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...


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. 

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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.


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