Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Is Stunning an Animal Before Slaughter More Humane?

| 11/01/2019 | Reply
Is Stunning an Animal Before Slaughter More Humane?

At issue is whether to allow religious exemptions to European Union rules that state animals must be knocked out before they are slaughtered, which supporters say is more humane.

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Indonesia: MUI Carrys Out Halal Certification before Regulation Ready

| 09/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI Carrys Out Halal Certification before Regulation Ready

The JPH Law stipulates that the issuance of halal certification involves BPJPH as a regulator and Halal Inspection Agency (LPH) which includes auditors and MUI as fatwa provider.

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What is halal and kosher meat and why is it banned in parts of Belgium?

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
What is halal and kosher meat and why is it banned in parts of Belgium?

Now might be the perfect time to learn what halal and kosher food practices actually entail, if you aren’t already aware.

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Indonesia has strong demand in packaged food

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia has strong demand in packaged food

Interview on bilateral trade between Indonesia and India in the food and beverage sector and opportunities in exports going forward.

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Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

| 07/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

An overview on Halal standards, certification and accreditation since 2010. 2019 will be seeing the growth in accreditation and hopefully also harmonisation of standards in various regions.

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Japan making a mark in Muslim tourist market

| 04/01/2019 | Reply
Japan making a mark in Muslim tourist market

A Strong influx of Muslim travellers is fuelling a boom in halal restaurants and syariah-compliant hotels in Japan, potentially a big market for Malaysian halal products.

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INTERVIEW–Scientist says has developed metrics to determine if animal was stunned before halal slaughter

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
INTERVIEW–Scientist says has developed metrics to determine if animal was stunned before halal slaughter

The debate over whether animals should be stunned or not before they are slaughtered continues in the halal industry. While some methods of stunning are accepted as halal in many countries, some argue against the practice.

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Indonesia Wants to Make Halal Tourism a Thing

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia Wants to Make Halal Tourism a Thing

With an estimated growth of up to 20% per year, this global halal industry has become the fastest growing consumer segment in the world.

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Law banning kosher and halal slaughter becomes effective in Belgium

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Law banning kosher and halal slaughter becomes effective in Belgium

Belgium has now joined Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland in banning the slaughter of animals before they have been stunned.

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Indonesia wants to be Halal goods hub as demand soars

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia wants to be Halal goods hub as demand soars

“The master plan will outline the strategy to develop Indonesia’s halal products,” Brodjonegoro said. “The point is, Indonesia must be the main player, not only the main market for global halal products.”

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Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

| 28/12/2018 | Reply
Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

Azerbaijan Export & Investment Promotion Foundation organized an export mission to Riyadh, capital city of Saudi Arabia, to promote Azerbaijani local products under the Made in Azerbaijan brand .

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Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be Halal compliant

| 26/12/2018 | Reply
Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be  Halal compliant

(Updated with responses) Toblerone’s certification outrages the Far Right. While the ingredients have not changed, the Toblerone factory in Berne, the Swiss capital, has received Halal certification.

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Vietnamese firms urged to tap Muslim markets with Halal products

| 26/12/2018 | Reply
Vietnamese firms urged to tap Muslim markets with Halal products

Head of the marketing division at the Halal Certification Agency in Viet Nam, said this market does not have technical and tariff barriers like the US or EU but requires strict Halal standards.

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Qatar partners Malaysia, Turkey to conquer Islamic finance market

| 23/12/2018 | Reply
Qatar partners Malaysia, Turkey to conquer Islamic finance market

Qatar is planning an ambitious new initiative with Malaysia and Turkey to serve the $2 trillion global Islamic finance market from hubs in the three countries using common platforms and technology.

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Philippines: Developing Davao’s halal industry

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
Philippines: Developing Davao’s halal industry

The rise of Halal market and Muslim-friendly establishments in the country indicates development and recognition that halal industry benefits not only the Muslims but everyone.

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Groundbreaking Report positions Indonesia as the “Engine of Global Halal Economy”

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
Groundbreaking Report positions Indonesia as the “Engine of Global Halal Economy”

The Report lists prioritization of 26 sub-sectors with most opportune target markets for Indonesia’s Halal economy producers. You can download it here.

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Pakistan can increase export of poultry products up to $440mn

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
Pakistan can increase export of poultry products up to $440mn

The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) Thursday called upon the government to facilitate the poultry traders to enable them increasing export of Halal chicken meat and products by at least $440 million a year.

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UK: Halal Industry Islamic Economy Event To take place in Mayfair London

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
UK: Halal Industry  Islamic Economy Event To take place in Mayfair London

The Islamic economy networking evening event will be delivered by Algebra Consulting who provide support to for brands and services in the UK and around the world, looking to access the Islamic economy.

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Thailand Halal Assembly 2018

| 20/12/2018 | Reply
Thailand Halal Assembly 2018

.The Thailand Halal Assembly (THA) 2018 was held from 14-16 December 2018 at BITEC Bangna, comprising two major events: The 11th Halal Science

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Malaysia confident to be able to export RM50b in Halal export by 2020

| 18/12/2018 | Reply
Malaysia confident to be able to export RM50b in Halal export by 2020

Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) is confident that Malaysia will be able to export as much as RM50 billion of home-grown halal products worldwide by 2020.

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