Category: Ingredients

Halal Beauty – The Next steps

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
Halal Beauty – The Next steps

Being able to choose Halal when it comes to cosmetic purchases is still a relatively new concept with the vast majority of brands yet to celebrate their fifth birthday. So far it looks like Halal cosmetics fit very neatly (at least on a scientific level) alongside other Natural, Environmentally conscious, pure and animal-testing free cosmetic ranges. So do we need Halal personal care?

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Malaysia: Private Laboratories Can Be Used For Halal Status Testing

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Private Laboratories Can Be Used For Halal Status Testing

At the meeting, the food industry players were also allowed to appoint representatives for talks with Jakim on DNA testing on their products and other related matters.

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Malaysia: Jakim Confirms ‘Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn’ Is Non-Halal

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim Confirms ‘Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn’ Is Non-Halal

With the product being confirmed non-Halal, he advised holders and new applicants of the Halal certificate who use the product to change it with other type of butter which is certified Halal and to keep the purchase receipt of the new product as proof.

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UK: Heler’s Halal accreditation for cheese opens exports door

| 11/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Heler’s Halal accreditation for cheese opens exports door

CHESHIRE based cheese-maker Joseph Heler has opened a door to a wider export market by gaining Halal accreditation. Apart from making their cheese available to the British Muslim community, the company says it can now look at markets in Asia and worldwide.

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Malaysia: Business as usual for bakeries despite losses due to non-halal butter

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Business as usual for bakeries despite losses due to non-halal butter

KUCHING: The declaration that Golden Churn Creamery butter is non-halal has cost some bakeries here big losses but they are taking it in their stride.

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Malaysia: Golden Churn butter confirmed to contain pig DNA

| 04/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Golden Churn butter confirmed to contain pig DNA

The Jakim halal certification logo on the Golden Churn Creamery Butter product will be withdrawn now that it has been confirmed to be non-halal. A test in June this year through the Chemistry Department found that the sample analysed contained pig DNA.

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Taiwan: Local restaurants obtain Halal certification

| 16/07/2011 | Reply
Taiwan: Local restaurants obtain Halal certification

Fourteen local restaurants obtained Halal certification Friday, the first time Taiwan issued such certification in an effort to attract Islamic tourists worldwide.

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USA: MonoDose Water Soluble Films Certified Halal

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
USA: MonoDose Water Soluble Films Certified Halal

MonoDose film, is a dissolvable film essential to unit-dose detergent products. As the film dissolves, it releases the product that performs cleaning actions in automatic dishwashers and laundry equipment.

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UK: Essential introduces Halal catering stocks

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Essential introduces Halal catering stocks

Essential Cuisine has introduced a new range of Halal stocks that meet Halal Food Agency guidelines. Available in chicken, vegetable, beef and lamb flavours, the stocks are suitable for those catering for diets that require Halal dishes

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UK: New Cocoa Replacer developed to Combat Spiralling Prices

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
UK: New Cocoa Replacer developed to Combat Spiralling Prices

Fayrefield Foodtec has developed a new Halal certified cocoa replacer at a time when cocoa powder is soaring to £5 a kilo. This is coming at a time when manufacturers are finding margins under increasing pressure.

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Malaysia: New herbal mouthwash could prevent oral cancer

| 20/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: New herbal mouthwash could prevent oral cancer

A mouthwash that may help prevent mouth cancer has been developed by researchers at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The plant based product could provide a non-alcoholic alternative to conventional products for the Islamic market.

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Malaysia: Palm oil base for pharmaceutical & cosmetic products

| 18/04/2011 | 2 Replies
Malaysia: Palm oil base for pharmaceutical & cosmetic products

Oleopharma Sdn Bhd, in partnership with Redhacare Sdn Bhd, University of Malaya, Malaysia and Imed Lab Sdn Bhd are introducing a robust and natural base cream for use in the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products – in a semi solid dosage form. This product is known as HAMIN™.

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Dubai: Investors to meet international franchise brands at Gulfood 2011

| 20/02/2011 | Reply
Dubai: Investors to meet international franchise brands at Gulfood 2011

The Midamar-World Franchise Associates panel will enlighten the audience in practical matters of franchising such as the acquisition of brands, building a successful network, franchise agreements, legal matters, and financial planning. Midamar will discuss the sourcing and supply of Halal food and ingredients, accreditation, legal requirements and supply chain management.

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DuPont eyes the Halal food market

| 17/02/2011 | Reply
DuPont eyes the Halal food market

Major multinationals that are in the business of blending food and science are becoming increasingly active in the Halal sector. The scope for developing the halal ingredient sector is substantial, and, while (too) many people are focusing on slaughter methods, a few astute multinationals can take advantage of the growing demand for Halal ingredients that have multiple uses throughout the food chain.

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Malaysia: Study Underway To Use Cocoa Fats For Cosmetics

| 10/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Study Underway To Use Cocoa Fats For Cosmetics

Hamzah said the study was the Barisan Nasional government’s initiative to diversify cocoa-based products and to develop Malaysia’s halal product market. “With the study being carried out, we want to determine eventually cosmetics produced in this country are halal products.

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Pakistan: Pakistan seeks Halal products market in Middle East

| 07/02/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Pakistan seeks Halal products market in Middle East

The Pakistan government is drafting a bill to give a better exposure to Pakistan’s exports by fulfilling the requirements of the consumers of trillion dollar halal products and services sector who comprise of one fourth of world’s population.

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Malaysia: Halal Sector Expected To See High Demand

| 16/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Sector Expected To See High Demand

Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said the Ministry of International Trade and Industry had undertaken a study recently to understand where the demand was for halal products and services of late.

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USA: Foods Made of Beetles Now Must Say So

| 12/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Foods Made of Beetles Now Must Say So

FDA has required food manufactures to disclose whether red cochineal beetles are among their products’ ingredients. These beetles are farmed, harvested, dried and crushed to produce a red dye called carmine that, until this year, had been disguised in the ingredient list as “artificial color,” “color added” or the all-encompassing “natural and artificial coloring.”

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Opinion: When Haram Can Become Halal – Part II

| 28/12/2010 | 1 Reply
Opinion: When Haram Can Become Halal – Part II

The second Islamic legal principle that complements my deliberation on istihalah last week is istihlak, or ‘extreme dilution’. Readers must be careful here so as not to confuse the two.

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Opinion: When haram can become halal

| 07/12/2010 | 2 Replies
Opinion: When haram can become halal

If a prohibited food product undergoes trans­formation that changes its properties or attributes to the point that it becomes a different product, it is no longer forbidden.

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