Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Opinion: For Ramadan, Courting the Muslim Shopper

| 26/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: For Ramadan, Courting the Muslim Shopper

Ramadan has emerged in recent years as a month of extravagant spending that is rivaled, some say, only by Christmas. This is making high end fashion houses focus on the Ramadan buyer.

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UK: EBLEX rebrands as AHDB Beef & Lamb

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UK: EBLEX rebrands as AHDB Beef & Lamb

On 10 June 2015 EBLEX was rebranded as ‘AHDB Beef & Lamb’ as part of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s change in branding for it’s six sectors.

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UK: New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UK: New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market

A new ethical food label assured by the RSPCA has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals.

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UAE: Nestle to open factory in UAE

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UAE: Nestle to open factory in UAE

This is coming at a very strategic time with the new Halal regulations coming into place in the UAE, and closer monitoring of Halal certification of products.

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UK: Halal Opportunities Highlighted for Lamb

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal Opportunities Highlighted for Lamb

The importance of the Halal sector and the value it adds to the UK sheep meat sector is highlighted in a new publication.

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London Tesco branch pulls Ramadan smokey bacon crisps promotion

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
London Tesco branch pulls Ramadan smokey bacon crisps promotion

A London Tesco store has come under fire after it displayed a bacon-flavoured Pringles Ramadan promotion. They are just putting up what P&G send them, but someone should have stopped it.

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Turkey: Closing statement of meeting against non Muslim interference in Halal issues

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
Turkey: Closing statement of meeting against non Muslim interference in Halal issues

Closing statement of the special meeting against non-Muslim interference in Halal issues held in Istanbul on 13-14 June 2015.

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Egyptian Head of Food Safety says Halal Meat Is Not So Halal

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
Egyptian Head of Food Safety says Halal Meat Is Not So Halal

He also publicly stated that none of the slaughter methods used on animals today are applicable with the Islamic rules and instructions.

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USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

| 22/06/2015 | Reply
USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

New Jersey adopted the Halal Food Consumer Protection Act in 2000, requiring halal food sellers to disclose whether they sell both Halal and non-Halal food.

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USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

Not only is it difficult to regulate, but some critics raise questions about whether the doctrine of church-state separation means governments should even get involved.

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USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

The man who built a worldwide Halal beef exporting company from Iowa will go to federal criminal trial in Cedar Rapids on July 7, beginning with jury selection.

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Muslims gathered in Istanbul against non-Muslims interfering in Halal issues

| 19/06/2015 | Reply
Muslims gathered in Istanbul against non-Muslims interfering in Halal issues

There were representatives from more than 50 Islamic organizations and associations from about 32 countries.

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UK: Top firms to showcase at UK’s first Muslim Lifestyle Expo

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
UK: Top firms to showcase at UK’s first Muslim Lifestyle Expo

Businesses from across the world specialising in a range of sectors are set to attend the UK’s first-ever international exhibition on Muslim lifestyle.

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China: Halal meat opportunities identified in China

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
China: Halal meat opportunities identified in China

GHC based in Sharjah is teaming up with the China International Trade Promotion Centre (CITPC) to roll out certification in China for halal meat products.

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UK: Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
UK:  Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

George Eustice said that he would review a decision made last year to shelve EU laws intended to ensure that chickens were unconscious before being killed.

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Gambia: Policy Makers, Regulatory Agencies Brainstorm On ‘Halal’ Foods

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
Gambia: Policy Makers, Regulatory Agencies Brainstorm On ‘Halal’ Foods

It aims to sensitise and improve the overall understanding of ‘Halal’ issues, current trends in global ‘Halal’ trade and its importance within the context of OIC.

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UAE: Booming China-Dubai trade to boost global Halal business

| 16/06/2015 | Reply
UAE: Booming China-Dubai trade to boost global Halal business

JAFZA is keen on expanding bilateral trade of halal food and commodities with companies from China. Approximately 7,200 licensed firms operate in the JAFZA.

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Japanese Firms Keen On Partnerships With Malaysia

| 16/06/2015 | Reply
Japanese Firms Keen On Partnerships With Malaysia

A company that manages to secure a Halal certificate from Malaysia can easily be approved in other Muslim countries because the Halal level in the country is high.

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UAE: ESMA will develop Halal logistics standard

| 15/06/2015 | Reply
UAE: ESMA will develop Halal logistics standard

“To boost the Halal industry locally and internationally, proper specifications and standards for Halal logistics should be in place,” said Abdullah Al Maeeni, Director General of ESMA.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s & Nippon Express To Develop Halal logistics

| 15/06/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s & Nippon Express To Develop Halal logistics

Brahim’s said the two parties would collaborate to ensure the integrity and reliability of the supply chain benchmarking for world class halal logistics services.

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