Category: Research

Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

Saudi Arabia is not alone in its reliance on buying food from abroad. While it needs about 70% of its food imported, the UAE requires 80% and Qatar a staggering 90%.

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Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

Minister Maggi’s visit to the KSA and the UAE is a move to assure the premium quality of Brazilian products entering these markets which have continued to show their trust in Brazil’s meat industry.

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UK: Breaking Barriers – the London Muslim Lifestyle Show

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Breaking Barriers – the London Muslim Lifestyle Show

“I’ve always seen events as a way to break down social barriers,” says the man behind the London Muslim Lifestyle Show, Waleed Jahangir.

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France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

“Slaughter without stunning, I’m sorry, it should have special labels,” Le Pen said. “Furthermore, I think that slaughter without stunning should be prohibited.”

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UK: Manchester United Announce Deal With Halal Online Shopping Site

| 25/04/2017 | Reply
UK:  Manchester United Announce Deal With Halal Online Shopping Site

The club’s latest branding partnership links Old Trafford to the Aladdin Group of companies from Malaysia. The agreement, has been a closely guarded secret since the signing back in January.

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Halal food market surging in Canada

| 21/04/2017 | Reply
Halal food market surging in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved guidelines for halal products just last year which is unprecedented because of malpractices going on.

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USA: CVS Says No More to Beauty Products With Toxic Chemicals

| 21/04/2017 | Reply
USA: CVS Says No More to Beauty Products With Toxic Chemicals

CVS to remove controversial chemicals — parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde donors (preservative ingredients that can release formaldehyde over time) — from store-brand products.

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UK: Defra parliamentary questions round

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Defra parliamentary questions round

In response to a call from Shipley MP Philip Davies for all halal and kosher meat products to be ‘properly labelled’ at the point of sale.

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Philippines: Creation of Halal council lauded

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Creation of Halal council lauded

The Muslim community lauded the signing of the executive order creating the Halal Industry Development Council that will ensure the marketability of halal-certified Davao City products.

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UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

Will the UK government wake up to the Halal market opportunities in the food and drink industry? They are already looking at opening up the market to sell British lamb to Kuwait.

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UK: Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK:  Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

Two “greedy” businessmen who ran a scam to sell turkey as halal lamb meat have each been jailed for five years.

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USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

| 19/04/2017 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

Midamar Corp., which as a corporate entity, plead guilty to a single conspiracy court, has survived the criminal prosecution of the business and its officers.

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UAE allows Pakistan to ship halal products via sea

| 12/04/2017 | Reply
UAE allows Pakistan to ship halal products via sea

The PHDA is also organising training programmes for butchers to create awareness among them about the Sharia requirements and after that they would be issued licences.

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Malaysia puts high hopes on one halal certification with Indonesia

| 10/04/2017 | Reply
Malaysia puts high hopes on one halal certification with Indonesia

The MUI’s Food and Drug Analysis Agency (LPPOM) deputy director, Muti Arintawati , said her side had planned to simplify halal certification for Malaysian end-user products imported into Indonesia.

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Malaysia Halal Hub Road Map

| 07/04/2017 | 2 Replies
Malaysia Halal Hub Road Map

A presentation by Jakim’s Halal Hub Division on the current structure, and organisations, in place in Malaysia for business and education in the Halal industry.

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Malaysia: Mutual Recognition Needed To Unify Standard For Global Halal Industry Players

| 05/04/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Mutual Recognition Needed To Unify Standard For Global Halal Industry Players

Global halal industry players should mutually recognise each other’s certification to address the absence of a single unified standard, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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Philippines get help from US Halal Chamber of Commerce with US halal market

| 04/04/2017 | Reply
Philippines get help from US Halal Chamber of Commerce with US halal market

During the forum, it was proposed that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) be signed among PEZA, ARMM and the US Halal Chamber of Commerce .

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South Africa: W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

| 01/04/2017 | Reply
South Africa:  W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

“We have put focused interventions in place to support emerging businesses in several competitive sub-segments, including in the Halal space.”

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Malaysia: Halal certification a preferred lifestyle choice

| 28/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal certification a preferred lifestyle choice

Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) awards Chemical Company of Malaysia or CCM with the Halal Certification for its range of Prescriptive Medicines.

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UAE bans meat, poultry coming from Brazil

| 25/03/2017 | Reply
UAE bans meat, poultry coming from Brazil

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, has taken a number of precautionary measures on imported food products from Brazil.

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