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Category: Middle East & Africa

South Africa: W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

| 01/04/2017 | Reply
South Africa:  W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

“We have put focused interventions in place to support emerging businesses in several competitive sub-segments, including in the Halal space.”

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UAE bans meat, poultry coming from Brazil

| 25/03/2017 | Reply
UAE bans meat, poultry coming from Brazil

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, has taken a number of precautionary measures on imported food products from Brazil.

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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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Brazil scandal tests JBS, BRF push for overseas units IPOs

| 24/03/2017 | Reply
Brazil scandal tests JBS, BRF push for overseas units IPOs

The deals could fetch a combined $2.5 billion and help accelerate expansion outside Brazil. None of BRF Halal plants are suspended as part of the probe.

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Halal Oman and World Halal Assembly Oman

| 20/03/2017 | Reply
Halal Oman and World Halal Assembly Oman

The WORLD HALAL ASSEMBLY OMAN organized concurrent with HALAL OMAN TRADE EXPO and AGRO OMAN EXPO will be held from May 15 – 17, 2017 at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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UAE-based IHAF raises awareness in global Halal cosmetics industry

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
UAE-based IHAF raises awareness in global Halal cosmetics industry

“Putting internationally recognised standards in place ultimately boosts the public’s confidence in the Halal market, consequently driving up investment in the industry.”

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Dubai ranks first in Islamic-Economy-Enabling Free Zone Cities

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
Dubai ranks first in Islamic-Economy-Enabling Free Zone Cities

Free zone contribution to the halal food sector amounted to US$34 billion and is expected to hit US$74 billion by 2021, US$7 billion contribution to the modest fashion sector is projected to double.

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Update on the UAE Halal Food Regulations and Accreditation

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
Update on the UAE Halal Food Regulations and Accreditation

Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has recently spurred into action in speeding up approvals for Halal Certifying Bodies (CBs).

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Qatar: Ministry amends list of Halal certification bodies

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Qatar: Ministry amends list of Halal certification bodies

The Ministry of Public Health has amended the list of Islamic associations approved to issue Halal certification and Halal slaughterhouses in the countries exporting to Qatar.

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Belarus plans to launch poultry and beef exports to UAE in 2017

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Belarus plans to launch poultry and beef exports to UAE in 2017

At present the Agriculture and Food Ministry is working on the list of meat processing companies and poultry farms ready to meet the Halal standards of the UAE.

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UAE: Fresh food sales to hit Dh30 billion this year

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UAE: Fresh food sales to hit Dh30 billion this year

Establishing an internationally recognised trademark would stand to expand the trade of Halal food products around the world.

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‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

| 06/03/2017 | Reply
‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

During Gulfood, bruneihalalfoods received several recognitions including winning the Gulfood Award 2017 for ‘Best Artisan or Local Food’.

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UAE ‘has best ecosystem for Halal pharmaceuticals’

| 05/03/2017 | Reply
UAE ‘has best ecosystem for Halal pharmaceuticals’

“Mass manufacturing would be made possible by standardisation, which would aid economies of scale and barrier-free global trade,” Mohammed Saleh Badri, secretary general of IHAF, said

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Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

The country could have a significant share of global Halal meat export if it could fulfill SFDA conditions after having the necessary infrastructure.

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Latvia keen on co-operation with UAE in food safety and Halal accreditation

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
Latvia keen on co-operation with UAE in food safety and Halal accreditation

DIAC the accreditation body has received 40 requests from several countries for accreditation of Halal products and Islamic bodies overseeing Halal slaughtering of animals, according to Ahmed.

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UK: AHDB Meat and Dairy Attend Gulfood in Dubai

| 02/03/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB Meat and Dairy Attend Gulfood in Dubai

Quality Standard mark Lamb and speciality cheeses were in the spotlight this week at the major international trade show Gulfood in Dubai.

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UAE: Patchi UAE Receives Halal Certification from ESMA

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Patchi UAE Receives Halal Certification from ESMA

Patchi LLC, the prominent chocolate manufacturer, is the first company within the Dubai Industrial Park Halal cluster to receive the ESMA Halal certificate.

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UAE: Global Halal food accreditation certificates distributed at Gulfood

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food accreditation certificates distributed at Gulfood

Amina Ahmed Mohammed, Executive Director of the Emirates International Accreditation Centre, said the centre has a specific role in verifying the efficiency of halal certification companies and bodies.

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UAE: Major shift needed in global food industry says expert

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Major shift needed in global food industry says expert

“Awareness is key for Muslim and non-Muslim populations alike. Experts expect the latter to veer towards Halal due to rising concerns about unhygienic and unhealthy food.”

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UAE: Dafza highlights opportunities at Gulfood

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: Dafza highlights opportunities at Gulfood

Dafza particularly intends to highlight promising opportunities and the immense potential of Dubai’s halal food industry to the international community.

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