Category: Halal Integrity

Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

| 23/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

By banning religious slaughter in Denmark and Poland it has highlighted the inhumane treatment of animals in the dark world of factory farming.

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Catering to Muslims, Croatia becomes a ‘halal friendly’ country

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Catering to Muslims, Croatia becomes a ‘halal friendly’ country

The Center for Halal Quality Certification is part of a unique halal certification network in ex-Yugoslavian countries (Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro.)

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Indonesia: Free Halal Certification Provided for 750 UMKM

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Free Halal Certification Provided for 750 UMKM

Hundreds of Small Micro and Medium Enterprises that produce foods and beverages will be facilitated by Jakarta City Government in getting halal certification from MUI.

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Brunei: MoRA stands firm on halal certification process

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Brunei: MoRA stands firm on halal certification process

The high level of stringency in the auditing process for obtaining Halal Certification will be maintained to ensure the products verified achieve 100% Halal.

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UAE: Dubai Industrial City adds 158 new companies in 2013

| 19/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Industrial City adds 158 new companies in 2013

Dubai Industrial City also includes the newly established Halal Cluster to support Dubai’s ambition to become the global capital of the Islamic economy.

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UK: ‘Halal hub’ for Hull?

| 19/03/2014 | Reply
UK:  ‘Halal hub’ for Hull?

A location for the centre has yet to be decided but it could be a major hub for imports into the UK and markets in Europe.

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UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

HFA said that GIMDES efforts to increase cooperation between Halal certification bodies are appreciated and supported by HFA.

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Pakistan: Over 140 experts to attend World Halal Assembly

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Over 140 experts to attend World Halal Assembly

The Assembly on 4 June 2014 in Islamabad will focus on issues and challenges related to Halal business, certification, accreditation and marketing.

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World Jewish Congress calls on UN Human Rights Council

| 16/03/2014 | Reply
World Jewish Congress calls on UN Human Rights Council

WJC has called on the UN Human Rights Council to recognize as violations of religious freedom any bans or limitations on the right to practice Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter of animals.

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UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

| 15/03/2014 | Reply
UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

Certification companies Longbridge Veterinary Services and Assure-IP have formed a joint venture with the aim of increasing the volume of meat and dairy exports.

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UAE: Demand grows for Halal food as industry evolves

| 13/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: Demand grows for Halal food as industry evolves

The world’s Muslim population is estimated at around 1.6 billion, and the majority is believed to adhere to or prefer to adhere to halal products when possible.

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UK: New Halal range of products launches at Morrisons

| 12/03/2014 | Reply
UK: New Halal range of products launches at Morrisons

With doubt about the authenticity of the Halal label recently in the media, Simply Halal is uniquely offering consumers full traceability from farm to fork.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU to develop food factory in Saudi Arabia

| 12/03/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU to develop food factory in Saudi Arabia

The MOU is with Dhyafa to collaborate on and establish a joint venture company to develop food manufacturing, production and services in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

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UAE: SMIIC delegation visits Dubai Municipality

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: SMIIC delegation visits Dubai Municipality

SMIIC visited Dubai Municipality recently to hold discussions on topics related to accreditation procedures and standards for Halal.

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UAE’s Halal Scheme a boon for Muslims – and marketers

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
UAE’s Halal Scheme a boon for Muslims – and marketers

With the steps that the UAE has just introduced towards launching common, unified halal standards, confusion about different standards will soon be a thing of the past.

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UK: Why Religious Slaughter Must Stay

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Why Religious Slaughter Must Stay

Muslims are instructed to eat meat that is “halal and tayyib (pure)”. This means the animals must be cared for well, fed natural foods, be treated with kindness. In fact, Islam set down what we would now term as “animal rights” some 1,500 years ago.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

A fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.”

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China: Chinese, Malaysian companies sign cooperative agreements

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
China: Chinese, Malaysian companies sign cooperative agreements

According to statistics, the development of Chinese Halal industries around the world is not so optimistic.

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UAE: Dubai to launch Halal Index

| 10/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai to launch Halal Index

Dubai Exports is looking to issue an online Halal Index to list all UAE-based firms that are halal, Saeed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Exports.

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UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

| 10/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

It is deeply troubling that the BVA has chosen to focus its attention on religious slaughter rather than other, far more pressing animal welfare issues.

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