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Bon Appetit for authentic Halal delicacies

| 15/07/2009 | Reply
Bon Appetit for authentic Halal delicacies

As part of the ongoing Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Al Islami Foods
launched a unique Bon Appetit Food Festival to make this summer a
memorable one. The theme of Bon Appetit is “You Are What
You Eat”, where Al Islami presents free light meals to visiting guests,
which include healthier, tastier and real halal range of products.

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Malaysia Well Positioned To Provide Islamic Banking Services In Europe

| 13/07/2009 | Reply
Malaysia Well Positioned To Provide Islamic Banking Services In Europe

Malaysia, recognised
internationally for its vast experience in Islamic finance, is well
positioned to provide services and facilities related to Islamic
banking in Europe.




“This is a potential area that we have yet to develop with Europe.
We need to move away from the thinking that Islamic banking must only
be in the Middle East or among Arab, muslim countries,” said Malaysia’s
ambassador to Brussels, Datuk Hussein Hanif.

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Halal Market

| 09/07/2009 | Reply
Halal Market

Halal Market Overview

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Celebrating July 4th with Rick Warren and 45,000 Muslims

| 08/07/2009 | Reply
Celebrating July 4th with Rick Warren and 45,000 Muslims

The Washington Convention Center, the venue for this year’s ISNA convention, came alive with halal food stands,
people praying on the carpets, and entire families in their colorful
regional Islamic dress–all a stone’s throw away from the 4th of July
fireworks spectacular going on at the National Mall.

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Halal in America – the time is now

| 08/07/2009 | Reply
Halal in America – the time is now

The 46th Annual Convention of the Islamic Society of North America was
held in Washington DC over the July 4th holiday weekend. Official
numbers have not yet been published, but, as always, this event brings
tens of thousands of American Muslims together for the convention,
bazaar and side sessions.



This year, in collaboration with the American Halal Association, ISNA
held a Halal industry session entitled “Halal in America – the time is
now!” to explore the opportunities and issues brought about by the
current global expansion in the Halal market.

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Kuwait Food and Drink Report Q3 2009

| 08/07/2009 | Reply
Kuwait Food and Drink Report Q3 2009

Business Monitor International (BMI) analyses that the halal food industry may not only attract further
regional investment (UAE-basedAl Islami Foods entered Kuwait in April
2009 after securing a distributional tie ups with Gulf Tradingand
Refrigeration Company (GTRC) and International Agencies Company (IAC)),
but also provide growth opportunities for Kuwaiti companies.

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Korea Aims to Attract Muslim Tourists

| 07/07/2009 | Reply
Korea Aims to Attract Muslim Tourists

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has offered about 40 travel agents
and guides a lecture on Islamic culture and introduced a Halal food
lunchbox and tour programs tailor-made for Muslims in a bid to attract
more Muslim tourists here.

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Ningxia to hold Int’l investment and trade fair

| 07/07/2009 | Reply
Ningxia to hold Int’l investment and trade fair

Wang
Zhengwei, chairman of the Ningxia regional government said Ningxia’s Muslim culture makes the region attractive to
businessmen from Islamic countries, as well as Hui Muslim entrepreneurs
from other regions.

CIFIT will feature the Fourth Halal Food Exhibition, the Second Hui
Commercial Fair and Ningxia-Arab Economic and Trade Development seminar
to illustrate the region’s ethnic culture and its development potential
to business partners,  he said.

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Halal profits with Islamic Bank of Britain

| 04/07/2009 | Reply
Halal profits with Islamic Bank of Britain

Islamic Bank of Britain has announced it has enhanced its popular
Sharia’a compliant fixed term deposit account by allowing savers to
take 18 or 24 month terms and earn halal profit as a quarterly income.

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Halal certs not simply issued

| 03/07/2009 | Reply
Halal certs not simply issued

Opinion: I feel that the writer of the letter “Halal cert and hotels” (The Star, June 30) is biased, not to mention playing the blame game.Why
blame the Halal Industry Develop­ment Corporation (HDC) for slow
issuance of the Halal certificate? Did the writer bother to find out
what these “petty and less important” issues are?

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Halal Certification: Getting Approvals is such a Hassle

| 30/06/2009 | Reply
Halal Certification: Getting Approvals is such a Hassle

The Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (Maho), the Malaysian
Association of Hotels and the Malaysia Budget Hotels Association have
made great efforts to encourage member hotels to apply for halal
certification for hotel kitchens to provide halal food at designated
restaurants.

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Halal certification stressed for Pakistan food industry

| 30/06/2009 | Reply
Halal certification stressed for Pakistan food industry

SPEAKERS
at an international conference in the provincial metropolis Lahore stressed
the importance of Halal food certification for boosting consumers’
confidence in foods and improving their sale.

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New Book on Halal Food and the Modern Food Supply Chain

| 29/06/2009 | Reply
New Book on Halal Food and the Modern Food Supply Chain

Understanding
the Halal Food Supply Chain is a much awaited book authored by Dr Azhar
Lodhi, an independent food research consultant, based in the UK. It
provides information and promotes discussion on issues relevant to
consumers of halal food, food technologists, food researchers and
industry.

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Taiwan taps the huge market for halal food – Feature

| 27/06/2009 | Reply
Taiwan taps the huge market for halal food – Feature

At the 2009 Taipei International Food Show,
held from Tuesday until Friday, Taiwan for the first time opened a Halal
Pavilion with some 40 companies setting up booths. The
halal foods they showcased were few – rice, biscuits, soya sauce,
vinegar, picked vegetables, chocolate paste and an ice desert called
“Snow Ice.”Many Taiwanese queued up for a free cup of Snow Ice, but few foreign buyers placed orders for the halal products.

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GCC, Asean ministers to discuss co-operation

| 27/06/2009 | Reply
GCC, Asean ministers to discuss co-operation



Thailand
and

Bahrain

will also jointly organise an exhibition of halal food products. The
Thai halal exhibition will run from June 30 to July 1 at the
Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa.

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Halal Hub Investors Waiting For Incentives

| 24/06/2009 | Reply
Halal Hub Investors Waiting For Incentives

Malaysia,– Potential investors in Selangor Halal Hub in
Pulau Indah, Port Klang are waiting for the types of incentives to be
offered by the state government.

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Taipei International Food Show kicks off

| 24/06/2009 | Reply
Taipei International Food Show kicks off

This year Food Taipei has
a special exhibition zone, the first-ever Halal food pavilion, which is
designed to promote new business opportunities and cater for the
world’s 1.8 million Muslims.

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Global Halal Conference at Anuga 2009

| 23/06/2009 | Reply
Global Halal Conference at Anuga 2009

News from the Anuga Trade Show that is held in Cologne, Germany 10-14 Oct. 2009:

“Halal” food
and beverages is one of the food industry’s most dynamically growing
product groups, a trend that also can be served by European suppliers,
of course. Due to the fact that especially Muslim communities are
growing in numbers, a further growth of the demand for Halal Food is
one of the fastest and effective growing food sectors in the world and
will remain so for many years. With the first “Global Halal Conference”
at Anuga featuring the participation of experts from all over the
world, we want to emphasize and highlight this aspect.

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Arabia tourist land to boost Malaysian economy

| 23/06/2009 | Reply
Arabia tourist land to boost Malaysian economy

The
developer of Asia’s first “Arabia land” for tourists said Sunday his
new leisure project aims to offer up to a thousand local jobs by next
March.
Up to 850 jobs will be available to locals of the state of Melaka,
where Sheikh Saleh al-Mansour’s first Arab City in Asia is scheduled to
finish contruction early next year, according to the Malaysian-based
Asia Daily News.

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A Trillion Dollar Halal Business

| 20/06/2009 | Reply
A Trillion Dollar Halal Business

Riaz Haq June 17, 2009 For a long time, halal simply meant buying meat from a halal butcher, who slaughtered in accordance with Islamic principles. But the halal food market has exploded in the past decade and is now worth an estimated $632 billion annually, according to the Halal Journal, a Kuala Lumpur-based magazine. That’s […]

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