News From : DagangHalal.com (08 Nov 2010)
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Nov, 2010– .
An International Halal Poultry Standards workshop was held in the Cagayan De Oro City to educate businessmen and others. It was organized by the Department of Agriculture and featured experts from Malaysia.
Halal poultry is set to capture at least two percent of the demand for 770,000 metric tons per year of Halal food products in four countries namely Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines under the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia- Philippines East Asean Growth Area’s (BIMP-EAGA) proponent project.
At the workshop recommendations were suggested to develop the Halal Industry in the Philippines by taking several proactive measures. These include harmonizing the Halal protocols and procedures of various government agencies, development of Halal certification and accreditation competencies and the capability-building of the certifying bodies and the government Halal food inspectors, auditors and the like.