Category: Ingredients

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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Malaysia: Committee Needed To Monitor Halal Certified Medicines

| 25/04/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Committee Needed To Monitor Halal Certified Medicines

A special steering and implementing committee should be set up to ensure that halal certified medicines are prescribed to Muslims in the country, said Universiti Sains Malaysia dean of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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Saudi Arabia: Shoura Council approves draft food system

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Shoura Council approves draft food system

The council approved the scheme comprising 46 articles which included the definition of food, food additives, its safety, hygienic practices, food handling, set standards for food, environmental and health requirements and packaging.

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Philippines: International Food Exhibition (IFEX) 2013

| 18/04/2012 | Reply
Philippines: International Food Exhibition (IFEX) 2013

The International Food Exhibition (IFEX) is the biggest government-sponsored international food and beverage show in the Philippines. It is relaunching as “Asia’s Ethnic Food and Ingredients Show”.

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Malaysia: Firms urged to have syariah governing units

| 03/04/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Firms urged to have syariah governing units

There should be a dedicated syariah-governing department within all companies producing halal products and services, an Islamic scholar said at the recent World Halal Forum.

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UK: Biocatalysts enzyme taps into new and growing Halal/Kosher cheese market

| 30/03/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Biocatalysts enzyme taps into new and growing Halal/Kosher cheese market

Enzyme manufacturer, Biocatalysts, has broadened its microbial dairy enzyme range with a product designed as an alternative to porcine pancreatin, a pig pancreas derivative, for dairy flavour applications.

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Malaysia: HDC expects moderate growth in halal exports

| 18/03/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC expects moderate growth in halal exports

Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Sri Mustapa Mohamed announced yesterday that Malaysia’s export value for halal products in 2011 stood at RM35.4 billion. This is some 50 per cent more than in 2010.

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Opinion: Bright future for Halal personal care

| 14/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Bright future for Halal personal care

With a worldwide recession looming, the Halal sector is one of the few industries bucking the trend fueled by savvy consumers increasingly demanding purity of ingredients in their personal care products.

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Germany: Halal and Kosher dairy demand on the rise

| 05/03/2012 | Reply
Germany: Halal and Kosher dairy demand on the rise

Consumer demand for Halal and Kosher-based dairy ingredients is on the rise globally, but demand not only demands careful evaluation of ingredients, but also strict regulation of product packaging, production processes and facilities.

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USA: Edible food packaging is the future, Harvard developer claims

| 03/03/2012 | Reply
USA: Edible food packaging is the future, Harvard developer claims

US scientists have developed a food packaging technology that could eliminate the need for plastic containers, and the lead developer told FoodProductionDaily.com that it could hit the market inside 12 months.

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USA: Muslim Consumer Group Presentation at Riyadh’s Halal conference

| 27/02/2012 | 2 Replies
USA: Muslim Consumer Group Presentation at Riyadh’s Halal conference

Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed, founder & President of Muslim Consumer Group For Food Products USA/Canada presented a paper on Processing Aid or Hidden Ingredients in Food Products & ingredients and their Halal status from US food industry point of view at First International Conference on Halal Food Control at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia: Need for halal standards for food additives underlined

| 15/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Need for halal standards for food additives underlined

Mian Nadeem Riaz from Texas said that for the food industry to serve the halal market, it is very important that they know the halal status of additives. He pointed out that some of the common additives are derived from sources that are not halal, for example pigs and animals slaughtered without abiding by religious directives.

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UAE: World’s 1st Halal Certified Sugar from India

| 09/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: World’s 1st Halal Certified Sugar from India

Kazi Mufti Mohamed Kifayathullah Baqavi, a recognized government body in India, issued a 2 year-halal certificate to Warana Sugar valid from 20th November in 2011 which confirms that Warana sugar is lawful and permitted for human consumption and fit for Muslim community. The company also announced plans to penetrate the GCC market this year, immediately after launching in the UAE.

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UK: Krispy Kreme proud to announce their doughnuts are Halal-certified

| 10/01/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Krispy Kreme proud to announce their doughnuts are Halal-certified

Krispy Kreme, though there is no change to their product, has recently had 16 doughnut varieties certified by the Halal Food Authority.

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Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

| 11/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researcher Prof Dr Jamilah Bakar has discovered that the spiny-finned freshwater fish tilapia is a rich source of collagen. She then introduced it to biotech company Bionic Lifesciences. “We are the first in the region to produce halal aquatic collagen,” she said.

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Turkey: Union demands new constitution include ‘halal consumption’

| 10/12/2011 | Reply
Turkey: Union demands new constitution include ‘halal consumption’

Parliament should include an article to protect Turkish citizens’ rights to consume goods that are produced in accordance with their religious teachings in the planned new constitution, Food Auditing and Certification Research Association (GIMDES) Chairman Hüseyin Kami Büyüközer told Today’s Zaman, adding they expect to convey such a suggestion to Ankara shortly.

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Brunei: Thumbs up for Halal cosmetics

| 06/11/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Thumbs up for Halal cosmetics

An expert in Halal cosmetics Science and technology from Japan has said that Brunei has the potential to develop its own Halal cosmetics industry. Mr Takahashi stated this while presenting his working paper entitled “Halal Cosmetics: An Expert’s View and Recommendations for the Brunei’s Initiatives” in a seminar held by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.

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