UAE: New factory to deliver boost to UAE’s halal food production

Al Islami Foods says its biggest factory in Sharjah will create over 100 new jobs

Al Islami Foods has announced the opening of its largest factory in Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah which it expected to deliver a major boost to the production of halal food in the region.

Spread across 10,000 square metres, it is the largest food manufacturing factory for the brand and the most modern, complementing the existing logistics facility in Dubai Investment Park, the company said in a statement.

It added that the factory will create over 100 new jobs and is expected to increase the production capacity by 150 percent reaching 18,000 metric tonnes per year of halal processed meat products for Al Islami Foods.

The factory also enables Al Islami to offer new solutions such as air culinary for in-flight catering industry, Sous Vide solutions for the hospitality industry and cooked products for the HORECA sector.

Saleh Saeed Lootah, chairman of Al Islami Foods, said: “We are proud to announce the launch and commencement of operations at our largest factory till date in Al Hamriyah Free zone, and we look forward to utilising the latest technologies to boost our production cycle in capacity as we continue to deliver foods that are healthy and nutritious.”

The company said its main aim is to have people “enjoy gourmet and home cooking with quality halal meat products”.

Al Islami Foods is a Dubai-based provider of halal products and supplies over 100 frozen products under three brands to cater to various market segments.