Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Governing, Regulatory and Statutory Stakeholders within the Halal Industry in Malaysia

| 22/10/2019
Governing, Regulatory and Statutory Stakeholders within the Halal Industry in Malaysia

Stakeholders are defined as a person, group or organisation that has interest or stake in an organisation or in an industry.

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Malaysia: CIMB Wants A Bigger Bite Of Singapore SME Banking Share

| 21/10/2019
Malaysia: CIMB Wants A Bigger Bite Of Singapore SME Banking Share

While CIMB is evaluating an application for the digital banking licenses that are up for grabs in Singapore, Yong is against the idea of pursuing the license just for the sake of it.

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Turkey to help develop Cambodia’s halal industry

| 21/10/2019
Turkey to help develop Cambodia’s halal industry

In a meeting with the Cambodian minister on Friday, Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan agreed to form a team to assist the Kingdom’s halal industry.

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UAE: ESMA presents UAE ‘Halal System’ experience at GCC Standardisation Week

| 21/10/2019
UAE: ESMA presents UAE ‘Halal System’ experience at GCC Standardisation Week

It allowed the state to take the leading position in regional and international efforts in the Halal file, and provide advice to raise the technical capabilities of the countries wishing to join the UAE system.

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Pakistan: PTI govt divided over control of halal authority

| 21/10/2019
Pakistan: PTI govt divided over control of halal authority

The federal cabinet is divided on whether to place the Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA) under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce or the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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Opinion: Can the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia prove to be sustainable?

| 21/10/2019
Opinion: Can the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia prove to be sustainable?

Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector could generate $70.9 billion to the country’s GDP this year, but negative perceptions about the country refuse to fade away.

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex 2019 will be having extensive International and Local Participation

| 18/10/2019
Saudi Arabia: Foodex 2019 will be having extensive International and Local Participation

The Exhibition will be held from 11-14 November, Jeddah Center for Forums and Events, and will be witnessing an exciting competition between local, regional and international corporations.

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Pakistan: PTI govt divided over control of halal authority

| 17/10/2019
Pakistan: PTI govt divided over control of halal authority

The cabinet has been divided over placing the Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA) under administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce as the country seeks to boost export of halal food products.

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UAE: DIEDC Explores Collaboration within the Islamic Economy sectors of Southeast Asia

| 17/10/2019
UAE: DIEDC Explores Collaboration within the Islamic Economy sectors of Southeast Asia

The initiative provided an ideal platform for the exchange of knowledge and experiences as well as identifying new opportunities for cooperation in developing the Islamic economy.

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Indonesia’s Mandatory Halal Labeling Leaves Firms in Disarray

| 17/10/2019
Indonesia’s Mandatory Halal Labeling Leaves Firms in Disarray

The compulsory labeling will first apply to the food and beverage services from 17 October before expanding into drugs, cosmetics and other consumer goods.

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Opinion: Malaysia’s Halal Crisis

| 13/10/2019
Opinion: Malaysia’s Halal Crisis

UPDATED ARTICLE 13/10/19: The success and credibility of Jakim’s handling of Malaysia’s halal certification system are at stake with 90 percent of Malaysia’s companies outside the scheme.

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Russia keen on filling UAE’s food import demand

| 11/10/2019
Russia keen on filling UAE’s food import demand

Russia is looking to increase its agricultural exports to the UAE in a bid to take advantage of the country’s highly receptive and rapidly growing market for food products.

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Malaysia: Matrade kicks off sustainable practices awareness programme

| 11/10/2019
Malaysia: Matrade kicks off sustainable practices awareness programme

“The global marketplace has now placed the sustainability agenda and responsible business practices as a key benchmark for trade transactions.

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UK: World’s leading Muslim lifestyle event returns for FIFTH successive year

| 11/10/2019
UK: World’s leading Muslim lifestyle event returns for FIFTH successive year

The UK’s biggest showcase of one of the fastest growing consumer markets takes place at The Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2019 at EventCity, Manchester on October 26 – 27th 2019.

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UAE: ESMA carries out a GCC training workshop on halal certification requirements

| 04/10/2019
UAE: ESMA carries out a GCC training workshop on halal certification requirements

The three-day training course, held in cooperation with the Gulf Training Center, was held with the participation of a number of representatives and standardization bodies in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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Indonesia: New agency unprepared for halal certification tasks: Ombudsman

| 28/09/2019
Indonesia: New agency unprepared for halal certification tasks: Ombudsman

Despite the highlighted issues, BPJPH head Sukoso remained confident that the agency will be able to handle the task of issuing halal certifications.

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Billions of dollars being invested in India for UAE food supply chain security

| 26/09/2019
Billions of dollars being invested in India for UAE food supply chain security

Emaar Group plan to invest up to US $5 billion in mega food parks and similar facilities in various Indian cities.

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UK: HalalBooking Attracts International Investment with a $50 Million Valuation

| 25/09/2019
UK: HalalBooking Attracts International Investment with a $50 Million Valuation

The first half of 2019 has been very successful for the online search and booking platform, with more than 60% growth in net revenue compared to the same period in 2018.

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Indonesian delegation visits Dubai to learn about Islamic economy system in UAE

| 24/09/2019
Indonesian delegation visits Dubai to learn about Islamic economy system in UAE

DIEDC, has received a senior financial delegation from Indonesia that aimed to learn about the Islamic economy system in the UAE.

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Indonesia 4.0: Food industry tech and innovation to play ‘huge’ role in country

| 23/09/2019
Indonesia 4.0: Food industry tech and innovation to play ‘huge’ role in country

The F&B industry will be a key driver of the country’s economic development, especially in terms of processed food and beverage products.

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