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Category: Halal Integrity

Australia: Aussie Muslims Denounce Anti-Halal Stickers

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Aussie Muslims Denounce Anti-Halal Stickers

A new sticker campaign linking halal food to terrorism has angered Australian Muslims, accusing rightist groups of spreading baseless misconceptions about a peaceful Muslim community.

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Malaysia: More hotels, food premises applying for Halal certificate

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: More hotels, food premises applying for Halal certificate

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) recorded an increase of 39 per cent in application for halal certificate for hotel and food premises this year, its director-general, Datuk Othman Mustapha said today.

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Pakistan: Launching Halal Food accreditation scheme

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Launching Halal Food accreditation scheme

Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid lauded the role of PNAC for launching of Halal Food accrediation scheme and said that it will increase the demand of Pakistanis products.

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EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

The Commission included a study into informing consumers about animal stunning in its list of planned actions 2012-2015 animal welfare strategy.

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USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

Halal cuisines are almost 40% more popular in US restaurants over the past year according to digital food ordering service GrubHub.

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UK: Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK:  Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

Former county council Tory leader Coun Geoff Driver had called for a method of stunning which would be acceptable to the Lancashire Council of Mosques and the Halal Monitoring Committee.

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UK: New ‘ChoosingHalal.org’ Blog

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK: New ‘ChoosingHalal.org’ Blog

Faruk Vali is managing director of a Lancashire based halal food business and, having developed an insider’s view of the industry, he made the decision to launch his own blog to help ordinary Muslim consumers.

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UK: Row over pork DNA in halal flares up again

| 21/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Row over pork DNA in halal flares up again

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) this week said it would send letters to 1,400 UK mosques telling worshippers to avoid products certified by the Halal Food Authority (HFA) until HFA has offered assurances.

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Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

| 17/07/2013 | Reply
Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

Poland’s agricultural minister, Stanislaw Kalemba said in Brussels, however, that the government would challenge the vote in parliament last Friday, upholding a decision by the Constitutional Court in December 2013.

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UK: Brunei Halal targets $381m in 3 years from UK retail foray

| 16/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Brunei Halal targets $381m in 3 years from UK retail foray

A premium halal food business backed by the Brunei government is set to make its supermarket debut – and has announced ambitions to become a £200m brand within three years.

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UAE: Halal Congress Middle East to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 16 to 18 December 2013

| 15/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Halal Congress Middle East to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 16 to 18 December 2013

It will be organized alongside the 2nd OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition which is held under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

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UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

| 15/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

The family-run business is set to open five franchise shops by the end of the year, all expecting a turnover of around £50,000 per week. Tariq Sheikh is a well-known figure in the halal industry and currently runs the business.

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EU: Polish parliament rejects ritual animal slaughter

| 13/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Polish parliament rejects ritual animal slaughter

Poland’s parliament on Friday rejected the ritual slaughter of livestock for food, angering the Jewish community as well as farmers and exporters of meat towards Israel and Muslim countries.

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Taiwan eyeing Muslim market to boost exports

| 13/07/2013 | Reply
Taiwan eyeing Muslim market to boost exports

Business opportunities, TAITRA said, lie in not only the food sector, but also other commodities such as Islamic swimwear for women, prayer rugs, garments that make people feel cool and smartphones installed with the Quran.

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Philippines: UAE examines PHL’s readiness to export frozen poultry

| 11/07/2013 | Reply
Philippines: UAE examines PHL’s readiness to export frozen poultry

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has conducted an audit of the certification system being implemented by the Philippines to find out whether local producers are ready to supply halal-certified frozen chicken.

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EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

Lawmakers will vote Friday on a government draft law that would reinstate religious slaughter provided it is done only in slaughterhouses and excludes certain forms of immobilizing the animal.

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Patients must be informed about Halal drugs, Turkish doctor says

| 09/07/2013 | Reply
Patients must be informed about Halal drugs, Turkish doctor says

Drugs prospectuses should involve data about whether they are halal, and patients should be made aware of that data by doctors, according to a surgeon in Turkey’s Aegean province of Afyonkarahisar.

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Opinion: Polish Up Your Act – Halal Nail Polish?

| 09/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Polish Up Your Act – Halal Nail Polish?

Polish cosmetics brand Inglot developed its breathable nail polish three years ago, but not with the Muslim market in mind. “It’s a health thing,” said Maha. “If you wear nail polish all the time then air can’t get to your nails, and it’s not good for them.”

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Malaysia: Poland Hopes To Penetrate Malaysia’s Halal Industry

| 09/07/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Poland Hopes To Penetrate Malaysia’s Halal Industry

Poland hopes to cooperate with Malaysia to penetrate the country’s halal industry in line with the latter’s inspiration to become a halal hub in this region.

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Norway agency to report find of pork in halal food

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Norway agency to report find of pork in halal food

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said Friday it would file a police complaint against a food company after finding large quantities of pork in its halal-labeled products.

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