Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Malaysia eyes new progress in regionalising halal standards

| 03/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia eyes new progress in regionalising halal standards

“This is something that we need to work on in the next few months, before we declare ourselves as an ASEAN Economic Community,” Mustapa said.

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Australia: Halal certification misunderstood says Bega Cheese

| 03/04/2015 | Reply
Australia:  Halal certification misunderstood says Bega Cheese

ANTI-HALAL sentiment lives in pockets around Australia, but there appear to be some misunderstandings surrounding halal products.

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Malaysia: Need for global halal standards

| 02/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Need for global halal standards

Delegates from various Muslim countries are calling for a worldwide supreme board or council to coordinate and standardise halal certification.

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Turkish minister: Int’l council needed for halal food

| 02/04/2015 | Reply
Turkish minister: Int’l council needed for halal food

Nurettin Canikli, Minister of Customs and Trade, calls for standardization, certifications amid growth of $1 trillion halal food industry.

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Malaysia: World’s First Halal Certification Management System

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: World’s First Halal Certification Management System

Jakim, DagangHalal Introduce World’s First Halal Certification Management System for Halal certification bodies worldwide.

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South Korea: aT leads in boosting halal food exports

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
South Korea: aT leads in boosting halal food exports

The Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corp. (aT) has stepped up efforts to help increase outbound shipments of halal certified food products to Islamic countries.

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Pakistan: Halal Research Council will provide services to promote Halal Industry in Nigeria

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Research Council will provide services to promote Halal Industry in Nigeria

 By Matthew Amlot: CPI Financial Both the organisations will work together for the promotion of Halal industry as Halal Research council will facilitate the LCM consulting Nigeria limited in different aspects of Halal industry like Capacity Building, Research & Development, Shari’ah Advisory etc. As per agreement, LCM will promote the distance learning program of Halal […]

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UK: Heart patient of wrong ‘ethnic religion’ refused Halal meal

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Heart patient of wrong ‘ethnic religion’ refused Halal meal

Catering manager told patient in hospital who wanted to order from the Halal menu they wouldn’t let him have something from that menu, because he was the wrong religion.

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Plenty of room for halal market share in Japan

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
Plenty of room for halal market share in Japan

Japan’s growing interest in halal-related businesses has led the country to look to Malaysia as a gateway to access the over two billion Muslim market.

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EU: MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
EU: MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Commission to release a delayed report on method-of-slaughter labelling.

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Malaysia: Couple’s Hard Work Pays Off With Gulfood Award

| 30/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Couple’s Hard Work Pays Off With Gulfood Award

The couple shared their excitement with the writer after their green tea powder won the Best New Halal Food Award at the Gulfood 2015 event in Dubai.

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Malaysia: Jakim reaffirms zero tolerance towards halal certification malpractices

| 30/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim reaffirms zero tolerance towards halal certification malpractices

Its director-general said this was because such malpractices would affect the integrity of the halal supply chain, and lead to bad reputation of Muslims and Islam as a whole.

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Australia PM Okay with Halal certification

| 30/03/2015 | Reply
Australia PM Okay with Halal certification

Tony Abbott is comfortable Australian companies are paying Islamic groups for halal certification, putting him at odds with two government MPs who want to curb the practice.

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Malaysia: Halal Certification Bodies Convention 2015

| 29/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Certification Bodies Convention 2015

The two-day convention is themed ‘Halal Certification Bodies Enhance The Transformation Of The Global Halal Industry’.

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Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

| 28/03/2015 | Reply
Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

In the past eight months, 47 Ukraine companies have received halal certification, with the aim of targeting exports to the Middle East, said head of the Center of Halal Research and Certification in Ukraine ‘Alraid’ Larissa Polishchuk.

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Australia: Federal parliament asked to support an inquiry into Halal certification of food.

| 28/03/2015 | Reply
Australia: Federal parliament asked to support an inquiry into Halal certification of food.

Halal certification is likely to become more of an issue as Australia seeks to kick-start talks on a free trade deal with the Gulf states, as well as boost exports such as meat and processed foods to Southeast Asia.

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Unveiling Key Topics and Speakers in World Halal Summit 2015

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
Unveiling Key Topics and Speakers in World Halal Summit 2015

12th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), and six focused forums – is scheduled to be held from 30th March to 4th April 2015 at the KLCC in Malaysia.

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Malaysia: SMES urged to grab opportunities in Halal sector

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: SMES urged to grab opportunities in Halal sector

International Trade and Industry Minister said only 20 per cent of the demand for halal food and non-food products could be met globally.

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Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification needed so meat producers can grow exports

Federal Liberal National Party Bruce Scott says that if Australia is to capitalise on jobs and exports in the rural sector, it needs to ensure its food is halal certified.

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Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

The first panel of the Congress “The International Standardization of Halal Market” has already revealed one of the fundamental issues regarding GMOs.

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