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Category: Food Manufacturing

Brunei’s Brave New Agro Target

| 22/11/2009 | Reply
Brunei’s Brave New Agro Target

Brunei targets over $612 million in food
production by 2013 and $2.7 billion by 2023. This was highlighted in
the medium-term strategic plan book made available during the
agriculture and agri-food expo 2009 which commenced this week.

The emphasis is on paddy, livestock and agri-food including the development of the Brunei Halal brand.

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Latest Malaysian Innovative Products Set To Capture Global Market

| 20/11/2009 | Reply
Latest Malaysian Innovative Products Set To Capture Global Market

KUALA LUMPUR – Two of the latest Malaysian-made products, the halal
vegetable cheese and environmental-friendly bio-ray multiple board
showcased at the International Trade Malaysia 2009 (INTRADE 2009) have
captured strong attention from international buyers.

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Al Islami Foods Announces Major Management Restructuring

| 17/11/2009 | Reply
Al Islami Foods Announces Major Management Restructuring

DUBAI:  To align with the rapidly growing Halal food mega trend, Al
Islami Foods today announced the key appointments of new Chief Executive Officer,
the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, under company’s new management
and operational restructuring process.

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Al Islami represents UAE halal market at food forum in Taiwan

| 08/11/2009 | Reply
Al Islami represents UAE halal market at food forum in Taiwan

“Halal,
the global mega trend continues making waves and grabbing attention of
investors, suppliers, producers. Countries that will succeed in
entering the international halal market will be those who pay attention
to the details of quality, standards and marketing, aligned with the
most active players such as Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore,
Turkey and now UAE.”

These deliberations were presented by Alex Andarakis, chief
executive officer of Al Islami Foods, an award winning halal producer
in the Middle East, as guest-speaker at the ‘Exploring the Muslim Food
Market Forum 2009’ held at the sidelines of Kaohsiung Food Show 2009,
Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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ILIA Get A Taste Of Leadership

| 07/11/2009 | Reply
ILIA Get A Taste Of Leadership

Bandar Seri Begawan – Some 31 senior executive officers of the
public service involved in the Middle Management Officers 2009 (Middle
EDP) Programme took part in an educational tour of BMC Food Industries’
production site in Junjongan Light Industrial Park, Mukim Pangkalan
Batu, and yesterday to learn more of how the company is preparing to
enter the realm of international business.

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Reaping the rewards

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
Reaping the rewards

As international demand for halal products rises, Ben Watts examines
the size and potential of a market that is attracting attention from
operators around the world — in F&B and beyond.

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Key pacts to be signed during Thai PM’s visit

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
Key pacts to be signed during Thai PM’s visit

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will pay an official visit to Qatar from November 24-26, an embassy source said yesterday. Thailand
as a non-Islamic country with only 10% Muslim population has gained
reputation in halal food technology with the most advanced laboratory
in the Far East. It became the world’s fifth largest halal food exporter in 2008 with market share of 5.6% valued $35.7bn.



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Third-party Audits: What the (Halal) Food Industry Really Needs

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
Third-party Audits: What the (Halal) Food Industry Really Needs

This article from Food Safety magazine is a must read for anyone in the Halal food manufacturing industry, and its related fields. Transparent independent third party auditing is an essential – and currently missing – component of the Halal certification process. It is coming. Get ready.

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F&N invests RM350m in new dairies plant

| 26/10/2009 | Reply
F&N invests RM350m in new dairies plant

Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N) is investing RM350mil
in its new dairies manufacturing plant to cater to the increase in
demand, besides positioning itself to become a world-class regional
food and beverage player. Being based in the
Pulau Indah plant will also enable F&N to leverage on its location
in the dedicated halal hub to build on and expand export opportunities
to the fast-growing halal markets in the Middle East, Africa and
Indonesia.

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BMC Seeks OK To Export To Malaysia

| 24/10/2009 | Reply
BMC Seeks OK To Export To Malaysia

Bandar Seri Begawan – Food processor BMC Food Industries Sdn Bhd is
looking to send its products across the border to nearby Malaysian
cities next year, its factory manager told The Brunei Times yesterday.

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Hungry FOR success

| 23/10/2009 | Reply
Hungry FOR success

No matter how tough things get, the things people will always keep buying are food and drink. This
basic fact of life explains why food and drink manufacturing has
emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country with
thousands of new jobs appearing every month. More than 10,000
positions are up for grabs at any one time, ranging from production
workers and quality assessors to butchers and bakers.

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Expert Tells Brunei Food Industry To ‘Stop Snacking’

| 19/10/2009 | Reply
Expert Tells Brunei Food Industry To ‘Stop Snacking’

Food manufacturers in Brunei need to produce
more “essential” food items in order to become more competitive and to
raise consumer confidence in their products, a senior lecturer of
analytical chemistry and food chemistry at Universiti Brunei Darussalam
(UBD) told The Brunei Times yesterday.

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HDC opens Halal food channel to France

| 08/10/2009 | Reply
HDC opens Halal food channel to France

PARIS: Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) is set to step up
its presence in Europe following a strategic partnership with French
Glon Groupe, which will spur bilateral trade of halal products in a
Halal corridor between France and Malaysia.

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Their Production Costs Are High: Ghanim

| 04/10/2009 | Reply
Their Production Costs Are High: Ghanim

Bandar Seri Begawan – Bruneian companies production cost has affected
their chances of being immediately considered for inclusion in the list
of food makers whose products would be marketed under the Brunei Halal
brand.

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Ghanim on track for 2010 release of halal goods

| 03/10/2009 | Reply
Ghanim on track for 2010 release of halal goods

The Brunei Halal brand is on target with its brand develoment schedule
including the review of about 50 products for release by April next
year, said Noel Shield, interim chief executive officer of Ghanim
International Food Corporation Sdn Bhd.

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CFD Patties in more than 2,400 US retail outlets

| 02/10/2009 | Reply
CFD Patties in more than 2,400 US retail outlets

Caribbean Food Delights (CFD), is expanding its markets at an unprecedented pace, establishing new accounts even as it offers a breakthrough product.


Customer requests have also resulted in the development of a new product, the Halal Patty.

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Australia food makers await OK to use BruneiHalal

| 01/10/2009 | Reply
Australia food makers await OK to use BruneiHalal

Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Mark Sawers said the embassy is ‘working with Ghanim (the company managing marketing of the Brunei Halal brand) to identifuy Australian food producers’ that are eligible to sell their goods under the premium brand.

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Brunei Halal goods set for launch within year

| 26/09/2009 | Reply
Brunei Halal goods set for launch within year

BRUNEI
is expected to launch its first range of products under the premium
Brunei Halal brand within the next six to 12 months, The Brunei Times
learned yesterday.

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Thailand planning on increasing Halal food exports

| 18/09/2009 | Reply
Thailand planning on increasing Halal food exports

A panel on halal industry development, chaired by Deputy Prime
Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu, has approved strategies to develop the
industry. They include a plan to strengthen the potential of the halal
industry to meet world standards and conform to domestic demand;
promoting the competitiveness of entrepreneurs and increase Thailand’s
capability in certifying food to Muslim halal standards, expanding
markets and upgrading research and development.

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Halal receives export focus in Thailand

| 12/09/2009 | Reply
Halal receives export focus in Thailand

The Thai government aims to expand halal food
exports by at least 10% a year between 2010 and 2014, helped by new
strategies to drive the development of products for Muslim markets.

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