Category: Shariah Issues

GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

Halal food exporters from the GCC will be the next to fall in line with the UAE’s new global standard, a GCC official said yesterday.

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USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

A former Midamar operations manager pleaded guilty to making and delivering false USDA marks of inspection of shipments of Halal beef in federal court Monday.

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USA: Midamar Defendants Plead Not Guilty in Halal Case

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar Defendants Plead Not Guilty in Halal Case

Midamar does not accept these allegations and is now seeking to understand what the government is basing these allegations on.

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Kazakhstan Strengthening Control over ‘Halal’ Products

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
Kazakhstan Strengthening Control over ‘Halal’ Products

The Spiritual Administration of Kazakhstan’s Muslims will work on standardization and control of products labeled ‘halal’

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Opinion: Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

| 18/11/2014 | 1 Reply
Opinion:  Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

“Shall I not inform you of a better act than fasting, alms and prayers? Making peace between one another: enmity and malice tear up heavenly rewards by the roots.”

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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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UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

| 04/11/2014 | Reply
UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

Muslim representatives from the halal meat industry have hit out at today’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) debate, calling it ‘anti-Muslim’.

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UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

| 31/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy, 10th WIEF concludes with a focus on partnerships and cross-border trade.

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UAE: Halal food producers urged to be more transparent

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Halal food producers urged to be more transparent

The 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which says it aims to safeguard the interests of the Muslim world, is creating global halal standards.

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Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

The focus of some non-Muslims, individuals and organisations is the cruelty invoked on the animal for both stunned and non-stunned halal slaughter.

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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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Brunei Halal Certification System can be marketed abroad

| 15/09/2014 | Reply
Brunei Halal Certification System can be marketed abroad

“I think that Brunei’s halal certification is the best in the region…so we should be able to use it as a brand for our halal systems,” said BCFA Vice President.

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UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

Awareness training for OIC/SMIIC ‘Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification’ was held by the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) and the Dubai Municipality (DM).

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UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

| 09/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

It is a principle of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), that sheep for Qurbani should be healthy and have the build and maturity of the minimum of a 1 year old animal.

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Malaysia: HDC To Penetrate GCC Market Through Saudi Arabia

| 04/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC To Penetrate GCC Market Through Saudi Arabia

HDC has signed a collaboration with a Saudi Arabian company, Samyco Holdings Bhd, to allow over 100 local halal companies to bring their products to the country.

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Global Halal Certification: Current Status, Operational Challenges and Future Trends

| 04/09/2014 | Reply
Global Halal Certification: Current Status, Operational Challenges and Future Trends

Webinar (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) to provide an overview of the Halal market, its current status and forecast growth, standards & certification…

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UK: Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

| 28/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

An All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a Report which calls for more research into the religious slaughter of animals.

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Turkey: Halal products at the Halal & Healthy Product Fair

| 26/08/2014 | Reply
Turkey: Halal products at the Halal & Healthy Product Fair

Istanbul Halal Expo – 6th Halal and Health Products Fair is expected to provide opportunities both for exporters and manufacturing companies.

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UK: British Vets appalled by Halal Authority Board letter

| 18/08/2014 | Reply
UK: British Vets appalled by Halal Authority Board letter

The non stun slaughter debate between the BVA and HAB has intensified, with the BVA saying it is appalled by the suggestions made in the HAB open letter.

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UK: Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders

| 09/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders

However, an exemption in UK law allows animals to be slaughtered without stunning for certain religious communities.

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