Category: Australia

Australia: Food and drink manufacturers ‘have no plans’ to ditch halal certification

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
Australia:  Food and drink manufacturers ‘have no plans’ to ditch halal certification

Peak body says boycott campaign directed at brands with halal certified products is ‘misinformation’.

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Opinion: What’s the big fuss about Halal certification?

| 28/10/2014 | 1 Reply
Opinion: What’s the big fuss about Halal certification?

Increased trade with the Middle East and South East Asia means Halal certification is a booming business in Australia.

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Australia: Byron Bay Cookies attacked over halal Anzacs

| 23/10/2014 | Reply
Australia: Byron Bay Cookies attacked over halal Anzacs

The company put a statement on its Facebook page this week, saying Halal certification was an essential requirement for its export sales.

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Australia: Beef and Alcohol Are the Secret Ingredients in Juice

| 25/07/2014 | 2 Replies
Australia: Beef and Alcohol Are the Secret Ingredients in Juice

There is beef and alcohol in your orange juice. If you are drinking Heinz Australia’s Golden Circle juice, that is.

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Australia: SWOT analysis exposes Asian opportunities for Australian exporters

| 08/07/2014 | Reply
Australia: SWOT analysis exposes Asian opportunities for Australian exporters

The Australian Food and Grocery Council has published a series of reports that it hopes will deepen the manufactured food industry’s understanding of the opportunities.

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Australia: Remedies for unauthorised use of a certification trade mark

| 02/07/2014 | Reply
Australia: Remedies for unauthorised use of a certification trade mark

The power to award additional damages under the Trade Marks Act is aimed not at compensation but deterrence.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

A fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.”

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Australian beef “as Halal as it gets,” reporters discover

| 02/01/2014 | Reply
Australian beef “as Halal as it gets,” reporters discover

A group of food and lifestyle journalists from the Middle East region visited Australia late last year under an education program underwritten by Meat and Livestock Australia.

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Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

| 19/10/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI), the top Islamic body which orders Fatwa religious rulings, is dictating how much Australian companies must pay to have their food certified as Halal.

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Australia Gold Coast: Mayor orders more Muslim-friendly city

| 14/10/2013 | Reply
Australia Gold Coast: Mayor orders more Muslim-friendly city

On his return from the Middle East, Cr Tate will meet with traders, restaurant owners, hotels and marketing bodies to look at how both tourism areas can better cater for high-yield Middle Eastern tourists.

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Australia Hosts Muslim Fashion Exhibition

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
Australia Hosts Muslim Fashion Exhibition

Combining fashion and modesty, an Australian exhibition will feature stylish Muslim women couture that applies to the needs of pious women needs, filling a void in the growing market of Islamic fashion.

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Australia: Halal expert earns processing industry’s highest honour

| 21/09/2013 | Reply
Australia: Halal expert earns processing industry’s highest honour

As part of his long-standing responsibilities as an AMIC processor board member, Mr Hayes has taken a key role in representing Australia’s interests in the field of Halal certification, allowing Australian exports to access a growing number of Halal-dependent markets around the world.

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Australia: Halal Show Bags Campaign Announced

| 29/08/2013 | Reply
Australia: Halal Show Bags Campaign Announced

The bags, which state “Halal certification schemes fund mosques, madrassas and jihad,” are designed to generate discussion amongst Australian consumers.

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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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Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

THE live export market suffers another blow, with a Queensland mission to Indonesia being told pre-slaughter cattle stunning won’t be allowed. There has been a marked shift against stunning by Indonesians.

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Australia: Indonesia Tightens Halal Certification in Australia

| 30/06/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Indonesia Tightens Halal Certification in Australia

Sources told ABC that the halal certifying bodies allowed by the Indonesian government charge 300 per cent more than other companies. With this, The Australian Meat Council has already promised that it will work on resolving this issue

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Rise in Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
Rise in Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia

Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia have soared so far this year with analysts predicting further growth in the market.

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Australia: Halal food dishing out radical change in society

| 21/05/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Halal food dishing out radical change in society

HALAL food is now sold at a dozen McDonald’s restaurants and bacon is off the menu at some KFC outlets to accommodate the religious sensitivities of Australia’s growing Muslim population.

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Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

Issues surrounding halal certification and pre-slaughter stunning have underlined the ongoing challenges beef and cattle exporters continue to face in Indonesia. MUI has delisted key Halal certifier, Australian Halal Food Services AHFS.

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UAE: Australian Food Festival At Lulu Hypermarket

| 17/04/2013 | Reply
UAE: Australian Food Festival At Lulu Hypermarket

Halal-certified food is of growing importance to trade between the UAE and Australia, leading to the launch of specialized halal-certification bodies in Australia. UAE is Australia’s largest trading partner in the region.

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