Category: Halal Integrity

Corporation to tag animals coming to New Delhi abattoir

| 16/03/2009 | Reply
Corporation to tag animals coming to New Delhi abattoir

A Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) will
be used and it will help in avoiding a mix up between halal and jhatka
goats, while ensuring that owners get back their own animals. The RFID,
which will be tagged to the front leg of the goat or sheep, will act
like a bar code and have details about the animals as well as their
owners. The name of the owner, weight and age of the animal, and also
whether it is meant for jhatka or halal slaughter, will be mentioned in
the chip.

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North Carolina bill targets kosher, halal foods

| 16/03/2009 | Reply
North Carolina bill targets kosher, halal foods

This bill would set state standards for kosher and halal food. State
Sen. Larry Shaw, a Fayetteville Democrat, said he filed the bill after
hearing from Jews and Muslims who were concerned about sales of foods
that meet strict religious requirements.

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Halal Farm to Fork DVD

| 10/03/2009 | Reply
Halal Farm to Fork DVD

The West Midlands is poised to become the European hub of an industry
that could see regional farmers annually supplying thousands of tonnes
of halal meat to Muslim communities throughout the world. Livestock
producers in Worcestershire and Herefordshire could tap into new
consumer markets for halal meat in Europe and the Middle East following
the approval of the UKs first farm to fork traceability system.

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Welfare Central to Halal

| 07/03/2009 | Reply
Welfare Central to Halal

Animal welfare is a top
priority for the UK halal meat industry, a leading consultant told
delegates at an EBLEX event in Milton Keynes.

Speaking
at the launch of a new DVD about halal meat, aimed at public sector
caterers, consultant to EBLEX, Nizar Boga, told industry
representatives that the welfare of animals is of extreme importance to
Islamic traditions.

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The Growing Halal and Kosher Markets

| 07/03/2009 | Reply
The Growing Halal and Kosher Markets

It isn’t just kosher-observant Jews and halal-observant Muslims who are
driving the sacred foods market. Many consumers who are concerned about
food safety are turning to kosher- and halal-certified foods because of
the perception that they are “cleaner” and more closely supervised
during the manufacturing process.

Vegans, vegetarians and consumers
with food intolerances are drawn to the products as well because the
certification labeling means that they can quickly see if a food
contains, for example, dairy. Manufacturers are also pursuing
certification because it can help open up new regional markets in
cities where buyers are more likely to be accepting of certified
products.

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RP’s national halal body ready to operate

| 06/03/2009 | 2 Replies
RP’s national halal body ready to operate

After a series of lengthy meetings and
consultations to enhance the country’s effort to tap into the world’s
estimated US$500-billion yearly Muslim dietary food market, the
National Halal Accreditation Board of the Philippines, Inc. (NHABPI) is
ready to launch and operate on March 16.

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‘AL ISLAMI’ AND ‘IHI ALLIANCE’ HOLD HALAL STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT CONVENTION AT GULFOOD 2009

| 05/03/2009 | Reply
‘AL ISLAMI’ AND ‘IHI ALLIANCE’ HOLD HALAL STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT CONVENTION AT GULFOOD 2009

DUBAI – In conjunction with Gulfood exhibition2009, Al Islami Foods and
the International Halal Integrity (IHI) Alliance held a “halal
standards development” convention on the sideline of the world’s
largest FMCG show. The modules discussed were Food Processing and Food
Service. 

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Halal Certification Body Warns Against Mislabelling

| 04/03/2009 | Reply
Halal Certification Body Warns Against Mislabelling

DAVAO CITY—The
country now has a national standard and one certifying body for
halal. An executive of the certifying body in the Autonomous
Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), on which certification guide the
national standard was based, has warned of “unscrupulous persons . .
.pushing with their fraudulent activities of mislabeling their products
as halal when they are not.”

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Call for Halal Certification to Be Reverted To Jakim

| 26/02/2009 | Reply
Call for Halal Certification to Be Reverted To Jakim

Unfortunately this article is an example of how the Malaysian people still do not know who the Halal Industry Development Corporation is and that they are a government linked company under the Prime Minister’s Dept. They were brought in specifically to make the certification more efficient as the backlog in companies wanting to be certified was considerable, and many companies were complaining. The same Jakim employees certifying under Jakim have just been transferred over to work under HDC.

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Halal standards urged

| 26/02/2009 | Reply
Halal standards urged

DUBAI – National standards for the production of halal food are needed to
replace outdated GCC regulations, the country’s leading halal food
producer said at a press conference organised by IHI, International Halal Integrity Alliance, during Gulfood.




Saleh Abdullah Lootah, the chief executive of the
Dubai-based Al Islami foods, said today the GCC-wide standards that the
UAE adhered to were out of step with changing manufacturing methods.

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Confusion over new halal certificates

| 18/02/2009 | Reply
Confusion over new halal certificates

Malaysia: Some exporters with new halal
certification from the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) are
facing problems exporting their goods to Indonesia. The new halal
certificates are not always accepted by the authorities there.

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Halal product bill harmful to people, say PDS lawmakers

| 17/02/2009 | Reply
Halal product bill harmful to people, say PDS lawmakers

Jakarta, Indonesia: The bill on halal product assurance, now being deliberated at the House
of Representatives, discriminates against non-Muslims and has serious
impacts for people who consume items unacceptable under the bill,
legislators said Monday.

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Kuwait ‘Awash’ With Fake Halal Meat

| 08/02/2009 | Reply
Kuwait ‘Awash’ With Fake Halal Meat

The
swell in demand for halal products has given rise to fraud, where
companies and exporters are labeling foods as halal, when, in fact,
this is not the case.
Up until recently, there was no centralized body defining the standards of halal and accrediting certification organizations. The International Halal Integrity
Alliance (IHI) aims to counter halal deception and standardize
regulations.

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Branding key to halal foods

| 04/02/2009 | Reply
Branding key to halal foods

Branding and the standard of purity of halal
food products are the key challenges to Thailand’s entry into the
growing global halal market. Despite the government’s long-standing efforts to transform the
country into one of the world’s leading halal products exporters, the
goal has yet to be accomplished.

According to Nordin Abdullah, deputy chairman of the World Halal
Forum, the standard of purity of Thai halal products is always in
question because Thailand is not a Muslim country.

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Muslim leaders vow to be active in peace process campaign

| 02/02/2009 | Reply
Muslim leaders vow to be active in peace process campaign

The National Ulama Conference of the Philippines (NUCP), which represents more than 3, 000 ulama and aleema (women religious authorities) nationwide, said it would be a catalyst to improve the Muslims’ welfare.

Ulama are a social, political, developmental, and can
even be an environmental force because of their influence,” said Amina
B. Rasul, director of the Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy
and NUCP convenor.

The pledged was made at the recently concluded three-day second National Summit of Ulama in the Philippines.

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Halal board to open Manila office this year

| 02/02/2009 | Reply
Halal board to open Manila office this year

THE NATIONAL Halal Accreditation Board of the Philippines
is planning to open an office in Manila this year in a bid to promote
the growing halal export industry.

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Malaysian Group To Petition Against Supermarkets, Retail Outlets

| 30/01/2009 | Reply
Malaysian Group To Petition Against Supermarkets, Retail Outlets

To segregate Halal and non-Halal Products on the shelves so the Muslims in Malaysia can be certain the items they are picking up off the shelf are Halal is not an easy job! It is one thing segregating the meat, but the processed shelf products are another story when it comes to having to read the tiny writing on all the labels, and know the potential Haram ingredients in non-meat products, or search for the Halal cert. Might make for some new jobs for qualified ‘Halal sorters’ if their petition is successful.

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Halal Meat in Solution for School in the UK

| 29/01/2009 | Reply
Halal Meat in Solution for School in the UK

Dale Primary School in Derby, England is to have only Halal meat on the school menu for certain days of the week. The reason being, that if the meat being served on the day is not totally Halal, there could be
cross contamination with non Halal meat, especially pork. As the majority of the 550 pupils at this school are Muslim they have opted out of the local council school meals system.

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UK Farming Minister Kennedy launches animal slaughter consultation

| 29/01/2009 | Reply
UK Farming Minister Kennedy launches animal slaughter consultation

UK FARMING Minister Jane Kennedy has launched a consultation on proposed new rules on the welfare of animals at slaughter. The rules follow an EU proposal and will see
measures introduced for all animals including poultry to ensure animals
are slaughtered by a method that leads to instant death or death after
stunning. She also confirmed exemptions would be available for
slaughter in accordance with religious rites, such as for Halal and
Kosher meat.

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Study reveals ‘shocking’ kebabs

| 29/01/2009 | Reply
Study reveals ‘shocking’ kebabs

Once again they are warning the public about the contents of the doner kebab and how bad it is for your health. You have no idea what is put in it, and truthfully no one really wants to know, they are just going for the taste and fast food. However, when you hear that they are being sold as ‘Halal’ and contain pork, then this becomes an issue of labelling and should be accountable for in a properly audited Halal industry.

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