Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter
People are focused on the last 10 seconds of an animal’s life and are prepared to ignore animal welfare issues that have happened to it in its life before it is slaughtered.
USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal
Mackey will remain CEO of the grocery store chain after the deal closes, and the store will continue to operate under the Whole Foods brand.
Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies
Top companies considered were Al Islami, BRF, Nestlé, Malaysian agro-foods company QL Foods, and American Wholefoods supplier Saffron Road.
Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel
Word comes that the Saudis would like to see the current emir, Sheikh Tamam bin Hamad al-Thani, his father the former emir and his mother removed from power.
Indonesia told to develop Halal industry
“We need to think about a roadmap to develop a halal industry [in Indonesia] that is consistent with the existing National Industry Development Masterplan (RIPIN),” said CORE researcher.
UK: Halal certification body to launch defence fund
A legal “fighting fund” is planned by the Halal Food Authority (HFA), the certification body, to meet what it said were an increasing number of malicious attacks on the sector.
Japan: NH Foods JV makes progress on Malaysia halal hub
Japan’s biggest food manufacturer has chosen Malaysia to be its hub for halal exports, in partnership with a Malaysian chicken major.
Belgium: To stun or not to stun
Belgium has worked out new rules banning the slaughter of unstunned animals, not sparing traditional rites for Muslim Halal and Jewish Kosher meat.
Turkish exporters ready to meet Qatar demand for food and water
A government official in Qatar earlier told Reuters Doha was talking to Iran and Turkey about securing food and water supplies. Two articles
Malaysian incubator signs deal to boost China’s halal exports
A Malaysian technology and energy incubator has agreed to collaborate with companies in Hong Kong and China to produce and market halal-certified foods internationally.
Aiming for Muslim market, Taiwan encourages Halal Certification
With a growing population of over 200,000 Muslims, more restaurants in Taiwan are applying for halal certification and the food industry is aiming for a larger market.
Singapore’s halal grocer MyOutlets making offline-to-online global push
After opening Singapore’s biggest all halal-certified foods supermarket, MyOutlets quietly launched its global e-marketplace Haladeen.
Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran in a coordinated move. Six articles.
Malaysia: AsiaBio eyes halal product export venture with Chinese firms
AsiaBio plans to explore opportunities with three Chinese companies to form a partnership to produce and export Halal-certified food products to the global marketplace.
UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit
They were also assured the British meat industry could maintain strong exports once the UK leaves the EU, and that there was significant potential for growing domestic demand.
F&B outlet space in UAE set to grow and beat global average
Cafes and restaurants in Asian cities including Abu Dhabi and Dubai could make up about 30 per cent of shopping space by 2025.
Malaysia: Synchronised standards for halal certification in the works
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announces efforts that the Malaysian Halal Council has put in place as part of its agenda for 2018-2020 including and International Halal Authority Board.
UAE: 80 fridges distributed for food storage in Dubai mosques
80 fridges have been distributed to 38 mosques in Deira and 42 mosques in Bur Dubai so that individuals who wish to donate food for the underprivileged left in these fridges in a hygienic condition.
Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors
Remarkable progress has been achieved in three strategic sectors of Islamic economy – Islamic finance, halal trade and industry, and Islamic lifestyle in the emirate.
Spain: The Cordoba Halal Cluster already has a corporate image
The final objective is to create a business park for the the production of certified Halal products that a thousand companies Have already shown an interest in.
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