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Kuwait’s Mezzan gets Saudi foothold with Al Safi deal

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Kuwait’s Mezzan gets Saudi foothold with Al Safi deal

One of the largest food, beverage, and pharma manufacturing and distribution companies in the Gulf, has completed the acquisition of 70 percent of Al Safi Food Company.

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Officials deny NZ meat industry favours Muslim religion

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Officials deny NZ meat industry favours Muslim religion

Officials have poured cold water over a Kiwi farmer’s concerns that New Zealand’s meat industry only caters to the Muslim religion.

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Meet Generation M: the young, affluent Muslims changing the world

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Meet Generation M: the young, affluent Muslims changing the world

The caricatures of Islam don’t leave much room for modernity. The author of a new book argues that this image is absurd – and that a new demographic is about to flex its economic muscles.

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Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

Some of the world’s biggest consumer groups are making halal face creams and shampoos for Indonesia ahead of a new labeling law.

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World’s first-ever Halal retreat launched targeting the urban Muslim traveller

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
World’s first-ever Halal retreat launched targeting the urban Muslim traveller

The Productive Muslim Retreat will be unique personal development journey over seven days with the aim of empowering attendees to live healthier and spiritually connected lives.

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Japan opens up to Halal tourism

| 30/08/2016 | Reply
Japan opens up to Halal tourism

The Japanese government wants to attract more Muslim tourists from the Middle East and last year eased visa restrictions for citizens of several regional countries.

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Top French court overturns burkini ban

| 26/08/2016 | Reply
Top French court overturns burkini ban

Binding decision is expected to set a legal precedent for all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that issued decrees banning the full-body bathing suits.

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Halal Awareness in Malaysia

| 25/08/2016 | Reply
Halal Awareness in Malaysia

Although the awareness of halal and halal certified products has increased tremendously over the past few years, awareness of halal certification has not increased much.

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How a boom in the Halal products industry is good news for (mostly) everyone

| 24/08/2016 | Reply
How a boom in the Halal products industry is good news for (mostly) everyone

Today Muslim consumerism is valued at an astounding $2.1 trillion. And as the population skyrockets, this number can only be expected to grow.

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Smart logo to ensure authenticity of halal food in Dubai

| 22/08/2016 | Reply
Smart logo to ensure authenticity of halal food in Dubai

All Halal food products sold in Dubai will soon have to carry a smart logo that will help consumers verify the authenticity of their halal accreditation using a mobile application.

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UK: Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

| 22/08/2016 | 1 Reply
UK:  Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

There are exemptions to pre-stunning for Shechita (Jewish) and halal (Muslim) slaughter methods but about 84 per cent of animals slaughtered by the halal method are pre-stunned.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s Dewina Group eyeing local partners in Halal food manufacturing

| 21/08/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s Dewina Group eyeing local partners in Halal food manufacturing

Brahim’s receive enquiries from several companies in Japan and Australia which are already producing halal products and need Muslim partners to build their credibility.

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Opinion: Putting Islam centre stage in the digital age

| 21/08/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Putting Islam centre stage in the digital age

Peter Gould is fast becoming the face of a new mode of engaging with spirituality through digital and creative spaces.

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Brunei: Simpor eyes Halal cosmetics contract manufacturing

| 18/08/2016 | Reply
Brunei:  Simpor eyes Halal cosmetics contract manufacturing

SIMPOR Pharma Sdn Bhd, Brunei’s first halal pharmaceutical company, is in talks with cosmetics manufacturers for the production of Halal cosmetics in the Sultanate.

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Halal tourism: Osaka agency offering Muslim-friendly tours

| 11/08/2016 | Reply
Halal tourism: Osaka agency offering Muslim-friendly tours

Miyako International Tourist Co says its most popular route starts from Tokyo and takes participants to Osaka, Kyoto and Nara, all major tourist destinations.

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Algeria: Validating a statutory body for Halal certification

| 11/08/2016 | Reply
Algeria: Validating a statutory body for Halal certification

A new ministerial decree setting the conditions for affixing the mark “Halal” on exportable food products is being validated by government.

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Halal food certification proving a problem in Japan

| 11/08/2016 | Reply
Halal food certification proving a problem in Japan

Some Japanese producers operating within the country worry that the proliferation of certification bodies is a potential problem, and which are actually authorised.

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Malaysia: Govt calls on more bumiputera companies to venture into Halal industry

| 09/08/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Govt calls on more bumiputera companies to venture into Halal industry

Last year, bumiputra companies made up only 30% of 6,458 companies involved in the Halal industry.

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Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

| 09/08/2016 | Reply
Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

The UK now carries out more halal slaughter than the rest of Europe. Most of us eat Halal meat unwittingly on a daily basis without being labelled as such.

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Partake in a short global survey for SGIE Report 2016

| 07/08/2016 | Reply
Partake in a short global survey for SGIE Report 2016

Please take this short survey to add your views and valuable perspective on your Halal sector and see the results in the State of the Global Islamic Economy 2016 Report.

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