to restore the sacredness of food”

| 20/02/2011 | Reply
“Our mission is to restore the sacredness of food”

Over the past few years, the market for halal foods in the West has grown enormously, with the number of restaurants offering halal options for Muslim consumers in the US, Canada, and Britain more than doubling in the past five years, according to the halal restaurant and product guide zabihah.com. Even more dramatically, the number […]

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OIC and IDB back Turkish Halal food production plans

| 17/02/2011 | 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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