Category: Farm-to-Fork News

OIC to establish on Global Halal Standard

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
OIC to establish on Global Halal Standard

OIC has given the mandate to SMIIC (Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries) to introduce one Halal standard that would be acceptable to all Muslims.

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UK: Multiples’ drive into Halal meat market shows growing importance of ethnic shoppers

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Multiples’ drive into Halal meat market shows growing importance of ethnic shoppers

Food shopping in the community is split between the major multiples and discounters and specialist ethnic outlets for ethnic foods and Halal meat.

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UK: Subway denies ‘switch’ to halal meats

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Subway denies ‘switch’ to halal meats

Subway has refuted claims that it has ‘switched’ to halal meat alternatives in its stores, those store were opened as Halal stores by the Franchisee.

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USA: Finding Halal Food in New York – Where to go?

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
USA: Finding Halal Food in New York – Where to go?

With over 300 Halal food stalls and restaurants in New York to choose from, the problem that most Muslim travellers face is not finding access to Halal food, but rather, having to limit their options to a few spots from the hundreds on offer

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Burger King Plans To Export Halal Meat Patties From South Africa

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
Burger King Plans To Export Halal Meat Patties From South Africa

Burger King anticipates skyrocketing growth and said it is cutting import costs with plans to build a meat pattie factory in the Western Cape.

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UK: Partnership Promotes A Global Halal Certification

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Partnership Promotes A Global Halal Certification

The standard was created with 13 well-known Islamic scholars to represent a wide cross-section of the Muslim community.

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UK: Halal meat withdrawn from school menus in Leicester

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal meat withdrawn from school menus in Leicester

Halal meat has been withdrawn from city schools after tests revealed a lamb kebab contained more than 50 per cent beef.

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Opinion: How Halal Certification Can Help Boost Your Dietary Supplements Business

| 29/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: How Halal Certification Can Help Boost Your Dietary Supplements Business

Nutritional, dietary, and functional foods, as well as ingredients, are a prominent category in halal-certified products.

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Law aims to boost halal, kosher food for poor

| 27/04/2014 | Reply
Law aims to boost halal, kosher food for poor

For the first time, the federal government is required to purchase and provide food banks emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith.

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Government Of Canada Improves Labeling Of Halal Food Products

| 25/04/2014 | Reply
Government Of Canada Improves Labeling Of Halal Food Products

Halal claims on food labels, packaging or advertising material must now include the name of the certifying body to provide consumers with the information about the standards used.

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UK: Halal food park opens in Birmingham

| 25/04/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal food park opens in Birmingham

It will have the name First Halal Business Park, with JKY Food Solutions, Asia Halal Meat and Asia Halal Poultry on site – with more due to move in in coming months.

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Govt plans to set up Pakistan Halal Authority to boost exports

| 22/04/2014 | Reply
Govt plans to set up Pakistan Halal Authority to boost exports

Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA) has an objective to promote Halal business keeping in view of its increasing demand in the country and overseas.

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UAE: Dubai on track for ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’

| 22/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai on track for ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’

DIEDC is expected to appreciably advance the Emirate’s seven-pillared strategy to establish itself the capital of the Islamic economy within the given time-frame.

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UAE: New international centre for Halal food and products to open

| 21/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: New international centre for Halal food and products to open

Experts will travel overseas to monitor the factories, farms, carry out the auditing, how it is processed, and to ensure that the final products are Halal compliant before export.

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Malaysian, Moroccan institutions team up to promote trade of halal products

| 19/04/2014 | Reply
Malaysian, Moroccan institutions team up to promote trade of halal products

The study tour focused on developing Moroccan exports in the Halal sector for the Malaysian market.

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Kuwait: 3rd Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

| 19/04/2014 | Reply
Kuwait: 3rd Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

The title “Developments in the Halal Industry” covers developments in the Halal industry and Halal-related affairs from an Islamic legal and health perspective.

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Opinion: Is Self-certification an Abuse of the Term ‘Halal’?

| 17/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Is Self-certification an Abuse of the Term ‘Halal’?

Many products have the word Arabic ‘halal’ emblazoned across the packaging but with no mention of the certification body which has accredited the products as halal.

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Malaysia: Pledge to fill 80 percent gap in global halal food supply

| 12/04/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  Pledge to fill 80 percent gap in global halal food supply

Those who attended the conference recognised the scope of food security issues, and pledged a united and integrated appraisal of these issues.

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Malaysia: Halal expo bolsters Malaysia’s status as gateway to Muslim market

| 12/04/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal expo bolsters Malaysia’s status as gateway to Muslim market

The ready availability of Halal products which are produced for export in the country makes it a prime tourist destination for Muslims from other parts of the world.

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Malaysia: HDC Signs Agreement With Kumamoto City Of Japan

| 10/04/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  HDC Signs Agreement With Kumamoto City Of Japan

HDC today signed a memorandum of agreement with Kumamoto City of Japan and A-Commerce to develop halal industries in both countries.

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