Category: Regional news

EU to review all food additives

| 31/07/2007 | Reply
EU to review all food additives

The EU’s decision to review all food additives is likely to have a long-term and deep impact on the food industry. It is all still in its early stages, but initial results indicate that many additives currently in use are a cause for concern, and the old E number system may soon be a thing of the past. Smart Halal food manufacturers and ingredient producers please take note!

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Halal is the new hotdog

| 30/07/2007 | Reply
Halal is the new hotdog

The kind of food on offer from Manhattan’s street corner food carts, serving food on the go to New Yorkers around the clock, is a special kind of barometer reading, and is yet another zone where Halal food is making its mark. In fact, to the average New Yorker, ‘Halal’ has come to mean a tasty meat and rice dish served up with spices and secret white sauce, yours for $4.95.

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Subway continues Halal roll-out in UK

| 28/07/2007 | Reply
Subway continues Halal roll-out in UK

The expansion of Halal in the fast-food sector continues, here in the UK, with sandwich chain Subway going Halal in the Manchester area. This follows their move to go Halal in London recently.

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Deciphering markets’ new eco-friendly labels

| 28/07/2007 | Reply
Deciphering markets’ new eco-friendly labels

Efforts
to go green are becoming more and more widespread, and one place that’s
evident is on supermarket and department store shelves. Nowadays,
labels on foods and other household products often display seals and
certifications vouching for their eco-friendliness, but what do those
emblems mean and which ones can you trust?

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MLA sponsors meat study program for UAE students

| 26/07/2007 | Reply
MLA sponsors meat study program for UAE students

Meat
and Livestock Australia (MLA) sponsored a program in which the
students from the Abu Dhabi Men’s College studied the MLA’s HALAL and meat safety programs, including Quality
Assurance, and export documentation for meat products that are exported
to the Middle East. Good bit of PR and marketing from the Aussies.

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Brunei publishes 2 new books for the Halal industry

| 14/07/2007 | Reply
Brunei publishes 2 new books for the Halal industry

Brunei continues to look for ways to add value to the Brunei country branding effort with these new guidebooks for meat manufacturers with these collections of Fatwa’s from the Sultanate’s Mufti’s office. The books will be available at the forthcoming International Halal Products expo on 18-19 August 2007

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UK Halal Meat Report 2006

| 06/05/2006 | Reply
UK Halal Meat Report 2006

ACCORDING
TO Mintel, halal meat accounts for 11% of all UK meat sales – a figure
which all in the meat industry should be alert to, because the
percentage of Muslims in the country is only 3%. Estimates of the UK’s
Muslim population range from 1.5 to 1.9 million, but consumption of
halal is not restricted to followers of Islam.

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