Category: Restaurants

USA: McDonald’s To Pay $700,000 To Settle Allegations Franchise Falsely Claimed Food Complied With Halal

| 22/01/2013 | Reply
USA: McDonald’s To Pay $700,000 To Settle Allegations Franchise Falsely Claimed Food Complied With Halal

The attorney, Dakhlallah, said there are only two McDonald’s in the United States that sell Halal products and both are in Dearborn, which has one of the nation’s largest Arab and Muslim communities.

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Malaysia: Hotel explains ‘Halal’ elevator signboards

| 10/01/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Hotel explains ‘Halal’ elevator signboards

The controversial signboards beside three elevators at the Crystal Crown hotel here were put up to comply with the requirements stipulated by the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) regarding the transportation of non-halal food.

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Malaysia: ‘Halal’ elevators at four-star hotel

| 09/01/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Halal’ elevators at four-star hotel

A leading four star hotel has signboards beside several elevators which instruct that only ‘halal’ goods can be transported in the lift. The hotel definitely will do everything they can to prevent losing their halal certification as it would mean a huge loss of business for them.

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Malaysia: Ban on ‘confusing’ Halal logos begins Jan 1

| 30/12/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Ban on ‘confusing’ Halal logos begins Jan 1

Starting Jan 1, the use of halal logos, symbols and words such as ‘ditanggung halal’ (halal assured), ‘Muslim food’ and “Ramadan buffet’ which can confuse Muslim consumers will be banned, said Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha.

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Saudi Arabian chain Herfy outlines growth plans

| 11/12/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabian chain Herfy outlines growth plans

Since its founding in 1981 by Ahmed Hamad Al Saeed, who remains the company’s chief executive, the now-194-unit Riyadh-based Herfy chain has woven itself into the fabric of the Gulf kingdom as well as several other Middle Eastern countries.

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Malaysia: First NFC halal app to be launched soon

| 27/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: First NFC halal app to be launched soon

Developed by Malaysia Microelectronic Solutions (My-MS) Sdn Bhd, the first of its kind application is set to bring great advantage to Muslims globally, as consumers would be able to identify and authenticate restaurants and hotels that are halal certified.

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USA: Dubai’s AWGAL in talks to purchase Texas cattle farms

| 15/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Dubai’s AWGAL in talks to purchase Texas cattle farms

“The appeal is simply the fact that people prefer American beef; it’s the best. We want Halal-certified American-approved beef,” Zubair A Razzaq, CEO and President, said, declining to give a figure for investment.

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USA: Mobile food carts increasing

| 15/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Mobile food carts increasing

These new food carts are more elaborate, virtual stainless steel kitchens on wheels, and are raising questions about whether a growing number will hurt traditional restaurants that have been the backbone of the business community.

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Malaysia: Megacoral targets 15% halal market share

| 14/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Megacoral targets 15% halal market share

Megacoral, which specialises in supplying halal Chinese cuisine to hotels under Happy Food brand, is planning to enter the retail market and is investing in a RM1 million new kitchen and headquarter in Kuala Lumpur to carve out 15% of the retail segment in this niche by 2013.

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China: Disneyland gets an Islamic flavor

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
China: Disneyland gets an Islamic flavor

Hong Kong Disneyland has introduced halal food to woo Muslims as looming competition could draw away mainlanders to Shanghai.

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USA: HALAL – The Muslims’ Business in New Jersey

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
USA: HALAL – The Muslims’ Business in New Jersey

In the year 2000, New Jersey became the first state in the U.S. to pass a bill regarding halal slaughtering and distribution. It was administered by the Halal Food Enforcement Unit of New Jersey, a subsidiary to the New Jersey Office of Consumer Protection.

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A Day in the Life of a Mobile Food Mogul

| 13/10/2012 | Reply
A Day in the Life of a Mobile Food Mogul

In his book, The Food Truck Handbook: Start, Grow and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business, author David Weber offers step-by-step advice on developing, starting and operating a successful food truck business.

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UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) – which works with major manufacturers including Premier Foods and Kerry Foods ­– has mounted a staunch defence of his organisation after it came under fire by Halal organisations.

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UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

| 10/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

The Akbars Group now also has restaurants in Leeds’ Eastgate and Greek Street, plus others in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

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UK: Just Falafel launches new store in London

| 03/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Just Falafel launches new store in London

Dubai-based Just Falafel, one of the Middle East’s most dynamic emerging restaurant brands, launches in London with its flagship store opening in Monmouth St, Covent Garden, November 2012.

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UAE: Franchising expertise and networking at international forum in Dubai

| 29/09/2012 | Reply
UAE: Franchising expertise and networking at international forum in Dubai

More than 50 franchise brands from the Food & Hospitality, Retail, Services and B2B sectors will be presented. Business meetings with the franchisors will be scheduled in advance. Midamar is proud to co-sponsor this event.

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New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

Tourism New Zealand is committed to further enhancing New Zealand’s position as visitor destination in emerging Halal markets and this guide is about supporting the delivery of a quality visitor experience for travellers once they are there.

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UK: How Halal is a growing presence in Wales’ food market

| 20/09/2012 | Reply
UK: How Halal is a growing presence in Wales’ food market

As Wales’ retailers and restaurants are responding to a changing marketplace, reflecting the country’s increasingly diverse and discerning consumers, also among these changes are the rise in the halal sections of supermarket aisles.

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UK: Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

| 19/09/2012 | Reply
UK:  Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

KFC sales of halal chicken, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, may not meet the requirements of Islamic law, according to a leading group of Muslim scholars in the UK.

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Kuwait: Traces of pork found in chicken hotdogs from Brazil

| 13/09/2012 | Reply
Kuwait: Traces of pork found in chicken hotdogs from Brazil

The Kuwait Municipality closed a store where shipment of chicken hotdogs ‘mixed with pork and lard”‘ and imported from Brazil was found. They had not been tested to confirm whether they were suitable for human consumption.

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