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Malaysia: AsiaBio eyes halal product export venture with Chinese firms

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
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.

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UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
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.

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F&B outlet space in UAE set to grow and beat global average

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
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.

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Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

| 02/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

Every year, a dramatic increase in food waste is witnessed in Muslim countries during Ramadan due to the uncontrolled and lavish grocery shopping.

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Malaysia: Jakim to expand Halal Fast Force programme to expedite, standardise halal cert process

| 02/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim to expand Halal Fast Force programme to expedite, standardise halal cert process

The Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will expand the Halal Fast Force programme in all states to expedite and standardise the halal certification process.

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Malaysia: Synchronised standards for halal certification in the works

| 02/06/2017 | Reply
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.

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UAE: 80 fridges distributed for food storage in Dubai mosques

| 01/06/2017 | Reply
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.

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Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
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.

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UAE hotels scale back on buffets in bid to reduce food waste

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
UAE hotels scale back on buffets in bid to reduce food waste

Now a la carte service is replacing that at many outlets that are increasingly conscious of the amount of waste they generate.

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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia 2017 and Speciality Chocolate Asia 2017

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia 2017 and Speciality Chocolate Asia 2017

The inaugural Asian edition of London’s greatest gourmet trade event will take place in Singapore in July 2017.

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Spain: The Cordoba Halal Cluster already has a corporate image

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
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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Turkey: Halal accreditation institute to be established to meet increasing demand

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Turkey: Halal accreditation institute to be established to meet increasing demand

The Ministry of Economy prepared a draft bill stipulating the establishment of an Institute for Halal Accreditation (HAK), which will be independent of the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TÜRKAK).

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Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

Brazil is fully ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia in the field of food and to provide the market demand of meat and other products according to Saudi Vision 2030.

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UAE researchers turn to camels to solve halal gelatin challenge

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
UAE researchers turn to camels to solve halal gelatin challenge

Around half of the gelatin used in dairy and meat processing and confectionery is sourced from pig skin, making it unsuitable for the halal food market.

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Philippines: P150-M budget for DOST Halal program in Davao Region

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: P150-M budget for DOST Halal program in Davao Region

Components under this program include research and development, testing, human resource development, and technology transfer.

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Ramadan in the UK: Supermarkets missing a trick to capture the Halal market

| 29/05/2017 | Reply
Ramadan in the UK: Supermarkets missing a trick to capture the Halal market

To meet demand some supermarket chains across the UK are offering special aisles for Ramadan dedicated to halal food and products.

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UAE: Patchi breaks ground on hitech Dubai chocolate factory

| 28/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Patchi breaks ground on hitech Dubai chocolate factory

Patchi, a leading luxury chocolatier in the UAE and the Middle East region, said it has started work on its new manufacturing unit in Dubai Industrial Park.

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UK: Halalguide startup is now in South Yorkshire

| 26/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Halalguide startup is now in South Yorkshire

Halalguide, a fast expanding Muslim-related category search engine, announced that they have started including halal-certified businesses, located in the South Yorkshire area.

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Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event

| 26/05/2017 | Reply
Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event

Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event to be held at the new Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 to 18 October.

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UK: Livestock industry looks towards post-Brexit marketplaces

| 25/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Livestock industry looks towards post-Brexit marketplaces

A positive look at a post-Brexit red meat trade will be based on a focus of ‘provenance and credibility’, according to the UK meat industry.

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