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Category: Halal Integrity

Turkish halal agency receives demand for accreditation, training from abroad

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Turkish halal agency receives demand for accreditation, training from abroad

Institutions from a number of countries from Spain to Kosovo and from Russia to Croatia have applied to Turkey’s Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) for accreditation.

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Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

The global halal market is set to grow at an exponential rate driven by increasing demand from the Muslim as well as non-Muslim population.

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Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

| 02/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

From halal mozzarella to smart hijabs, faith-driven consumers are demanding products that dovetail with their modern lifestyles. A look at where the market is headed – and when

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Australia: Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

| 28/02/2019 | Reply
Australia:  Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

The Director of Buying said that because halal food is religiously sensitive, the company wanted their own in-house brand to make sure they get it right.

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EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

Meat from animals slaughtered without prior stunning, is not eligible for the EU-Bio-label for organic products.

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UAE launches integrated ‘Arab system’ for mutual recognition of halal certificates

| 25/02/2019 | Reply
UAE launches integrated ‘Arab system’ for mutual recognition of halal certificates

“The first Arab halal system will include mutual recognition of halal certificates and easing the trade movement between our Arab countries and the world.”

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Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

| 25/02/2019 | Reply
Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

“We, as a company, anticipated Halal. We knew that we needed to do this now or later. We started the process and did it globally,” added General Legal Counsel, Moutaz Abdullat.

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UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

| 21/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

Brexit is also not expected to impact the exception for halal and kosher slaughter that is permitted in the EU because UK has its own laws to deal with this.

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Malaysia: Global Halal Summit: Kuala Lumpur 1 – 6 April 2019

| 21/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Global Halal Summit: Kuala Lumpur 1 – 6 April 2019

Introduced this year, the Global Halal Summit (GHaS) is a rebrand of the World Halal Week. 6 Programmes catering to different target audiences.

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Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

Indonesian Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, Sandiaga Uno, have pledged to make Indonesia the fifth biggest halal economy in the world.

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UAE established and implemented the world’s first Halal food system

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
UAE established and implemented the world’s first Halal food system

Halal food and beverages market is set to reach a value of USD 2.5 trillion this year, according to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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Brunei’s halal industry can spur economic diversification, says think tank

| 16/02/2019 | Reply
Brunei’s halal industry can spur economic diversification, says think tank

Around 60 percent of Brunei’s economy is covered by its oil industry, and the sultanate has been trying to reduce its reliance on petroleum for years.

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UAE: DAFZA to showcase its premium services to the F&B Industry at Gulfood

| 16/02/2019 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA to showcase its premium services to the F&B Industry at Gulfood

DAFZA will highlight its efforts to promote the Halal sector through initiatives such as launching “Dubai Global Gateway to Halal Industries: Your Guide Step by Step”

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Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

The definition of halal is too strict and would mean life-saving products, such as vaccines or drugs containing blood, could be barred after the deadline passed.

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Indonesia sees US$1.6 billion windfall from Halal labelling rule

| 10/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia sees US$1.6 billion windfall from Halal labelling rule

Indonesia is overhauling the Halal certification rules as the country’s Shariah economy is set to swell to US$427 billion by 2022.

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UK: European vet market leader sets sights on Middle East and Asia

| 09/02/2019 | Reply
UK: European vet market leader sets sights on Middle East and Asia

It will be formally launched at Gulfood 2019, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, held in Dubai from 17-21 February.

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Research: Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Halal Supply Chains

| 04/02/2019 | Reply
Research: Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Halal Supply Chains

Halal supply chains are vulnerable due to their credence quality attributes, importance of maintaining halal integrity throughout the supply chain.

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Philippines: ‘Halal is more than just recognition’

| 04/02/2019 | Reply
Philippines: ‘Halal is more than just recognition’

HALAL goes beyond the geographical Mindanao and other Muslim areas and is slowly becoming mainstream across all regions in the Philippines.

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Opinion: Corporate Halal reputation needs to be on the top agenda for companies operating in Muslim Markets

| 30/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Corporate Halal reputation needs to be on the top agenda for companies operating in Muslim Markets

The Reputation Institute reported in November 2018 that nearly 84% of a company’s value is now based on reputational factors.

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UK: HFA appoints new interim CEO as Saqib Mohammed departs

| 30/01/2019 | Reply
UK: HFA appoints new interim CEO as Saqib Mohammed departs

Halal Food Authority (HFA) announces that Saqib Mohammed, Chief Executive Officer, has decided to move on from the organisation to relocate to Dubai.

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