Category: Ingredients

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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Danisco to Target the Growing Halal Dairy Product Market

| 03/11/2010 | Reply
Danisco to Target the Growing Halal Dairy Product Market

Danisco can offer manufacturers new opportunities to meet growing consumer demand for Halal-labelled dairy products. A string of internationally recognised Halal certifications at key production plants allows the ingredient company to supply a broad range of Halal cultures for cheese and yogurt production and Halal cheese coagulants.

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France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

Danisco has added a valuable new advantage to its TEXEL range of maturation and surface cultures for cured processed meats following halal certification of its plant in Dangé Saint Romain in France.

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Waiter, there’s a pig in my chicken!

| 14/03/2010 | Reply
Waiter, there’s a pig in my chicken!

A well presented and rather disturbing bit of investigative journalism about the added ingredients that may be in our chicken products. It is another example of where the interests of the Muslim community and the general public coincide for the common good.

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New Halal meat cultures expand Chr. Hansen’s palette of solutions

| 07/01/2010 | Reply
New Halal meat cultures expand Chr. Hansen’s palette of solutions

“After many
customer requests Chr. Hansen has partnered with the Islamic Food
Council of Europe to offer Halal certified meat cultures to the meat
producers who wish to manufacture products according to the Halal
rules,” says John Jensen, Marketing Director, Meat Cultures, Chr.
Hansen.

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New carrageenans to help jelly withstand the heat

| 05/10/2009 | Reply
New carrageenans to help jelly withstand the heat

Danisco is introducing two new carrageenan ingredients for use in
powdered jellies and hot milk-based powdered desserts, said to provide
a gelatine-like texture but withstand warm conditions better.

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Functional system enables dairy-free pizza toppings

| 22/09/2009 | Reply
Functional system enables dairy-free pizza toppings

Cargill new functional system to replace dairy proteins in cheese
analogues for pizzas, there by reducing food firms’ vulnerability to
dairy price fluctuations. It also assists in getting the products Halal certified.

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Tangerine Confectionery awarded Halal accreditation

| 20/08/2009 | Reply
Tangerine Confectionery awarded Halal accreditation

Tangerine Confectionery, one of Europe’s leading sugar confectioners, has received a quality Halal Seal
of Approval for products within its Barratt, Mojo, Princess and
Taveners Proper Sweets ranges.

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Can Bar Codes for Food Lead to Safer Practices?

| 21/06/2009 | Reply
Can Bar Codes for Food Lead to Safer Practices?

The New Scientist reported the flurry of technologies, reporting
systems and databases for tracing food origins. From the Locavore
iPhone app [iTunes link], to the Good Guide’s product listing of “safe,
healthy and green” products (also available for mobile devices), and
the Trace Tracker which allows mobile tracing of Halal food, the food
information movement seems to be gaining traction.

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Organic sector increasingly dependent on imports: USDA

| 05/06/2009 | Reply
Organic sector increasingly dependent on imports: USDA

The US organic sector has become increasingly dependent on imported
ingredients as a supply squeeze continues to limit the sector’s growth,
according to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture.

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Dow Chemicals gets into the Halal ingredient market

| 25/02/2009 | Reply
Dow Chemicals gets into the Halal ingredient market

Dow
Food & Nutrition, a business of The Dow Chemical Company, and its
Middle East distributor, REDA Food Ingredients, a division of REDA
Industrial Materials, have paired up for Gulfood 2009, the region’s
largest and most important industry event of the year to showcase a new range of Halal-certified ingredient formulas.

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Cargill find alternatives to pork-based ingredients

| 25/12/2008 | Reply
Cargill find alternatives to pork-based ingredients

With an eye on the current and future trends in the ever-evolving food ingreients industry, market leaders Cargill have come up with alternatives to pork-based ingredients, looking to serve the growing health-conscious and Halal markets.

Similar palm-oil based alternatives have also been developed in Malaysia, making it easier than ever to go Halal. When you see market leaders eyeing the Halal sector, you can be confident that it is growing in popularity and profitability.

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China’s melamine crisis has knock-on effects

| 25/12/2008 | Reply
China’s melamine crisis has knock-on effects

Food safety issues continue to fill the news, with the increaseing globalisation of the food supply chain, the impact can be far-reaching. The ripples of this year’s melamine dairy crisis have spread through the
food chain and although quality assurance measures can benefit
responsible firms, downturn in Chinese dairy has still led to loss of
ingredients sales.

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Sabinsa ingredients certified Halal

| 23/07/2008 | Reply
Sabinsa ingredients certified Halal

Sabinsa
Corporation in the US has received Halal certification for a number of its
dietary supplement ingredients, opening up their use in products
targeting Muslim populations.

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Recent advances pave way for fish gelatine for food

| 10/07/2008 | Reply
Recent advances pave way for fish gelatine for food

Increasing
demand for gelatine, coupled with consumer concerns over the mammalian
variety, may open the door for fish gelatine to fill the gap for food
formulators, says a new review.

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SACF expands Halal raw materials for flavours

| 01/07/2008 | Reply
SACF expands Halal raw materials for flavours

Let’s hope that if the ingredients industry is getting Halal certification for its ingredients that this will push the manufacturers to use these ingredients to start their own Halal lines! We hope that this is indicative of a new move in the US to get on board with Halal products for the millions of consumers in the US searching for them.

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Chocolate Products of Australia has released a new cake topping range under the Nemar brand.

| 29/06/2008 | Reply
Chocolate Products of Australia has released a new cake topping range under the Nemar brand.

The Australians have figured out that getting Halal Certification for products that they produce is very beneficial to their sales. Of course we have the Halal Aussie beef and lamb but there are many many other products coming out of Australia that have nothing to do with the Halal meat sector that have added Halal certification to their label. Changing over to natural colouring is brilliant for all those parents with hyper active children. Good business sense that was also driven by the consumer!

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