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Category: Halal Integrity

UK: Janan Meat gains BRC accreditation for sixth year

| 28/08/2013 | Reply
UK: Janan Meat gains BRC accreditation for sixth year

Dedicated halal meat slaughterhouse Janan Meat UK has been awarded British Retail Consortium (BRC) Grade A accreditation for the sixth year in a row.

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Pakistan: Need for Standard and legislation on Halal

| 25/08/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Need for Standard and legislation on Halal

Pakistan is an emerging Halal food hub and this is the right time to capture the international halal products market worth US 3 trillion dollars by making the industry compliant with international standards and boosting up halal sector.

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Pakistan: LCCI conference on ‘Halal Food Export’ on September 9

| 22/08/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: LCCI conference on ‘Halal Food Export’ on September 9

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is to organise a conference on ‘Halal Food Export’ on September 9, to discuss the potential of exports of Halal food products from Pakistan.

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Thailand: Chulalongkorn introduces “Halal Thailand” application

| 21/08/2013 | Reply
Thailand:  Chulalongkorn introduces “Halal Thailand” application

The application is available on Android and iOS devices and can be activated by a barcode scanning system for QR codes or by putting in the Halal number into the system.

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Philippines: Philippine Halal Act and NCMF Halal Board

| 20/08/2013 | Reply
Philippines: Philippine Halal Act and NCMF Halal Board

SENATOR Cynthia Villar filed a bill to institutionalize a national standard in preparing “halal foods” to be world-accepted guidelines observed in all abattoirs, outlets, hotels, restaurants and other service establishments.

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UAE: Amaf to position Dubai as the centre of the Halal market

| 17/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Amaf to position Dubai as the centre of the Halal market

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation(Amaf) intends to build a business model to position Dubai as a hub for the rapidly growing Islamic Halal market as part of its strategic plan for 2013-2016.

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EU: Ritual Slaughter Continues in Krakow Despite Ban

| 16/08/2013 | Reply
EU:  Ritual Slaughter Continues in Krakow Despite Ban

The pressure to ban ritual slaughter in Poland has come largely from animal welfare groups, who have responded to a huge increase in the production of kosher and halal meat for export.

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Malaysia investment drive near Thai border

| 16/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia investment drive near Thai border

Malaysia has bold plans to set up business and logistics centres on the border with southern Thailand, just across from Songkhla province, and they will be in direct competition with lagging Thai development in the southern region.

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Denmark: Helle on halal: “We shouldn’t lose sight of our own culture”

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
Denmark: Helle on halal: “We shouldn’t lose sight of our own culture”

PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) has waded into the debate that has raged all summer concerning halal meat in public institutions and pork in the nation’s daycare institutions.

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UAE: Dubai Chamber & Thomson Reuters Organise the Global Islamic Economy Summit in November 2013

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Chamber & Thomson Reuters Organise the Global Islamic Economy Summit in November 2013

Global Islamic Economy Summit will be held on 25th & 26th November 2013 in Dubai, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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Malaysia: HDC puts Egypt plan on hold

| 10/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC puts Egypt plan on hold

Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC) may shelve its plans to make Egypt its distribution centre in Europe for
Malaysian-made halal products following the country’s political turmoil.

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Opinion: Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

When the world’s first test-tube beef burger was cooked and eaten this week, food critics all asked about its taste. For many Jews, Muslims and Hindus, the first question was whether their faith allowed them to try it.

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Malaysia: ‘Halal’ makeup, a religious obligation

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Halal’ makeup, a religious obligation

In 2010, the industry exported RM1.3 billion in products to the rest of the world; two years later, it rose to RM1.73 billion, according to the “halal” Industry Development Corporation (HDC).

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Philippines: Senators seek creation of body to oversee local halal industry

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Philippines: Senators seek creation of body to oversee local halal industry

SB 312 seeks to create a Philippine Halal Accreditation and Regulatory Board responsible for the formulation, drafting, management and implementation of programs relevant to Halal products and services.

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Kazakhs warned to beware of false halal food

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
Kazakhs warned to beware of false halal food

Some Kazakhstani consumer groups are warning customers to beware of food that improperly bears the “halal” label.

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Malaysia: Halal Surgical Surture Manufacturing

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Surgical Surture Manufacturing

The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), has embarked into the halal surgical surture business through its subsidiary, Worldwide Medivest Sdn Bhd, which has invested RM80 million.

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UK: Halal Food Authority president retires

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority president retires

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) Masood Khawaja announced his retirement from the organisation in a statement yesterday.

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UAE: Dubai strives to be leader of halal certifications

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai strives to be leader of halal certifications

Halal integrity is an important factor that governs meat imports into the UAE, according to experts working on a related campaign with the Emirates Standardisation and Metrology Authority (Esma).

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Pork, horsemeat found in Bahrain food items

| 02/08/2013 | Reply
Pork, horsemeat found in Bahrain food items

Bahrain’s health ministry said that it had pulled out 22 imported products after inspection teams found them contaminated with either pork or horsemeat. The ministry said that six products contained pork while 16 had horsemeat and that their labels did not refer to either.

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Tajikistan certifies halal food

| 31/07/2013 | Reply
Tajikistan certifies halal food

Food that meets Tajikistan’s halal standards became available for public sale July 20. Six Tajik food producers already meet the new standards.

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