Category: Regional news

Ramadan in the UK: Supermarkets missing a trick to capture the Halal market

| 29/05/2017 | Reply
Ramadan in the UK: Supermarkets missing a trick to capture the Halal market

To meet demand some supermarket chains across the UK are offering special aisles for Ramadan dedicated to halal food and products.

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UAE: Patchi breaks ground on hitech Dubai chocolate factory

| 28/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Patchi breaks ground on hitech Dubai chocolate factory

Patchi, a leading luxury chocolatier in the UAE and the Middle East region, said it has started work on its new manufacturing unit in Dubai Industrial Park.

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UK: Halalguide startup is now in South Yorkshire

| 26/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Halalguide startup is now in South Yorkshire

Halalguide, a fast expanding Muslim-related category search engine, announced that they have started including halal-certified businesses, located in the South Yorkshire area.

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Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event

| 26/05/2017 | Reply
Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event

Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event to be held at the new Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 to 18 October.

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UK: Livestock industry looks towards post-Brexit marketplaces

| 25/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Livestock industry looks towards post-Brexit marketplaces

A positive look at a post-Brexit red meat trade will be based on a focus of ‘provenance and credibility’, according to the UK meat industry.

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Malaysia: Halal Buddy lets you scan food for Halal Ingredients

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Buddy lets you scan food for Halal Ingredients

HalalBuddy is intended to scan food that doesn’t have a halal certification but may still be completely halal for Muslims to eat.

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USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

In preparation of the month of Ramadan, inspections from the Halal Enforcement Unit within the Division of Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection visited 110 establishments.

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UAE: Halal sector key topic at International Economic Summit

| 20/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal sector key topic at International Economic Summit

The summit, which concludes today, began with a session entitled ‘Halal Industry’, which addressed the growing international demand for halal products and services.

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UAE: Halal food exports on the menu for Latvian farmers

| 19/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal food exports on the menu for Latvian farmers

Latvia has signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that could in future allow the export of halal-certified food and with it, access to the Arabic and Islamic food markets.

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Sime Darby, MMC explore sister port relationship to facilitate Malaysia-China halal shipments

| 16/05/2017 | Reply
Sime Darby, MMC explore sister port relationship to facilitate Malaysia-China halal shipments

Northport Malaysia Bhd and Weifang Sime Darby Port Co Ltd — have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to seal the partnership.

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Taiwan woos Muslim tourists

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
Taiwan woos Muslim tourists

Taiwan is ranked the seventh most desirable non-IOC destination for Muslims attracting 30,000 such visitors a year, while Singapore is the top non-IOC destination for Muslims.

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UAE: IHAF meeting discusses ‘strategies’ to expand trade of halal products

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: IHAF meeting discusses ‘strategies’ to expand trade of halal products

Members discussed internal regulations, future strategic directions, plans, and work programmes for the coming period, which will contribute to further regional and international outreach.

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UAE: Halal Certification – Middle East

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal Certification – Middle East

SGS approved by the Gulf Accreditation Center (GAC) to issue certificates for the execution of Halal certification activities, in-line with ESMA’s implementation of UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 10 of 2014.

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Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

More than 60% of Malaysians are Muslim, meaning that the chicken – including the product produced by KFC Malaysia – must comply with Halal dietary requirements.

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New Zealand exporters resume lamb trade with Iran

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
New Zealand exporters resume lamb trade with Iran

On May 22 Wellington processor Taylor Preston will ship a modest 60 tonnes of frozen cuts to mark the resumption of the trade.

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Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

Mexico’s growing beef industry is targeting Muslim consumers in the Middle East for its prime cuts as it seeks to reduce dependence on buyers in the United States.

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UAE: Increased GCC visitor numbers swell ATM 2017

| 10/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Increased GCC visitor numbers swell ATM 2017

Muslim travel is a key sector for economic development and job creation throughout the world, generating $139 billion in GDP and creating 4.5 million jobs worldwide.

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How Modanisa Tapped Into the $200 Billion Global Muslim Fashion Market

| 10/05/2017 | 1 Reply
How Modanisa Tapped Into the $200 Billion Global Muslim Fashion Market

Customers don’t need to come to the store to order; they can do so while sitting at home. Also, order shipping is no more hectic as they’ll get the order at their doorstep.

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Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

| 10/05/2017 | Reply
Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

Anyone who identifies as an ethnic consumer is expecting more from grocers than ever before, said Salima Jivraj, managing director at Nourish Food Marketing.

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Opinion: The Role of the Lifestyle Sector in the Islamic Economy

| 09/05/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Role of the Lifestyle Sector in the Islamic Economy

If a certain lifestyle unites a large proportion of people, as is the case with Islamic lifestyle, this promises significant opportunities.

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