Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Brunei must diversify its spluttering economy

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Brunei must diversify its spluttering economy

Although Brunei does not export beef internationally, it has cultivated a premium halal brand sought after in many predominantly Muslim countries.

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Philippines: Davao’s Halal ordinance approved on 3rd reading

| 20/04/2016 | Reply
Philippines: Davao’s Halal ordinance approved on 3rd reading

The ordinance requiring supermarkets, grocery stores, and other food establishments in Davao City to establish “halal lanes”.

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China: Halal food law dropped from China’s 2016 legislation plan

| 20/04/2016 | Reply
China: Halal food law dropped from China’s 2016 legislation plan

The legislation was opposed by many scholars who said it “violates the principle of separation of State and religion”.

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UK: Brands are failing to tap into £1.2 trillion Muslim lifestyle sector, says MLE Connect

| 15/04/2016 | Reply
UK: Brands are failing to tap into £1.2 trillion Muslim lifestyle sector, says MLE Connect

The event welcomed big brand names such as Tesco, Asda and Oglivy Noor as it ran seminars chaired by industry experts, panel discussions and networking sessions across a number of sectors.

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Australia: Overwhelming success of IHC 2016 in Sydney

| 10/04/2016 | Reply
Australia: Overwhelming success of IHC 2016 in Sydney

The first International Halal Conference (IHC) 2016 made a new addition to Australian history when 12 top international speaker spoke on national and global Halal issues.

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Malaysia: Seeking regional Halal guidelines for Asean

| 09/04/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Seeking regional Halal guidelines for Asean

There needs to be common standards for halal products and services within Asean to support the growth of the industry here.

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Malaysia: Relatively huge untapped halal market in the region

| 09/04/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Relatively huge untapped halal market in the region

Realising this growing market, more marketers are venturing or looking into the halal business to promote their brands amid strong demand for halal products.

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US halal food regulations… Are you up to speed?

| 08/04/2016 | Reply
US halal food regulations… Are you up to speed?

Halal food consumption among the nation’s fast-growing Muslim population has become a ballooning enterprise in the United States and is now estimated at over $20 billion.

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Muslim Lifestyle Expo in London highlights largely untapped market

| 08/04/2016 | Reply
Muslim Lifestyle Expo in London highlights largely untapped market

Global brands are waking up to the massive opportunities of the worldwide Muslim market but many still misunderstand or ignore the potential of a burgeoning sector.

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Planned halal slaughterhouse in Finland – 10,000 sheep a year

| 06/04/2016 | Reply
Planned halal slaughterhouse in Finland – 10,000 sheep a year

A Halal slaughterhouse was born of need, as the demand for halal meat in Finland has increased due to immigration of Muslims.

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Russian meat industry harbours export hope

| 06/04/2016 | Reply
Russian meat industry harbours export hope

Russian poultry processors are already preparing to export Halal chicken to countries in the Persian Gulf and North Africa.

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Qatar to headquarter Halal Certification Authority office

| 06/04/2016 | Reply
Qatar to headquarter Halal Certification Authority office

ICCIA in Jeddah selected Qatar to be the headquarters of a pan-Islamic authority which will be responsible for issuing Halal certifications.

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UK: Halal certified vitamin range for UK Muslims

| 06/04/2016 | 2 Replies
UK: Halal certified vitamin range for UK Muslims

London Based Nature’s Well Labs Launches First “HMC Halal Certified” Vitamin Range for UK Muslims.

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Philippines exporters make record $110m from Gulfood

| 06/04/2016 | Reply
Philippines exporters make record $110m from Gulfood

Products already have Halal certification but for next year they will need to look at facilitation and processing of licensing requirements for the national Dubai Halal mark.

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Pakistan: Intl Halal Conference, Exhibition to mark start of meat exports to China

| 05/04/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: Intl Halal Conference, Exhibition to mark start of meat exports to China

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) is holding 5th International Halal Conference and Exhibition, 2016 in Lahore from April 12 to 13.

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Canada: Halal labelling rules kick in today, but certifying organizations remain unregulated

| 05/04/2016 | Reply
Canada:  Halal labelling rules kick in today, but certifying organizations remain unregulated

New CFIA rules require halal label include name of organization or individual who certified the product.

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Malaysia: Govt Seeks To Boost Efforts At Bumiputera Participation In Halal Industry

| 01/04/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Govt Seeks To Boost Efforts At Bumiputera Participation In Halal Industry

Bumiputera participation in the halal industry is still lagging as up to 70 per cent of the players are non-Bumiputeras.

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Canada: Former Atlantic Dairy and Forage Institute farm to sell fresh meat

| 01/04/2016 | Reply
Canada: Former Atlantic Dairy and Forage Institute farm to sell fresh meat

The couple say they will be able to offer customers halal meat if they choose. They say with influx of Syrian refugees coming to Canada they know there is a demand.

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Opinion: Why Jakim’s standards cannot be considered to be the only credible halal standards

| 01/04/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Why Jakim’s standards cannot be considered to be the only credible halal standards

Jakim who has positioned itself as an international Halal expert and authority may not be seen as the only international compliance regulatory framework on Halal.

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Malaysian invention makes testing for porcine DNA risk-free

| 01/04/2016 | Reply
Malaysian invention makes testing for porcine DNA risk-free

GeneStat, developed by a team from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), makes use of the HaFYS Porcine DNA Detection Assay system to detect traces of porcine DNA.

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