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Category: Halal Integrity

Indonesia: Minister asks MUI to give up Halal label

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Minister asks MUI to give up Halal label

Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali persuaded the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) to hand over the authority on halal certification to the government.

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Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

According to KPPU, issuing halal certificates is actually a state duty. The task may be handed over to other agencies only if the state is unable to do so.

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UK: New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK:  New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

Following the withdrawal of Halal burgers last year a new board will review standards and practices for buying food in schools and other institutions.

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Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

“The government as the prosecutor of regulations should be the one doing the process,” Suryadharma said. “The MUI is merely a civil organization.”

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UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

Cargill Meats Europe, a major supplier of halal meat in the UK and overseas, conducted a halal recovery trial in Spain on 8 January 2014.

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Indonesia: Govt to Regulate Halal Certification Fee

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to Regulate Halal Certification Fee

The government and House of Representatives (DPR) intend to put Halal Products draft bill under the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ authority.

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Opinion: Halal labeling: The next gold mine?

| 01/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal labeling: The next gold mine?

The worldwide food industry is paying attention to detail to fulfill Muslim halal requirements by avoiding some substances or ingredients.

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Bangladesh: Move underway to issue ‘halal’ certificates to firms

| 01/03/2014 | Reply
Bangladesh: Move underway to issue ‘halal’ certificates to firms

The Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) under the Ministry of Industries (MoI) is preparing the procedures for providing the certificates.

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Indonesia: Postpone halal bill deliberation: Health minister

| 01/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Postpone halal bill deliberation: Health minister

“We have asked them to postpone deliberations since there has been no progress in deciding who will have the authority to issue the certificates.”

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Indonesia: MUI – government wrangle over Halal certification

| 28/02/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI – government wrangle over Halal certification

The Religious Affairs Ministry has demanded that the authority to issue halal certificates be given to the government rather than the MUI.

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UAE: Riz Global reveals new Niagara Valley products

| 27/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Riz Global reveals new Niagara Valley products

Riz Global Foods used Gulfood as a platform to launch its halal beef bacon and breakfast strips under its in-house brand, Niagara Valley.

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UAE: Halal World Food exhibition to be held annually

| 27/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Halal World Food exhibition to be held annually

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered for the Halal World Food exhibition to be held annually, and to be expanded, during his visit to Gulfood.

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UAE: Dubai sets sights on halal zones

| 27/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai sets sights on halal zones

“Given the latent demand, the potential market for halal products and services is huge and will continue to grow,” said Essa Kazim, secretary general of DIEDC.

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Indonesia: Ulema Council Denies Halal Certification Graft

| 26/02/2014 | Reply
Indonesia:  Ulema Council Denies Halal Certification Graft

MUI denies accusations that foreign organizations hoping to sell food in Indonesia had been extorted for bribes during the halal-auditing process.

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Malaysia: Beauty by the book

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Beauty by the book

Most people associate halal with food. But in Malaysia, beauty companies are capitalising on the growing popularity of another halal product — cosmetics.

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Azerbaijan prohibited sale of pseudo-halal products

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Azerbaijan prohibited sale of pseudo-halal products

Starting from April 1, 2014 it will impose prohibition for sale of products not conforming to standards AZS 757-2014 “Certification of “Halal” products”.

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Danish ‘halal’ ban stuns Muslims

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Danish ‘halal’ ban stuns Muslims

“There is no ban on Islamic slaughter in Denmark, and animal sacrifice according to Islamic principles is still legal in Denmark,” said Danish Embassy.

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Denmark’s ban says more about human hypocrisy than animal welfare

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark’s ban says more about human hypocrisy than animal welfare

To complain about the halal or kosher slaughter of battery chickens or factory farmed veal is a truly monstrous absurdity.

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UK: Declaration on Machine Slaughter of poultry

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Declaration on Machine Slaughter of poultry

Commencing 3rd March 2014 machine slaughter will not be certified Halal by recognised certifiers in the UK.

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UK: The young Muslim entrepreneur who is hungry for success

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
UK: The young Muslim entrepreneur who is hungry for success

Shazia Saleem, Founder of Ieat, has spotted both a gap in the market and a way to celebrate the two parts of her cultural identity – being British and a Muslim.

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