Category: Science & Research

Philippines: OIC backs PH halal initiatives – DOST

| 13/03/2015 | Reply
Philippines: OIC backs PH halal initiatives – DOST

The pan-Islamic body Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) has expressed support for the First Halal Assembly and is expected to gather at least 40 representatives.

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Pakistan: ICCBS-KU sets up halal testing laboratory

| 09/03/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: ICCBS-KU sets up halal testing laboratory

Int’l Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi has set up a special laboratory at its Industrial Analytical Centre, dedicated to the testing of Halal products.

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Malaysia Develops World’s First Halal CSI Unit

| 10/11/2014 | Reply
Malaysia Develops World’s First Halal CSI Unit

Malaysian Technological Park has developed the world’s first Halal CSI (Contamination Scene Investigation) unit to solve cases where halal certified products are found contaminated with porcine DNA.

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FOEE Meat Atlas – facts and figures about the meat we eat

| 03/11/2014 | Reply
FOEE Meat Atlas – facts and figures about the meat we eat

This report contains the kind of information and perspective that the Halal sector really needs to understand. The impact of the meat industry and current levels of consumption have a significant impact on both health and the environment.

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Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

| 17/09/2014 | Reply
Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

GIMDES meets experts from 15 different countries at the 7th Conference on Halal and Tayyib Products and present final Statement.

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Malaysia: New halal detection kit that gives results in one minute

| 09/07/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: New halal detection kit that gives results in one minute

A new testing kit being developed by the University of Selangor (Unisel) in Malaysia will allow Malaysian Muslims to test foods for non-halal ingredients within a minute.

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Malaysia: JAKIM Employs Stringent Procedure In Determining Halal Status

| 16/06/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: JAKIM Employs Stringent Procedure In Determining Halal Status

Only the findings of the Chemistry Department could be taken into consideration as only the department has the expertise to conduct highly specialised tests.

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Kuwait: 3rd Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

| 19/04/2014 | Reply
Kuwait: 3rd Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

The title “Developments in the Halal Industry” covers developments in the Halal industry and Halal-related affairs from an Islamic legal and health perspective.

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UAE: DuBiotech welcomes laboratory dedicated to testing Halal in the Middle East

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: DuBiotech welcomes laboratory dedicated to testing Halal in the Middle East

DuBiotech, Dubai’s dedicated biotechnology and research park announces HITS, a new business partner to provide quality assured testing of products for Halal integrity.

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UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

Genetically modified (GM) food is flooding into the UK through the back door with many consumers unaware.

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Brunei: Halal centre operational in July

| 12/02/2014 | Reply
Brunei: Halal centre operational in July

The centre will have a team of six halal science officers carrying out research work and analysis.

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UAE: Scientist behind Lab Burger to speak at GFIA

| 14/01/2014 | Reply
UAE: Scientist behind Lab Burger to speak at GFIA

Dr Post and other world-leading experts in the fields of agricultural innovation and research will give their ‘Visions for an Agricultural Revolution’.

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Thailand: Uncontrolled growth of halal food sector

| 12/01/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Uncontrolled growth of halal food sector

An increase in the number of non-Muslims also preferring Halal foods has led to the uncontrolled growth of the halal food sector. Certifications are not strict enough.

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Brunei Darussalam looks to its labs for growth

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
Brunei Darussalam looks to its labs for growth

Increased investment in research and development (R&D), combined with targeting niche markets, are two cornerstones of a strategy being rolled out by Brunei Darussalam. R&D for new halal products.

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Malaysia: Strengthening the Halal brand through innovation

| 09/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Strengthening the Halal brand through innovation

Innovation and a strict adaptation of the Islamic philosophy are the barometers that can determine how genuine a halal hub is, says Prof Pervaiz K Ahmad of the Monash University.

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Brunei: Rainforest wealth can help tap global halal market

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Rainforest wealth can help tap global halal market

BRUNEI can tap into the microbial wealth of its rainforests to become a major player in the global halal market, said a senior official from the Ministry of Primary Industry and Resources (MIPR).

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Malaysia: UTM, Irda plan halal industrial park in Iskandar

| 06/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: UTM, Irda plan halal industrial park in Iskandar

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) are currently in discussion to develop a dedicated halal industrial park in Iskandar Malaysia.

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Brunei: Addressing the unknown major challenge for Halal authorities

| 11/01/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Addressing the unknown major challenge for Halal authorities

Among the Halal issues are: Blood-derived ingredients in food and dietary supplement products, animal-derived gelatin in food and pharmaceutical products and animal-derived collagen-peptides in cosmetic and dietary supplement products.

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Brunei: Halal Science Centre in offing

| 09/01/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Halal Science Centre in offing

To firm up decisions on Halal matters, the minister said that the government will set up a Halal Product Academy which consists of syariah scholars, halal scientists and halal industry experts. Brunei is currently streamlining its capabilities in the field of analytical services.

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Thailand: Science urged for Halal food

| 17/09/2012 | Reply
Thailand: Science urged for Halal food

Thai halal food has the potential to serve a greater share of the world population, and food makers and exporters are being urged to use science and technology to cut costs and enhance quality.

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