Since 2009, Ghanim International Corporation has been developing, marketing and promoting bruneihalalfoods products across the world including Brunei Darussalam, China and the United Kingdom.
The company’s products include beverages, daily needs and snacks manufactured by partners across Brunei and Australia as a well as premium value-added chicken, lamb and seafood products manufactured by Ghanim International Corporation’s subsidiary based in the United Kingdom, Ghanim International UK Limited.
The bruneihalalfoods brand puts the utmost importance in ensuring its products meet the Halal and health standards throughout the supply chain including but not limited to, sourcing of ingredients, processing, packaging, logistics and delivery of finished products. Its products are certified in accordance with the requirements of MUIB, through the Brunei Halal accreditation system.
Ghanim also works with Halal and Quality Control Auditors to carry out inspection and audit of the entire bruneihalalfoods supply chain to ensure that the production meets Halal and food safety standards. The brand has received an encouraging response from current and potential regional and international markets including China, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Korea and Thailand.
Marsa Yag Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (Marsa Yag), a Turkish-based company, helped establish Western Foods and Packaging Sdn Bhd (WFP) to manufacture margarine, oil and fats products.
As one of Turkey’s pioneers in edible oil and fats manufacturing, Marsa Yag exports to over 65 countries. A manufacturing plant worth BND50 million was officially opened in November 2017 located in Serasa. The plant is capable of producing 200 tons of margarine per day at full capacity, thus diversifying Brunei’s economy and leading Brunei towards its national Brunei Vision 2035.
The products are Halal certified by MUIB and are intended to serve the growing global market demand for quality Halal food products. They are also the first margarine and edible products to be exported from Brunei. The main raw ingredient, palm oil, is sourced from Malaysia.
The finished product is exported to the ASEAN region and beyond through Brunei’s main port, the Muara Port. WFP is also looking into downstream opportunities for its products which can be used as ingredients to make biscuit, chocolates, pastries and ice cream.
Utilising locally sourced materials, Saahtain Asia Sdn Bhd produces Brunei Halal certified premium quality products that meet global food safety standards, being Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certified.
Brunei is the Saahtain group’s second site of production after Dubai. The company focusses on producing their signature line of Al-Gourmet products marketed for general retail, Tayyib products designated for humanitarian and disaster relief; as well as TheFoodPouch that utilises military grade ration packs.
Saahtain products have been distributed in several global crisis situations including the Gaza conflict, the earthquake in Nepal, feeding orphans in Ghana and the Rohingya refugee crisis.
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