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Kenya developing halal rules with eye on Muslim tourists

| 07/02/2017 | Reply
Kenya developing halal rules with eye on Muslim tourists

The Tourism Regulatory Authority director-general Lagat Kipkorir said the standards were being developed in partnership with the Kenya Bureau Standards.

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Malaysia: CCM to return to the black, halal cert to help

| 07/02/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: CCM to return to the black, halal cert to help

The Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd (CCM), which recently received certification to produce halal pharmaceutical products, is looking to turn around its fortunes after two years of chalking up losses.

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UK: London Muslim Lifestyle businesses gather to promote the economy

| 06/02/2017 | Reply
UK: London Muslim Lifestyle businesses gather to promote the economy

From established heavyweights Haloodies, ISFIN and Saracens solicitors to new, up and coming SMEs the networking evening hosted by Kensington Olympia’s London Muslim Lifestyle Show.

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Thailand to aid Halal industry in Cambodia

| 02/02/2017 | Reply
Thailand to aid Halal industry in Cambodia

Thailand, one of the main halal food producers, is seeking to invest in halal food production in Cambodia, targeting Muslim Cambodians and tourists.

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Britain’s Muslim entrepreneurs cash in on the power of the pound

| 02/02/2017 | Reply
Britain’s Muslim entrepreneurs cash in on the power of the pound

“In 2017 we will see more home-grown Muslim brands and many of them will also appeal to non-Muslims because of their ethical and providence values,” said Abdalhamid Evans, Founder, HalalFocus.

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UAE: Halal certification and accreditation bodies in Dubai

| 02/02/2017 | 3 Replies
UAE: Halal certification and accreditation bodies in Dubai

An overview of current organisations working in Halal certification and accreditation in Dubai to help clarify the key players in the sector.

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Qatar: Food safety tests soon in private labs

| 02/02/2017 | Reply
Qatar: Food safety tests soon in private labs

As part of ensuring the highest level of safety of both imported and local food, the central lab is set to adopt a number of new procedures, including a ‘Halal Laboratory’ system.

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Malaysia: World’s First Halal Certification for Prescriptive Medicine issued to CCM

| 02/02/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: World’s First Halal Certification for Prescriptive Medicine issued to CCM

JAKIM is the first to certify controlled/prescriptive medicines (Ethical Products) based on the world’s first Halal pharmaceutical standard MS2424:2012 Halal Pharmaceuticals – General Guidelines.

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Consumption of Arthropods – Research Paper

| 02/02/2017 | Reply
Consumption of Arthropods – Research Paper

The outcome of this issue comprises of different narratives regarding the opinions of various Schools of thought.

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Dubai’s 2017-2021 Islamic Economy strategy tied to GDP growth

| 01/02/2017 | Reply
Dubai’s 2017-2021 Islamic Economy strategy tied to GDP growth

By Shalini Seth, Media ME DUBAI – The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) on Tuesday announced what it calls a “refreshed” growth strategy for the next five years until 2021, after multiple sessions of stakeholder engagement, with the objective of measuring and expanding its impact on the UAE’s gross domestic product, or GDP. THREE PILLARS, […]

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France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

| 28/01/2017 | Reply
France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

According to anthropologist Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, author of the new book “The Halal Market or The Invention of a Tradition”, buying halal is not a religious obligation.

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Halal Meat Fraud and Safety Issues in the UK

| 28/01/2017 | Reply
Halal Meat Fraud and Safety Issues in the UK

A comprehensive and well-researched paper that reviews UK fraud and safety issues around Halal meat and poultry products, particularly in the context of EU legislation.

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UAE: Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector

| 27/01/2017 | Reply
UAE: Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector

A shift towards healthier options in the food segment (particularly fresh foods) along with a high level of price consciousness might present the biggest opportunity for retailers in 2017.

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INDONESIA: Mandatory Halal Certification Looms for Food, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

| 26/01/2017 | Reply
INDONESIA: Mandatory Halal Certification Looms for Food, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

Promoted as a Halal Product Guarantee, the certification forms part of the bid to make Indonesian products more competitive in the international market.

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Philippines: Shari’ah must be included in Halal development law

| 26/01/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Shari’ah must be included in Halal development law

By Ace June Rell S. Perez – SunStarDAVAO THE Mindanao Islamic Chamber of Commerce Inc. (MICCI) raised concern to incorporate Shari’ah aspect to the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Act of 2016. Marilou Ampuan, one of the founders of MICCI and president of the Universal Islamic Center told reporters Tuesday, January 24, during the […]

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Philippines: Halal Tourism Expo exhibitors seen to double with ASEAN chairmanship

| 26/01/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Halal Tourism Expo exhibitors seen to double with ASEAN chairmanship

This year’s Halal expo was organized to increase the public’s level of awareness of Halal as well as to give better position of the Philippines, especially Davao, in aligning programs for Halal tourism.

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UAE: DCL launches new service to verify Halal cosmetics products

| 25/01/2017 | Reply
UAE: DCL launches new service to verify Halal cosmetics products

The Dubai Central Laboratory, DCL, at Dubai Municipality has launched a new service to verify Halal cosmetics and personal care products.

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USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

| 24/01/2017 | 1 Reply
USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

The USDA’s statement came in its final version of regulations for organic livestock and poultry practices, published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017.

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Pakistan: Fauji Meat officially begins commercial operations

| 17/01/2017 | 1 Reply
Pakistan: Fauji Meat officially begins commercial operations

Pakistan has been endowed with a large livestock population which includes cattle, buffalo, sheep and goat. It has a herd size of more than 60 million animals; one of the largest in the world.

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Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

| 16/01/2017 | Reply
Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

The huge variety of hotels and restaurants choosing to serve exclusively Halal products within their establishments is truly revolutionizing travel and tourism within Bosnia.

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