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Category: Food Manufacturing

China: New Roads out of slow lane with Halal export

| 08/10/2010 | Reply
China: New Roads out of slow lane with Halal export

Ningxia hopes to use its religious and cultural affinities to the Middle East in its aims to become a major exporter, particularly of halal food products.

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UAE: Al Islami Reinforces Saudi Presence

| 01/10/2010 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami Reinforces Saudi Presence

UAE-based halal food producer Al Islami Foods, proudly announced today its partnership with Saudi distributor Abbar and Zainy Cold Stores (AZCS), as part of a five-year plan to reinforce channel expansion and market growth in the region. From July 2010, Al Islami products are available in all locations within the AZCS distribution chain across the […]

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Mainstream future food trends favourable to Halal sector

| 18/04/2010 | Reply
Mainstream future food trends favourable to Halal sector

Euromonitor’s 2010 report on current and future trends in the food industry has many valuable lessons for Halal sector stakeholders. Particularly interesting is the news from the baby food sector, where the five top growth areas are all Asia and North African. Well worth reading…

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Waiter, there’s a pig in my chicken!

| 14/03/2010 | Reply
Waiter, there’s a pig in my chicken!

A well presented and rather disturbing bit of investigative journalism about the added ingredients that may be in our chicken products. It is another example of where the interests of the Muslim community and the general public coincide for the common good.

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Al Islami Foods voted super brand for the second time

| 25/01/2010 | Reply
Al Islami Foods voted super brand for the second time

Al Islami Foods, the top real halal
food producer in the Middle East, has been voted as super brand of the
year 2010 by the Superbrands Council of UAE. Al Islami is the only food
company to receive this honor for the second time, thus proving to be
one of UAE’s strongest home-grown brands.

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Vegemite becomes politically correct

| 24/01/2010 | Reply
Vegemite becomes politically correct

VEGEMITE has gone halal in a bid by
food giant Kraft to make the national “treasure” available to Muslim
Australians.
This small gesture has created a mixed bag of reactions from people in Australia.

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Premium Brands buys Vancouver Halal meat supplier for $2.1 million

| 23/01/2010 | Reply
Premium Brands buys Vancouver Halal meat supplier for $2.1 million

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Premium Brands Holdings Corp. (TSX:PBH) says it has
acquired Vancouver-based South Seas Meats Ltd., a distributor of Halal
specialty meats that will help expand Premium’s portfolio of ethnic
foods. Premium Brands, which has about 25,000 customers in Western
Canada and Washington State, paid about $2.1 million for South Sea
Meats, which had annual sales of about $10 million.
Ahsan
Razak, the founder and operator of South Sea Meats, will join the
management team of Premium Brands.

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Are all Pringles Halal?

| 22/01/2010 | Reply
Are all Pringles Halal?

In response to a recent article ‘Pringles Now Halal’, Halal Focus questioned Procter & Gamble (Malaysia) on: What does this mean with regard to Pringles globally if you buy them without a Halal certification on the packet? Are they also Halal? The following is the official statement from Procter & Gamble (Malaysia). If you want to follow up in your region, I would take their suggestion to contact your regional Procter & Gamble office to tell them you would also like the assurance of a Halal certification on your Pringles. Or does it matter to you? Are you content with reading the ingredients? You are the consumer, you have a say in it.

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Pringles now Halal

| 16/01/2010 | Reply
Pringles now Halal

Malaysia – Procter & Gamble (P&G) has had its potato crisp brand Pringles certified by Malaysia’s Halal authority JAKIM. All Pringles labels have started to carry the Halal logo from December 2009.

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Campbells include Halal Food in their Food Bank Donations

| 13/01/2010 | Reply
Campbells include Halal Food in their Food Bank Donations

Campbell Company of

Canada and Food Banks

Canada today announced a comprehensive multi-year agreement that will support hunger relief across

Canada through the donation of nutritious food, charitable funds, educational resources and other awareness and community programs.

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Malaysia: AYS Plans To Penetrate Overseas Market With Food Products

| 12/01/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: AYS Plans To Penetrate Overseas Market With Food Products

AYS Sdn Bhd, which
produces the first microwaveable halal frozen ready-to-eat Malaysian
meals under the Sri Kulai brand, hopes to penetrate the overseas market
by middle of this year. Chief executive officer Liow Ren Jan said the company was looking
at Dubai as its first overseas market due to the increasing demand
there not only for halal food products but also for Malaysian food.

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Capture halal food market, urges Mukhriz

| 10/01/2010 | Reply
Capture halal food market, urges Mukhriz
MUAR:
Malay entrepreneurs have been urged to emulate the business commitment
of the non-Malays when venturing into the halal food industries.

Deputy
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said
logically, the Malays should be monopolising the halal food industry as
it was synonymous with Islam.

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Introducing Campbells Halal Certified Products in Canada

| 01/01/2010 | 3 Replies
Introducing Campbells Halal Certified Products in Canada

Campbells Canada launches a selection of Halal-certified products.

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Muslims find more halal foods on European store shelves

| 30/12/2009 | Reply
Muslims find more halal foods on European store shelves

Interest
is growing among companies that want to offer products for the Muslim
market because trade in halal products is growing not only in Germany
and Europe but worldwide, with Muslims projected to be 30 per cent of
the world population by 2025. The
largest halal markets are in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Middle East. In Europe, Germany, France and Britain are the largest.

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The Development Of Agrifood in Brunei

| 30/12/2009 | Reply
The Development Of Agrifood in Brunei

The Agrifood sector will become Brunei Darussalam’s new direction to
compete with the regional and international market. According to the
implementation of the strategic Medium Term Plan 2008-2013, the
Agriculture and agrifood Department, will use the Brunei Halal brand for this purpose. The
value added products will receive a place in the
international market,
especially for the Muslim population which is 1.9billion.

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Grey Areas of Halal, Transformation And Assimilation

| 29/12/2009 | Reply
Grey Areas of Halal, Transformation And Assimilation

The Muslim consumer needs to rise to the challenge that they can make the multinational companies look at having their products labeled as Halal. This article goes into the dark tunnel of ingredients in processed food and beverages, which may have no obvious meat source, but which necessitate the need for Halal compliance. This also shows a need for Halal auditors who are capable and qualified to work in these situations beyond the slaughter line.

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Liquorice brand bagged

| 23/12/2009 | Reply
Liquorice brand bagged

This UK confectionery company has gone the extra distance to make sure their products are both vegetarian and Halal compliant for certification to capture the largest consumer group possible for their Pontefract Cakes. Once you start designing packaging that the consumers will read these issues will pop up. Decisions will need to be made about who your consumer is and what their requirements are, and Halal might well be one of them.

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Authentic, exotic and halal

| 13/12/2009 | Reply
Authentic, exotic and halal

Halal is one
of the three pillars of Nestlé’s Taste of Home concept – the other two
being Authentic and Exotic – designed to bring ethnic products from
Asia, Oceania and Africa to Europe.

“The idea is to delight
consumers with something familiar from home, and tempt Europeans to
trying something new,” says Alexander Klein, manager of branded
products channel development at Nestrade.

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Switzerland – Nestle expands Halal food production

| 04/12/2009 | Reply
Switzerland – Nestle expands Halal food production

Germany, with a Muslim population of around four million, has a halal market worth €4 billion according to business-wissen. Within
this figure, kebab meat accounts for €2.8 billion of the total. The
market continues to show good growth and offers potential for Irish
companies, particularly in the meat sector.

As Halal slaughtering
does not take place in Germany due to legal constraints, German Halal
certifying bodies such as Halal Control and m-haditec do not certify
German meat.

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Kluber Awarded Halal Certification for Lubricants

| 03/12/2009 | Reply
Kluber Awarded Halal Certification for Lubricants

Klüber
Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, now
offers a full line of Halal certified lubricants. With more than 100
products carrying the Halal designation, Klüber has the largest number
of lubricant choices for food processing equipment in the world.

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