Category: Halal Integrity

Brazil: BRF continues to shrug off carne fraca scandal in second quarter

| 12/08/2017 | Reply
Brazil: BRF continues to shrug off carne fraca scandal in second quarter

FoodBev Media BRF has continued to shrug off the effects of the so-called carne fraca scandal, reporting revenue higher than the first quarter and a 13.7% increase in pre-tax earnings. The meat processor’s second-quarter revenue was BRL 8 billion ($2.52 billion), with global volumes increasing slightly to 1.1 million tonnes. The revenue figure represents an […]

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Pakistan poised to capture the growing global Halal market

| 12/08/2017 | Reply
Pakistan poised to capture the growing global Halal market

With centralised accreditation recently established, and a robust market potential waiting to be maximised, Pakistan’s halal industry is poised for a brilliant future.

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UK: Slaughterhouses in England to be forced to install CCTV

| 11/08/2017 | 1 Reply
UK: Slaughterhouses in England to be forced to install CCTV

All slaughterhouses in England will be forced to install CCTV under Government plans to crackdown on cruelty amid concerns about the mistreatment of animals at some halal abattoirs.

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UK: A Court of Appeal Judge says Halal Meat is Controversial

| 10/08/2017 | Reply
UK: A Court of Appeal Judge says Halal Meat is Controversial

The High Court has given judgment in a case concerning the regulatory regime applying to Halal slaughter, and the use of mechanical restrainers to restrain non-stunned sheep prior to slaughter under that regime.

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UAE bans Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to alcohol content

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
UAE bans Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to alcohol content

The decision came based on the results of tests conducted by specialised accredited laboratories, which confirmed that several samples of the product with different production dates violated the rules.

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Philippines: Mindanao to lead Halal product development

| 08/08/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Mindanao to lead Halal product development

The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said the region will lead the push for developing the halal agenda in the country.

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Malaysia: Fast approval not a reason to compromise halal certification

| 07/08/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Fast approval not a reason to compromise halal certification

Jakim to introduce faster approval process for the Malaysia Halal Certificate from one month to only three working days.

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UAE-based halal forum ‘ready to support India’

| 06/08/2017 | Reply
UAE-based halal forum ‘ready to support India’

UAE-headquartered International Halal Accreditation Forum is ready to support India in its halal industry and in bridging consumer awareness gaps, said a top official.

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Philippines enter $3-trillion global Halal market

| 04/08/2017 | Reply
Philippines enter $3-trillion global Halal market

DTI adopted on July 26 the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10817, or the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Act of 2016.

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Australia: Government flags changes to halal certification

| 02/08/2017 | Reply
Australia: Government flags changes to halal certification

This will include an option for the government to be the sole signatory on halal certificates for export.

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Sime Darby’s subsidiary inks MoU to develop Halal compliant infrastructure in China

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Sime Darby’s subsidiary inks MoU to develop Halal compliant infrastructure in China

Sime Darby said HDC will be working with both WSD in China and Sime Darby in Malaysia to further strengthen Malaysia’s leadership in the Halal industry.

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Amanah Halal Research Centre Launches Certified Halal Auditor Online Study Program

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Amanah Halal Research Centre Launches Certified Halal Auditor Online Study Program

Amanah Halal Research Centre has launched Certified Halal Auditor, an online 3 months study program.

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“Taiwan Halal Center” Vanguard of the New Muslim Expansion Plan

| 21/07/2017 | Reply
“Taiwan Halal Center” Vanguard of the New Muslim Expansion Plan

Taiwan External Trade Development Council has commissioned the Bureau of Foreign Trade to establish the “Taiwan Halal Center” (THC).

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Cambodia: Cooperation for Halal food standards

| 21/07/2017 | Reply
Cambodia: Cooperation for Halal food standards

Cambodia will cooperate with Thailand and Malaysia to establish halal standards to cater to the rising number of national and international tourists visiting Cambodia.

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Indonesia: Halal certification shouldn’t burden industry: F&B producers

| 20/07/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal certification shouldn’t burden industry: F&B producers

The halal certification will give added value to the products on the global market, but we hope the certification process will not add to the industry’s burden.

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Opinion: The Shari’ah Rules Regarding Vinegar

| 14/07/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Shari’ah Rules Regarding Vinegar

There is a difference of opinion among the jurists with regards to the permissibility of keeping wine with the intention of turning it into vinegar.

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UK: AHDB proposes quality standard mark for Halal sheepmeat

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB proposes quality standard mark for Halal sheepmeat

British halal sheepmeat could carry a new supply chain quality assurance mark under AHDB plans to support this increasingly important sector for lamb producers.

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Thailand yet to reach full potential as top Muslim travel destination

| 11/07/2017 | Reply
Thailand yet to reach full potential as top Muslim travel destination

Work was underway to finalise a common certification system for Thailand’s growing number of hotels, restaurants and other products.

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Brazil: Grappling with losses, Brazil’s BRF reorganizes senior management

| 07/07/2017 | Reply
Brazil: Grappling with losses, Brazil’s BRF reorganizes senior management

BRF will have vice presidents looking after Brazil, halal food division OneFoods Holdings Inc and the Southern Cone separately, the filing said.

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EU: Flemish parliament in Belgium to vote on ban on halal, kosher slaughter

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
EU: Flemish parliament in Belgium to vote on ban on halal, kosher slaughter

A similar ban was approved by the Walloon parliament on May 17 and will come into force on June 1, 2018.

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