Category: Asia

Philippines: Food exporters advised to meet Saudi standards

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
Philippines: Food exporters advised to meet Saudi standards

The Trade Department told food exporters and manufacturers to comply with the maximum residue limits for pesticides on food products imposed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Malaysia: Sarawak to receive high-level Qatari delegation

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak to receive high-level Qatari delegation

This week, Sarawak gets put into the spotlight as business titans from Qatar representing institutional investment bodies, halal food industries and Islamic finance descend upon Kuching.

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Pakistan: 8 companies attend MIFB fair in Malaysia

| 08/06/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: 8 companies attend MIFB fair in Malaysia

Eight leading Pakistani companies are participating in the 14th edition of the Malaysian International Food and Beverage Trade Fair (MIFB 2013) being held at the Putra World Trade Centre from June 6-8, 2013.

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Malaysia: Opening of KLIA2 to boost Brahim’s revenue

| 07/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Opening of KLIA2 to boost Brahim’s revenue

Leading local halal food and beverage (F&B) group, Brahim’s Holdings Bhd, expects its F&B division to contribute between 10% and 20% next year towards the group’s revenue.

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India: Businesses to get their services, products Halal certified

| 05/06/2013 | Reply
India: Businesses to get their services, products Halal certified

Businesses in India have now woken up to the importance of getting their services or products Halal in order to make inroads into countries with large Muslim populations.

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Malaysia: Drug firms eye Halal certification

| 05/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Drug firms eye Halal certification

PHARMACEUTICAL companies have shown overwhelming interest in obtaining halal certification, introduced earlier this year, from the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim).

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Opinion: The Halal economy

| 02/06/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The Halal economy

The Islamic economy used to be thought of as exclusively associated with financial institutions implementing systems and laws that adhere to Islamic Shari’a law. The concept, however, gradually developed to include other sectors.

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Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

According to DinarStandard, the travel industry would do well to respond to Muslim travel needs given that by 2020, growth will have reached nearly five percent compared to the global figure of 3.8 per cent.

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Thailand: Microwaveable Halal food showcased at THAIFEX

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
Thailand: Microwaveable Halal food showcased at THAIFEX

BRUNEI Wafirah Holdings Sdn Bhd and its trading arm, Ghanim International Food Corp, recently introduced made-in-Brunei microwaveable Halal-labelled products at the THAIFEX World of Food Asia 2013 in Bangkok.

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Brunei: Signing Of Three MoUs To Further Boost Brunei Halal Certification

| 26/05/2013 | Reply
Brunei:  Signing Of Three MoUs To Further Boost Brunei Halal Certification

The credibility and integrity of Brunei Darussalam’s Halal brand is set for a boost in the eyes of the global Halal industry following the signing of MoUs between three well-known institutions.

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Russia: Working group on Exporting Russian Halal poultry and eggs is organized

| 25/05/2013 | Reply
Russia: Working group on Exporting Russian Halal poultry and eggs is organized

Halal certification Center became a member of the working group organized in order to create a conditions to export Russian producers of poultry meat and eggs to the Middle East, Africa and Asia countries.

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Russia: The Territory of Halal

| 22/05/2013 | Reply
Russia: The Territory of Halal

The Fourth Moscow International Halal Exhibition Moscow Halal Expo 2013 will be held at All-Russian Exhibition Center on June 13-16, 2013.

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Malaysia to expand trade ties with Saudi Arabia

| 22/05/2013 | Reply
Malaysia to expand trade ties with Saudi Arabia

The recent visit of Malaysian trade mission and the participation of 11 companies at the Saudi Food & Hotel and Hospitality 2013 are just part of the continuing efforts to strengthen the bilateral trade relationship.

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Kyrgyzstan to develop Halal standards

| 17/05/2013 | Reply
Kyrgyzstan to develop Halal standards

Halal standards and certification process could be a win-win for the Kyrgyz government as they will protect consumer rights and benefit the economy. Kyrgyzstan plans to issue uniform standards and to form a National Halal Association.

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Sri Lanka: Halal still on the local menu

| 09/05/2013 | Reply
Sri Lanka: Halal still on the local menu

Despite all the protests and objections raised by some groups, especially the Bodu Bala Sena against the sale and distribution of halal products in Sri Lanka, the government is continuing with the recognition of halal products.

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Malaysia: Religious Tourism Boost In Malaysia

| 05/05/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Religious Tourism Boost In Malaysia

Having been ranked the friendliest country for Muslim holidaymakers for the third year running, Malaysia has confirmed its position as a premier halal tourism destination.

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Malaysia: Hub Evolves Into High-tech Manufacturing Activities For Halal Products

| 04/05/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Hub Evolves Into High-tech Manufacturing Activities For Halal Products

Although a big chunk of the 280-hectare hub has been sold, only five firms had started operations, while another 18 other companies or land owners had not developed their land.

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China: Hunan Halal food and products favored at fair held in Qinghai

| 03/05/2013 | Reply
China:  Hunan Halal food and products favored at fair held in Qinghai

More than 500 domestic enterprises from the country’s 21 provinces and cities, and over 50 overseas enterprises from 17 countries such as Iran, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka participated in the fair.

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Nestle Malaysia ready to help local players tap global halal market

| 03/05/2013 | Reply
Nestle Malaysia ready to help local players tap global halal market

It will continue to expand its manufacturing capabilities and increase the existing capacity for halal products. It is also committed to on-going investments in research and development, capacity building, consumer insights and communication.

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Korea: Food makers rush to secure ‘halal’ certification

| 03/05/2013 | 2 Replies
Korea: Food makers rush to secure ‘halal’ certification

The change was driven by an explosive growth of demand for Korean food in populous Muslim countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan.

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