Al Islami Foods is building a $27million food processing plant in Dubai thanks to an increase in demand for halal food.
Construction on the 11,500-square-foot facility will begin next month at Dubai Investment Park and will process more than 1,500 tons of meat a month. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
Al Islami meat is sourced from farms where the real halal process of no-stunning and hand slaughtering is followed. The plant will house machinery to produce products including sausages, kebabs, burgers, minced meat, and nuggets.
“Al Islami will continue to strictly adhere to its policy of supplying real halal products that meet the regulatory standards of local and international markets,” said Saleh Abdullah Lootah, CEO, Al Islami Foods.
“With the ever increasing demand in the local and international markets for halal products, this production facility comes in at the right time.”
The idea behind the new facility is to ensure a minimum production time for all products that travel from the farm to the production facility.
Al Islami Foods was formerly known as Co-op Islami and changed its name to Al Islami Foods in 2006. The company was founded in 1981 and is based the United Arab Emirates.