Category: Halal Integrity

Singapore companies well-placed to tap China’s Halal market

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
Singapore companies well-placed to tap China’s Halal market

China’s halal market is valued at US$21 billion and is one of the fastest-growing in the world. But it lacks national standards and legislative support as its certification centres are only regional.

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Malaysia Halal Council to launch framework by year-end

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia Halal Council to launch framework by year-end

The Malaysia Halal Council expects to launch its framework, focusing on empowering local halal companies, making them visible globally and increasing the participation of Bumiputera entrepreneurs by year-end.

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Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

In addition to a common set of Halal standards to be followed, Halal businesses would have to group together to support such an initiative, with additional support provided by the UK government.

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Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

| 19/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

People are focused on the last 10 seconds of an animal’s life and are prepared to ignore animal welfare issues that have happened to it in its life before it is slaughtered.

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Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

Top companies considered were Al Islami, BRF, Nestlé, Malaysian agro-foods company QL Foods, and American Wholefoods supplier Saffron Road.

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Indonesia told to develop Halal industry

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Indonesia told to develop Halal industry

“We need to think about a roadmap to develop a halal industry [in Indonesia] that is consistent with the existing National Industry Development Masterplan (RIPIN),” said CORE researcher.

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UK: Halal certification body to launch defence fund

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal certification body to launch defence fund

A legal “fighting fund” is planned by the Halal Food Authority (HFA), the certification body, to meet what it said were an increasing number of malicious attacks on the sector.

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Belgium: To stun or not to stun

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
Belgium:  To stun or not to stun

Belgium has worked out new rules banning the slaughter of unstunned animals, not sparing traditional rites for Muslim Halal and Jewish Kosher meat.

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Malaysia Fama: TH Global to market agro-based Halal produce to Middle East

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia Fama: TH Global to market agro-based Halal produce to Middle East

TH Global will act as the facilitator in pioneering local halal food products to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries such as Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

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Malaysia: AsiaBio eyes halal product export venture with Chinese firms

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: AsiaBio eyes halal product export venture with Chinese firms

AsiaBio plans to explore opportunities with three Chinese companies to form a partnership to produce and export Halal-certified food products to the global marketplace.

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Malaysia: Synchronised standards for halal certification in the works

| 02/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Synchronised standards for halal certification in the works

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announces efforts that the Malaysian Halal Council has put in place as part of its agenda for 2018-2020 including and International Halal Authority Board.

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Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors

Remarkable progress has been achieved in three strategic sectors of Islamic economy – Islamic finance, halal trade and industry, and Islamic lifestyle in the emirate.

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Spain: The Cordoba Halal Cluster already has a corporate image

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
Spain: The Cordoba Halal Cluster already has a corporate image

The final objective is to create a business park for the the production of certified Halal products that a thousand companies Have already shown an interest in.

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Turkey: Halal accreditation institute to be established to meet increasing demand

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Turkey: Halal accreditation institute to be established to meet increasing demand

The Ministry of Economy prepared a draft bill stipulating the establishment of an Institute for Halal Accreditation (HAK), which will be independent of the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TÜRKAK).

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Philippines: P150-M budget for DOST Halal program in Davao Region

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: P150-M budget for DOST Halal program in Davao Region

Components under this program include research and development, testing, human resource development, and technology transfer.

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Malaysia: Halal Buddy lets you scan food for Halal Ingredients

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Buddy lets you scan food for Halal Ingredients

HalalBuddy is intended to scan food that doesn’t have a halal certification but may still be completely halal for Muslims to eat.

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USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

In preparation of the month of Ramadan, inspections from the Halal Enforcement Unit within the Division of Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection visited 110 establishments.

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UAE: Halal sector key topic at International Economic Summit

| 20/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal sector key topic at International Economic Summit

The summit, which concludes today, began with a session entitled ‘Halal Industry’, which addressed the growing international demand for halal products and services.

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UAE: Halal food exports on the menu for Latvian farmers

| 19/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal food exports on the menu for Latvian farmers

Latvia has signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that could in future allow the export of halal-certified food and with it, access to the Arabic and Islamic food markets.

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Sime Darby, MMC explore sister port relationship to facilitate Malaysia-China halal shipments

| 16/05/2017 | Reply
Sime Darby, MMC explore sister port relationship to facilitate Malaysia-China halal shipments

Northport Malaysia Bhd and Weifang Sime Darby Port Co Ltd — have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to seal the partnership.

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