Bafang Halal Food Products Company

Reimagining the Silk Road

Bafang Halal Food Products Company

Linxia, 2012

One of the industries that Chinese Muslims have tried to export abroad is halal food production. Over the past ten years, Muslims in Ningxia have had much more success obtaining the required licenses and permits to export food to markets in the Middle East than have Linxia Muslims. The Bafang Halal Food Products Company raises, slaughters, processes, and packages all of its own beef and mutton. It sells three hundred tons of prepared meats per year, but only a fraction to foreign markets in Syria and Saudi Arabia.