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UAE: McDonald’s Halal Chicken GCC Imports Exceed 12,000 Tons In 2012

| 09/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: McDonald’s Halal Chicken GCC Imports Exceed 12,000 Tons In 2012

McDonald’s Arabia has announced imports of Halal chicken, to its 369 restaurants across the GCC region recorded more than 12,000 tons in 2012. The supply is up by 12.3 percent from the previous year.

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Malaysia: UTM to assist in Halal certification and Halal accreditation projects in Madinah

| 09/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: UTM to assist in Halal certification and Halal accreditation projects in Madinah

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Taiba Care, the provider of healthcare and education business in Saudi Arabia will work together to implement UTM’s halal certification and halal accreditation related technologies.

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USA: Halal Alliances: ISNA and IFANCA

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal Alliances: ISNA and IFANCA

ISNA has built an alliance with the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) for support in establishing the national Halal standards and accreditation body, to ensure Halal products are standardized, certified and regulated for the protection of the consumer.

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South Africa: Halal expertise needed

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Halal expertise needed

Despite the shocking revelations made after two studies undertaken by the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Western Cape about the level of mislabeling in the SA meat industry, Muslim consumers are still not aware enough of how this impacts on their right to consume halal.

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Opinion: Food colouring, is it Halal and is it dangerous?

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Food colouring, is it Halal and is it dangerous?

Food company Sensient is offering Halal certified colours to the Middle Eastern market. Meanwhile in the US artificial colouring is used widely in products made by Kraft, Kellogg’s and even McDonald’s french fries with results now known to be associated with long term health problems.

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UK: Norfolk Halal abattoir investigated in BSE probe

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
UK:   Norfolk Halal abattoir investigated in BSE probe

A Norfolk abattoir has reassured the public there is no risk of infection from mad cow disease after beef quarters were sold containing bone that should have been removed.

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UK: MAT to Settle the Terms of Reference to the Community Inquiry

| 06/03/2013 | Reply
UK: MAT to Settle the Terms of Reference to the Community Inquiry

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal will be inviting all the stakeholders involved in the recent discovery of pork DNA contamination in the supply chain of a Northern Ireland company to a Community Inquiry.

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

| 06/03/2013 | Reply
UAE:  Amaf to position Dubai as the centre of the Halal Market

DUBAI: 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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UAE: FNC presses for farm-to-table food security in UAE

| 06/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: FNC presses for farm-to-table food security in UAE

They demanded that the FAO and WHO food safety guidelines be strictly enforced to ensure farm-to-table monitoring of food across the country, stressing that food quality is different from one emirate to another, and real food safety legislations and research are absent.

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UK: Sharia Halal Board backs British meat

| 05/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Sharia Halal Board backs British meat

It stated it believed British meat is of “extremely high standard, supreme quality with rigorous hygiene standards” and that such a level “cannot be achieved or received anywhere else but the United Kingdom”.

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South Africa: Halal Butchers not Transparent

| 04/03/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Halal Butchers not Transparent

One local butcher told VOC the lack of transparency in the industry has been a problem of longstanding and goes so far that he would not trust 95% of what is sold by local Muslim butchers.

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UK: Lancashire halal meat query goes to the top

| 04/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Lancashire halal meat query goes to the top

THE Lancashire Council of Mosques has written to the country’s food boss Owen Paterson demanding he reveal the four county schools supplied with ‘halal’ beefburgers containing horsemeat.

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UAE: Global Halal food producers upbeat on Mideast growth prospects

| 02/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food producers upbeat on Mideast growth prospects

At the four-day Gulfood, the biggest food and hospitality fair which ended here Thursday, meat producers from East and West said the demand for Islamic or halal food emerged to an accepted global mainstream taste.

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UK: Prison inmates sue Government over tainted Halal meat

| 01/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Prison inmates sue Government over tainted Halal meat

UK certifiers claim to be Halal regulators for the food industry, claiming that their organisations have been empowered by Defra and FSA. The following statement from Mr Geoff Webdale of the Defra Animal Welfare Core Team states this is not the case.

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EU: Breathable nail polish a surprise hit with Muslims

| 01/03/2013 | Reply
EU: Breathable nail polish a surprise hit with Muslims

The Polish company and some Muslims say the polish is the first of its kind because it lets air and moisture pass through to the nail. A craze has built up around it with Muslim women in recent months after an Islamic scholar in the United States tested its permeability.

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UK: HFA takes contamination very seriously

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
UK: HFA takes contamination very seriously

Halal Food Authority wants to reassure the Muslim community that no actual contaminated halal meals were served to Muslim inmates, and the alleged contaminated meals were never destined for the general Muslim consumers.

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Opinion: Horsemeat scandal companies can learn from Halal

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Horsemeat scandal companies can learn from Halal

The horsemeat scandal has raised significant consumer questions: what is in the food we eat, how can we be sure it’s properly labelled, and most importantly, who can we trust? For Muslim consumers who wish to observe halal food halal certification from a trusted authority is vital.

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India: Halal India wins Quality Excellence Award

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
India: Halal India wins Quality Excellence Award

Halal India has won the ‘Quality Excellence Award For Best Customer Service Result-2013’ at the National Quality Excellence awards-2013 held by the Stars of the Industry Group.

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Dubai: No horse in UAE meat, tests confirm

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
Dubai: No horse in UAE meat, tests confirm

The Dubai food chief responsible for ensuring what’s on your plate is exactly as described on the tin insists there’s neigh chance any meat from horses is in the food there.

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EU: Horse and pork doner kebabs – not very Halal

| 27/02/2013 | Reply
EU: Horse and pork doner kebabs – not very Halal

The (supposedly) lamb sandwich has turned up with signs of horsemeat across Europe, but the twist in this case is that traces of pork were found as well, in a product that is popular among Muslims and advertised as Halal.

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