Category: Halal Integrity

USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

A former Midamar operations manager pleaded guilty to making and delivering false USDA marks of inspection of shipments of Halal beef in federal court Monday.

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US halal firm invites industry leaders to visit facility

| 25/12/2014 | Reply
US halal firm invites industry leaders to visit facility

Midamar has extended an open invitation to Islamic scholars and designated community leaders in the US, Asia and the Middle East to visit its facilities.

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US firm vows to clear name in fake Gulf halal food case

| 24/12/2014 | Reply
US firm vows to clear name in fake Gulf halal food case

“Since 2010 Midamar has been fully compliant with USDA export regulations. This administrative labeling infraction is being misconstrued and sensationalized by the media.”

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UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

| 21/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre has signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters to develop a global Islamic economy portal.

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Indonesia’s Halal Food Law: Pros and Cons

| 20/12/2014 | Reply
Indonesia’s Halal Food Law: Pros and Cons

The Halal labeling law will affect most consumable products, including food and beverages, medicines, cosmetics, chemicals and biological products.

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USA: Plea hearing set for ex-manager in halal food case

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Plea hearing set for ex-manager in halal food case

A former manager at an Iowa-based halal food supplier is expected to plead guilty as part of a federal criminal investigation into the company’s exporting and marketing practices.

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UAE: Controversial US ‘halal beef’ not imported to UAE

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Controversial US ‘halal beef’ not imported to UAE

Although an Associated Press report said the fake halal beef was exported to the UAE and Islamic Services of America was approved by the UAE, the UAE official rebutted it.

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USA: Midamar Defendants Plead Not Guilty in Halal Case

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar Defendants Plead Not Guilty in Halal Case

Midamar does not accept these allegations and is now seeking to understand what the government is basing these allegations on.

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Spain: Andalusian Christmas sweets go Halal!

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Andalusian Christmas sweets go Halal!

By substituting pork lard for olive oil (also from Estepa), they have created a whole new range of Halal products.

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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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