Five SMEs ship halal food to Britain

KUALA LUMPUR: Five small and medium enterprise (SME) suppliers from Malaysia are preparing to ship their halal
food products worth RM600,000 to Britain to be sold at 180 Tesco stores
there as part of the efforts by Tesco Stores (M) Sdn Bhd to bring
Malaysian products to the global arena.

In a statement
yesterday, Tesco Malaysia chief executive officer Chris Bush (pic) said
the retailer would bring more SMEs to the British market.

will continue to help Malaysian SMEs meet global standards and produce
consistent and quality products for our consumers,” Bush said, adding
that all the products by the five suppliers had passed the strict
British Retailers Consortium standards.

Malaysia said the suppliers would be supplying a total of nine
products. The five include Dewina Food Industries Sdn Bhd, which will
be supplying Brahim’s ready-to-use chicken curry, rendang and
satay sauces, Sal’s Food Industries Sdn Bhd supplying ready-to-eat
fried rice, Vit Makanan (KL) Sdn Bhd supplying instant noodles and
Kampong Koh Sauce (M) Sdn Bhd supplying chilli and garlic chilli sauces.

Bush said there was a huge market for halal products and with the world Muslim population reaching more than 1.6 billion, producers of halal products would have a secure consumer base.

“In the United Kingdom, there are about 2.4 million Muslim consumers who require food recognised as halal,” he added.