Newswrap: Halal industry

 Newswrap: Halal industry
20 March 2022
Salaam Gateway in one of the latest issues on the website provided a detailed review of the halal industries latest updates from several countries around the world. In particular, the coverage touches upon the export of halal meat from Pakistan to Uzbekistan, launching halal cosmetics products in Philippines, entering Spinneys UAE supermarkets’ chain into the Saudi market and opening the very first virtual hospital there too. The article also explored expanding of UK halal burger chain Mak halal across the country in 2022.
Pakistan within bilateral documents signed with Uzbekistan as Preferential Trade Agreement and Transit Trade agreement provides export supplies of 18 tons of meat to Tashkent, totaling 900 tons of meat planned to be shipped to Uzbekistan. Aiming to bolster exports to the Central Asia region, currently negotiation with Tajikistan is proceeding too.
The Philippines, noted in the article as a catholic majority country with only 5 % of Muslim population and small local market of halal certified cosmetics, launched beauty and skincare lines by halal-compliant standards. Whereas UAE multinational grocery retailer Spinneys expanding into the Saudi Arabian market which connects local farm producers with the grocery chain thereby supporting national food security strategies. Another novelty mentioned in the article is in the healthcare sector of Saudi Arabia, a launching of the Middle East’s first virtual hospital, which will provide a wide range of virtual medical services. 
British halal burger chain Mak Halal is opening more outlets in the UK, the chain initially operated in Birmingham with large Muslim community, planning to expand to four stores, which proves increasing demand for Halal food products, is concluded in the article.  
News highlits are derived from Salaam Gateway news website