Category: Ingredients

UK: Horsemeat scandal: Food labelling and what’s changing

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Horsemeat scandal: Food labelling and what’s changing

The new food labelling rules being introduced from 13 December 2014 will require new practices for food manufacturers which will involve increased costs, possibly running into millions of pounds to ensure that packaging is compliant with the new legislation.

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UK: Meat tests to be revealed after pork DNA in halal food scandal

| 06/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Meat tests to be revealed after pork DNA in halal food scandal

The results of industry tests will be published “to provide a clearer picture of standards”, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said after a meeting attended by food and farming minister David Heath, and major food retailers and suppliers yesterday.

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UK: 3663 drops McColgan’s halal products over pork DNA discovery

| 05/02/2013 | Reply
UK: 3663 drops McColgan’s halal products over pork DNA discovery

Food processors and Defra have met with the Food Standards Agency to find a solution to what officials call ‘an unacceptable meat labelling situation.’

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UK: Muslim leader says that Pork DNA find could hit Irish beef sales

| 05/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Muslim leader says that Pork DNA find could hit Irish beef sales

The Food Standards Agency NI, however, said no pork meat was found in halal products meant for prisons in England and Wales. County Tyrone food company McColgan’s and distributors 3663 withdrew products after traces of pork DNA were found.

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UK: Investigation into Halal Meat Products Tainted with Pork

| 05/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Investigation into Halal Meat Products Tainted with Pork

An emergency meeting of meat processing suppliers, wholesalers and retailers was taking place with the British Food Safety Authority today (Monday) following the discovery of traces of pig meat in Halal meat pies.

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Halal nail polish! Say what?

| 29/01/2013 | 3 Replies
Halal nail polish! Say what?

Cosmetic company Inglot claims it’s manufactured the world’s first ‘wudu-friendly’ nail polish. Nail polish is impermissible because of the waterproof barrier it creates on nails, which prevents the washing before the Muslim prayer 5 times a day being valid.

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Saudi Arabia: Halal certification and alcohol-free labeling with Mondelez

| 29/01/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Halal certification and alcohol-free labeling with Mondelez

Mondelez is expanding in the Middle East having recently signed a joint venture in Saudi Arabia. ConfectioneryNews.com asks the industry giant if halal certification and alcohol-free labeling have been factored into its growth plans.

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Philippines: RP Gains Popularity As Halal Food Market Gateway

| 23/12/2012 | 1 Reply
Philippines: RP Gains Popularity As Halal Food Market Gateway

The Philippines is gaining popularity as a global business platform and gateway for the $632-billion Halal food market, the Center for International Trade, Exhibitions and Missions (CITEM) said. Target exhibitors are accredited with the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

| 22/12/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

The International Islamic University (IIU) of Malaysia and the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia will work together to produce gelatin from camels to meet world demand for halal gelatin.

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France: Halal toothpaste to be produced in central France

| 10/11/2012 | Reply
France: Halal toothpaste to be produced in central France

A factory in the centre of France is to start producing Europe’s first Halal toothpaste, due to be available in shops later this month. But because of press attention in France, the factory making the toothpaste wanted to remain anonymous.

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USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

| 17/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

In his research he discovered that the majority of vitamins in the market were not “halal” as most of them had pork derivatives, such as the gelatin used in capsules or in gummy vitamins.

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Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

| 13/08/2012 | Reply
Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

As this demand grows, the need for reliable alternative sources to animal proteins from livestock is going to become vital. So what options does the food industry have when it comes to producing effective alternatives to meat products?

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UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

| 29/07/2012 | Reply
UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

Midamar’s Aossey also suggests the higher-end market is more lucrative: “We cater to a market that demands premium quality products. Our products are not mass produced and consumed. We still source our products from small, family-owned farms – not the cattle factories.”

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USA: Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting & Food Expo

| 30/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting & Food Expo

I.S.A. welcomed the opportunity to serve as the forefront of Halal certifiers at the Expo again this year by answering questions and providing information to the public on Halal, its guidelines, and the vast opportunities for industry and producers.

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US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

Edible packaging is being presented as the latest food technology revolution. Two US companies are currently vying to be the first to commercially exploit the “untapped market” for wrappers you can munch.

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EU: Polish attorney general wants probe into halal, kosher slaughter

| 22/06/2012 | Reply
EU: Polish attorney general wants probe into halal, kosher slaughter

Polish Attorney General Andrzej Seremet has asked the Constitutional Tribunal to review whether halal and kosher ritual slaughter violates the country’s animal treatment laws.

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UAE: OIC picks Esma as regulator for halal cosmetics

| 11/06/2012 | Reply
UAE: OIC picks Esma as regulator for halal cosmetics

Dubai The Emirates Standardisation and Metrology Authority (Esma) is finalising unified halal codes for perfumes and cosmetics. Mandated by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Esma has formed a technical committee consisting of industry experts as well as Islamic scholars

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Opinion: Alcohol and the Modern-Day Muslim

| 06/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Alcohol and the Modern-Day Muslim

Some in Muslim societies view drinking alcohol as a terrible sin and a symbol of evil. Others feel it is merely a fun indulgence. Others worry incessantly that they might inadvertently sin while using alcohol-based handrub or mouthwash.

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Singapore: Halal cosmetics – a new alternative

| 28/05/2012 | 5 Replies
Singapore: Halal cosmetics – a new alternative

There are many Muslims in Singapore – and while most have always been careful to stay away from consuming non-halal (unlawful) meat such as pork, some are now starting to ensure that the makeup they wear is also halal.

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EU: Eurofragrance – Scenting Success in Halal

| 06/05/2012 | Reply
EU: Eurofragrance – Scenting Success in Halal

An IESE case study on Eurofragrance considers how organizations can profitably navigate the lucrative market for halal goods, and the challenges that this may present, particularly in relation to obtaining halal certification.

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