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Category: Food Manufacturing

Al Islami Foods enters Saudi Arabia

| 21/01/2009 | Reply
Al Islami Foods enters Saudi Arabia

Middle Eastern Halal food producer Al Islami Foods has
entered Saudi Arabia, following the signing of a strategic distribution
agreement with locally-based distributor Arabian Trading Supplies (ATS).

Al Islami also confirmed that it would consolidate its presence in
Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Jordan and
Sudan in 2009.

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Green World to invest RM100m in edible container plant in Penang

| 21/01/2009 | Reply
Green World to invest RM100m in edible container plant in Penang

Biodegradable
product manufacturer Green World Biotech Sdn Bhd is investing RM100
million in Penang over the next four years to set up a plant that will
churn out edible containers from cane husks and other agro-based
materials.


In a country that uses styrofoam containers for its take away food practically 3 times a day this could be good news. Let’s just hope the food stalls invest in using them! They should be given some kind of incentive to ‘go green’ with their containers.


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Academics to offer advice on agro-development in Brunei

| 13/01/2009 | Reply
Academics to offer advice on agro-development in Brunei

Taipei, Jan. 9 (CNA) A group of
academics from Mingdao University in central Taiwan is scheduled to
leave Tuesday for Brunei to provide guidance on the development of
post-modern and organic agriculture in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Al Islami Foods to build new factory at Dubai TechnoPark

| 31/12/2008 | Reply
Al Islami Foods to build new factory at Dubai TechnoPark

Despite
a harsh economic turmail, Al Islami Foods today revealed determination
to continue its growth plan in the region. In another milestone
development, the leading halal food producer has announced an
investment of over Dhs58 million in a state-of-the-art factory in
Techno Park, a fully owned subsidiary of Economic Zones World.

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Brazil’s 12.48% share in Gulf food and beverage imports

| 31/12/2008 | Reply
Brazil’s 12.48% share in Gulf food and beverage imports

Brazil’s
growing influence as a major source of Middle Eastern food imports will
be highlighted during the ‘Flavours from Brasil’ trade event to be held
from February 21 to 23, 2009 at the Intercontinental Hotel – Festival
City, Dubai, UAE. The
country’s share in Gulf food and beverage imports reached 12.48% in
2007, a figure it is expected to easily surpass as 2008 comes to a
close.

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Fresh Mozzarella, Made In Malaysia

| 27/12/2008 | Reply
Fresh Mozzarella, Made In Malaysia

Halal mozzarella in Malaysia. Now that is a business idea! Then to carry on and sell Halal organic meat, well that is going to the next level. Friendly Farms have gone to great lengths to get Halal rennet for their cheese and make sure that their quality meat is professionally slaughtered by Jakim appointed slaughters and professionally cut and packed. This is the way to go with Halal to justly call products ‘Halal and Tayyib’.

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Canada’s listeria outbreak serves as a lesson for all

| 25/12/2008 | Reply
Canada’s listeria outbreak serves as a lesson for all

Food safety is big news, and it is likely to stay at the top of the agenda for manufactures and consumers alike in the coming year. This is both a challenge and an opportunity for players in the Halal food industry. Safety and hygiene form the underlying foundation for a food item to be Halal. Unsafe food of any kind, regardless of how it was slaughtered or manufactured, is by definition not Halal. The more the Halal food industry wakes up to this reality, the stronger the Halal market will become.

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Al Islami Foods enters Saudi Arabia to reach USD5.6 billion food market

| 19/12/2008 | Reply
Al Islami Foods enters Saudi Arabia to reach USD5.6 billion food market

Al Islami Foods, a leading halal food producer in the Middle East, has
entered Saudi Arabia with the announcement of a strategic distribution
agreement with Arabian Trading Supplies, a leading distributor in Saudi
Arabia, which will distribute a range of Al Islami’s healthy and real
halal products under the brand name of ‘Co-op Islami’. The distribution
agreement was signed in Jeddah.

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Kraft looking at the Halal market?

| 12/12/2008 | Reply
Kraft looking at the Halal market?

An interesting interview with Kraft CEO Irene Rosenfeld that includes a few clues about how Kraft is planning to get into the Halal market. Like many of the majors, Kraft is becoming increasingly aware of the value of the Halal market. Even in Muslim-minority countries like Canada and the USA, the Halal sector still represents multi-billion dollar markets, and in hard times, these previously unnoticed consumer segments are starting to get noticed.

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Summit Industrial Products earns ISO 21469 certification

| 05/12/2008 | Reply
Summit Industrial Products earns ISO 21469 certification

This article on a company that produces lubricants for equipment in the food industry, and also for cosmetic and pharmaceutical production is, once again, showing that Halal certification comes in at many different stages of manufacturing that people do not realise.

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Malaysia Food and Drink Report Q4 2008

| 15/11/2008 | Reply
Malaysia Food and Drink Report Q4 2008

Malaysia’s thriving halal sector will appeal to investors
particularly with the current tax incentives for halal producers. In
August 2008, Nestlé proposed the government introduce further monetary
incentives to attract additional business to the region, however, there
has yet to be a response from the government in relation to Nestlé’s
suggestions.

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Brunei to Develop 7 industrial Clusters outside Oil & Gas

| 15/11/2008 | Reply
Brunei to Develop 7 industrial Clusters outside Oil & Gas

Brunei
is set to develop seven areas outside the oil and gas industry, namely
renewable energy, eco-tourism, aquaculture, “green” ICT, Pulau Muara
Besar (PMB) project, Halal processing, and Islamic finance.

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Summit Industrial Products Becomes the First Company in North America to Earn ISO 21469 Certification

| 14/11/2008 | Reply
Summit Industrial Products Becomes the First Company in North America to Earn ISO 21469 Certification

NSF today announced that KL Texas, L.P. (dba Summit Industrial
Products), a worldwide leader in synthetic lubricant technology, is
the first company in North America to receive Certification to ISO
21469: Safety of machinery – Lubricants with Incidental Product
Contact — Hygiene requirements.


This company has also gone to the trouble to get both Halal and Kosher certification for many of their food grade products. Some people do not realise that Halal certification requirements even go into the fine detail of being sure that the lubricants used for the machinery producing the food, and the glue in packaging, are are inspected.

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Halal venture is tasty for food giant Nestlé as it cashes in on surging demand

| 26/09/2008 | Reply
Halal venture is tasty for food giant Nestlé as it cashes in on surging demand

Food giant Nestlé has gone halal in 75 of
its 480 plants worldwide as it cashes in on a surge in demand for food
and products acceptable to devout Muslims.

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Growing number of Australian manufacturers embracing Halal and Kosher certification

| 20/09/2008 | Reply
Growing number of Australian manufacturers embracing Halal and Kosher certification

Australia was the first non-Muslim country to place Halal
certification under legislation and, according to the Australian Halal
Food Directory, there are currently four recognized certifying bodies
in Australia for Halal food.

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Why a Swiss Village Makes Halal Pastry

| 13/09/2008 | Reply
Why a Swiss Village Makes Halal Pastry

An interesting article from der Spiegel about the increasing production of Halal food for export. Who would have thought that puff pastry had alcohol in it? Walter Leisi, director of a Swiss Nestlé plant has thought of it, and is doing very nicely with his Halal Leisi-Quick, a ready-made puff pastry product. Further proof of Halal going mainstream

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Food processors eye halal exports next year

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
Food processors eye halal exports next year

The Philippines are working full steam ahead on breaking into the world Halal markets by the first quarter of 2009. Now they have their Halal standard they are  working on getting the companies certified and ready for the export market.

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Thailand seeking to increase global share of halal food market

| 20/08/2008 | Reply
Thailand seeking to increase global share of halal food market

Thailand”s cuisine has achieved a meteoric rise in popularity and now
stands proudly as a staunch international favorite alongside the
world”s longtime champions. But as Thailand”s food exports are
growing by as much as eight percent per annum, the country has been
slow in catering to the international halal food market, an industry
that is estimated to be worth somewhere around one trillion U.S.
dollars per year.

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Kuwait confirms halal investment in South; Kuwaiti-Thai MOU signed

| 16/08/2008 | Reply
Kuwait confirms halal investment in South; Kuwaiti-Thai MOU signed

Kuwait affirmed its interest in launching
the halal food industry in Thailand’s southernmost region and also
pledged to provide jobs for some 3,000 more workers from this country
to be employed in the Middle East state.

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First Halal Cheese in Scandinavia

| 22/07/2008 | Reply
First Halal Cheese in Scandinavia

Norway’s first halal cheese is now being made in Ørsta. Norbo cheese
was recently given the official Tayyibat halal certificate. This means
that all packages of cheese are marked with an international label of
certification, that is recognized by Muslims.

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