09 Oct '11, 10am

Halal certified premises set to grow 60% by 2015 - Channel News Asia

Halal certified premises set to grow 60% by 2015 - Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Halal certified premises look set to grow by 60 per cent to 5,000 premises in four years' time, says the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS). There are presently 3,000 halal certified premises such as eateries and food factories. Launching the Singapore Halal Eating Guide iPhone Apps, which is a directory of more than 1,800 halal eateries in this country, Minister for Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said Halal-certified premises have grown five times over the last decade from 530 to 2,650 last year. Halal products approved by MUIS went up seven times from about 2,240 to 15,600 products during the same period. Speaking at the MUIS Halal Seminar, Dr Yaacob believes the growth in Halal sector would boost tourism industry here. Dr Yaacob said: "I think with more places becoming Halal, not only eating establishments but hotels, it must have an ...

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