Category: Asia

Australia: SWOT analysis exposes Asian opportunities for Australian exporters

| 08/07/2014 | Reply
Australia: SWOT analysis exposes Asian opportunities for Australian exporters

The Australian Food and Grocery Council has published a series of reports that it hopes will deepen the manufactured food industry’s understanding of the opportunities.

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Malaysia: Sales Worth RM21.9 Mln Registered At Trade Expo In South Africa

| 08/07/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Sales Worth RM21.9 Mln Registered At Trade Expo In South Africa

Consumer preference towards halal products from both Muslim and non-Muslim consumers in the country provides good opportunities for Malaysian manufacturers.

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Pakistan: Halal Food Zone to be set up in Faisalabad

| 26/06/2014 | Reply
Pakistan:  Halal Food Zone to be set up in Faisalabad

The processed Halal meat and food will be exported to international markets within a day, a concept which has not been introduced before.

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Halal Holidays – New Design for HalalBooking.com website

| 25/06/2014 | Reply
Halal Holidays – New Design for HalalBooking.com website

The company actively works with many hoteliers and tourism bodies around the world helping them to develop their Halal holiday services.

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Opinion: Politics of religious animal slaughter

| 16/06/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Politics of religious animal slaughter

We are on the cusp of convergence on livestock treatment, prayer, slaughter, and traceability. Where is the dividing difference?

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Malaysia: JAKIM Employs Stringent Procedure In Determining Halal Status

| 16/06/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: JAKIM Employs Stringent Procedure In Determining Halal Status

Only the findings of the Chemistry Department could be taken into consideration as only the department has the expertise to conduct highly specialised tests.

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Opinion: Competing halal standards leave food industry with indigestion

| 16/06/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Competing halal standards leave food industry with indigestion

Big food firms have been ramping up their investment and expertise in halal, eyeing a fast-growing Muslim population that is forecast to add a billion people by 2050.

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Pakistan: OIC-SMIIC – World Halal Assembly

| 11/06/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: OIC-SMIIC – World Halal Assembly

World Halal Assembly was jointly organized by Halal Products & Services Association of Pakistan and Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority duly supported by SMIIC.

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Malaysia: Cadbury is Halal confirmed by Jakim

| 10/06/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Cadbury is Halal confirmed by Jakim

CADBURY Malaysia received its halal certification back yesterday after laboratory test results confirmed its chocolates are free from porcine DNA.

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Malaysia seeks to expand halal food industry to Turkmenistan

| 08/06/2014 | Reply
Malaysia seeks to expand halal food industry to Turkmenistan

This is among the areas that Malaysia seeks to diversify in enhancing relations between both countries.

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Thailand: Thai Airways caters to Pakistan’s needs

| 28/05/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Thai Airways caters to Pakistan’s needs

Thai Airways, one of the largest airlines in the world, becomes the first Asia-Pacific carrier to offer halal food to all passengers flying to and from Pakistan.

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China: Malaysian PM to officiate at Halal Food Festival in China

| 27/05/2014 | Reply
China: Malaysian PM to officiate at Halal Food Festival in China

The signing of the five memoranda will further strengthen bilateral relationships between two countries that recently upgraded to a comprehensive strategic relationship.

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Malaysia: 2 Cadbury chocolate products officially ‘not halal’ for now

| 25/05/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: 2 Cadbury chocolate products officially ‘not halal’ for now

It was reported that Cadbury Malaysia has taken immediate action by recalling its two products which were tested positive for traces of pig DNA (porcine).

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Malaysian Halal food companies feed Muslims’ taste for travel

| 21/05/2014 | Reply
Malaysian Halal food companies feed Muslims’ taste for travel

In the last few years, growing middle-class wealth has spawned a new genre of Muslim travelers who pursue leisurely escapes to atypical destinations.

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UAE retailer Lulu plans halal-only outlets in Malaysia

| 20/05/2014 | Reply
UAE retailer Lulu plans halal-only outlets in Malaysia

UAE-based supermarket chain Lulu Group said it plans to invest $200m on halal-only outlets in Malaysia in the next two years ahead of expanding into other south Asian markets.

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Japan: Soy sauce maker shifts focus through halal certification

| 19/05/2014 | Reply
Japan: Soy sauce maker shifts focus through halal certification

In order to learn about production line management, 11 employees were sent to Japanese food company factories in Malaysia in February.

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Mexico Seeks Malaysia’s Expertise To Develop Halal Industry

| 17/05/2014 | Reply
Mexico Seeks Malaysia’s Expertise To Develop Halal Industry

Mexico is seeking Malaysia’s expertise to develop its halal industry to become a regional halal hub given the huge potential of the global halal industry.

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Pakistan: 3rd Int’l Halal Conference and Expo 2014

| 16/05/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: 3rd Int’l Halal Conference and Expo 2014

UVAS and the Punjab Halal Development Agency are jointly organising “3rd International Halal Conference and Expo 2014” in Lahore on 22-23 May, 2014.

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Indonesia: Jakarta to host global Islamic tourism forum

| 13/05/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Jakarta to host global Islamic tourism forum

Jakarta will host the first OIC International Forum on Islamic Tourism next month to develop sharia tourism among 57 OIC country members.

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UAE: Dubai FDI brings Int’l Halal Integrity Alliance to the region

| 03/05/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai FDI brings Int’l Halal Integrity Alliance to the region

Dubai FDI will support IHI Alliance in setting up an ‘IHI Alliance Middle East’ chapter, which in turn will support the growth of the local and regional halal industry.

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