Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Opinion: The Shari’ah Rules Regarding Vinegar

| 14/07/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Shari’ah Rules Regarding Vinegar

There is a difference of opinion among the jurists with regards to the permissibility of keeping wine with the intention of turning it into vinegar.

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Sheikh Mohammed unveils Dh5.5bn Dubai Food Park at Dubai Wholesale City

| 13/07/2017 | 1 Reply
Sheikh Mohammed unveils Dh5.5bn Dubai Food Park at Dubai Wholesale City

The Park will benefit from Dubai’s world-class infrastructure in land, marine and air transport, and is set to play a vital role in supporting food security in the country.

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UK: AHDB proposes quality standard mark for Halal sheepmeat

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB proposes quality standard mark for Halal sheepmeat

British halal sheepmeat could carry a new supply chain quality assurance mark under AHDB plans to support this increasingly important sector for lamb producers.

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UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

UK-based firm Haloodies will start exporting meat snacks to United Arab Emirates (UAE) supermarkets as part of a big push to become a global halal brand.

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Thailand yet to reach full potential as top Muslim travel destination

| 11/07/2017 | Reply
Thailand yet to reach full potential as top Muslim travel destination

Work was underway to finalise a common certification system for Thailand’s growing number of hotels, restaurants and other products.

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Malaysia: Stumbling block to Halal MART growth

| 10/07/2017 | Reply
Malaysia:  Stumbling block to Halal MART growth

The optimism about halal market looks hard to justify despite the exponential growth of halal products and overwhelming global demand.

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Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

| 10/07/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

If anything, Qatar has hardened its stand and categorically rejected the threats and ultimatums issued by the Saudis and their friends, refusing to succumb to their pressure.

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Brazil: Grappling with losses, Brazil’s BRF reorganizes senior management

| 07/07/2017 | Reply
Brazil: Grappling with losses, Brazil’s BRF reorganizes senior management

BRF will have vice presidents looking after Brazil, halal food division OneFoods Holdings Inc and the Southern Cone separately, the filing said.

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Malaysia: HDC sees 5%-6% Halal exports growth this year

| 03/07/2017 | Reply
Malaysia:  HDC sees 5%-6% Halal exports growth this year

“We see a lot of potential, particularly in the halal ingredients segment, which is still in its infancy and we also see the need to increase the number of experts in this segment,” HDC CEO said.

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Singapore: Vitafoods Asia Elevates 2017 Learning Programme

| 03/07/2017 | Reply
Singapore: Vitafoods Asia Elevates 2017 Learning Programme

Vitafoods Asia, the only event dedicated to the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries in Asia, today announces the agenda for its 2017 Conference Programme.

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EU: Flemish parliament in Belgium to vote on ban on halal, kosher slaughter

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
EU: Flemish parliament in Belgium to vote on ban on halal, kosher slaughter

A similar ban was approved by the Walloon parliament on May 17 and will come into force on June 1, 2018.

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South Africa:Wesgro Halal trade mission to Senegal secures R100 million for the Cape

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
South Africa:Wesgro Halal trade mission to Senegal secures R100 million for the Cape

The mission featured five Halal companies among others, which are producers in the agribusiness, manufacturing and engineering sectors.

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Singapore companies well-placed to tap China’s Halal market

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
Singapore companies well-placed to tap China’s Halal market

China’s halal market is valued at US$21 billion and is one of the fastest-growing in the world. But it lacks national standards and legislative support as its certification centres are only regional.

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Malaysia Halal Council to launch framework by year-end

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia Halal Council to launch framework by year-end

The Malaysia Halal Council expects to launch its framework, focusing on empowering local halal companies, making them visible globally and increasing the participation of Bumiputera entrepreneurs by year-end.

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UK: How Halal meat became big business

| 25/06/2017 | Reply
UK: How Halal meat became big business

Wilf Lewis, Lewis Pies said, “As a business, you set greyhounds off, and this is the one that’s running fastest,” he says. “We could get to the point during the next decade where halal is the majority of what we produce.”

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UK: ‘I think there is a lack of understanding’ – Education key to unlocking halal market

| 24/06/2017 | Reply
UK: ‘I think there is a lack of understanding’ – Education key to unlocking halal market

Education for farmers and the public is key to unlocking the full potential of the halal market, according to AHDB halal manager Awal Fuseini.

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UK: Morrison’s Senior Buying Manager receives British Empire Medal

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Morrison’s Senior Buying Manager receives British Empire Medal

A story beginning from running an ethnic supermarket in Bradford to growing the Morrison World Food category from just 500 lines to over 1350 and increasing year on year sales by 146%.

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Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

In addition to a common set of Halal standards to be followed, Halal businesses would have to group together to support such an initiative, with additional support provided by the UK government.

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UK: Asda is now promoting Eid Gifts for Ramadan

| 20/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Asda is now promoting Eid Gifts for Ramadan

Asda has brought in products this year to suit their Muslim clients during Ramadan and also for the Eid. Halal cosmetics and personal care and Arabic puzzles and Eid wallets for children.

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Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

| 19/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

People are focused on the last 10 seconds of an animal’s life and are prepared to ignore animal welfare issues that have happened to it in its life before it is slaughtered.

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