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As rates of chronic diseases in the ME rise, Australian farmers could have the answer

| 26/10/2015 | Reply
As rates of chronic diseases in the ME rise, Australian farmers could have the answer

Agribusinesses in Australia have been cashing in on demand for perceived safe and healthy food, according to a trade and business group.

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UAE: Non-certified organic food to be seized

| 26/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Non-certified organic food to be seized

Local produce claiming to be organic must be certified by the federal Emirates Authority for Standards and Metrology. Imports must meet Ministry of Environment and Water rules.

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Malaysia: Forum on Halal Healthcare Industry

| 25/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Forum on Halal Healthcare Industry

More than a thousand medical and healthcare practitioners, players, manufacturers, givers and academia will gather and deliberate on the latest developments, trends and best practices.

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Canada: Halal slaughter in Quebec complicated by animal rights bill

| 25/10/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal slaughter in Quebec complicated by animal rights bill

Farmers and animal rights activists don’t often agree, but Bill 54, ‘An Act to improve the legal situation of animals in Quebec,’ might be changing that.

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A Week of Glitz and Glamour at Jakarta Fashion Week 2016

| 25/10/2015 | Reply
A Week of Glitz and Glamour at Jakarta Fashion Week 2016

Indonesia’s fashion crowds will be celebrating the local industry during Jakarta Fashion Week 2016, hosted by Senayan City for the third year running.

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Malaysia: SMEs need to give emphasis to labelling, branding, halal certification

| 25/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: SMEs need to give emphasis to labelling, branding, halal certification

SME exports account for over 30 per cent of gross domestic product in other countries, while that of Malaysia only 19 per cent.

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Cities step up campaigns to woo Muslim visitors

| 25/10/2015 | Reply
Cities step up campaigns to woo Muslim visitors

Muslims are emerging as a greater force in global travel spending and Southeast Asia is becoming a favored destination of this growing consumer market.

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Qatar: Businesses sign $80m deals at export development forum

| 23/10/2015 | Reply
Qatar: Businesses sign $80m deals at export development forum

‘From Niche to Mainstream: Halal Goes Global’ is the first publication to provide an overview of the global halal food and beverage market.

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Malaysia: UMP, Mara tie up to set up RM20m halal gelatine project

| 23/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: UMP, Mara tie up to set up RM20m halal gelatine project

UMP is cooperating with Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) to set up the country’s first gelatin capsules halal gelatine incubator project estimated to cost RM20 million.

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Brunei to build $90 million halal food manufacturing plant

| 23/10/2015 | Reply
Brunei to build $90 million halal food manufacturing plant

Local food company AZ Food (B) Sdn Bhd, Tunisia-based Catering and International Trading (CIT) and the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

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China: Need for Standard Halal certification

| 23/10/2015 | Reply
China: Need for Standard Halal certification

Regulations pertaining to Halal food preparation in China varied according to regions and Muslim ethnic groups due to the lack of such Halal standardisation.

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Many associate Saudi Arabia with Halal holiday concept

| 22/10/2015 | Reply
Many associate Saudi Arabia with Halal holiday concept

A large percentage of people interested in halal holidays associate Saudi Arabia closely with the concept, according to a survey.

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ExpoHalal Spain 2015, starting point for Halal Spanish companies

| 22/10/2015 | Reply
ExpoHalal Spain 2015, starting point for Halal Spanish companies

The first Spanish Halal expo, ExpoHalal Spain 2015, opened its doors yesterday in Madrid with over 60 exhibitors.

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UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing: 27-29 October 2015, DWTC, Dubai

| 22/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing: 27-29 October 2015, DWTC, Dubai

Position of strength for regional food industry already operating in Islamic economies; Halal meat & poultry key drivers for growth.

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UAE: World Halal Travel Awards 2015

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: World Halal Travel Awards 2015

Indonesia won three awards as the world halal tourism destination at the World Travel Awards 2015 event held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Halal going global; Qatar SMEs stand to gain from growth

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Halal going global; Qatar SMEs stand to gain from growth

Understanding the various standards of the global Halal sector is key to facilitating SME participation, says Arancha Gonzalez, executive director, Geneva based International Trade Centre.

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Saudi Arabia’s expanding poultry sector

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s expanding poultry sector

Poultry meat remains the most competitive source of animal protein in Saudi Arabia, where total consumption is projected to reach about 1.54 million MT in 2015.

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Opinion: ‘Halal tourism’ market emerges

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Halal tourism’ market emerges

Now there’s a movement in the tourism industry to widen the “halal tourism” market to cater to Muslim travelers worldwide, particularly those from wealthy Gulf Arab states.

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UAE: Invest in halal tourism, urges HMH CEO

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Invest in halal tourism, urges HMH CEO

“Given the business opportunity and demand, Halal-friendly hotels will continue to claim bigger market share globally.”

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World’s first hotel standard for Muslim travellers launches

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
World’s first hotel standard for Muslim travellers launches

Salam Standard is pitched as a unique hotel reference tool for the global Muslim travel community .

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