Monthly Archives: October 2016

Nestlé confectionery division ‘remains under pressure’

25-Oct-2016 Nestlé hopes innovation and marketing support can restore growth to its confectionery division, which remains challenged in Brazil, the US and the UK. The company’s like for like confectionery sales were down 3.6% in the first nine months of

Halal Japan: Meet the people convincing food firms to take the Islamic market seriously

13-Oct-2016

‘Hot dog’ name ban shows officials’ desire to take offence

25-Oct-2016 In conversation with an Uber driver in Kuala Lumpur, it will never be long before he mentions hot dogs. They are a subject on everyone’s lips now, after Malaysian religious authorities denied halal certification to an American fast-food chain

Animals die in agony for halal meat because of ignorance by Muslim scholars, study finds

Oct 24, 2016 MORE animals than ever before are dying in agony because of halal meat practices which means they are not stunned before their throats are slit, it has emerged. Traditionally, cows, sheep and chickens are rendered unconscious before

Despite recent surge, halal market still has huge long-term potential

19-Oct-2016 Global sales of halal products have surged in recent years, yet the potential for further growth, both in Islamic and non-Islamic countries, remains vast. With a prospective customer base of some 1.6bn Muslims, US$1.9tr was spent last year on

KFC welfare standards slammed in report

06-Oct-2016 For the fourth year in row, Yum Brands ranked second lowest in the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), a performance that World Animal Protection slammed as “unacceptable”. For the fourth year in row, Yum Brands ranked second

Äkta Halal Mat Sverige accused of by-passing Salmonella rules

04-Oct-2016 Äkta Halal Mat Sverige has recalled 30 tons of whole fresh meat due to it being labelled as “meat preparation” which gets around Swedish rules on Salmonella. The meat was sold to stores outside big food chains in several

Halal Japan: Meet the people convincing food firms to take the Islamic market seriously

13-Oct-2016 With just 100,000 Muslims among a population of 127m, its perhaps little surprise that halal products have not been the top priority for Japan’s food manufacturers. But one association is on a mission to change that as he seeks

Malaysian halal e-commerce site eyes global expansion

05-Aug-2016 Aladdin Street, a Malaysian halal-focused e-commerce site, will expand to Singapore by the year-end, with further international growth in 2017. The startup launched in Malaysia in April and seeks to promote halal products as premium and healthy goods, even for non-Muslims.

More countries look for ways to secure lucrative halal certification

03-Oct-2016 The Philippines is making its bid to join the world’s US$2.6tr halal export market by aligning its halal accreditation systems and institutions. According to Ramon Lopez, the trade and industry secretary, a newly launched Halal Board—established under the Philippines