Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Rise in Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
Rise in Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia

Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia have soared so far this year with analysts predicting further growth in the market.

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Philippines: Food exporters advised to meet Saudi standards

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
Philippines: Food exporters advised to meet Saudi standards

The Trade Department told food exporters and manufacturers to comply with the maximum residue limits for pesticides on food products imposed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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UAE- Islamic Economy Higher Committee tackles plans

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
UAE- Islamic Economy Higher Committee tackles plans

The initiative to transform Dubai into the world’s capital of the Islamic economy is progressing steadily with confidence towards the goals as scheduled.

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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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UK: British Government Decides To Allow Shechita Without Prior Stunning – For Now

| 06/06/2013 | Reply
UK: British Government Decides To Allow Shechita Without Prior Stunning – For Now

The UK’s Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced that the status quo governing religious slaughter will be remain in place for both Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter.

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India: Businesses to get their services, products Halal certified

| 05/06/2013 | Reply
India: Businesses to get their services, products Halal certified

Businesses in India have now woken up to the importance of getting their services or products Halal in order to make inroads into countries with large Muslim populations.

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UK: FSA rejects responsibility for Halal certification

| 05/06/2013 | Reply
UK: FSA rejects responsibility for Halal certification

Halal certification is not a responsibility for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), but that of halal certification bodies, an FSA report has confirmed.

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Malaysia: Drug firms eye Halal certification

| 05/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Drug firms eye Halal certification

PHARMACEUTICAL companies have shown overwhelming interest in obtaining halal certification, introduced earlier this year, from the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim).

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Opinion: The Halal economy

| 02/06/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The Halal economy

The Islamic economy used to be thought of as exclusively associated with financial institutions implementing systems and laws that adhere to Islamic Shari’a law. The concept, however, gradually developed to include other sectors.

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Canada: Government to impose new labels, but not new standards, on halal food

| 01/06/2013 | Reply
Canada: Government to impose new labels, but not new standards, on halal food

According to proposed regulations published in this week’s Canada Gazette, all food that advertises itself as halal would have to list on the packaging which body certified it meets the criteria under Islamic law.

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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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UK: Disagreement at heart of Eblex Halal Strategy Change

| 30/05/2013 | Reply
UK: Disagreement at heart of Eblex Halal Strategy Change

Issues in Eblex’s halal steering group, in part, led the organisation to pull the plug and launch a forum, information from a MeatInfo.co.uk source suggests.

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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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Thailand: Microwaveable Halal food showcased at THAIFEX

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
Thailand: Microwaveable Halal food showcased at THAIFEX

BRUNEI Wafirah Holdings Sdn Bhd and its trading arm, Ghanim International Food Corp, recently introduced made-in-Brunei microwaveable Halal-labelled products at the THAIFEX World of Food Asia 2013 in Bangkok.

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China: Meat balls-up angers Muslims

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
China:  Meat balls-up angers Muslims

The Muslim community was in shock yesterday following a report that beef balls being sold in some markets and shops actually contained pork.The Muslim community was in shock yesterday following a report that beef balls being sold in some markets and shops actually contained pork.

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Brunei: Signing Of Three MoUs To Further Boost Brunei Halal Certification

| 26/05/2013 | Reply
Brunei:  Signing Of Three MoUs To Further Boost Brunei Halal Certification

The credibility and integrity of Brunei Darussalam’s Halal brand is set for a boost in the eyes of the global Halal industry following the signing of MoUs between three well-known institutions.

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Opinion: Consuming passions

| 25/05/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Consuming passions

Trends used to be set by majority Muslim countries in the Middle East and South East Asia. Now they come as much from the Muslim minorities in the West. An overview on the growth of Halal into various sectors.

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UAE second largest GCC food producer

| 25/05/2013 | Reply
UAE second largest GCC food producer

The UAE is the second largest food producer in the GCC after Saudi Arabia, accounting for 12.1 per cent of the GCC’s total production, the GCC Food Industry report has found.

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Russia: Working group on Exporting Russian Halal poultry and eggs is organized

| 25/05/2013 | Reply
Russia: Working group on Exporting Russian Halal poultry and eggs is organized

Halal certification Center became a member of the working group organized in order to create a conditions to export Russian producers of poultry meat and eggs to the Middle East, Africa and Asia countries.

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UK: EBLEX Halal Steering Group being disbanded angers Muslims

| 23/05/2013 | Reply
UK: EBLEX Halal Steering Group being disbanded angers Muslims

In a move which has proven unpopular among some within the Halal sector, red meat levy body Eblex has established a new open Halal Forum to replace the current Halal Steering Group.

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