Category: Research

Brunei: Signing Of Three MoUs To Further Boost Brunei Halal Certification

| 26/05/2013 | Reply
Brunei:  Signing Of Three MoUs To Further Boost Brunei Halal Certification

The credibility and integrity of Brunei Darussalam’s Halal brand is set for a boost in the eyes of the global Halal industry following the signing of MoUs between three well-known institutions.

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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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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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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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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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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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Opinion: Ogilvy Noor Year 2013 in Review

| 01/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Ogilvy Noor Year 2013 in Review

In the last 12 months, awareness, interest and brand engagement with the Muslim consumer has continued on a steep upward curve. From an Ogilvy Noor perspective we take a look back at the events, ideas and highpoints of the year.

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Malaysia: World-class training needed to help boost Halal industry

| 08/01/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: World-class training needed to help boost Halal industry

The Malaysia Halal Industry Market Report 2012 includes insights on the consumer understanding and awareness of ‘halal’ investments, export market potentials, challenges and opportunities from multiple stakeholder groups including consumers, authorities and industry players.

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Opinion: Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep

| 01/01/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep

This time of year is a great time to start making—and keeping—business resolutions, too. But sadly, like our personal goals, we often make them (year after year) with sincere intent only to see them quickly fall by the wayside, as we revert to habits we vowed to break.

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Opinion: Top 4 Supply Chain Drivers of Shareholder Value

| 01/01/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Top 4 Supply Chain Drivers of Shareholder Value

Excellence in supply chain management is a combination of operational effectiveness and added value performance. Each participating enterprise must skillfully manage all the functions involved in fulfilling its stage of the extended supply chain.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

| 22/12/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

The International Islamic University (IIU) of Malaysia and the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia will work together to produce gelatin from camels to meet world demand for halal gelatin.

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Saudi Arabia: The Food Exporter’s Hidden Gem

| 14/12/2012 | 1 Reply
Saudi Arabia: The Food Exporter’s Hidden Gem

Like the rest of the Persian Gulf region, Saudi Arabia saw an explosion in consumer spending over the past decade due to the bourgeoning global energy demand. Per capita food consumption through 2015 is forecast to grow 7.31%.

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USA: Saudi Arabia Retail Foods Update 2012

| 14/12/2012 | Reply
USA: Saudi Arabia Retail Foods Update 2012

This report provides an update on the Saudi retail food market structure and information that the U.S., and other exporters would need to enter this important market.

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Tech-savvy Moms Lead Home-based Food Culture

| 06/12/2012 | Reply
Tech-savvy Moms Lead Home-based Food Culture

Each year, moms contribute to spending nearly $200 billion on food purchased for use at home. A new report reveals that 13.3 million moms (41 percent) consider their kitchen to be the most important room in their home, while 19.7 million (61 percent) say they enjoy cooking.

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EU: EC to research stunning information on meat labels

| 20/11/2012 | Reply
EU: EC to research stunning information on meat labels

The European Commission (EC) will launch a study next year to ask consumers whether they would like meat labels to contain information about stunning methods used before the animal was slaughtered.

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Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

Research has shown that increased stress in the feedlot, during transportation and at the slaughterhouse can lead to an overall decreased tenderness. These negative quality traits influence the producer’s bottom line and the consumer’s.

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France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

| 25/10/2012 | Reply
France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

The survey by pollster Ifop in Le Figaro newspaper showed that 60 percent of people believed that Islam was “too important” in France in terms of its influence and visibility, up from 55 percent two years ago.

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