Category: Restaurants

UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

| 28/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food ‘changing restaurant landscape’

According to the latest census, there are 2.7 million Muslims in the UK with a spending power of over estimated in the region of £20bn. The population is rising and in the capital more than one in 10 inhabitants is now Muslim.

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Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

| 26/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

Halal meat accounts for up to 15% of meat sales in the UK yet the options for Muslim foodies, or ‘haloodies’, are limited. But a new halal food festival hopes to highlight a market waiting to be tapped.

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Opinion: Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

| 22/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

One company seeking to profit from Britain’s taste for halal, worth an estimated £3bn, is DB Foods, the country’s largest meat wholesaler. This week they will launch a new online business, halal2go, to sell direct to consumers.

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Malaysia: McDonald’s says ‘All our products certified Halal’

| 21/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: McDonald’s says ‘All our products certified Halal’

McDonald’s, under fire lately amid talk that traces of pork fat known as LM 10 had been found in their sauces, said there is no truth in the allegations.

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UK: World’s largest Halal Food Festival launches in London

| 20/09/2013 | Reply
UK: World’s largest Halal Food Festival launches in London

Halal Food Festival is a three day consumer food show dedicated to foodies who eat halal, or haloodies as they have been coined by the festival founder. It will offer visitors a first time glimpse into the very best that halal has to offer.

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UAE falafel chain to IPO on Nasdeq Dubai

| 19/09/2013 | Reply
UAE falafel chain to IPO on Nasdeq Dubai

Just Falafel, a United Arab Emirates-based franchise restaurant offering the traditional Arab food, has hired an advisor to help arrange an initial public offer of shares on the Nasdaq Dubai bourse as soon as October.

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Turkey: Halal Turkish restaurants open in China

| 07/08/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  Halal Turkish restaurants open in China

Turkish restaurant “Bosphorus,” which has two branches in the Guangzhou province of China, is now set to open new branches in China’s Yiwu province and Thailand’s capital Bangkok,

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Japan: Udon Restaurant in Osaka Airport gets Halal certification

| 26/07/2013 | 1 Reply
Japan: Udon Restaurant in Osaka Airport gets Halal certification

A self-service udon noodle restaurant in Kansai International Airport, Za U-don got halal accreditation from the Malaysian Halal Consultation & Training, according to Kansai In-flight Catering Co.

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Denmark: Two men assaulted for selling pork to kebab shops

| 26/07/2013 | Reply
Denmark:  Two men assaulted for selling pork to kebab shops

Several young men entered the premises of Tayyib Food in the western Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup and assaulted the director and another employee. The victims had to be taken to an area A&E to be treated for their wounds.

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UAE: 70,000 feast on top quality leftover food

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: 70,000 feast on top quality leftover food

Thousands of needy residents are feasting on quality leftover food from posh hotels, supermarkets and homes, thanks to a joint initiative by a Dubai-based charity and Dubai Municipality.

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Malaysia: More hotels, food premises applying for Halal certificate

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: More hotels, food premises applying for Halal certificate

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) recorded an increase of 39 per cent in application for halal certificate for hotel and food premises this year, its director-general, Datuk Othman Mustapha said today.

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USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

Halal cuisines are almost 40% more popular in US restaurants over the past year according to digital food ordering service GrubHub.

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UAE: Al Nasser, Minor Food form JV to foray into food, beverage business

| 20/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Al Nasser, Minor Food form JV to foray into food, beverage business

Minor Food currently operates brands, including The Pizza, Thai Express, The Coffee Club, Riverside, Ribs & Rumps, Swensen’s, Dairy Queen, Sizzler and Burger King in 17 countries across Asia.

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Taiwan eyeing Muslim market to boost exports

| 13/07/2013 | Reply
Taiwan eyeing Muslim market to boost exports

Business opportunities, TAITRA said, lie in not only the food sector, but also other commodities such as Islamic swimwear for women, prayer rugs, garments that make people feel cool and smartphones installed with the Quran.

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UAE: Have some grace, don’t waste food

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
UAE:  Have some grace, don’t waste food

Inspired by the spirit and values of Ramadan, the “Think.Eat.Save” campaign is a partnership between the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), UAE Red Crescent Authority’s Saving Grace and Quattro Group’s Mocha cafes and restaurants.

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Norway agency to report find of pork in halal food

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Norway agency to report find of pork in halal food

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said Friday it would file a police complaint against a food company after finding large quantities of pork in its halal-labeled products.

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Saudi Arabia: Hellofood launches mobile app in Saudi Arabia

| 07/07/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Hellofood launches mobile app in Saudi Arabia

The mobile market grows rapidly in Saudi Arabia, the country with the biggest e-commerce market in the Islamic World. The smart phone penetration is at 60% of Saudi Arabia’s population – and rising.

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Japan Satisfies Halal Appetite

| 04/07/2013 | Reply
Japan Satisfies Halal Appetite

“Halal foods are currently delivered only within the 23 wards of Tokyo, but we want to expand the delivery area,” a member of the Halal Deli’s staff told The Japan Times.

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Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

| 04/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

When Western/conventional companies undertake to serve the “religious” market, be it Thomson Reuters for Islamic finance or Nestle for halal, it implies a credible market worthy of committing budgets, resources and priorities to.

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Saudi Arabia: McDonald’s extends partnership with Reza Food Services

| 01/07/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia:  McDonald’s extends partnership with Reza Food Services

Later this year, McDonald’s will be opening their 1,000th restaurant in the Middle East and Africa, and are aiming to grow that figure to 1,400 restaurants by the end of 2015.

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