Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

A global animal welfare organisation has embarked on a three-year project with veterinarians in Indonesia to improve welfare standards in the country’s abattoirs.

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USA: HALAL – The Muslims’ Business in New Jersey

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
USA: HALAL – The Muslims’ Business in New Jersey

In the year 2000, New Jersey became the first state in the U.S. to pass a bill regarding halal slaughtering and distribution. It was administered by the Halal Food Enforcement Unit of New Jersey, a subsidiary to the New Jersey Office of Consumer Protection.

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Dubai: Food industry feeding economy

| 17/10/2012 | Reply
Dubai: Food industry feeding economy

With food security becoming an increasingly important issue globally, and in the arid Middle East in particular, Dubai appears to have positioned itself to play an important role in meeting the most basic needs of the region.

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PM says Thailand set to boost Halal food industry with Kuwait

| 16/10/2012 | Reply
PM says Thailand set to boost Halal food industry with Kuwait

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reaffirmed close ties between Thailand and Kuwait and pledged that Thailand is ready to cooperate with the Middle Eastern country to produce Halal food for the world.

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A Day in the Life of a Mobile Food Mogul

| 13/10/2012 | Reply
A Day in the Life of a Mobile Food Mogul

In his book, The Food Truck Handbook: Start, Grow and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business, author David Weber offers step-by-step advice on developing, starting and operating a successful food truck business.

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South Africa: Halal meat, a major export business?

| 12/10/2012 | Reply
South Africa: Halal meat, a major export business?

In this CNN video Errol Barnett looks at South Africa’s Halal industry. He visits the Karan Beef feeding lots, which are a major supplier of Halal meat to Muslim populations in the Middle East. 15% of the meat produced in South Arica is Halal, with a 2% Muslim population.

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Brunei Halal Launches New Web Site

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
Brunei Halal Launches New Web Site

Brunei Halal brand has launched their new website. According to the Brunei Halal Chief Executive Officer, Feby Latip, “The website is a branding exercise but is timely with all the background developments happening in place with Brunei Wafirah and Brunei Halal products.”

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UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) – which works with major manufacturers including Premier Foods and Kerry Foods ­– has mounted a staunch defence of his organisation after it came under fire by Halal organisations.

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UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

| 10/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

The Akbars Group now also has restaurants in Leeds’ Eastgate and Greek Street, plus others in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

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Indonesia: LPPOM MUI Simplify Halal Certification For Small Industries

| 09/10/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: LPPOM MUI Simplify Halal Certification For Small Industries

Through cooperation with related institutions, LPPOM MUI hopes to make it easy for SMEs to conduct Halal certification. One of the areas they will help to make easier will be the Halal certification audit for the slaughterhouse.

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Malaysia: SME Bank, IDB in Halal fund deal

| 09/10/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: SME Bank, IDB in Halal fund deal

The RM200 million Halal Industry Fund will play a part in stimulating halal industry growth for export market purposes, says SME Bank. The development financial institution said it will join hands with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to provide the fund.

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Dutch Government Planning Ban on ritual Slaughtering

| 07/10/2012 | Reply
Dutch Government Planning Ban on ritual Slaughtering

The draft decree, which was signed by Dutch Agriculture Minister Henk Bleker, was drawn up by the government to end two years of uncertainty about the future of the practice in the Netherlands.

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UK: Just Falafel launches new store in London

| 03/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Just Falafel launches new store in London

Dubai-based Just Falafel, one of the Middle East’s most dynamic emerging restaurant brands, launches in London with its flagship store opening in Monmouth St, Covent Garden, November 2012.

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UAE seeking investment in Halal food in Cambodia

| 03/10/2012 | Reply
UAE seeking investment in Halal food in Cambodia

Dubai will prepare specific plans to investment in Cambodia in halal food production for the products to be exported to their country. They will return to Cambodia again in May next year with the specific investment plans.

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UK: Defra grants £366,000 to Halal food park in Banham

| 02/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Defra grants £366,000 to Halal food park in Banham

The money comes from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and will be used to buy equipment to make burgers and sausages in the park’s meat processing facility. The money will also be match funded by the company.

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UAE: Franchising expertise and networking at international forum in Dubai

| 29/09/2012 | Reply
UAE: Franchising expertise and networking at international forum in Dubai

More than 50 franchise brands from the Food & Hospitality, Retail, Services and B2B sectors will be presented. Business meetings with the franchisors will be scheduled in advance. Midamar is proud to co-sponsor this event.

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Saudi Halal food firm expands production in Dubai

| 29/09/2012 | Reply
Saudi Halal food firm expands production in Dubai

Robert Morrison, general manager of Supreme Foods, said: “Our output from the Dubai Industrial City factory are exported to markets in Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco, where we are looking to aggressively expand our footprint.

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UK ‘missing out on £1bn Halal opportunity’

| 29/09/2012 | Reply
UK ‘missing out on £1bn Halal opportunity’

The UK meat industry is missing out on a £1bn export opportunity in the Middle East because it has failed to adopt Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidelines on halal, an expert has warned.

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India: Rapidly-growing Indonesia offers F&B sector plethora of opportunities

| 28/09/2012 | Reply
India: Rapidly-growing Indonesia offers F&B sector plethora of opportunities

In terms of population, Indonesia, with about 240 million inhabitants, is the fourth-largest country in the world, and has the largest Muslim population. With the maximum numbers of Muslims it definitely shows ample scope for trade in halal foods.

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New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

Tourism New Zealand is committed to further enhancing New Zealand’s position as visitor destination in emerging Halal markets and this guide is about supporting the delivery of a quality visitor experience for travellers once they are there.

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