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Kazakhstan launches major halal meat processing plant

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Kazakhstan launches major halal meat processing plant

The project will result in an increase in the number of livestock and will expand the export potential of the region.

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Malaysia: Halal expo in Penang set to curry favour with spice fans

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal expo in Penang set to curry favour with spice fans

The Penang International Halal Expo and Conference (Pihec) 2016 is back next month with the Halal Chef Challenge and the World Curry Festival.

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2015

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2015

Many local and international food production experts from 209 domestic and international companies showcased the latest food products.

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Burger King France’s owner to boost number of Halal-only restaurants

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Burger King France’s owner to boost number of Halal-only restaurants

The move, if confirmed, will see the opening of about 40 restaurants serving only burgers with meat from cattle slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law.

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Malaysia: DPM Zahid wants to get rid of misconception about religion

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: DPM Zahid wants to get rid of misconception about religion

He expressed his disappointment that Malaysia was always left behind in the halal industry despite being the pioneer in producing certain halal products and services.

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Saudi Arabia: Almarai eyes $1.5bn stake in UAE food company

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Almarai eyes $1.5bn stake in UAE food company

Almarai, is among several companies to have shown an initial interest in NFPC, one of the largest food and dairy manufacturers and distributors in the UAE.

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Philippines: 10 Cebu hotels to pilot government halal project

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Philippines: 10 Cebu hotels to pilot government halal project

10 hotels and resorts in Cebu will participate in the pilot implementation of a project that aims to make tourism establishments halal-certified.

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Malaysia: HDC launches world’s first Halal Data Pool

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC launches world’s first Halal Data Pool

The Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) has launched the Global Data Halal Pool (GDHP), the world’s first halal data pool.

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Malaysia: SMIIC Halal Conference in Kuala Lumpur

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: SMIIC Halal Conference in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia, other Muslim nations should be in forefront of global halal industry, says Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

US food producers saw record exports to the GCC of US$3bn last year according to new figures.

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UAE: Sheikh Hamdan issues direction to hold Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
UAE: Sheikh Hamdan issues direction to hold Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016

MENAFN Press Dubai-UAE: 12 December 2015 – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai issued directions for the 3rd Global Islamic Economy Summit to […]

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UAE: Sheikh Mohammad issues law for Emirates Global Accreditation Centre

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
UAE: Sheikh Mohammad issues law for Emirates Global Accreditation Centre

The newly established centre will form one of the key sources of the Halal sector that helps complement the organisational infrastructure.

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Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

Austrian supermarket chain Spar will stop selling Halal meat after only two weeks because the test sale caused a storm of outraged online comments.

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Malaysia unveils tourism guidelines to be more Muslim-friendly

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia unveils tourism guidelines to be more Muslim-friendly

MS2610:2015 Muslim-Friendly Hospitality Services Requirements – are to set up a system to “preserve and protect the integrity of our Islamic tourism products and services”.

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UAE: Shariah standard for Gold can fit well in global Islamic economy

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
UAE: Shariah standard for Gold can fit well in global Islamic economy

“The development of a Shariah Standard on Gold is part of a broader process of harmonisation within the industry,” Dr. Mohammad Daud Bakar.

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Halal Celebrations: Bringing together friends and family

| 03/12/2015 | Reply
Halal Celebrations: Bringing together friends and family

Meet the young entrepreneur hoping to keep festive celebrations ongoing all year round with his business selling greeting cards and crackers.

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Halal Cosmetics on Growth Path in Saudi Arabia

| 03/12/2015 | Reply
Halal Cosmetics on Growth Path in Saudi Arabia

More companies are focusing on accommodating the growing preference for halal cosmetics products in the country.

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Malaysia: Prioritize setting up of Halal Professional Board

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Prioritize setting up of Halal Professional Board

The setting up of a Halal Professional Board – a database for halal consultants to advise businesses – should be prioritised, said Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

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Thailand’s plan to become a top-five exporter of Halal foods by 2020

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Thailand’s plan to become a top-five exporter of Halal foods by 2020

The department will also expedite development plans for Halal products of small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Australia: Halal certification is a “purely commercial exchange” – Senate inquiry

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification is a “purely commercial exchange” – Senate inquiry

One recommendation is to establish a single, national registered trademark for halal certified products.

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