Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Malaysia: HDC Confident Of Increase In Number Of Halal Food Firms

| 10/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Confident Of Increase In Number Of Halal Food Firms

The Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) is confident that by 2020, the number of halal food companies will increase by over 50 per cent from 20 per cent currently. “The majority of halal industry manufacturers are from specialty process food clusters (64 per cent), healthcare (11 per cent), ingredients (six per cent) and personal care and cosmetics (six per cent),”

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EU: Bovines to receive digital ID

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
EU: Bovines to receive digital ID

The European Commission is working on a proposal to introduce electronic identification in bovine animals, as the traceability of animals and animal products across Europe plays an important role in protecting both animal and consumer health.

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Are you stocking Halal-certified foods?

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
Are you stocking Halal-certified foods?

“The number of available halal products in the U.S. is miniscule,” says Jack Acree, president of Stamford, Conn.-based American Halal Co., which manufactures Saffron Road products, one of the few lines of all-natural, certified-Halal packaged foods.

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Women Farmers a Force in Fighting Global Food Shortages

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
Women Farmers a Force in Fighting Global Food Shortages

Better investments in female farmers would prevent malnourishment in 100-150 million people, because of the ways women are likely to allocate resources in a food-shortage-threatened world.

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McDonald’s no longer biggest restaurant chain

| 08/03/2011 | Reply
McDonald’s no longer biggest restaurant chain

There are now more places around the world to ‘Eat Fresh’ as Subway becomes the number one restaurant chain on the planet.…

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USA: Al-Safa Chicken Products are no Longer ‘Zabihah’ or Hand Slaughtered

| 07/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Al-Safa Chicken Products are no Longer ‘Zabihah’ or Hand Slaughtered

The company has recently changed to a new chicken supplier who does not exclusively employ the hand slaughter method at its facility and instead uses a mechanical slaughter process. They have now removed the “Zabihah” label from the Al-Safa package.

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Philippines: Intertek invests full Halal testing lab in the Philippines

| 04/03/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Intertek invests full Halal testing lab in the Philippines

Sandy Bucao, president and country manager of Intertek Testing Services Philippines, Inc., relayed this to the Manila Bulletin, saying Intertek has been involved in the halal industry not only in the country but also in other countries such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

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Dubai: Midamar Halal Air Chilled Chicken Crowned “Best New Halal Food” at Gulfood Awards

| 04/03/2011 | Reply
Dubai: Midamar Halal Air Chilled Chicken Crowned “Best New Halal Food” at Gulfood Awards

The Gulfood Awards are organised by The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), in association with UK-based FoodBev Media, the awards attracted more than 150 entries from 23 countries in 16 different categories, and were judged by an international panel of experts.

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Malaysia: 6th World Halal Forum 2011 – ‘Towards a Halal Economy’

| 02/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: 6th World Halal Forum 2011 – ‘Towards a Halal Economy’

The World Halal Forum, now in its 6th year, is the world’s most sought after premier Halal industry event and has a proven track record as a crucial platform that plays a major role in determining the direction of the global Halal industry.

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Pakistan: ECC ratifies amendments in trade policy

| 02/03/2011 | Reply
Pakistan:  ECC ratifies amendments in trade policy

Equity investment worth $1.5 crore has also been sanctioned for Holland-backed investment in Pakistan to be spent by Engro on export of Halal food items to Holland.

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UAE: Food security to get $1.8bn boost

| 02/03/2011 | Reply
UAE: Food security to get $1.8bn boost

Armina Ligaya The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has set aside US$1.8 billion (Dh6.61bn) for investment this year in regional projects such as agribusinesses to improve food security, officials say. Ajay Malik, the investment officer for the Mena region and southern Europe at the IFC, the World Bank’s investment arm, said it had raised its investment […]

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Brunei: China Rice Research Institute To Help Boost Brunei Paddy Drive

| 27/02/2011 | Reply
Brunei: China Rice Research Institute To Help Boost Brunei Paddy Drive

On the subject of Agro Food, the permanent secretary, Dato Dr Hj Amin Liew said, “Brunei Darussalam is also. currently developing an agro-technology park. The size of this park is about 500 hectares, and (it) is designated as an innovation centre for halal food and halal medicinal and health products, as well as halal cosmetics.

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Philippines: Mead Johnson Nutrition gets halal approval

| 27/02/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Mead Johnson Nutrition gets halal approval

The HAS certificate was issued to MJN Philippines after it consistently maintained an “A” rating for three consecutive years, from 2008 to 2010, during annual Halal Assurance System implementation audits conducted for companies exporting products to Indonesia.

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Malaysia: Beef from Pakistan Reaches to 100 Stores Across Malaysia

| 25/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Beef from Pakistan Reaches to 100 Stores Across Malaysia

The first consignment of Pakistani beef has now reached around 100 Hyper market stores in Malaysia, much to the delight of the Malaysian consumers.

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Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

And as debate and discussion on the meaning of halal grows, mainstream supermarkets, food producers, and restaurants are finding that there is plenty of overlap between traditional definitions of halal food and Western standards of quality and ethics.

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Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia renews commitment to the region in Gulfood 2011

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia renews commitment to the region in Gulfood 2011

Over 18 meat exporters and producers from Australia will be hosted at the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) pavilion, widely anticipated to be at the centre of Gulfood visitors’ attention for its contribution to the estimated annual $860m red meat products’ trade between Australia and the MENA region.

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South Africa: Walmart imports will threaten food security – Basson

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
South Africa: Walmart imports will threaten food security – Basson

Whitey Basson, the chief executive of Shoprite, said yesterday that he was “very worried” about food security and the manufacturing capacity for food in the country if more food was imported.

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EU: Holland Moves To Ban All Ritual Slaughter, Unless Animal Is First Stunned

| 23/02/2011 | Reply
EU: Holland Moves To Ban All Ritual Slaughter, Unless Animal Is First Stunned

The Dutch parliament has begun legislation proceedings that will ultimately ban Jewish slaughter on the grounds that it causes undue suffering to animals and constitutes abuse of them. If the law is passed, Holland will become the first country to ban Jewish slaughter since the EU was formed. The Dutch parliament has begun legislation proceedings […]

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USA: Food Service offering Halal options at Catersource trade show

| 22/02/2011 | Reply
USA: Food Service offering Halal options at Catersource trade show

Minnesota based Food Service Express (FSE), will offer one of the first ever initiatives to introduce attendees to halal catering. An expert on halal for food service, Food Service Express has been committed to demystifying halal and connecting the dots between suppliers and consumers.

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Nigeria: Nigeria-China trades hit $7.5b in 2010

| 21/02/2011 | Reply
Nigeria: Nigeria-China trades hit $7.5b in 2010

“The trade and investment mission will focus on promoting Halal food and products, which has become a lifestyle in China and her culture with a global market value in excess of $2 trillion per annum. This is a big market for Nigeria to participate and take its own market share. They will also be promoting other famous and excellent Chinese (Qinghai) companies, their brands and products.”

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