Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Brunei to build $90 million halal food manufacturing plant

| 23/10/2015 | Reply
Brunei to build $90 million halal food manufacturing plant

Local food company AZ Food (B) Sdn Bhd, Tunisia-based Catering and International Trading (CIT) and the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

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China: Need for Standard Halal certification

| 23/10/2015 | Reply
China: Need for Standard Halal certification

Regulations pertaining to Halal food preparation in China varied according to regions and Muslim ethnic groups due to the lack of such Halal standardisation.

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UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing: 27-29 October 2015, DWTC, Dubai

| 22/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing: 27-29 October 2015, DWTC, Dubai

Position of strength for regional food industry already operating in Islamic economies; Halal meat & poultry key drivers for growth.

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Halal going global; Qatar SMEs stand to gain from growth

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Halal going global; Qatar SMEs stand to gain from growth

Understanding the various standards of the global Halal sector is key to facilitating SME participation, says Arancha Gonzalez, executive director, Geneva based International Trade Centre.

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Saudi Arabia’s expanding poultry sector

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s expanding poultry sector

Poultry meat remains the most competitive source of animal protein in Saudi Arabia, where total consumption is projected to reach about 1.54 million MT in 2015.

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Opinion: ‘Halal tourism’ market emerges

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Halal tourism’ market emerges

Now there’s a movement in the tourism industry to widen the “halal tourism” market to cater to Muslim travelers worldwide, particularly those from wealthy Gulf Arab states.

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South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

“If you walk down a supermarket aisle you will find that almost 40% of the products carry the halaal logo,” says SANHA theological director Maulana Saeed Navlakhi.

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Indonesia: Annual General Meeting WHFC 2015

| 16/10/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Annual General Meeting WHFC 2015

World Halal Food Council held their Annual General Meeting WHFC on 29 September-1 October 2015 at Aryaduta Hotel Jakarta.

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On Air Dining Opens Halal Kitchen at London Stansted

| 16/10/2015 | Reply
On Air Dining Opens Halal Kitchen at London Stansted

“It is one of the first kitchens run by an in-flight dining company to be designated as holding official Halal status,” On Air Dining said.

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Bosnia: Four Halal Certificates to the BH Companies

| 15/10/2015 | Reply
Bosnia: Four Halal Certificates to the BH Companies

Director of the Agency for Halal Quality Certification in B&H Amir Sakic said BH industry counts 68 members as of yesterday, and it confirms the trend of steady growth.

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ARMM signs MOU with Halal certifying bodies in Philippines

| 14/10/2015 | Reply
ARMM signs MOU with Halal certifying bodies in Philippines

The Halal Food Industry Development Plan is a major initiative for Mindanao under its Medium Term Philippine Development Plan.

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Opinion: ‘There is a market for an international halal brand’

| 14/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion:  ‘There is a market for an international halal brand’

“With today’s mobility, consumers want to find products they trust wherever they happen to be. A global brand makes that easy.”

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UK: Halal superstore’s new partnership with Spar

| 12/10/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal superstore’s new partnership with Spar

KQF, the Lancashire based Halal food manufacturer and retailer, has announced a new partnership with SPAR. The company held the formal reopening of its 5,000sq.ft. superstore.

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Opinion: Halal food standards too complex-Nestlé

| 12/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal food standards too complex-Nestlé

Demand for halal food is growing but confusion surrounding global standards is hindering the industry’s potential, said an executive at Nestle, the world’s biggest food group.

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Brunei: Simpor Pharma expands local client base

| 11/10/2015 | Reply
Brunei:  Simpor Pharma expands local client base

The sultanate’s first pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, is expanding its local client base by making its products available in supermarkets and other retail outlets.

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USA: Midamar, Islamic Services Hit With $600,000 Forfeiture

| 09/10/2015 | Reply
USA: Midamar, Islamic Services Hit With $600,000 Forfeiture

The order was entered after the business entities each pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

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UK: Professional chef brings Halal fine dining experience to Lancashire

| 09/10/2015 | Reply
UK: Professional chef brings Halal fine dining experience to Lancashire

Graes Dining, is a fine dining experience using Halal meat. It will begin as a pop up restaurant where food enthusiasts are invited to attend an exclusive event.

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Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

| 08/10/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

One of the largest exporters of meat, Al Shaheer saw its revenues for the year rise 12% to Rs5 billion compared to Rs4.4 billion in FY14.

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Dubai to aim to be hub for halal accreditation worldwide

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Dubai to aim to be hub for halal accreditation worldwide

Dubai Municipality is handling certification of halal establishments and products; the launch of an independent accreditation body is currently in its final stages.

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EU: Animal welfare at heart of European organic farming proposals

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
EU: Animal welfare at heart of European organic farming proposals

“Appropriate and humane pre-stunning should be compulsory for all organic animals at the time of slaughter.”

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