Category: Farm-to-Fork News

UK: Bradford directors disqualified over purchase of gold bullion

| 10/02/2018 | Reply
UK: Bradford directors disqualified over purchase of gold bullion

Greentabs Ltd (CRO No 03484420) formerly known as Mumtaz Food Industries Ltd, was incorporated on 22 December 1997 as a restaurant and food manufacturing plant.

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Uzbekistan introduces Halal standards

| 10/02/2018 | Reply
Uzbekistan introduces Halal standards

The introduction of new standards and certification of compliance are expected to provide an excellent opportunity to expand sales markets for domestic producers.

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Malaysia: Jakim to introduce halal certification for medical devices

| 09/02/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim to introduce halal certification for medical devices

Sirajuddin said industries had been waiting for the Jakim medical devices halal certification including manufacturers of liquids used in dialysis machines.

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UAE: The 13th Annual World Takaful Conference (WTC) in Dubai April 2018

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: The 13th Annual World Takaful Conference (WTC) in Dubai April 2018

The conference will take shape under the theme of “Differentiation, Innovation & Profitable Growth” on April 9-10 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai. Discount for HalalFocus readers to attend.

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UAE: Global harmonisation of halal certification standards ‘key priority’ for DIEDC in 2018

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Global harmonisation of halal certification standards ‘key priority’ for DIEDC in 2018

DIEDC will work with International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA)—to achieve its goal of harmonising Halal certification standards.

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UK: Sheep slaughtered without stunning doubles to more than 11 million in UK

| 07/02/2018 | 1 Reply
UK: Sheep slaughtered without stunning doubles to more than 11 million in UK

The Government has said it would prefer all animals going to slaughter to be stunned first, but there was long-standing convention to respect the rights of Jewish and Muslim communities.

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UAE, Malaysia forge stronger ties

| 07/02/2018 | Reply
UAE, Malaysia forge stronger ties

The UAE is intensifying its efforts to promote its relations with Southeast Asian countries, which are among the fastest growing economies in the world.

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GulfTIC Global network of companies at the forefront of Halal certification and compliance

| 06/02/2018 | Reply
GulfTIC Global network of companies at the forefront of Halal certification and compliance

The word ‘Halal’ has now become a new brand in the world, not only in the worldwide discussions at various forums and expos, but this is also proven by the growing Halal market in many countries.

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From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

| 04/02/2018 | Reply
From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

The role of Halal Certifying Bodies is missed in fish farming, or is less visible, on farmed fish, there being the belief among Muslims that all fish are Halal is dangerous and short sighted.

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USA: One of the Largest Retailers in the US is Launching a Hijab-Friendly Fashion Line

| 02/02/2018 | 1 Reply
USA: One of the Largest Retailers in the US is Launching a Hijab-Friendly Fashion Line

Macy’s has partnered with Verona Collection, an Islamic boutique, and plans to exclusively carry Verona products for both Muslim and non-Muslim women across the U.S.

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Malaysia: MIHAS 2018 To Be Largest, Best Platform To Showcase Halal Products

| 02/02/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: MIHAS 2018 To Be Largest, Best Platform To Showcase Halal Products

Matrade: We expect visitors to increase by 10-15 per cent, or 26,000, at MIHAS 2018 in our new MITEC trade and exhibition centre , which will have over 1,000 exhibition booths.

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Opinion: It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

| 02/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

“Ban halal and kosher meat in the UK.” This is the demand of an online petition signed by more than 88,000 people doing the rounds on social media.

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EU: DSM receives halal certification for the majority of its personal care products

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
EU: DSM receives halal certification for the majority of its personal care products

DSM’s Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients business unit today announces that following audits at its production sites in Vouvry and Aesch, over half its personal care portfolio is now certified as halal.

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UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

DUBAI — A major shift in the food buying preferences of Saudi consumers is unlocking huge two-way trade opportunities in the Kingdom, according to a recent survey by leading research provider, Nielsen. With Saudi’s domestic food producers receiving a confidence boost for their dairy, snacks, ice-cream, mineral water, tea and coffee production, a host of […]

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Saudi Arabia: The Biggest Halal Center in the World Establishes in Holy Mecca

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: The Biggest Halal Center in the World Establishes in Holy Mecca

Halal Commission at MWL is the only body in Brazil that applies legal and Islamic standards. MWL doesn’t issue an export certificate, to Saudi Arabia or any other country before ensuring totally that all conditions are fully and firmly met.

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Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

Alberta’s Department of Agriculture started paying close attention to halal economic opportunities at least 15 years ago. It has now become a major focus.

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Philippines: DOST leads World Halal Assembly PH

| 25/01/2018 | Reply
Philippines: DOST leads World Halal Assembly PH

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently led the World Halal Assembly Philippines (WHAP) to develop and create vast opportunities and programs for Halal industry.

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USA: KFC Franchisee Loses Fight to Market Chicken as Muslim-Friendly

| 24/01/2018 | Reply
USA: KFC Franchisee Loses Fight to Market Chicken as Muslim-Friendly

KFC’s corporate policy prohibits franchisees from making religious dietary claims about its food.

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UK: County council backs down over decision to ban unstunned halal meat in schools

| 24/01/2018 | Reply
UK: County council backs down over decision to ban unstunned halal meat in schools

LANCASHIRE County Council has backed down over its controversial decision to ban the serving of unstunned halal meat in its schools, after the threat of a legal challenge.

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USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

| 23/01/2018 | Reply
USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

The ascendance of high-tech meat companies has sparked novel conversations in Jewish and Muslim circles over whether these novel products are kosher and halal.

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