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Category: Halal Integrity

Turkey close to launch of halal standards

| 22/09/2008 | Reply
Turkey close to launch of halal standards

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Government looks to become top producer of halal goods

| 21/09/2008 | Reply
Government looks to become top producer of halal goods

A
draft bill before on halal goods before the House of Representatives
could help Indonesia become one of the world’s leading producers of
halal food and beverages, the government says.

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Growing number of Australian manufacturers embracing Halal and Kosher certification

| 20/09/2008 | Reply
Growing number of Australian manufacturers embracing Halal and Kosher certification

Australia was the first non-Muslim country to place Halal
certification under legislation and, according to the Australian Halal
Food Directory, there are currently four recognized certifying bodies
in Australia for Halal food.

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Shariah Law: a matter of belief

| 18/09/2008 | Reply
Shariah Law: a matter of belief

Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, suggested
earlier this year that integrating some aspects of Shariah law into the
UK legal system might not be a bad idea. The archbishop said we had to face
up to the fact that some UK citizens did not relate to the current
legal system.
With
an estimated 1.6 million Muslims living and working in the UK and an
increasing Muslim population, Shariah is set to become a pressing issue
for employers.

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HDC preparing local SMEs for global halal market

| 18/09/2008 | Reply
HDC preparing local SMEs for global halal market

Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) wants to strengthen the
participation of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the
global halal industry. HDC will train at least 300 trainees from Mydin’s (a Muslim run supermarket in Malaysia) SME
suppliers, who will receive certificates upon completion of the course.

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How Christian/Muslim Was/Is France?

| 18/09/2008 | Reply
How Christian/Muslim Was/Is France?

It is not often that you get news of the Muslims in France, or the situation there for Halal food. Now with Ramadan in progress articles are coming out. Let’s hope the French Interior Minister supports her statement that Islam must “take its full place in the French institutional landscape.” With 5 million muslims in their country it certainly makes sense.

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Muslim organizations to gain more clout

| 17/09/2008 | Reply
Muslim organizations to gain more clout

‘Singapore – Muslim institutions will
have more clout in Singapore under proposed changes to the law
governing Islamic affairs, news reports said Tuesday.’


After the worldwide release of a photograph of a clearly labelled packet of pork from Singapore with a Halal certification on it Singapore has got no choice but to tighten up the legal side of misuse of Halal certification in order to remain credible in this industry.

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Biofuels: Can a global standard solve the sustainability problem?

| 12/09/2008 | Reply
Biofuels: Can a global standard solve the sustainability problem?

For anyone seriously interested in the development of Halal standards, on a global scale, a look at how things are moving along in other related areas may prove enlightening. It is likely to be along and complicated road…

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Faithful Have New Food for Thought

| 07/09/2008 | Reply
Faithful Have New Food for Thought

There is a new mindset for people’s outlook on food that is emerging through their personal beliefs that cannot be overlooked. This has changed from what used to be called ‘alternative’ lifestyle preference, and now is going mainstream. It is one of the reason’s that the market for Halal extends to the non-Muslims with the extra assurance of the animal welfare. This does not only apply to America but also the Middle East where manufacturing Halal food  cannot just about what is permitted in their religion but they now also, like the Americans, have to take into consideration the obesity and health issues that are prevalent in their region.

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US Muslims tell Ramadan hardships under secular life

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
US Muslims tell Ramadan hardships under secular life

Once again the blessed month of Ramadhan is here. This is a time when people all around the world can witness the sincerity of the muslims living amidst them in their commitment to perform the fast that has been made obligatory on them. It is a time when Halal food spirals upward in sales because, although fasting, people seem to consume so much more through not only feeding themselves but feeding others to receive the blessings of this sacred month. Ramadhan Kareem.

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Halal board to boost export market, int’l standards for RP-processed foods

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
Halal board to boost export market, int’l standards for RP-processed foods

Aware of the huge market potential of halal products here and
abroad, the Muslim Mindanao Halal Certifying Board, Inc. (MMHCBI) will
meet here on Thursday (August 28) with the Northern Mindanao Poultry
Growers’ Association on compliance with the Philippine Halal Standards
in food and non-products preparation.

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Thumbs Up For Halal Academy

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
Thumbs Up For Halal Academy

Panelists and participants of the International
Halal Market Conference (IHME 2008), which concluded yesterday in Brunei, gave
their unanimous support for Brunei to set up the Halal Products Academy.

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Brunei To Set Up Company To Manage Halal Brand

| 16/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei To Set Up Company To Manage Halal Brand

The Brunei government is
setting up a company to oversee the development of a halal brand in
line with its move to be one of the major players of the halal brand
globally.

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Halal Logo Hopes To Generate Trust

| 11/08/2008 | Reply
Halal Logo Hopes To Generate Trust

Brunei’s
Halal logo is hoped to

Hyperlinkgenerate trust on Brunei’s Halal products in
Southeast Asian and international markets
said the
Director of Agriculture from the Ministry of Industries and Primary
Resources, Hjh Normah Suria Hayati PJDSM Dato Seri Utama (Dr) Hj Jamil
Al-Sufri during an interview on the 3rd International Halal Expo 14-17 August 2008,

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Pro-India Trade Policy – II

| 11/08/2008 | Reply
Pro-India Trade Policy – II

Pakistan has finally decided
to establish a halal certification board, under the Ministry of Science
and Technology, to devise and enforce halal standards and certification
mechanism for export of halal food products. It is no longer good enough to say because your are a Muslim country things can be assumed to be Halal, especially for export and import purposes. It is interesting to note the ministry they have used for this purpose rather than Religious Affairs as is done in other countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

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Halal Science Center aims to safeguard faith of Muslim communities worldwide

| 08/08/2008 | Reply
Halal Science Center aims to safeguard faith of Muslim communities worldwide

Thailand’s
fairly large Muslim population means there is always a need for Halal
food. The Halal Science Center, a part of the Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn
University, has been in existence since 1994.

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Imams want halal controls

| 08/08/2008 | Reply
Imams want halal controls

Unlike Montreal’s Jewish community, which has a long-established kosher
monitoring system, there are few safeguards in the city to ensure
Muslim consumers are getting food that respects their dietary
restrictions. Reports abound of companies misleading consumers by falsely labelling
their products halal to take advantage of the growing global market.

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Brunei Gets Halal Logo

| 03/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei Gets Halal Logo

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of
Brunei Darussalam has consented for the enforcement of the Halal
Certificate and Label Order 2005 starting August 1, 2008.The enforcement of the Order
will be implemented in stages and applications will be open for
local halal food producers who wish to use the Brunei Halal logo
during the Brunei 3rd International Halal Expo scheduled for
August 14, 2008. So far 12 companies have already applied for
the use of the logo.

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Halal feud centres on slaughter methods

| 30/07/2008 | Reply
Halal feud centres on slaughter methods

The battle of the Halal certifiers is now going to press in Canada. England, Australia, South Africa, Euope, and the USA, all these countries have open warfare between the agencies that certify Halal. How can we grow the Halal market if the people certifying it cannot agree on anything, or try to discredit their competitors?

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Halal food monitor riles sellers

| 29/07/2008 | Reply
Halal food monitor riles sellers

A Muslim
not-for-profit organization says that even though meat might be
advertised as halal, that doesn’t ensure it is slaughtered according to
Qur’an guidelines. And the Halal Monitoring Authority in Canada admits its
growing influence on halal food has upset some businesses.

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