Category: Halal Integrity

Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

| 15/10/2013 | Reply
Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

Schools in southern Sweden have been serving halal chicken in their school cafeterias for four years, but some students’ parents only recently found out and were furious at the news.

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Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

| 12/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

The Halal industry needs capital and the Islamic finance industry has surplus liquidity and limited investment opportunities; so why aren’t the two working together, asks Rushdi Siddiqui.

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Malaysia: HDC commemorates several milestones over 7 years

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC commemorates several milestones over 7 years

The milestones of great success for the Halal industry from HDC have been driven by a three-pronged high value-add strategy focused in Halal production, Halal trade and Halal services that brings about a high GDP value.

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Turkey: TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

The Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) announced on Sunday plans to begin issuing halal food certificates in Europe to address growing demands by Muslim-Turkish consumers in Europe.

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UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Strategy built on 7 pillars

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Strategy built on 7 pillars

Many of these initiatives have launched already, such as the Dubai Global Sukuk Centre, the Dubai Centre for Islamic Finance, the Global Islamic Economy Summit and Islamic Economy Award.

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UAE: ‘Dubai – World Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative unveiled

| 06/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: ‘Dubai – World Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative unveiled

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today launched the ‘Dubai – Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative.

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Canada: Halal Certified Turkey to Hit Grocery Stores this Week

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
Canada: Halal Certified Turkey to Hit Grocery Stores this Week

Many Muslims are planning to serve turkey alongside their traditional Eid meal as they celebrate with family and friends over the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday.

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UAE: Dubai to get International Centre for Halal Products by 2014

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai to get International Centre for Halal Products by 2014

The Dubai Chamber and Thomson Reuters are also organising the Global Islamic Economy Summit being held on November 25-26, 2013. A team has been assigned to work on Islamic economy studies.

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20 tons of ‘Halal’ pork in China

| 03/10/2013 | Reply
20 tons of ‘Halal’ pork in China

Police in Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi province, have seized more than 20 thousand kilograms of pork being sold off as halal beef products. The pork had been treated with chemicals such as paraffin wax and industrial salts to make it look like beef.

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UAE: Dubai close to launching Halal certification

| 02/10/2013 | Reply
UAE:  Dubai close to launching Halal certification

Islamic economic experts said a halal certification stemming from Dubai would have a greater effect on global halal trade than existing regulations, which have limited enforceability.

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Malaysia: AG’s Report: Performance Of HDC Needs To Be Enhanced

| 02/10/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  AG’s Report: Performance Of HDC Needs To Be Enhanced

Although the performance of Halal Industry Development Corp Sdn Bhd (HDC) is overall satisfactory, its level of achievement can still be improved.

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UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

| 29/09/2013 | Reply
UK: London Festival Celebrates Halal Food

Accommodating the fast growing Muslims population in Britain, the first Halal food exhibition has been held in London to showcase the diversity of halal food, with dozens of exhibitors reflecting a growing market for the new industry all over the world.

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UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

The Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme, with red meat levy body Eblex currently working on draft proposals ahead on an industry meeting being held next month.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s Airline Hopes To Become In-flight Caterer For Malindo Air By Next Year

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  Brahim’s Airline Hopes To Become In-flight Caterer For Malindo Air By Next Year

On its halal Japanese dishes, the meals should be served on board MAS’ flights from Kuala Lumpur to Narita and Osaka in the second half of next year.

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Malaysia Moving Towards Russian Halal Recognition

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia Moving Towards Russian Halal Recognition

Malaysia is working towards having its Halal certification recognised by the Russian Mufti Council in the efforts to penetrate the Russian halal product market.

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Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

| 26/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

Halal meat accounts for up to 15% of meat sales in the UK yet the options for Muslim foodies, or ‘haloodies’, are limited. But a new halal food festival hopes to highlight a market waiting to be tapped.

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Malaysia – Jakim adds 222 more Halal cert officers

| 25/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia – Jakim adds 222 more Halal cert officers

The Halal enforcement division of the Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is strengthened with the appointment of 222 more trade affairs assistant officers.

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UK: Efficiency at heart of Gafoor Pure Halal expansion

| 24/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Efficiency at heart of Gafoor Pure Halal expansion

The company, which processes its halal-certified poultry meat in a plant 10 minutes from the centre of town, says it has expanded throughput sevenfold over the last eight years, and is now looking to take on more farmers.

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Opinion: Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

| 22/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

One company seeking to profit from Britain’s taste for halal, worth an estimated £3bn, is DB Foods, the country’s largest meat wholesaler. This week they will launch a new online business, halal2go, to sell direct to consumers.

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Malaysia: McDonald’s says ‘All our products certified Halal’

| 21/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: McDonald’s says ‘All our products certified Halal’

McDonald’s, under fire lately amid talk that traces of pork fat known as LM 10 had been found in their sauces, said there is no truth in the allegations.

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