Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Academics to offer advice on agro-development in Brunei

| 13/01/2009 | Reply
Academics to offer advice on agro-development in Brunei

Taipei, Jan. 9 (CNA) A group of
academics from Mingdao University in central Taiwan is scheduled to
leave Tuesday for Brunei to provide guidance on the development of
post-modern and organic agriculture in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Brazil-Leading world poultry company in big trouble.

| 10/01/2009 | Reply
Brazil-Leading world poultry company in big trouble.

Sadia, Brazil’s second largest meat company, has seen 32% wiped off the value of
the company in December, after the large losses in currency trading now
subject to numbers law suits from investors.
The company is rumored to have taken out a new line of credit, for the
12 meat plants based in Brazil as well as its global operations.

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Philippines may adopt foreign halal accreditation protocols

| 07/01/2009 | Reply
Philippines may adopt foreign halal accreditation protocols

The Philippines can adopt the halal certification protocol of Brunei or Malaysia
in order to hasten the development of the country’s Halal industry
particularly here in Mindanao. This was said by
Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) chair Vicente Lao during a weekly
business media forum.

“It’s nice to have
our own halal certification.” Said Lao, but he said they can also
shortcut it by adopting the certification procedures of Brunei or
Malaysia, both countries which have similar halal certification
protocols.”

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Indonesia to Import Meat from Brazil

| 07/01/2009 | Reply
Indonesia to Import Meat from Brazil

Indonesia plans to open the way for Brazilian meat imports in an effort
to lower domestic meat prices, Agriculture Minister Anton Aprijantono
said Monday in Jakarta.

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Augrid Global Holdings Corporation

| 07/01/2009 | Reply
Augrid Global Holdings Corporation

AUGRID Global Holdings Corp. (PINKSHEETS: AGHG), a holding company dedicated to acquiring and managing ownership
interests in a diverse range of businesses, re-negotiated very favorable
terms for the Halal meat processing plant acquisition.

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Award for UK Halal Meat Company

| 06/01/2009 | Reply
Award for UK Halal Meat Company

Janan Meats, In the West Midlands of England, has the distinction of being the first Halal abattoir
in England that practices the halal method of slaughter, to receive the
accreditation of the Red Tractor Scheme, which assures customers that
the animals welfare and slaughter are done within all the legislation
of government and animal rights.

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Al Islami Foods to build new factory at Dubai TechnoPark

| 31/12/2008 | Reply
Al Islami Foods to build new factory at Dubai TechnoPark

Despite
a harsh economic turmail, Al Islami Foods today revealed determination
to continue its growth plan in the region. In another milestone
development, the leading halal food producer has announced an
investment of over Dhs58 million in a state-of-the-art factory in
Techno Park, a fully owned subsidiary of Economic Zones World.

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Brazil’s 12.48% share in Gulf food and beverage imports

| 31/12/2008 | Reply
Brazil’s 12.48% share in Gulf food and beverage imports

Brazil’s
growing influence as a major source of Middle Eastern food imports will
be highlighted during the ‘Flavours from Brasil’ trade event to be held
from February 21 to 23, 2009 at the Intercontinental Hotel – Festival
City, Dubai, UAE. The
country’s share in Gulf food and beverage imports reached 12.48% in
2007, a figure it is expected to easily surpass as 2008 comes to a
close.

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Fresh Mozzarella, Made In Malaysia

| 27/12/2008 | 2 Replies
Fresh Mozzarella, Made In Malaysia

Halal mozzarella in Malaysia. Now that is a business idea! Then to carry on and sell Halal organic meat, well that is going to the next level. Friendly Farms have gone to great lengths to get Halal rennet for their cheese and make sure that their quality meat is professionally slaughtered by Jakim appointed slaughters and professionally cut and packed. This is the way to go with Halal to justly call products ‘Halal and Tayyib’.

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US Halal Meat Company in trouble

| 25/12/2008 | Reply
US Halal Meat Company in trouble

MOHAMMED Fayyez Hayat, the owner of American Halal Meat Processors Inc,
has appeared in court in Texas, where he pleaded guilty to numerous
charges of dishonesty.

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Canada’s listeria outbreak serves as a lesson for all

| 25/12/2008 | Reply
Canada’s listeria outbreak serves as a lesson for all

Food safety is big news, and it is likely to stay at the top of the agenda for manufactures and consumers alike in the coming year. This is both a challenge and an opportunity for players in the Halal food industry. Safety and hygiene form the underlying foundation for a food item to be Halal. Unsafe food of any kind, regardless of how it was slaughtered or manufactured, is by definition not Halal. The more the Halal food industry wakes up to this reality, the stronger the Halal market will become.

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Cargill find alternatives to pork-based ingredients

| 25/12/2008 | Reply
Cargill find alternatives to pork-based ingredients

With an eye on the current and future trends in the ever-evolving food ingreients industry, market leaders Cargill have come up with alternatives to pork-based ingredients, looking to serve the growing health-conscious and Halal markets.

Similar palm-oil based alternatives have also been developed in Malaysia, making it easier than ever to go Halal. When you see market leaders eyeing the Halal sector, you can be confident that it is growing in popularity and profitability.

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China’s melamine crisis has knock-on effects

| 25/12/2008 | Reply
China’s melamine crisis has knock-on effects

Food safety issues continue to fill the news, with the increaseing globalisation of the food supply chain, the impact can be far-reaching. The ripples of this year’s melamine dairy crisis have spread through the
food chain and although quality assurance measures can benefit
responsible firms, downturn in Chinese dairy has still led to loss of
ingredients sales.

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Halal Turkeys sales in UK booming

| 25/12/2008 | Reply
Halal Turkeys sales in UK booming

Here is a BBC news clip about the increasing sales for Halal turkeys in Britain’s north east



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7798465.stm

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Globalisation impacts the Australian meat industry

| 23/12/2008 | Reply
Globalisation impacts the Australian meat industry

Speaking at the 2008 Australian Bureau of Agricultural and
Resource Economics (ABARE) Outlook, Glen Feist of Meat and Livestock
Australia said it was imperative that the safe and healthy status of
Australian beef be maintained, particularly in the Japanese market.
Overall, 60-70% of Australian beef and lamb is exported.

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Southeast Asia to benefit from halal market

| 23/12/2008 | Reply
Southeast Asia to benefit from halal market

Over
the next 12 months, an ambitious poultry project in the BIMP-EAGA
sub-region, which consists of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the
Philippines, will align their resources together to boost poultry
production and take advantage of the growing halal export market.

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Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Sign up for farm-to-fork traceability software

| 21/12/2008 | Reply
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Sign up for farm-to-fork traceability software

FoodLogiQ,
the leading provider of On Demand food safety and traceability
software, today announced that they have signed an agreement with the
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association to provide a value added traceability
solution to its members.

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Penang to Develop Halal Hub

| 20/12/2008 | Reply
Penang to Develop Halal Hub

Dr. Mohamed Amin Kassim, deputy director of Urusan Century Logistics
Holdings, will chair the committee with members representing 17
companies and organizations.

“The companies involved will be clustered according to their needs
and sector,” said Abdul Malik Abul Kassim, chairman of the state
committee for domestic trade and consumer affairs.

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Recent Melamine Scare Grossly Blown Out Of Proportion, Forum Told

| 20/12/2008 | Reply
Recent Melamine Scare Grossly Blown Out Of Proportion, Forum Told

The recent health scare
caused by the contamination of melamine in biscuits manufactured in
Malaysia was grossly “blown out of proportion”, damaging the
RM1.3-billion industry virtually beyond repair, a forum here was told.

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Al Islami Foods enters Saudi Arabia to reach USD5.6 billion food market

| 19/12/2008 | Reply
Al Islami Foods enters Saudi Arabia to reach USD5.6 billion food market

Al Islami Foods, a leading halal food producer in the Middle East, has
entered Saudi Arabia with the announcement of a strategic distribution
agreement with Arabian Trading Supplies, a leading distributor in Saudi
Arabia, which will distribute a range of Al Islami’s healthy and real
halal products under the brand name of ‘Co-op Islami’. The distribution
agreement was signed in Jeddah.

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