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Category: Food Manufacturing

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 | 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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Brunei: 2011 year of growth for Brunei Halal products

| 15/12/2010 | Reply
Brunei: 2011 year of growth for Brunei Halal products

LESSONS learned and experiences gained during the past year will allow Brunei’s halal industry to grow even stronger in 2011, said the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources at the launching of the Brunei Halal Certification Workshop yesterday.

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Pakistan: Halal movement can strengthen Muslims in the global economy

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal movement can strengthen Muslims in the global economy

The Grand Mufti of Bosnia Herzegovina, Dr Mustafa Ceric said that Pakistan could become a Halal hub in the region and has the potential to earn billions of dollars through exports of Halal products, like Malaysia. He pointed that Iran and Turkey are also emerging on world Halal economy.

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Brunei: Halal branding efforts bear fruit

| 09/12/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Halal branding efforts bear fruit

WITH a mere population of just under half a million, Brunei has put itself to the grind this year to produce a strong contender for the lucrative global halal market via a national Halal brand.

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USA: “Our mission is to restore the sacredness of food”

| 09/12/2010 | Reply
USA: “Our mission is to restore the sacredness of food”

Adnan Durrani, the “Chief Halal Officer” of new food manufacturer American Halal saw a market opportunity with more discerning Muslim consumers, and his line of Saffron Road-branded halal ready meals found success in the upscale Whole Foods Market chain.

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Malaysia: Sozo To Tap Into Malaysia’s Strategic Halal Food Platform

| 01/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Sozo To Tap Into Malaysia’s Strategic Halal Food Platform

Sozo Global Ltd, an export driven one-stop gourmet food specialist from Shandong, China, aims to use Malaysia’s strategic position to become a global exporter in the halal food segment.

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UK: Tesco adds seven ranges to ethnic line-up

| 01/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Tesco adds seven ranges to ethnic line-up

The supermarket giant is adding specialist Turkish, Sri Lankan, Latin, Filipino, African, South African and Greek-Cypriot ranges to a roster that already includes Asian, Oriental, Afro-Caribbean, Kosher, Polish, and Halal foods.

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Indonesia: Russia, Indonesia to boost economic cooperation

| 20/11/2010 | Reply
Indonesia: Russia, Indonesia to boost economic cooperation

Indonesian Ambassador to Russia, Hamid Awaluddin pointed out that there had been demand from Russia’s Muslim community for Indonesian garments and packaged Halal food.

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Pakistan: Call for fostering awareness about halal products

| 16/11/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: Call for fostering awareness about halal products

A delegation from the Halal Industry Development Corporation in Malaysia apprised the Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan of the steps being undertaken by the HDC for the introduction of Hailal certified products in the country.

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Danisco to Target the Growing Halal Dairy Product Market

| 03/11/2010 | Reply
Danisco to Target the Growing Halal Dairy Product Market

Danisco can offer manufacturers new opportunities to meet growing consumer demand for Halal-labelled dairy products. A string of internationally recognised Halal certifications at key production plants allows the ingredient company to supply a broad range of Halal cultures for cheese and yogurt production and Halal cheese coagulants.

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Malaysia: Nestle Q3 profit higher on strong demand

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestle Q3 profit higher on strong demand

Its export business continued to perform well, posting a strong double-digit growth for the quarter, it said. “The strong economic growth experienced within the South-East Asian countries helped generate higher demand for the group’s halal products.”

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France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

REPORTERS – With 5 million potential consumers, demand for halal food in France is soaring. Industry and supermarket chains are taking notice. But there’s no regulatory body ensuring compliance with religious law. France 24 takes a closer look at this burgeoning market, where profit often supersedes religious concerns.

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France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

Danisco has added a valuable new advantage to its TEXEL range of maturation and surface cultures for cured processed meats following halal certification of its plant in Dangé Saint Romain in France.

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USA: MyHalalKitchen Meets Saffron Road’s Chief Halal Officer

| 28/10/2010 | Reply
USA: MyHalalKitchen Meets Saffron Road’s Chief Halal Officer

Here is an interesting entry from Halal blogista extraordinaire Yvonne Maffei. It Includes her review of Saffron Road’s products and an interview with founder and Chief Halal Officer, Adnan Durrani.

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Brunei Halal proves quick sellout at 7th China-Asean Expo

| 23/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei Halal proves quick sellout at 7th China-Asean Expo

The team charged with promoting the brand at the 7th China-Asean Expo were seen working overtime yesterday at the Brunei pavilion, two days ahead of the end of the expo, to ensure that they have enough supplies to last them until tomorrow.

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