Category: Ingredients

Opinion: Transparency and Trust in the Halal Food Chain

| 08/11/2019
Opinion: Transparency and Trust in the Halal Food Chain

When applied to the halal food sector, the concepts of transparency and trust force us to engage with the complexities and nuances of the industry.

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UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

| 14/09/2019
UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

The labelling policy, which was approved by the UAE Cabinet last week, is premised on the use of the colours red, amber or green to symbolise the nutritional status of the food.

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Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

| 11/09/2019
Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

Clean label is a consumer driven movement, demanding a return to real food and transparency through authenticity. Food products containing natural, familiar, simple ingredients that are easy to recognize, understand, and pronounce. No artificial ingredients or synthetic chemicals. Products consumers recognise and think of as wholesome—ingredients that consumers might use at home. One major retailer […]

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Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

Without a home-grown, halal gelatine plant, Muslim leaders have very little to shout about as far as halal food certification and pharmaceutical products are concerned.

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Major Developments in the Halal Infrastructure of South Korea

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Major Developments in the Halal Infrastructure of South Korea

A DinarStandard interview with Dr James Noh, Director-General of the Korea Institute of Halal Industry about Halal cosmetics and other current Halal opportunities in South Korea.

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Halal cosmetics market set to soar to $52bn by 2025 as sector becomes ‘increasingly inclusive’

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Halal cosmetics market set to soar to $52bn by 2025 as sector becomes ‘increasingly inclusive’

According to a survey last year 58% of women in Indonesia prefer to use Halal cosmetics and there is a growing demand in the Middle East.

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Opinion: You will be eating replacement meats within 20 years. Here’s why

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Opinion: You will be eating replacement meats within 20 years. Here’s why

Vegetarianism, veganism and flexitarianism are regularly in the news, with more and more people becoming advocates of plant-based eating.

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USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

| 24/05/2019 | Reply
USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

“Any chance you have to break up these large commodity crop monocultures like corn and wheat and soy, it’s going to be such a benefit, even if it’s with a single other crop,” Center for Biological Diversity.

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Is your cosmetics business ready for Indonesia’s new Halal Product Assurance Law?

| 03/05/2019 | Reply
Is your cosmetics business ready for Indonesia’s new Halal Product Assurance Law?

Home to world’s largest Muslim population, Indonesia is gearing up for huge sea change with the implementation of the country’s new Halal Product Assurance (HPA) Law on October 17, 2019.

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Malaysia: Halal Cluster Network with Halal clusters in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Spain

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Cluster Network with Halal clusters in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Spain

First MOUs signed for groundbreaking collaboration under the Halal Cluster Network with halal clusters in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Spain during MIHAS.

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Malaysia to enhance halal certification system in push towards global hub

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia to enhance halal certification system in push towards global hub

Wan Azizah highlighted that the academy has led to the introduction of a halal journal, a compendium of international researches within the halal supply chain in the relevant industries.

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Malaysia seeking partners to improve Halal Economy

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia seeking partners to improve Halal Economy

Using propositions such as SDG provides a starting point beyond just halal as it talks about taking responsibilities and accountabilities to the local community.

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Opinion: A new ethical development in the halal marketplace that will benefit us all

| 28/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion:  A new ethical development in the halal marketplace that will benefit us all

Let’s face it, social media has the power to ruin most things, and this week it brought bad news to Muslim chocolate lovers.

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Saudi Arabia: 7th Edition of Foodex Saudi 2019 in Jeddah 11 to14 November 2019

| 25/03/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: 7th Edition of Foodex Saudi 2019 in Jeddah 11 to14 November 2019

Foodex Saudi is Saudi Arabia’s Leading International Trade exhibition 100% dedicated to the food and drink industry. Source products from over 51 countries.

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How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

| 22/03/2019 | Reply
How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

Food suppliers are making efforts to guarantee the provenance of their food themselves, using new tools such as blockchain technology and tracking supply chains to approach food fraud.

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Opinion: How can we restore trust in the food industry?

| 12/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How can we restore trust in the food industry?

According to surveys, 66% of consumers don’t believe the information which is displayed on the food labels. This has put a growing pressure on food companies and authorities globally.

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Opinion: A Double Halal Helix: Halal Supply Chain for Halal Branding

| 12/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: A Double Halal Helix: Halal Supply Chain for Halal Branding

The Halal logo is not enough. Products could quickly lose their Halal status when cross-contamination occurs anywhere in the supply chain.

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UAE: Dubai Industrial Park Launches a Report Exploring Global Food Trends up to 2030

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Industrial Park Launches a Report Exploring Global Food Trends up to 2030

It identifies 20 global agri-food trends indicating the planet’s prospects for the future, and how this relates to the GCC, from the manufacturing stage to the supply chain.

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Nestle: IBM Food Trust Blockchain Set to Expand to New Suppliers, Consumers in 2019

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Nestle: IBM Food Trust Blockchain Set to Expand to New Suppliers, Consumers in 2019

The IBM Food Trust blockchain has been underway since fall 2016, with the first product trials spearheaded by Walmart in China in December 2016.

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UK: IFE 2019 – A Taste of Tomorrow

| 04/02/2019 | Reply
UK: IFE 2019 – A Taste of Tomorrow

Celebrating its 21st year, The International Food & Drink Event (IFE) – UK’s leading and largest food & drink event – is returning to ExCeL London 17–20 March 2019.

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