Category: Regional news

Opinion: Bosnia aims to become European centre of halal produce and services

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Bosnia aims to become European centre of halal produce and services

Agency for Halal Quality Certification show that halal-certified products are exported mainly to other countries in the Balkan region with significant Muslim communities.

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Opinion: As Brexit looms UK food & drink exporters should look to China and the UAE

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Opinion: As Brexit looms UK food & drink exporters should look to China and the UAE

British exporters are also increasingly capitalising on the demand for healthier products in the UAE.

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India’s only Halal beauty brand focuses on domestic expansion after raising $3m in funding

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
India’s only Halal beauty brand focuses on domestic expansion after raising $3m in funding

Iba Halal Care, India’s only Halal-certified cosmetics brand, has raised $3m in Series-A funding to tackle expansion plans in the nation’s burgeoning sector.

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UK gourmet meat start-up Haloodies wants to take on the world

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
UK gourmet meat start-up Haloodies wants to take on the world

Haloodies is the UK’s first halal food brand to gain shelf space in nearly every mainstream supermarket chain.

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Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to hold Islamic Economy Week

| 01/10/2018 | Reply
Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to hold Islamic Economy Week

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued directives to hold the Islamic Economy Week from October 27 to November 1.

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Egyptian Firm Plans Halal Meat factory in Kano

| 30/09/2018 | Reply
Egyptian Firm Plans Halal Meat factory in Kano

The foreign investors have assured that they will retrain and retool the indigenous butchers and use their services in the project.

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Malaysia: CIMB, partners eye 5-10pc financing from China halal market

| 30/09/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: CIMB, partners eye 5-10pc financing from China halal market

“The CIMB Asean-China Corridor also aims to leverage on the growing trade flow along the existing halal corridor, particularly as China’s halal sector is expected to reach US$2 trillion by 2021.”

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This Canadian modest fashion designer aims to inspire and empower

| 30/09/2018 | Reply
This Canadian modest fashion designer aims to inspire and empower

Popularly known as Edmonton’s Muslim Fashionista, Wedad Amiri is constantly challenging stereotypes about Muslim women.

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Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League Launches Halal Identification System

| 26/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League Launches Halal Identification System

By announcing the launch of the advanced halal identification system, the MWL confirms that it is the only authority responsible for certifying Islamic centers and examination companies.

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Bangladesh: Export of halal food – The compliance factor

| 24/09/2018 | Reply
Bangladesh: Export of halal food – The compliance factor

The difficulties impeding export of halal meat from Bangladesh are, for the most part, related to cattle rearing in disease-free locations and the processes involved in the pre- and post-slaughter stages.

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Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry

Halal food is the largest and most diverse sector within the Islamic economy. Its expansion has resulted in the emergence of numerous halal startups. This short video shows some of the areas involved in the Halal Industry.

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EU: Animal-Rights Group Stumbles in Halal Meat Labeling Spat

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
EU: Animal-Rights Group Stumbles in Halal Meat Labeling Spat

Halal beef from cows that are not stunned prior to slaughter can still be marketed with an “organic farming” label, an EU magistrate determined.

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Indonesia: Govt to complete roadmap for shari’a economy later this year

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to complete roadmap for shari’a economy later this year

The roadmap will focus on the comprehensive development of the halal domestic industry.

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Opinion: The Sharia’ah Rulings regarding Labelling a Haraam Product as Halaal

| 19/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The Sharia’ah Rulings regarding Labelling a Haraam Product as Halaal

Issuing a Halaal certificate for products which have names containing that which is commonly known to be Haraam.

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EU judge to hand down opinion in organic halal labelling case

| 19/09/2018 | Reply
EU judge to hand down opinion in organic halal labelling case

An EU judge, the advocate general, will on 20 September hand down an opinion on this case brought by an animal rights group.

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USA: Midamar Announces Distribution Agreement with Ziyad Brothers Importing

| 19/09/2018 | Reply
USA: Midamar Announces Distribution Agreement with Ziyad Brothers Importing

Ziyad Brothers Importing, the leader in Middle Eastern retail food distribution in the U.S., is to be their exclusive distributor for retail grocery stores.

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Saudi Arabia starts high-speed train services between Makkah and Madinah

| 18/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia starts high-speed train services between Makkah and Madinah

The 450km line will link the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and the King Abdullah Economic City of Rabigh.

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UK: Peer demands Halal and Kosher meat should be labelled

| 15/09/2018 | Reply
UK: Peer demands Halal and Kosher meat should be labelled

Meat taken from animals that are slaughtered in the Halal or Kosher way without pre-stunning “should be labelled in shops”, a Lib Dem peer has said.

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Meet the Brits behind London’s first gourmet halal steak delivery firm

| 12/09/2018 | Reply
Meet the Brits behind London’s first gourmet halal steak delivery firm

Founded in June 2016, gourmet meat delivery firm Halalnivore is one of the more inventive additions to the capital’s thriving premium halal food scene.

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All-natural halal beauty brand Al-Hur Beauty launches in Malaysia

| 10/09/2018 | 2 Replies
All-natural halal beauty brand Al-Hur Beauty launches in Malaysia

Al-Hur Beauty is currently available through 5 stockists, independent stockists, as well as their own internal sales team.

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