Category: G-20 News

Food manufacturers ‘don’t know their supply chains’

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
Food manufacturers ‘don’t know their supply chains’

This article from Food Manufacture claims that ‘53% of global food suppliers have no way of finding out their supply chain’, even after the horsegate scandal.

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EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

| 16/02/2016 | Reply
EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

Several Muslim organisations are bringing legal proceedings against the Flemish Animal Welfare Minister, Ben Weyts.

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Japan joins bandwagon to tap ‘halal’ food market

| 15/02/2016 | Reply
Japan joins bandwagon to tap ‘halal’ food market

Japanese firms are also starting to test the waters and exporting small quantities of halal food.

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Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) launching inquiry into AFIC

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) launching inquiry into AFIC

Charities regulator warns Australian Federation of Islamic Councils it has launched inquiry into whether senior figures spent funds inappropriately.

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Australia: Beef exports to US and Japan slowdown in January

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Australia: Beef exports to US and Japan slowdown in January

Australian beef processors are getting strangled by tightening cattle supply, higher prices at home, and a fall in international beef prices.

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Brunei: Simpor Pharma Is One of First Plants to Be Halal Audited

| 09/02/2016 | Reply
Brunei: Simpor Pharma Is One of First Plants to Be Halal Audited

Simpor Pharma, a Brunei pharmaceutical food supplement manufacturer, announced it is bringing its product line to the US Market from its world-class facility.

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USA: Sentencing in Halal food case continued to Feb. 25

| 06/02/2016 | Reply
USA: Sentencing in Halal food case continued to Feb. 25

Also to be sentenced on Feb. 25 are Midamar Corp., Islamic Services of America, and two of Aossey’s sons.

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Hungary: Gallicoop doubles production of halal meat

| 05/02/2016 | Reply
Hungary: Gallicoop doubles production of halal meat

Hungarian poultry processor Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó, based in Szarvas, southeastern Hungary, increased its output of halal products by 116% to almost 500 tons in 2015.

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Japan to help boost Malaysia’s halal industry

| 05/02/2016 | Reply
Japan to help boost Malaysia’s halal industry

Japanese investors continue to show interest in investing in Malaysia. For the first nine months of 2015, they approved 52 manufacturing projects from Japan.

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USA: IFANCA $5 million gift to fund food diversity program

| 05/02/2016 | 1 Reply
USA: IFANCA $5 million gift to fund food diversity program

The partnership intends to educate students in specialized areas of ethnic foods and faith-based diets such as those from Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.

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Canada: Atlantic Beef Products can now sell with assurance to Muslims

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
Canada:   Atlantic Beef Products can now sell with assurance to Muslims

The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of Canada (IFNCC) has certified the Albany beef plant in Prince Edward Island for halal production of its products.

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EU: 7th HFCE International Halal Food Conference

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
EU: 7th HFCE International Halal Food Conference

The HFCE conference will focus on Halal emerging markets and provide a platform for discussion between industry, certifying bodies and government representatives.

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India: Modest Fashion Talent Search Contest in India

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
India: Modest Fashion Talent Search Contest in India

Zywary Foundation launched for modest fashion talent search contest to encourage, empower, enfranchise women to ‘dream, design and develop’ their interpretation of Modest Fashion.

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Opinion: Standards for Halal-certified food across the world

| 03/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Standards for Halal-certified food across the world

By Mohamed Jinna, FnBNews.com These days, with the advent of food technology, food processing has become complex. Hence, consumers have a wider choice of processed food which creates a situation where consumers are exposed to a variety of food that may contain prohibited (haram) ingredients with E-codes, but will be unable to understand the critical […]

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UK: Industry in disagreement over lack of animal slaughter policy

| 02/02/2016 | Reply
UK: Industry in disagreement over lack of animal slaughter policy

“Vets and the public are united in their concern about animal welfare at slaughter,” said BVA president Sean Wensley.

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EU: Introducing the ‘European Halal Initiative’

| 01/02/2016 | Reply
EU: Introducing the ‘European Halal Initiative’

The European Halal Initiative is open for representatives of muslim organisations and prominent muslim individuals from Europe.

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UK: Glasgow food businesses to be inspected

| 27/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Glasgow food businesses to be inspected

Full traceability inspections are to be carried out at all halal butchers in Glasgow during 2016, following concerns over meat transparency.

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USA: Iowa Halal Business Founder Will Be Sentenced on Feb. 5

| 27/01/2016 | Reply
USA: Iowa Halal Business Founder Will Be Sentenced on Feb. 5

William B. Aossey, Jr., the 74-year old founder of a Halal food exporter enterprise in Cedar Rapids, IA, will be sentenced at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5 by Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.

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UK: Defra’s interpretation on WATOK 1099/2009 for Kosher and Halal slaughtering.

| 26/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Defra’s interpretation on WATOK 1099/2009 for Kosher and Halal slaughtering.

Some of the important points to note about the sheep’s natural behaviour and restraint, particularly in an abattoir environment.

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UK: A tonne of meat seized by food safety officers

| 25/01/2016 | Reply
UK:  A tonne of meat seized by food safety officers

Glasgow City Council’s environmental health teams have been investigating allegations that halal meat is being supplied by illegal sources to city food outlets.

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