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Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Saudi Arabia: Food is being thrown away

| 09/03/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food is being thrown away

It is estimated that between a third and half of the food produced in GCC countries goes to waste. Despite that, GCC countries are investing in farmlands abroad.

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UK: EBLEX Halal seminar to debate issues 17 March 2015

| 08/03/2015 | Reply
UK: EBLEX Halal seminar to debate issues 17 March 2015

Topics covered include recent research on halal slaughter, marketing activity for the sector, global opportunities for exports, consumer perceptions of halal products, and dietary health.

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Philippines: New pact inked for halal industry

| 07/03/2015 | Reply
Philippines: New pact inked for halal industry

NCMF shall declare ZamboEcozone as the “centre of halal industry in the Philippines” while the latter shall appropriate a fully integrated and contained 100-hectare zone exclusively for halal.

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Pakistan: Halal Food Regulatory Body to be Constituted

| 07/03/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Food Regulatory Body to be Constituted

A federal minister informed the National Assembly that the bill for the proposed authority is ready and will be presented before the house for voting soon.

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South Korean Prince holds talks with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince

| 05/03/2015 | Reply
South Korean Prince holds talks with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince

A key centerpiece is an MOU on cooperation on halal food products, a move Seoul says could give South Korea’s access to the huge global halal market.

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Indonesia: International Training on MUI Halal Assurance System 2015

| 05/03/2015 | Reply
Indonesia:  International Training on MUI Halal Assurance System 2015

In order to get or renew a halal certificate from MUI, their halal registered companies must fulfill the minimum score of implementation of HAS.

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Philippines: Mindanao seen as production base for halal products

| 05/03/2015 | Reply
Philippines:  Mindanao seen as production base for halal products

Mindanao could become a major production base for export-quality halal products once the proposed “Philippine Halal Act of 2015” is eventually passed.

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Pakistan: PHDA to hold ‘Halal conference & exhibition’

| 05/03/2015 | 1 Reply
Pakistan: PHDA to hold ‘Halal conference & exhibition’

“We’re educating the stakeholders about the potential of Halal products business available in Pakistan which can play a vital role in promotion of the Halal Industry around the globe.”

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First Islamic Finance / Muslim Lifestyle Sectors Training Course

| 04/03/2015 | Reply
First Islamic Finance / Muslim Lifestyle Sectors Training Course

Ground-breaking training course on the convergence of Islamic Capital and Halal Food and Muslim Lifestyle sectors at BIBF in Bahrain May 2015.

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Global Muslim Travel Index – Malaysia still top choice

| 04/03/2015 | Reply
Global Muslim Travel Index – Malaysia still top choice

The report, the first carried out jointly by Crescentrating and MasterCard, involved 81 non-Muslim country destinations and 29 Muslim nations.

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Dubai Industrial City forms strategic partnership with ESMA to promote Halal label

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Dubai Industrial City forms strategic partnership with ESMA to promote Halal label

Tie-up aims to promote and educate manufacturing firms in the UAE about the Halal brand.

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Spain: First Halal International Congress

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Spain: First Halal International Congress

The importance of standardization is due to the increasing interest in Halal products and services at worldwide.

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Norway warns companies against improper halal labelling and cross contamination

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Norway warns companies against improper halal labelling and cross contamination

The Norwegian FSA said some companies risked losing their credibility after an annual audit found 12 of 40 businesses had “dishonestly” labelled their products as halal.

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Thailand: Govt eyes spending over 10 billion baht to develop Thai halal products

| 01/03/2015 | Reply
Thailand: Govt eyes spending over 10 billion baht to develop Thai halal products

Currently, Thailand is ranked 13th among the world’s halal producers at an estimated value of 5 billion US dollars, with exports making up 4 billion dollars.

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UK: Government will not end non-stun slaughter despite pressure

| 26/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Government will not end non-stun slaughter despite pressure

According to the Government’s Food Standards Agency, the large majority of halal does come from animals which have been stunned.

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Pakistan: Over 90 percent of people consume non-Halal products

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Over 90 percent of people consume non-Halal products

The federal government should immediately establish The Halal Development Authority to evade such incidents and to boost up Halal trade.

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Japan’s halal food funds meet strong investor interest

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
Japan’s halal food funds meet strong investor interest

Japan, a country that is currently pursuing a foray into the global halal industry, is experiencing strong interest for the country’s first-ever halal fund.

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UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

The Government’s response to the petition stated that “there would be no ban on religious slaughter in the UK.” MPs voted simply to state that they had “considered the petition.”

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UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

The latest parliamentary debate on the future of shechita has seen MPs put forward robust defences of kosher and halal religious slaughtering practises.

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Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

Marketing agency Halal & Co. and the International Food Marketing Alliance, did the research based on a survey of 800 principal grocery shoppers in Halal households.

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