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Opinion: Thriving Halal hotels in Malaysia lack standardization

| 28/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Thriving Halal hotels in Malaysia lack standardization

Zainol Abidin, also a board chairman of one of the Malaysian Halal hotels, said there is growing demand for Halal hotels in Malaysia but that there are no rules regulating this booming industry.

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USA: From Bloggers’ Wrath to Foodies’ Delight: Saffron Road

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
USA: From Bloggers’ Wrath to Foodies’ Delight: Saffron Road

Multinational food brands and fast food chains doing billions in halal sales globally are “hesitant to openly associate themselves to be marketing to the American Muslim,” says Faisal Masood, who organizes the annual American Muslim Consumer Conference.

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Korea open to Brunei halal certification

| 20/04/2013 | Reply
Korea open to Brunei halal certification

KOREAN promotion agencies are open to using Brunei’s halal certification system as it will help increase awareness about halal in the east Asian country and allow the export of their food products to the Middle East.

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UAE: 4th International Franchise Forum 23-24 April in Dubai

| 18/04/2013 | Reply
UAE: 4th International Franchise Forum 23-24 April in Dubai

Midamar Corporation, will sponsor the 4th International Franchise Forum in to be held at the Grosvenor House in Dubai on 23rd and 24th April 2013. This year’s forum promises to deliver information and insights into the international franchise industry.

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USA: Judge approves McDonald’s non-halal settlement

| 18/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Judge approves McDonald’s non-halal settlement

Judge Kathleen Macdonald of the Wayne County Circuit Court approved the $700,000 non-halal meat class action lawsuit settlement against defendants McDonald’s Corporation and Finley’s Management Company.

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Chinese Buyers Top IBM Sales At MIHAS 2013

| 17/04/2013 | Reply
Chinese Buyers Top IBM Sales At MIHAS 2013

MIHAS 2013, themed ‘A Decade of Excellence’ attracted 353 buyers from 53 countries, with a total of 4,020 meetings organised between foreign buyers and 391 Malaysian companies.

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Opinion: Halal travel, Japanese- style

| 16/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal travel, Japanese- style

Japan wants Malaysian Muslim tourists, but how much are travellers willing to bend for a halal experience?

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Malaysia: Online booking site launches ‘Halal’ hotel search option

| 14/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Online booking site launches ‘Halal’ hotel search option

Various Muslim travel sites have launched booking options that aim to help Muslim travellers find “halal-friendly” accommodations. They assist them by listing the options available for Muslims like prayer rooms, alcohol free, prayer rugs, etc.

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Muslim Travel Boom

| 13/04/2013 | Reply
Muslim Travel Boom

THE international tourism industry is gradually awakening to an emerging travel market that is twice the size of China’s, and bigger than that of the US – affluent Muslim holidaymakers with money to spend.

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Opinion: Imams – The missing stakeholders in Islamic finance

| 12/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Imams – The missing stakeholders in Islamic finance

Imams may have heard of the Shariah scholars, but the opportunity for interactions with the latter is minimal, if at all, hence they do not “blind-faith” endorse products signed off by them.

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Pakistan: Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University Sign Agreement

| 12/04/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University Sign Agreement

Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University will work together for the development of Halal Industry. Halal Research Council has started an 8-month Post Graduate Diploma to provide trainings on Halal industry internationally.

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Malaysia: Nestle’s new plant to boost competitive edge

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestle’s new plant to boost competitive edge

Nestle Malaysia is the centre of halal expertise in the world, exporting to 50 countries because Malaysia’s Halal certification by Jakim is recognised around the globe. Nestle sees Malaysia as a manufacturing hub.

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USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

Food bridges diverse cultures effectively, and it forged bonding at the International Halal Food Conference, hosted by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). The event brought together a multinational array of corporations.

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Saudi Arabia: Savola buys strategic stake in subsidiaries

| 09/04/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Savola buys strategic stake in subsidiaries

The Saudi Arabia-based food conglomerate, has entered into a deal with Dammam-based Al-Muhaidib Holding Company, a key player in the kingdom’s food distribution sector, to acquire a 10 per cent stake in its subsidiary Savola Foods Company.

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Malaysia: Strengthening the Halal brand through innovation

| 09/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Strengthening the Halal brand through innovation

Innovation and a strict adaptation of the Islamic philosophy are the barometers that can determine how genuine a halal hub is, says Prof Pervaiz K Ahmad of the Monash University.

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Australia: Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

| 08/04/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

Australian airline Qantas Airways has removed food items containing pork and alcohol from its in-flight menu on routes that transit through Dubai starting 1 April.

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Brunei: Rainforest wealth can help tap global halal market

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Rainforest wealth can help tap global halal market

BRUNEI can tap into the microbial wealth of its rainforests to become a major player in the global halal market, said a senior official from the Ministry of Primary Industry and Resources (MIPR).

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Malaysia ‘on track’ to fully develop halal industry valued at RM7.2b

| 05/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia ‘on track’ to fully develop halal industry valued at RM7.2b

Minister for International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the government will push the momentum with focus on pharmaceuticals and Islamic banking.

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Stronger elected government needed to accelerate Malaysia to the next level

| 05/04/2013 | Reply
Stronger elected government needed to accelerate Malaysia to the next level

Mohd Shukri Abdullah, on the sidelines of the World Halal Week Kuala Lumpur 2013, said, “We hope that the administration will continue looking into the Halal area and emphasise more on trading.”

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Malaysia: Halal seen as ‘key ingredient’ to business success

| 05/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal seen as ‘key ingredient’ to business success

The use of the halal concept can enhance business efficiencies and act as a key ingredient to the successes of local and foreign businessmen, speakers at a World Halal Week conference concurred yesterday.

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