Category: Food Service

Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

| 15/10/2013 | Reply
Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

Schools in southern Sweden have been serving halal chicken in their school cafeterias for four years, but some students’ parents only recently found out and were furious at the news.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s Airline Hopes To Become In-flight Caterer For Malindo Air By Next Year

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  Brahim’s Airline Hopes To Become In-flight Caterer For Malindo Air By Next Year

On its halal Japanese dishes, the meals should be served on board MAS’ flights from Kuala Lumpur to Narita and Osaka in the second half of next year.

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Denmark: Helle on halal: “We shouldn’t lose sight of our own culture”

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
Denmark: Helle on halal: “We shouldn’t lose sight of our own culture”

PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) has waded into the debate that has raged all summer concerning halal meat in public institutions and pork in the nation’s daycare institutions.

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UAE: Dubai Chamber & Thomson Reuters Organise the Global Islamic Economy Summit in November 2013

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Chamber & Thomson Reuters Organise the Global Islamic Economy Summit in November 2013

Global Islamic Economy Summit will be held on 25th & 26th November 2013 in Dubai, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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UK: Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK:  Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

Former county council Tory leader Coun Geoff Driver had called for a method of stunning which would be acceptable to the Lancashire Council of Mosques and the Halal Monitoring Committee.

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UAE: Kohinoor Foods to sell 20% stake in Dubai JV

| 14/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Kohinoor Foods to sell 20% stake in Dubai JV

Kohinoor Foods (KFL), one of India’s largest basmati rice and ready-to- eat foodstuff producers, plans to sell 20 per cent stake at Rs 160 a share in its Dubai joint venture, Rich Rice Raisers Factory.

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UAE: Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital acquires Chef Middle East

| 03/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital acquires Chef Middle East

The company represents some of the best high-end global brands and world-class customers from around the region. It boasts first-class operations and facilities, servicing more than 1,000 customers in the UAE, Qatar and Oman.

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USA: Concerns rise over halal fraud

| 28/06/2013 | Reply
USA: Concerns rise over halal fraud

The booming halal market in the US is often accompanied by a lack of consensus about what constitutes halal — and that has caused confusion and controversy among Muslim Americans.

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Malaysia: QSR Brands Offers World’s First Diploma In Halal Management

| 22/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  QSR Brands Offers World’s First Diploma In Halal Management

QSR Brands, being the largest restaurant chain operator in the region through its KFC, Pizza Hut and Ayamas restaurants, realised the importance of having staff who were well-versed about halal and its benefits.

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Malaysia: Opening of KLIA2 to boost Brahim’s revenue

| 07/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Opening of KLIA2 to boost Brahim’s revenue

Leading local halal food and beverage (F&B) group, Brahim’s Holdings Bhd, expects its F&B division to contribute between 10% and 20% next year towards the group’s revenue.

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USA: Local McDonald’s stops serving halal meat

| 31/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Local McDonald’s stops serving halal meat

After McDonald’s Corporation and the Finley Management Company settled a non-halal class action lawsuit for $700,000, the owners of the Dearborn McDonald’s have decided to no longer include halal items on their menu.

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Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

According to DinarStandard, the travel industry would do well to respond to Muslim travel needs given that by 2020, growth will have reached nearly five percent compared to the global figure of 3.8 per cent.

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UK: Paragon Quality Foods denies its halal burgers contained pork

| 17/05/2013 | Reply
UK:  Paragon Quality Foods denies its halal burgers contained pork

The company accused of supplying halal burgers containing pork to schools across the city has said independent tests have revealed it has done nothing wrong. Leicester firm ESPO conducted the tests on behalf of the city council.

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UK: Pork Found In Halal Lamb Burgers In Schools

| 09/05/2013 | Reply
UK:  Pork Found In Halal Lamb Burgers In Schools

An investigation is being carried out by the Food Standards Agency and Doncaster Council into how and where the contaminating meat got into the lamb.

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UK: Luton Council of Mosques ban’s halal meals in 18 local schools

| 06/05/2013 | Reply
UK: Luton Council of Mosques ban’s halal meals in 18 local schools

The authority has reassured parents that there is no issue relating to the source or safety of the meat and poultry that has been served previously. Schools are now having to offer pupils vegetarian meals while the review is taking place.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s banks on Jordan for more Mideast deals

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s banks on Jordan for more Mideast deals

The project was initiated four years ago when King Abdullah visited Malaysia to discuss the possibility of a Malaysian company producing halal ration packs for the United Nations peacekeeping forces and the regional military.

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Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

More meat and poultry is now produced as covert halal than ever before, which may act as a spanner in the works for a cohesive community. It is creating unnecessary hostility, as more and more people are being forced to consume halal without being told.

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USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

Food bridges diverse cultures effectively, and it forged bonding at the International Halal Food Conference, hosted by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). The event brought together a multinational array of corporations.

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Australia: Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

| 08/04/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

Australian airline Qantas Airways has removed food items containing pork and alcohol from its in-flight menu on routes that transit through Dubai starting 1 April.

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UK: Halal meat served in three-quarters of council-supported schools in Waltham Forest

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal meat served in three-quarters of council-supported schools in Waltham Forest

A total of 46 schools and academies supported by the local authority order only Halal meat from Waltham Forest Catering, their supplier.

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