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EU: Breathable nail polish a surprise hit with Muslims

| 01/03/2013 | Reply
EU: Breathable nail polish a surprise hit with Muslims

The Polish company and some Muslims say the polish is the first of its kind because it lets air and moisture pass through to the nail. A craze has built up around it with Muslim women in recent months after an Islamic scholar in the United States tested its permeability.

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India: Halal India wins Quality Excellence Award

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
India: Halal India wins Quality Excellence Award

Halal India has won the ‘Quality Excellence Award For Best Customer Service Result-2013’ at the National Quality Excellence awards-2013 held by the Stars of the Industry Group.

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UAE: Dubai Chamber highlights investment opportunities in the food sector

| 27/02/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Chamber highlights investment opportunities in the food sector

Highlighting the challenges faced by the Halal food sector, Saleh Lootah pointed at the lack of awareness about it and minimal investment in innovation, research and development, lack of options provided to the consumers as well as the competition between global and local brands.

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USA: Midamar Turkey Deli Products Line wins 2013 “Best New Frozen or Chilled Food” at Gulfood Awards

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Turkey Deli Products Line wins 2013 “Best New Frozen or Chilled Food”  at Gulfood Awards

Midamar also received recognition for highly commended entries in the Best New Fast Food Product or Innovation Award, Best New Halal Food Award and the Best New Foodservice Innovation Award.

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UAE: ADFCA ensures food safety in surprise inspection of Al Ain butchery shops

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
UAE: ADFCA ensures food safety in surprise inspection of Al Ain butchery shops

When asked about non-halal ingredients in poultry feed, Dr Al Saadi said the authority had been monitoring this. The tests done in the ADFCA labs are accurate to the point of detecting even minute quantities of meat species such as pork, he added.

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USA: Crescent Foods unveils new user friendly website

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
USA: Crescent Foods unveils new user friendly website

Crescent Foods has launched its completely re-designed and revamped website keeping its key stakeholders in mind. From the busy mom who needs a quick recipe for a healthy meal to the restaurant owner who needs to order wholesale quantities of premium chicken.

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Switzerland: Swiss Muslims Eye Umbrella Organisation

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
Switzerland: Swiss Muslims Eye Umbrella Organisation

Swiss Muslim activists are joining hands to create an umbrella body for the Muslim minority, hoping that the new group would help improve understanding of Muslim issues among the authorities and the general population.

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UAE, an agri-food hub in the region

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
UAE, an agri-food hub in the region

Gulfood 2013 was opened on Monday in Dubai with the participation of 110 countries participating, representing food producers, manufacturers and suppliers from their respective countries in a show to facilitate billions of dollars in trade for these states.

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Dubai Exports brings together local and overseas food trade companies

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
Dubai Exports brings together local and overseas food trade companies

Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Dept of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, brought together UAE companies and traders with key buyers from overseas markets attending the Gulfood 2013 at a meeting today to facilitate business networking and interaction.

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GCC Food Consumption To Hit $106bn By 2018

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
GCC Food Consumption To Hit $106bn By 2018

Food is the largest segment of consumer expenditure in the region and stood at $83 billion year-end 2012, says new report. Consumer spending on food in the GCC is expected to reach $106 billion in the next five years.

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Opinion: The great ideological struggle of the 21st Century

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The great ideological struggle of the 21st Century

An interview with Chandran Nair, author of Consumptionomics: Asia’s role in reshaping capitalism and saving the planet. In the interview, Chandran discusses why the battle of ideas in Asia will define our future.

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Italy: World Halal Food Council Europe arrives in Italy

| 25/02/2013 | Reply
Italy: World Halal Food Council Europe arrives in Italy

The World Halal Food Council of Europe, will group top experts on foods Muslims are allowed to eat, to meet for the first time in Italy. The conference is scheduled to be in Milan on March 1-2. The meeting, was organized by the local chapter of the Halal International Authority.

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USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at Gulfood 2013

| 22/02/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at Gulfood 2013

Managing Director Jalel Aossey will also be delivering insights on food supply chain essentials, risk strategies, as well as Halal standards and issues to investors, restaurant owners, franchisees, and franchisors in the Food Franchising Workshop at the conference.

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Dubai reigns as world’s gateway for food trade at Gulfood 2013

| 19/02/2013 | Reply
Dubai reigns as world’s gateway for food trade at Gulfood 2013

Running from 25 – 28 February 2013, the exhibition this year hosts a record 4,200 exhibitors from 110 countries showcasing more than 50,000 brands across every sector of the F&B industry. An unprecedented number of government ministers will be conducting key trade discussions.

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Opinion: Lessons from hiking for Islamic finance

| 18/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Lessons from hiking for Islamic finance

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. — Henry Miller

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UAE: Food contamination raises Halal concern

| 14/02/2013 | Reply
UAE: Food contamination raises Halal concern

Back to back local as well as int’l cases of contamination of Halal food have brought into focus the need for consumers to be aware of Halal rules and regulations. It also underscores the requirement of common Halal standards for food as well as other products and services.

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Russia: The largest Russian International Trade Fair EURO-ASIA EXPO 2013

| 13/02/2013 | Reply
Russia: The largest Russian International Trade Fair EURO-ASIA EXPO 2013

This year’s EURO-ASIA EXPO 2013 comes with the reputable annual meeting place for consumers, distributors and manufacturers of Halal products from all over the world – the fourth international KAZANHALAL exhibition – being held on the 3-6 October 2013.

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First Initiative to launch Islamic Banking in Uzbekistan

| 12/02/2013 | Reply
First Initiative to launch Islamic Banking in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is an important Central Asian country with a population of 30 million; out of them 96% population are Muslim. Uzbekistan will prove to be a large market for Islamic banking in near future and there is a huge potential for other Central Asian countries to benefit as well.

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UK: Halal research commissioned

| 12/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal research commissioned

EBLEX’s research – due to take place during March – will look at issues surrounding the trade, including how and where Muslim consumers shop for meat, which species and cuts they buy most frequently and what influences the decision of where to shop.

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Turkey: Food-serving facilities to obtain halal certificates

| 12/02/2013 | Reply
Turkey: Food-serving facilities to obtain halal certificates

This certificate and the opportunity to establish halal sections within restaurants and hotels will boost halal tourism in Turkey. Turkey was rated the world’s third-most Muslim-friendly holiday destination in a survey released Jan. 17.

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