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The row over the lamb campaign from Meat and Livestock Australia has become political

Australian lamb campaign religious row rumbles on

By Aidan Fortune

The High Commission of India has made a demarche to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Communication and Arts and Department of Agriculture over Meat and Livestock Australia’s (MLA) lamb campaign featuring Ganesh and...

One Belt One Road a boon for global halal supply

China direct

One Belt One Road a boon for global halal supply

By RJ Whitehead

China’s US$1tr investment in its “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) trade strategy is expected to accelerate the growth of the global Islamic food market and make halal products much cheaper for consumers.

Maori milk company Miraka has signed an MOU to distribute its Whai Ora product in Malaysia.

Miraka expands with Malaysia deal

By Jim Cornall

Miraka, New Zealand’s first Maori-owned milk company, has signed an MOU with Malaysian company Storiiu, a food distribution business, to supply their flagship consumer food, Whai Ora. 

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

Snapshot from Malaysia

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

By RJ Whitehead

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 partly because,...

Australian officals have advised Malaysian meat workers on global welfare standards

Australian livestock exporters back trade suspension

By Oscar Rousseau

Australian livestock exporters have voiced support for temporary suspensions on Malaysian importers that failed to meet animal welfare standards during the country’s Korban festival in September.

India exported around US$4bn of buffalo meat last year

Report highlights importance of India as global meat player

By Georgi Gyton

A new report from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service has highlighted the importance of India on the global market, its bovine meat (buffalo) exports estimated to be the second-largest in the world.

Asia dominates world beer label demand

Asia dominates world beer label demand

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Asia dominates the world market for beer labels but the market is still dominated by old-style wet glue applied labels, but pressure-sensitive labels continue to make inroads in North America.

India’s halal story is one of missed opportunities

Ankush at large

India’s halal story is one of missed opportunities

By Ankush Chibber

The impression I have always had when travelling abroad is that people overseas think of India as a Hindu-dominated country with a minority sprinkling of other religions. While that its true in essence, it is a fallacy when you talk in numbers. 

World slowly waking up to what Asia has known for years

Case study

World slowly waking up to what Asia has known for years

By RJ Whitehead

It is no secret Malaysia has a strict halal verification process and its certification is accepted across all Muslim countries, including the Middle East. But why did the country embark on a policy to tame the standards beast.

Asia needs real halal standards before it can compete with the West

Halal special

Asia needs real halal standards before it can compete with the West

By RJ Whitehead

When you are catering to 1.8bn Muslim shoppers in a market that, according to The Economist, is likely to grow by 35% by 2030, there is bound to be a degree of fragmentation, but when it comes to halal, it is often more a case of disorganisation.

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