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Category: Food Manufacturing

Bon Appetit for authentic Halal delicacies

| 15/07/2009 | Reply
Bon Appetit for authentic Halal delicacies

As part of the ongoing Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Al Islami Foods
launched a unique Bon Appetit Food Festival to make this summer a
memorable one. The theme of Bon Appetit is “You Are What
You Eat”, where Al Islami presents free light meals to visiting guests,
which include healthier, tastier and real halal range of products.

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Halal for the Palates of Young Muslims

| 04/07/2009 | Reply
Halal for the Palates of Young Muslims

Al-Falah Halal Foods Ltd, UK, is a young company founded by 3 university
friends, Ritesh-Mehdi, Naheed & Aly, in 2004. We came together to
provide unique 100% halal products not available in the market.We found
that the halal food market was lacking products that catered to the
palates of young Muslims.

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Vita Cat To Expand Market In Middle East

| 30/06/2009 | Reply
Vita Cat To Expand Market In Middle East

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) — Edaran Vita Cat Sdn Bhd, a
halal cat food producer, plans to expand its market in the Middle East
after making inroads in Dubai recently.

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Al Salam Bank ventures into farming business

| 22/06/2009 | Reply
Al Salam Bank ventures into farming business

Bahrain-based Al Salam Bank is moving into the agricultural
industry. The bank yesterday announced it had signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) with Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group),
a major global food and agricultural company.
“This MOU signifies CP Group and Al Salam’s intent to establish
Bahrain as the ‘Halal Food Hub’ of the Mena region,” said CP
vice-chairman Eam Ngamdamronk.

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Nestle plans ASEAN investment

| 16/06/2009 | Reply
Nestle plans ASEAN investment

Swiss food giant Nestlé has
reaffirmed its commitment to growth in its south-east Asia, unveiling
plans to invest CHF260m (US$238.4m) in the region during 200, including
a capital investment of CHF85m for 2009 to meet
the increasing demand for Halal products.

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Is Halal Business Real?

| 16/06/2009 | Reply
Is Halal Business Real?

For
a long time, the halal simply meant buying meat from a halal butcher,
who slaughtered in accordance with Islamic principles. But the halal
food market has exploded in the past decade and is now worth an
estimated $632 billion annually, according to the
Halal Journal,
a Kuala Lumpur-based magazine. That’s about 16% of the entire global
food industry.

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Perlis Halal Park Expected To Operate Next Year

| 07/06/2009 | Reply
Perlis Halal Park Expected To Operate Next Year

Malaysia: The Perlis Halal Industry Park here is
expected to start operations before the end of next year with its first
phase involving 24 premises comprising small and medium industries
(SMIs).

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Organic sector increasingly dependent on imports: USDA

| 05/06/2009 | Reply
Organic sector increasingly dependent on imports: USDA

The US organic sector has become increasingly dependent on imported
ingredients as a supply squeeze continues to limit the sector’s growth,
according to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture.

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Rising Demand for Southeast Asian Flexible Plastic Packaging Market

| 26/05/2009 | Reply
Rising Demand for Southeast Asian Flexible Plastic Packaging Market

Packaging is an intrinsic part of food in modern urban life. It is
also vital for export as it protects the contents and ensures that
quality products reach the consumer. Growth in the flexible plastic
packaging market for food is a function of the growth of the food and
food processing industry and growth in food exports. Countries such as

Malaysia and
Thailand have strengthened their position as ‘halal’ food exporters and have gained a share of the export market in the
Middle East, thereby, enhancing growth in this market.

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Nestle Cautiously Optimistic Of Growth This Year

| 20/05/2009 | Reply
Nestle Cautiously Optimistic Of Growth This Year

Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd
is cautiously optimistic of growth this year due to the current global
economic downturn and change in consumer consumption pattern, its
managing director Sullivan O’Carroll said Monday.

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Bosnia aiming to become the center of European halal business

| 29/04/2009 | Reply
Bosnia aiming to become the center of European halal business

Bosnia: A delegation consisting of several Bosnian businessmen, representatives
of foreign chambers and the Agency for halal certification from Tuzla
will be attending the World Halal Forum, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur
at 4th and 5th May.

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‘Focus On Agriculture Advantage For Brunei’

| 28/04/2009 | Reply
‘Focus On Agriculture Advantage For Brunei’

Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei’s focus on agriculture will prove to be
an advantage once the global economic crisis recedes since agri-based
food products will dominate the market,
Arthur Cua Yap, Agriculture Secretary of
Philippines said yesterday.




When asked
what he thought of Brunei’s initiative in its own halal brand, he
lauded the ambition and said that “Brunei is on the right track”.

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Is Yeo Hap Seng going to bid for Coca Cola Franchise in Malaysia?

| 23/04/2009 | Reply
Is Yeo Hap Seng going to bid for Coca Cola Franchise in Malaysia?

BEVERAGE maker Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Bhd (4642) said the “separation” next year between Coca-Cola and Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N), a rival, will lead to a major industry shake-up. “It
will usher in a new paradigm, it’s a wake-up call to many of us.
There’ll be new winners and losers,” said Owen Ow, managing director of
the homegrown company famous for its Yeo’s brand of drinks and canned
food.

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Nestlé investing RM320mil this year

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
Nestlé investing RM320mil this year

Nestlé managing director Sullivan O’Carrol said a growth area for Nestlé was the export of halal products to Europe. “We started exporting halal products to Europe about a year ago and the uptake has been encouraging,” he said. He added that there was a growing Muslim population in countries such as the Netherlands and Germany.

O’Carrol
said Nestle’s tie-up with established hypermarkets such as Tesco,
Carrefour and Giant would help ensure its products were well
distributed and accessible to consumers globally.

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Sabah Manufacturing Sector To Post Slower Growth

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
Sabah Manufacturing Sector To Post Slower Growth

The Sabah
manufacturing sector is expected to register a slower growth this year
and next year following investors’ cautious stand due to the gloomy
global economic climate, Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah
said today.

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UAE Market report shows good growth for Halal sector

| 17/04/2009 | Reply
UAE Market report shows good growth for Halal sector

Despite the current global economic outlook, the food and drink sector, and especially the Halal sub-sector has been receiving a lot of new interest lately. With companies like Canada’s Prairie Halal and the UAE’s Al Islami continuing their expansion, the Halal sector seems likely to buck the general trend.

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Agriculture Becomes 3rd Major Economic Growth Catalyst for Malaysia

| 02/04/2009 | Reply
Agriculture Becomes 3rd Major Economic Growth Catalyst for Malaysia

The Agriculture industry has become
the third major economic growth catalyst under the leadership of Datuk
Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Riding on the motto of “agriculture is business”, the new approach
has enable the agriculture produce to penetrate new markets abroad,
recording an average increase of 13 per cent yearly from 2003 to July
2008.

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UAE-based Al Islami Foods enters into partnership with Intercol

| 25/03/2009 | Reply
UAE-based Al Islami Foods enters into partnership with Intercol

BAHRAIN. Consolidating its presence in the GCC region, Al Islami
Foods, a leading halal food producer in the Middle East, today
announced its re-launch in Bahrain and distribution agreement with the
International Agencies Co in press conference held here in Bahrain
today.

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MITI Yes To RM4.6 Billion Bumi Manufacturing Projects

| 16/03/2009 | Reply
MITI Yes To RM4.6 Billion Bumi Manufacturing Projects

JOHOR BAHARU, March 16 (Bernama) — The Ministry of
International Trade and Industry (Miti) has approved Bumiputera
manufacturing projects involving investments of RM4.8 billion for 2008, including RM947 million for food.

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Two new herbal products from Negri

| 04/03/2009 | Reply
Two new herbal products from Negri

Seremban: The Negeri Sembilan Forest Department has come out with two new herbal products under the brand name of Forest 9. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan officiated the launching of the
two products, namely Rimba Cafe, a health based beverage for men, and
Zara Cafe a tonic for women, at Wisma Negeri here Monday.

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