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Category: Farm-to-Fork News

The importance of start-ups to the halal economy

| 26/09/2016 | Reply
The importance of start-ups to the halal economy

SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs employ, innovate and experiment across a range of industries and sectors, acting as the lifeblood of their local markets with huge contributions in terms of presence and profits.

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In Morocco, Halal certification opens the door to new markets

| 22/09/2016 | Reply
In Morocco, Halal certification opens the door to new markets

ITC has collaborated closely with Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and IMANOR to support the country’s ambition to become an important player in global halal food production and trade.

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Emirates Global Centre for Accreditation board appointed by decree

| 21/09/2016 | Reply
Emirates Global Centre for Accreditation board appointed by decree

The decree is effective from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

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Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

Brazil, Latin America’s largest market, could export the products to Malaysia to be processed and packaged before being exported to other Asean countries.

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Philippines target Halal exports

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Philippines target Halal exports

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said the government will align its accreditation systems and institutions to be able to issue Halal certifications for the country’s products.

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Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

The emirate of Dubai wants to be the world center of halal trade and is making an effort to globally unify the market’s procedures.

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Malaysia – Halal Logistics Training Programme

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Malaysia – Halal Logistics Training Programme

Dr Marco Tieman is conducting an awareness and training programme focussing on the Malaysian Halal logistics standard MS 2400:2010

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Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

| 18/09/2016 | Reply
Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

The Halal sector has for too long been obsessed with ensuring technically correct slaughter methods with only minimal regard for the Tayyib components that will ensure real food quality.

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Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

| 18/09/2016 | 1 Reply
Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

News broke this week that Monsanto accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Bayer. The new company would control more than 25 per cent of the global supply of commercial seeds and pesticides.

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USA: How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America

| 15/09/2016 | Reply
USA: How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America

Overall, from restaurants to supermarkets, halal sales are projected at $20 billion this year, up by one-third since 2010, according to the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (Ifanca)

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Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

| 11/09/2016 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

In all the excitement of the Big Numbers, there is an underlying feeling that something is missing from the picture of Halal.

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Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

| 09/09/2016 | Reply
Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

Mexico, which is one of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership member countries, has expressed a desire to work together with Malaysia on the development of the Halal food industry.

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Cambodia: Halal standards set to go a cut above the rest

| 09/09/2016 | Reply
Cambodia: Halal standards set to go a cut above the rest

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak agreed to fund a halal-standard training scheme at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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South Africa: MJCHT seeks to align Halal standards at PNP

| 07/09/2016 | Reply
South Africa:  MJCHT seeks to align Halal standards at PNP

Following a string of publicized operational breaches, the Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) says its confident Halal standards will improve at supermarket chains.

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UK: Is your Qurbani really acceptable?

| 06/09/2016 | 2 Replies
UK: Is your Qurbani really acceptable?

Over 2.5m Qurbani are performed every year by the Muslim community here in the UK, but the UK is unable assure the Muslim community of genuine Qurbani.

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Kuwait’s Mezzan gets Saudi foothold with Al Safi deal

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Kuwait’s Mezzan gets Saudi foothold with Al Safi deal

One of the largest food, beverage, and pharma manufacturing and distribution companies in the Gulf, has completed the acquisition of 70 percent of Al Safi Food Company.

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Officials deny NZ meat industry favours Muslim religion

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Officials deny NZ meat industry favours Muslim religion

Officials have poured cold water over a Kiwi farmer’s concerns that New Zealand’s meat industry only caters to the Muslim religion.

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Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

Some of the world’s biggest consumer groups are making halal face creams and shampoos for Indonesia ahead of a new labeling law.

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Top French court overturns burkini ban

| 26/08/2016 | Reply
Top French court overturns burkini ban

Binding decision is expected to set a legal precedent for all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that issued decrees banning the full-body bathing suits.

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