Halal food firm plans new Dubai factory

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Al Islami Foods has announced plans to build a new AED100m food processing facility in DUbai to meet the increasing regional demands for halal food products.

The 11,500 sq ft facility will be located in Dubai Investment Park and will support plans to position Dubai as the capital of the Islamic economy, the company said in a statement.

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed earlier this year announced a vision for a Halal economy including Islamic financial instruments, Islamic insurance, Islamic contracts' arbitration, Islamic food industry and trade standards (Halal food), and Islamic quality management standards.

The construction of Al Islami's facility will begin early next month and is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

Once complete, the plant will be able to process more than 1,500 metric tonnes of meat per month.

Al Islami said it strictly enforces high quality standards where the meat is exclusively sourced from farms where the real halal process of no-stunning and hand slaughtering is followed. The plant will produce many categories of products such as sausages, burgers, minced meat, and nuggets.

Saleh Abdullah Lootah, board member of Al Islami Foods, said: "The new plant is in line with our expansion strategy and will help us to satisfy the increasing regional demand for food products of global standards.

"This latest development is also an example of our commitment to continue to invest in the UAE economy and build it as a world leader of the halal economy."

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Posted by: srk

@jonjon They aren't building a factory in toronto,so relax.

Posted by: procan

Well not a new one as far as I know .But yes we have about 20 Halal meat plants here in the Toronto area what is the big deal eh? There is no problem with halal meat it is all produced here from the ground up of the very best quality.

Posted by: jonjon

building a halal economy in a non-halal place, the irony

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