Category: Halal Integrity

Malaysia to lead the way in unifying halal standards

| 19/11/2017 | Reply
Malaysia to lead the way in unifying halal standards

Keeping up with all these standards from multinational certification bodies might be a major challenge but the emphasis should be put on ways to further develop the industry.

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UK: Non-stun halal abattoirs far more likely to break animal welfare rules

| 18/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Non-stun halal abattoirs far more likely to break animal welfare rules

Leading vets last night called for an investigation into why non-stun halal abattoirs had a much higher rate of welfare violations.

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Brunei: Ghanim-UBD pact to take Halal brand to a higher orbit

| 17/11/2017 | Reply
Brunei: Ghanim-UBD pact to take Halal brand to a higher orbit

Their organisational values endeavour to deliver bruneihalalfoods products and product solutions that are wholesome, innovative and trustworthy to the local and international market.

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Opinion: New Indonesian halal law seen disrupting business, hurting SMEs

| 15/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: New Indonesian halal law seen disrupting business, hurting SMEs

The changes will affect potentially hundreds of billions of dollars on consumer products. Even the agency’s newly minted director, Dr Sukoso, and his staff of 45, admit they face a steep curve.

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UK: The $4.5Billion Halal Market opportunity and how to access it

| 15/11/2017 | Reply
UK: The $4.5Billion Halal Market opportunity and how to access it

Throughout the week at Food Matters Live being held in London at ExCel, 21-23 November 2017, Halal industry leaders, London Halal Food Festival, will bring together experts from the halal industry.

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Istanbul gets ready for World Halal Summit, Halal Expo

| 14/11/2017 | Reply
Istanbul gets ready for World Halal Summit, Halal Expo

Conferences and workshops titled “Islamic Finance”, “Halal Food Industry”, “Islamic Tourism”, “Hajj and Umrah”, “Halal Medicine, Pharma and Chemistry”, “Islamic Life and Halal Textile” will be held in the expo.

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UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

| 14/11/2017 | Reply
UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

ESMA in the UAE and Philippines are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding before year end that will create a government agency back home authorized to certify halal products for the Emirates.

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UK: Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

| 13/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

Legislation is expected to be introduced in the New Year, and come into force in the Spring, with all slaughterhouses required to comply following an adjustment period of up to 6 months.

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Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

Although this reasoning seems intuitive, there is no scientific consensus to suggest that slaughter without stunning is any more painful for animals than slaughter involving stunning.

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Indonesia: YPHI Encourages Government to Immediately Issue BPJPH Implementation Rules

| 06/11/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: YPHI Encourages Government to Immediately Issue BPJPH Implementation Rules

The head of the Indonesian Halal Products Foundation (YPHI) Yanis Musdja said the challenge faced by the newly built body is very complex.

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UK: Are Skittles vegan, vegetarian or halal?

| 04/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Are Skittles vegan, vegetarian or halal?

So, what about one of our favourite sweets? Skittles has been a delightfully sugary, sweet and tangy snack for years, but can we eat them?

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USA: Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

This will enable more people to put their money in Halal-compliant investments, or those that are permissible under traditional Islamic law.

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Opinion: It isn’t just halal slaughter that Britain needs to make more humane

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: It isn’t just halal slaughter that Britain needs to make more humane

As a Muslim I support Lancashire’s ban on non-stunned halal meat in schools. But how we treat the animals we eat is the issue here – not religious compliance.

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UK: Lancashire council votes to ban schools from serving non-stunned halal meat

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
UK: Lancashire council votes to ban schools from serving non-stunned halal meat

An animal welfare survey in abattoirs across Britain during one week in September 2013 found about 84% of animals slaughtered by the halal method were stunned before being killed.

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France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

The industrialisation of the rearing and slaughtering processes and hyper-consumerism have gradually emptied the concept of Halal of its essence.

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France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

An interview with Bionoor, its managing director, Hadj Khelil, explains the difficulties his company faces to make the concept of a meat that is both halal and organic palatable to organic certifiers and animal welfare organisations.

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UAE: Halal Lead Auditor Training in Dubai

| 23/10/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal Lead Auditor Training in Dubai

3-day Halal Lead Auditor Training (HLAT) to be held at The Millennium Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd. Dubai, UAE this coming November 6-8, 2017.

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Turkish minister highlights halal market opportunities

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Turkish minister highlights halal market opportunities

The agency will be the sole authority on halal product certification and accreditation in Turkey. It will also be able to establish offices abroad.

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UAE: Revamped Islamic Economy strategy 2017-2021 on the cards

| 18/10/2017 | Reply
UAE: Revamped Islamic Economy strategy 2017-2021 on the cards

The global Fiqh league, to be established in collaboration with the centre’s strategic partners, will be the first international, legally independent non-profit scientific body of its kind in the world.

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Malaysia: Jakim releases Halal consumer app

| 17/10/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim releases Halal consumer app

The application is designed to assist consumers in checking the halal status of food and beverage products, food premises, slaughterhouses, consumables, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products and halal-certified logistic services.

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