Category: Halal Integrity

UAE: IHAF meeting discusses ‘strategies’ to expand trade of halal products

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: IHAF meeting discusses ‘strategies’ to expand trade of halal products

Members discussed internal regulations, future strategic directions, plans, and work programmes for the coming period, which will contribute to further regional and international outreach.

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UAE: Halal Certification – Middle East

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal Certification – Middle East

SGS approved by the Gulf Accreditation Center (GAC) to issue certificates for the execution of Halal certification activities, in-line with ESMA’s implementation of UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 10 of 2014.

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UK: HHIC 2017 takes the industry by storm

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
UK: HHIC 2017 takes the industry by storm

Two days of collaboration, thoughtful panel discussions, informative presentations and plentiful networking within mainstream halal food industry took place at the recent HFA Halal Industry Conference.

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Opinion: The Role of the Lifestyle Sector in the Islamic Economy

| 09/05/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Role of the Lifestyle Sector in the Islamic Economy

If a certain lifestyle unites a large proportion of people, as is the case with Islamic lifestyle, this promises significant opportunities.

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Pakistan failing to make money from halal goods trade

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Pakistan failing to make money from halal goods trade

The country has a less productive system with primitive processing system working in the absence of a value chain besides the very obvious quality control issues.

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Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

| 08/05/2017 | 2 Replies
Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

Belgium’s Wallooon region has voted to ban kosher and halal meats by outlawing the slaughter of unstunned animals.

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UK in a “perfect” position to become leading player in Muslim Lifestyle Economy

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
UK in a “perfect” position to become leading player in Muslim Lifestyle Economy

The UK is now widely recognised as a key market for the Muslim lifestyle sector with brands and businesses from across the world keen to connect with consumers.

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Philippines: DTI urged to hasten halal certification IRR

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: DTI urged to hasten halal certification IRR

DTI to fast track the completion of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for Republic Act 10817 or the Halal Export Development and Promotional Act.

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Algeria: Halal certification mandatory as from June 2017

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Algeria: Halal certification mandatory as from June 2017

The concerned list of foodstuffs will be set “very soon” by the National Committee to monitor certification and marking “Halal”, chaired by the Ministry of Commerce, said the same official.

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Pakistan: Meat exports on the decline

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Meat exports on the decline

The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) figures that the country’s meat exports have dropped to $140.345m in the first eight months of the ongoing year.

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Philippines: Halal consumer group organized

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Halal consumer group organized

A Halal consumers group has been organized to advocate the development and promotion of existing Halal-certified products in Zamboanga City.

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Malaysia: CCM wins Halal Pharmaceutical Company of the Year

| 27/04/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: CCM wins Halal Pharmaceutical Company of the Year

CCM was awarded the Halal Pharmaceutical Company of The Year for its ‘Prescription Pharmaceuticals’. This is the first time that the Halal category had been included in this list of awards.

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Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

Minister Maggi’s visit to the KSA and the UAE is a move to assure the premium quality of Brazilian products entering these markets which have continued to show their trust in Brazil’s meat industry.

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USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

A common theme throughout the conference was the challenge of meeting consumer demands and special market needs while working to accredit halal certification bodies.

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France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

“Slaughter without stunning, I’m sorry, it should have special labels,” Le Pen said. “Furthermore, I think that slaughter without stunning should be prohibited.”

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Halal food market surging in Canada

| 21/04/2017 | Reply
Halal food market surging in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved guidelines for halal products just last year which is unprecedented because of malpractices going on.

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UK: Defra parliamentary questions round

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Defra parliamentary questions round

In response to a call from Shipley MP Philip Davies for all halal and kosher meat products to be ‘properly labelled’ at the point of sale.

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Philippines: Creation of Halal council lauded

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Creation of Halal council lauded

The Muslim community lauded the signing of the executive order creating the Halal Industry Development Council that will ensure the marketability of halal-certified Davao City products.

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UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

Will the UK government wake up to the Halal market opportunities in the food and drink industry? They are already looking at opening up the market to sell British lamb to Kuwait.

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UK: Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK:  Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

Two “greedy” businessmen who ran a scam to sell turkey as halal lamb meat have each been jailed for five years.

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