Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

| 03/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

A royal decree gave the MWL sole responsibly for issuing halal certificates, in recognition of its international-relations expertise in coordinating and cooperating with local and international bodies.

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Chechen Republic, Brunei to begin cooperation in various sectors

| 31/08/2018 | Reply
Chechen Republic, Brunei to begin cooperation in various sectors

Since the population of Chechnya is 100 per cent Muslim, they can offer Islamic and halal tourism to the Brunei market. During discussions with DARe, they also put forward their interest in developing Halal cosmetics

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UAE consumers among top spenders in cosmetics, personal care globally

| 31/08/2018 | Reply
UAE consumers among top spenders in cosmetics, personal care globally

An increased focus on natural skincare treatments, non-invasive beauty procedures and the growing influence of beauty and lifestyle bloggers has contributed to a steady growth in the UAE’s beauty sector.

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Malaysia: Jakim expects 10pct increase in halal exports

| 27/08/2018 | Reply
Malaysia:  Jakim expects 10pct increase in halal exports

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is expecting an increase of 10 per cent in halal exports this year from RM45 billion in 2017.

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Major summit to prescribe local expansion for fast-growing sector in Saudi Arabia

| 27/08/2018 | Reply
Major summit to prescribe local expansion for fast-growing sector in Saudi Arabia

Localization of Saudi Arabia’s fast-growing, multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry will top the agenda at a high-profile food and drug conference in Riyadh next month.

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Brazil meat sector reels from trade bans, transport woes

| 25/08/2018 | Reply
Brazil meat sector reels from trade bans, transport woes

Brazil’s chicken exports could fall to around 4.20 million tonnes in 2018, from 4.32 million tonnes last year, due to a European Union ban on the Brazilian product in April.

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UK: Government urged to clarify slaughter policy

| 24/08/2018 | Reply
UK: Government urged to clarify slaughter policy

The BVA is calling on the Government to urgently clarify whether UK lamb exported under a new trade deal with Saudi Arabia will be stunned before slaughter.

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Halal certification keeps Japan linked to Southeast Asian supply chains

| 23/08/2018 | Reply
Halal certification keeps Japan linked to Southeast Asian supply chains

Two of Japan’s biggest transport companies, Nippon Express and Yusen Logistics, have taken a step toward growing their business in Southeast Asia by gaining Halal certification for shipping goods in compliance with Islamic law.

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Ukraine, UAE to increase volume of bilateral agricultural trade

| 22/08/2018 | Reply
Ukraine, UAE to increase volume of bilateral agricultural trade

According to the results of 2017, the trade turnover of agricultural and food products between Ukraine and the UAE amounted to $180 million, including $170 million for the export of Ukrainian products.

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Opinion: The economic impact of Eid al-Adha and the $400 billion Halal food market

| 22/08/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The economic impact of Eid al-Adha and the $400 billion Halal food market

The story of Eid al-Adha is the biblical story of Abraham and his willingness to sacrifice his son to God. Before Abraham could sacrifice his child, God provided him with a ram instead.

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Singapore: Pharma Forum – Sales & Marketing Innovation

| 21/08/2018 | Reply
Singapore: Pharma Forum – Sales & Marketing Innovation

HALAL will be one of the main discussion points as the pharma industry is slowly moving towards providing the wide public with HALAL certified pharmaceuticals.

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BioCell Collagen® Offers Scientific Session at Vitafoods Singapore

| 21/08/2018 | Reply
BioCell Collagen® Offers Scientific Session at Vitafoods Singapore

BioCell Collagen® is available in a Halal version certified to Malaysian Standard 1500 (MS 1500) by the Halal Quality Control/ Halal Certification Germany.

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China to open halal bio-gelatine manufacturing plant in Melaka

| 21/08/2018 | Reply
China to open halal bio-gelatine manufacturing plant in Melaka

Gansu Amin Bio Halal Gelatine Co Ltd (Aminbio), the largest halal gelatine company in China’s Gansu province is set to open a bio-gelatine manufacturing plant in Melaka.

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Where Does Halal Food Come From? Brazil Is World’s Top Meat Exporter for Muslims

| 20/08/2018 | Reply
Where Does Halal Food Come From? Brazil Is World’s Top Meat Exporter for Muslims

Brazil has the largest Muslim population in Latin America, but its domestic consumption of halal food is comparatively small.

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UAE, Indonesia target $5.5bn trade boost after halal deal

| 15/08/2018 | Reply
UAE, Indonesia target $5.5bn trade boost after halal deal

The UAE and Indonesia are targeting a significant increase in bilateral trade to $5.5 billion after signing an agreement to harmonise standards for halal products.

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Why boycotting Canadian wheat is likely to backfire for Saudi Arabia

| 13/08/2018 | Reply
Why boycotting Canadian wheat is likely to backfire for Saudi Arabia

Not surprisingly, that’s pushing up wheat prices. Canada and the U.S. are two of the world’s largest producers of wheat, and farmers on both sides of the border are seeing rising prices for their bumper crop.

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Singapore: ITB Asia to launch Muslim Travel Hub and Pavilion

| 13/08/2018 | Reply
Singapore: ITB Asia to launch Muslim Travel Hub and Pavilion

ITB Asia is set to focus on the US$180 billion Muslim travel market this year as it partners with key experts, CrescentRating and Halal Trip for the 3rd edition of the Halal in Travel summit.

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Bangladesh: Govt, businesses’ efforts emphasised to tap into $2t global halal market

| 11/08/2018 | Reply
Bangladesh: Govt, businesses’ efforts emphasised to tap into $2t global halal market

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority executive chairman suggested that a separate economic zone could be established for manufacturing halal products.

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Brunei seeks regional Halal industry hub status

| 11/08/2018 | Reply
Brunei seeks regional Halal industry hub status

Brunei is working towards positioning itself as a Halal industry hub in the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and ASEAN regions.

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UAE provides technical support to the Philippines to unify the Halal industry

| 11/08/2018 | Reply
UAE provides technical support to the Philippines to unify the Halal industry

The UAE, supports the Halal products sector in Republic of the Philippines, through technical cooperation and exchange of experiences.

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