Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Canada: Customer focus drives lamb processor partnerships with farmers

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Canada: Customer focus drives lamb processor partnerships with farmers

The Zamani family runs Simcoe Street Meat Packers and processes lamb in Kawartha Lakes for its retail stores in Toronto. They specialize in “truly halal products”.

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Indonesia: YPHI Encourages Government to Immediately Issue BPJPH Implementation Rules

| 06/11/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: YPHI Encourages Government to Immediately Issue BPJPH Implementation Rules

The head of the Indonesian Halal Products Foundation (YPHI) Yanis Musdja said the challenge faced by the newly built body is very complex.

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UK: Are Skittles vegan, vegetarian or halal?

| 04/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Are Skittles vegan, vegetarian or halal?

So, what about one of our favourite sweets? Skittles has been a delightfully sugary, sweet and tangy snack for years, but can we eat them?

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Pakistan: Malaysia to set up Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur

| 03/11/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Malaysia to set up Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur

Malaysia will establish Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur and in this regard an agreement was also signed with Canada.

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UAE based Halal food company begins manufacturing in Brunei

| 02/11/2017 | Reply
UAE based Halal food company begins manufacturing in Brunei

Saahtain Group officially launched its Bruneian subsidiary Saahtain Asia Sdn Bhd, which manufactures Halal ready-to-eat meals at their newly operational facility at the Salambigar Industrial Park for export.

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USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

| 02/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

Within the last two years many restaurants and stores in the Capital Region of New York state around the capital city Albany have changed hands into halal-certified eateries and purveyors.

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UAE: New factory to deliver boost to UAE’s halal food production

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
UAE: New factory to deliver boost to UAE’s halal food production

Al Islami Foods has announced the opening of its largest factory in Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah which it expected to deliver a major boost to the production of halal food in the region.

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USA: Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

This will enable more people to put their money in Halal-compliant investments, or those that are permissible under traditional Islamic law.

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Opinion: It isn’t just halal slaughter that Britain needs to make more humane

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: It isn’t just halal slaughter that Britain needs to make more humane

As a Muslim I support Lancashire’s ban on non-stunned halal meat in schools. But how we treat the animals we eat is the issue here – not religious compliance.

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UK: 5 Amazing Halal Restaurants In London

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
UK: 5 Amazing Halal Restaurants In London

There are many choices available from fine-dining restaurants serving Halal food, to informal cafes and diners serving varied international and local Halal cuisines.

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USA: Midamar exhibits restaurant equipment at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Midamar exhibits restaurant equipment at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai

At Gulfood Manufacturing, the company is exhibiting the food manufacturing equipment and restaurant kitchen equipment to GCC business that want to expand operations or upgrade their facilities.

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UK: The Halal Council opposes religious discrimination in the name of animal welfare

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
UK: The Halal Council opposes religious discrimination in the name of animal welfare

Of particular interest for non-stun Food Business Operators is the importance being set on applying EU standards to imports and in promoting animal welfare in exports and the markets of non-EU countries.

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GCC: GCC food industry experts to discuss VAT effects

| 29/10/2017 | Reply
GCC: GCC food industry experts to discuss VAT effects

With the official implementation of Valued Added Tax (VAT) across the Gulf region in January, the ripple effect of the region’s first applied taxation on all goods and services is a pressing concern.

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UAE: Global Halal food market poised for solid growth

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food market poised for solid growth

When taking into account the contributing factors, consumption of halal food is set to grow at an annual rate of approximately 16 per cent, stated the report, ‘The Global Halal Industry Overview’.

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UK: Lancashire council votes to ban schools from serving non-stunned halal meat

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
UK: Lancashire council votes to ban schools from serving non-stunned halal meat

An animal welfare survey in abattoirs across Britain during one week in September 2013 found about 84% of animals slaughtered by the halal method were stunned before being killed.

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Opinion: The Rise Of Halal Cuisine In An Age Of Islamophobia

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Rise Of Halal Cuisine In An Age Of Islamophobia

“We now think that 1 percent of the U.S. population is Muslim,” he says. “And so as the number of Muslims grow, interest in Muslim-specific products presumably will also rise just by pure numbers.”- Pew Researcher

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Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

The third meeting of Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee kicked off in Istanbul on Tuesday.

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Malaysia’s Indirect Role for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Malaysia’s Indirect Role for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

It is evident that Japan has a rise in Muslim tourists and they would like to cater to this growing demand, especially in terms of food, accommodation and services.

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France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

The industrialisation of the rearing and slaughtering processes and hyper-consumerism have gradually emptied the concept of Halal of its essence.

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France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

An interview with Bionoor, its managing director, Hadj Khelil, explains the difficulties his company faces to make the concept of a meat that is both halal and organic palatable to organic certifiers and animal welfare organisations.

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