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Category: Halal Integrity

Halal sectors should not look to Islamic finance’s laissez faire sharia model

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Halal sectors should not look to Islamic finance’s laissez faire sharia model

Kuwait Central bank governor points out the systemic weaknesses in Islamic Finance’s supervisory structures, and advises other Halal sectors not to copy them.

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UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

Halal Food Authority has issued the following statement on the conditions with which it will certify poultry that goes through bath stunning.

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Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

A new law requires that all animals are stunned before being slaughtered. Religious rights do not come before animal rights.

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Saudi Arabia and MENA Baby Food Industry

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia and MENA Baby Food Industry

A rapidly evolving economy, rising personal disposable incomes, increasing preference for packaged food will drive the baby food market.

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Brunei: Halal cosmetics guidelines readied

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Brunei: Halal cosmetics guidelines readied

“Most of the cosmetics now contain placenta and non-halal ingredients, and we don’t want to be associated with that because of our prayers,” she said.

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Malaysia: HDC’s Halal Executive Program Graduation

| 12/02/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC’s Halal Executive Program Graduation

150 graduates from 2013 intake completed the 6-month HEP, serve as Halal Executives in various sectors in the Halal industry.

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Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

| 09/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

The challenge comes down to integrity risks. We need to start the process of owning the halal-agro-food supply chain.

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Malaysia moves to maintain Halal edge

| 09/02/2014 | Reply
Malaysia moves to maintain Halal edge

Plans include a push to attract non-Muslim consumers to halal foods as healthier and higher-quality options.

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UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

| 07/02/2014 | 1 Reply
UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

Halal certification bodies (such as HMC, Mosque and Shariah Groups, Muslim scholars) will meet to agree and declare a statement on mechanical slaughter.

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Japan: Halal Development Foundation Japan hold Halal seminar

| 06/02/2014 | Reply
Japan: Halal Development Foundation Japan hold Halal seminar

At the opening ceremony, MajelisUlama Indonesia and HDFJ signed a MoU, confirming their deep cooperation and working relations.

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UK: KQF Signs Distribution Deal with BAKO North Western

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
UK: KQF Signs Distribution Deal with BAKO North Western

BAKO North Western is part of one of the country’s leading food wholesale supply and distribution companies.

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Malaysia: Matrade and HDC launch World Halal Week

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Matrade and HDC launch World Halal Week

Themed, “Energising Halal Business Growth”, the World Halal Week 2014 – 9-12 April, will consist of the 11th MIHAS and the World Halal Conference.

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EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

The ruling shut down Poland’s $500 million kosher and halal meat industry last year.

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UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

| 04/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

The owners of one of the UK’s first halal organic farms are calling on British Muslims to become more aware about where their meat comes from.

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UK firm eyes trade finance for Halal sector

| 04/02/2014 | Reply
UK firm eyes trade finance for Halal sector

Umex will offer its Islamic trade finance service, called Umex Trade Bridge, first in Britain followed by other European markets.

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UK: MCB meeting for authenticity and transparency of Halal Food

| 31/01/2014 | Reply
UK: MCB meeting for authenticity and transparency of Halal Food

The best way of ensuring this is to develop halal-specific standards ensure their implementation by participation in Assurance and Accreditation Schemes.

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UAE: MoEW officials check Philippine halal facilities

| 31/01/2014 | Reply
UAE: MoEW officials check Philippine halal facilities

So far, eggs and poultry as well as some meat products from the Philippines have passed halal accreditation.

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Turkey: TSE to begin Halal certification in Europe

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
Turkey: TSE to begin Halal certification in Europe

TSE will be cooperating with the Cologne-based Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), one of the largest Islamic organizations in Germany.

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UK: EBLEX assurance scheme could clear up halal confusion

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
UK: EBLEX assurance scheme could clear up halal confusion

What EBLEX is proposing through its Halal Forum is to introduce two logos – one for stunned beef and lamb and one for non-stunned.

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Singapore strengthens presence at Gulfood

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
Singapore strengthens presence at Gulfood

Currently, four GCC countries, namely Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE, recognise the Singapore MUIS Halal Standards.

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