Category: Halal Integrity

Thailand: Think tank urges beefed-up halal push

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Think tank urges beefed-up halal push

Thailand’s economic think tank wants the government to put greater focus on upgrading halal food standards to win acceptance from Muslim countries.

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Malaysia: Jakim – Implicated US beef exporter not on our list

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim – Implicated US beef exporter not on our list

Jakim Halal Hub Division director said the Midamar Corporation processing plant is not on the list approved by the Malaysian Veterinary Services Dept.

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Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

In Cumbres Mayores, a town in the heart of Spain’s most traditional ham-producing region, a Tunisian émigré has created the country’s first halal jamón.

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France: Eat pork or take your children home: French mayor to Muslim parents

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
France: Eat pork or take your children home: French mayor to Muslim parents

The decision has upset Muslim parents in the town, who expect alternate meals for their children in school.

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USA: Midamar Statement on Indictment

| 15/12/2014 | 1 Reply
USA: Midamar Statement on Indictment

Midamar will continue to work in good faith with the government and make every attempt towards a quick resolution.

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UAE: 3rd Annual OIC conference wraps up in Sharjah

| 13/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: 3rd Annual OIC conference wraps up in Sharjah

Recently, the ICCI announced during it’s annual meeting, that it will work to create a commercial arbitration center for the Halal industry.

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First Thailand Halal Assembly to boost travel, trade with Islamic World

| 13/12/2014 | Reply
First Thailand Halal Assembly to boost travel, trade with Islamic World

The event is designed to help upgrade the standards of halal products and services being made in Thailand to cater to the rapidly growing Islamic market.

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Korea: Talent Cosmetics attains Halal certification

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Korea: Talent Cosmetics attains Halal certification

Talent Cosmetics became the first Korean cosmetics brand to receive the Malaysian government’s halal certification.

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Australia: Business on the Halal battleground

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Australia:  Business on the Halal battleground

One of a number of anti-halal lobbyists urges its followers to bombard specific businesses with complaints in the hope they will cancel their halal registration.

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EU: Polish court overturns ban on ritual slaughter

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
EU: Polish court overturns ban on ritual slaughter

The court argued that the constitution guarantees the freedom of religious practice. It is a victory for Poland’s small Jewish and Muslim and agriculture communities.

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US Halal Food Companies, Execs Charged With Fraud

| 10/12/2014 | Reply
US Halal Food Companies, Execs Charged With Fraud

Two Iowa-based companies that supply and certify food products for observant Muslims and two executives have been indicted on fraud charges.

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Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

| 09/12/2014 | Reply
Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

A broadcast network executive has floated the idea of “halal” certification for films and TV shows as a way to allay concerns among a segment of Muslims.

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USA: Trial of Halal Businessman in Iowa Postponed to March

| 02/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Trial of Halal Businessman in Iowa Postponed to March

The October indictment of the founder of a Halal business based in Iowa will not be followed by a December trial.

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LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

LSG Sky Chefs announces that it has further expanded its business with long-time customers Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways at several of its worldwide locations.

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New Zealand: Time to think more about Halal

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
New Zealand:  Time to think more about Halal

For more than 30 years, this country’s meat industry has operated with Halal-certified plants to support our export trade with predominantly-Muslim countries in the Middle East and Asia.

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UAE: BRF opens Abu Dhabi plant

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
UAE: BRF opens Abu Dhabi plant

The unit inaugurated this Wednesday (26th) in the United Arab Emirates capital will process poultry-based products for distribution to Middle East countries.

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Kazakhstan Strengthening Control over ‘Halal’ Products

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
Kazakhstan Strengthening Control over ‘Halal’ Products

The Spiritual Administration of Kazakhstan’s Muslims will work on standardization and control of products labeled ‘halal’

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UAE: 6th Meeting of SMIIC Accreditation Committee

| 25/11/2014 | Reply
UAE:  6th Meeting of SMIIC Accreditation Committee

The Sixth Meeting of the Accreditation Committee (AC) was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 12-13 November 2014, hosted by Dubai Accreditation Center (DAC).

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HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

| 24/11/2014 | 1 Reply
HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

Recent initiatives under the umbrella of the OIC, led by their Standards and Metrology arm, SMIIC, may be the trigger that will initiate irreversible changes to the current status quo in the Halal certification world.

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Opinion: Regulating the sacred: why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

| 21/11/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Regulating the sacred: why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

The superior quality of its products has made the US a leader in the global market for food prepared by Islamic standards.

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