Category: Restaurants

USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

In preparation of the month of Ramadan, inspections from the Halal Enforcement Unit within the Division of Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection visited 110 establishments.

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Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

More than 60% of Malaysians are Muslim, meaning that the chicken – including the product produced by KFC Malaysia – must comply with Halal dietary requirements.

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UK: HHIC 2017 takes the industry by storm

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
UK: HHIC 2017 takes the industry by storm

Two days of collaboration, thoughtful panel discussions, informative presentations and plentiful networking within mainstream halal food industry took place at the recent HFA Halal Industry Conference.

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Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

Savvy destinations that adapt to serve halal food and provide prayer rooms are reaping the benefits of an increase in tourism by visitors from Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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UK: Halal food solution to transform lives

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food solution to transform lives

An innovative new Halal food solution hopes to transform the lives of 427 million Muslims living in Non-Muslim countries – by making the process of finding great halal dining options simple.

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UK: Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK:  Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

Two “greedy” businessmen who ran a scam to sell turkey as halal lamb meat have each been jailed for five years.

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Canadian steak houses courting Muslim diners with halal options

| 28/03/2017 | Reply
Canadian steak houses courting Muslim diners with halal options

Recently, non-Muslim restaurateurs have begun courting the burgeoning muslim customer base who are looking for Halal options.

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UAE: Halal certification soon for online food delivery services

| 25/03/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal certification soon for online food delivery services

IHAF is working with regulatory bodies in the UAE to establish a halal certification system for online food delivery businesses.

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USA: From Famous NYC Food Cart to Fast-Growing Fast Casual Chain

| 23/02/2017 | Reply
USA: From Famous NYC Food Cart to Fast-Growing Fast Casual Chain

What is it about The Halal Guys that diners love so much? Well, first it’s the food. The Halal Guys food cart, with the tagline “we are different,” has over 8,000 reviews on Yelp.

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GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

| 13/02/2017 | Reply
GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

Unique destinations that are connected well in aviation routes, food requirements as well as destination safety and security play a big part in the considerations of buyers/planners.

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UK: Countless diners ‘duped into eating halal lamb which was neither lamb nor halal’

| 09/02/2017 | Reply
UK: Countless diners ‘duped into eating halal lamb which was neither lamb nor halal’

Outlets across Leicestershire and beyond unwittingly bought tonnes of low-cost turkey that was being passed off to them as more expensive lamb off the bone.

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Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

| 16/01/2017 | Reply
Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

The huge variety of hotels and restaurants choosing to serve exclusively Halal products within their establishments is truly revolutionizing travel and tourism within Bosnia.

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UK: Halal food gets a modern day twist

| 13/01/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food gets a modern day twist

More entrepreneurs are focusing on food for the Muslim community, with a number of American-style restaurants and dessert parlours opening up across the country.

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Malaysia: Jakim praises McDonald’s halal-certified cake policy

| 04/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim praises McDonald’s halal-certified cake policy

Religious authority says nothing unusual about McDonald’s policy as other fast food restaurant franchises also have a ‘No Outside Food Allowed’ policy.

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Malaysia: Jakim’s role is to certify Halal food, not Halal premises

| 02/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim’s role is to certify Halal food, not Halal premises

It was recently reported that McDonald’s would only allow certified Halal cakes inside its chain of restaurants to comply with guidelines issued by Jakim for Halal certification.

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A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

The goal is to open one to two restaurants a month, according to Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart, a franchise consultancy firm that is advising the budding chain on its expansion.

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McDonald’s sells Singapore, Malaysian franchise to Saudi group

| 03/12/2016 | Reply
McDonald’s sells Singapore, Malaysian franchise to Saudi group

It had sold the franchise rights for its restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia to Saudi Arabia’s Lionhorn Pte Ltd as part of a plan to move away from direct ownership in Asia.

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Malaysia: Auntie Anne’s confirms ‘pretzel dog’ now ‘pretzel sausage’

| 28/11/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Auntie Anne’s confirms ‘pretzel dog’ now ‘pretzel sausage’

The company had posted a statement on its Facebook page, saying that it would fulfil all the requirements towards obtaining halal certification in the country.

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UK: HalalEat Serves Up Halal Certified Eateries With HFA

| 06/11/2016 | Reply
UK: HalalEat Serves Up Halal Certified Eateries With HFA

The UK’s First Halal Food Portal has been appointed as the Exclusive Retail Sales & Marketing partner of new retail certification brand “Traditional Halal”.

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Canada: Paramount Fine Foods crossing international waters

| 05/11/2016 | Reply
Canada: Paramount Fine Foods crossing international waters

30 locations will open across Pakistan in partnership with Paramount. In March next year, Paramount will also launch three locations in London, England.

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