Category: Media & Events

Malaysia: Firms urged to have syariah governing units

| 03/04/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Firms urged to have syariah governing units

There should be a dedicated syariah-governing department within all companies producing halal products and services, an Islamic scholar said at the recent World Halal Forum.

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Malaysia: Govt to boost halal market

| 03/04/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Govt to boost halal market

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will continue to develop the halal market, given its huge potential and global demand.

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Malaysia Ready To Ensure Efficient Halal Ecosystem, Says Muhyiddin

| 02/04/2012 | Reply
Malaysia Ready To Ensure Efficient Halal Ecosystem, Says Muhyiddin

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia is ready to further strengthen existing halal programmes with the International Halal Integrity Alliance (IHI Alliance) to support an efficient Halal ecosystem in the country.

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Trends: Oliver Stone’s Filmmaker Son Converts to Islam

| 01/04/2012 | Reply
Trends: Oliver Stone’s Filmmaker Son Converts to Islam

Sean Stone, the son of prominent U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone, has converted to Islam while filming a documentary in Iran. The trend towards conversion to Islam has apparently been accelerating in recent years in the West.

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Muxlim Debate A Great Reminder – Startups Far From Mainstream

| 01/04/2012 | Reply
Muxlim Debate A Great Reminder – Startups Far From Mainstream

“The company is not over. A re-launch with a new strategy is currently on the table, and I don’t think we should be celebrating the demise of any startup company prematurely when we all know that for example, Google changed it’s business model 3 times before finding the right one.”

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UK: London 2012: How do the Olympics handle religion?

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
UK: London 2012: How do the Olympics handle religion?

On more day-to-day issues, the faith services team will be overseeing break-a-fast packs for Muslims observing Ramadan during the Games, while dining facilities at the athletes’ village will be open for 24 hours so competitors will be able to eat before dawn.

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Turkey: A Fashion Magazine Unshy About Baring a Bit of Piety

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
Turkey: A Fashion Magazine Unshy About Baring a Bit of Piety

The success of Ala, which has attracted 30,000 subscribers since its founding in June, reflects the rise of an Islamic bourgeoisie in Turkey that has prospered under the Islam-inspired Justice and Development Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Malaysia: World Halal Council to meet in Kuala Lumpur

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Council to meet in Kuala Lumpur

The World Halal Council (WHC) will hold its mid-year Executive Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur on April 5, to coincide with the 9th International Halal Showcase 2012 (MIHAS 2012).

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Morocco: Halal Exhibition to be held in Meknes

| 27/03/2012 | Reply
Morocco: Halal Exhibition to be held in Meknes

For the first time, Morocco will hold an international Halal food exhibition entirely dedicated to the export market. It will be held in the historic city Meknès, in Morocco, 13-15 of September 2012. Moroccan authorities, as well as concerned institutions, will be also be attending a parallel conference to discuss and debate on the current government directives, and also to share their different experiences regarding Halal issues with all the foreign participants.

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EU: 5th Int’l Halal Food Conference opens in Belgium

| 25/03/2012 | Reply
EU: 5th Int’l Halal Food Conference opens in Belgium

Indonesian Ambassador to Brussels Arif Havas Oegroseno has opened the 5th International Halal Food Conference at Sheraton Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday. Government, business, private and public representatives discussed global halal (lawful according to Islam) standards, Information, Social, Cultural and Diplomatic Coordinator of the Indonesian Embassy in Brussels.

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Qatar Halal Festival

| 22/03/2012 | Reply
Qatar Halal Festival

The first Qatar Halal Festival will take place this week, kicking off on Thursday March 22nd. Organised by Katara, the cultural village, the week-and-a-half long event will delve into an important part of the nation’s heritage and give an insight to the Halal animal trade.

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Malaysia: Stringent Halal Certification Process To Ensure Integrity

| 22/03/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Stringent Halal Certification Process To Ensure Integrity

Currently, Jakim recognises halal certification from 57 bodies coming from 33 countries. However, due to the lack of a single global halal standard, the process and procedures from each country sometimes are different from the ones practised by Jakim.

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Muslim rival to Facebook calls for NZ members

| 21/03/2012 | Reply
Muslim rival to Facebook calls for NZ members

Details of the approved site will be discussed at the 7th World Halal Forum in Kuala Lumpur next month, which will be attended by representations from the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.

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UAE: Sharjah Expo Centre ties up with OIC trade wing to promote Halal fair

| 12/03/2012 | Reply
UAE: Sharjah Expo Centre ties up with OIC trade wing to promote Halal fair

Aiming to effectively tap into the nearly US$ 3 trillion global Halal food market, Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS) has tied up with the Morocco-based Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) to launch the inaugural edition of Halal Food Middle East.

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UAE: Gulfood 2012 sees record participation

| 07/03/2012 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood 2012 sees record participation

Gulfood 2012, the leading annual trade show for the food and beverage industry, which took place recently in Dubai, saw a record participation of 3,800 exhibitors from 88 countries and 110 international pavilions and attracted 68,681 trade visitors.

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USA: Muslim Consumer Group Presentation at Riyadh’s Halal conference

| 27/02/2012 | 2 Replies
USA: Muslim Consumer Group Presentation at Riyadh’s Halal conference

Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed, founder & President of Muslim Consumer Group For Food Products USA/Canada presented a paper on Processing Aid or Hidden Ingredients in Food Products & ingredients and their Halal status from US food industry point of view at First International Conference on Halal Food Control at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Malaysia: Matrade to focus on ‘iconic’ events

| 26/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Matrade to focus on ‘iconic’ events

Malaysian exporters are going to find it challenging given the expected slowdown in global trade volume in 2012, but Matrade will focus on iconic events which will have a “lasting” impact on Malaysian brands.

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UK: HMC Delegation returns with assurances from CEO of SFDA

| 23/02/2012 | Reply
UK: HMC Delegation returns with assurances from CEO of SFDA

Presenting his report to the HMC National Executive Committee, Shaykh Yunus said; “This was a
very important conference for the Muslim community around the world and we congratulate the Saudi Drug and Food Authority for an outstanding conference and wonderful hospitality.”

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Malaysia: Huge Opportunities For Malaysian Businesses In Arab Countries

| 23/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Huge Opportunities For Malaysian Businesses In Arab Countries

The Council of Arab Economic Unity is in Malaysia for the first time to enhance economic ties as well as for the Malaysia Global Business Forum-Strategic Partners-Malaysia and The Arab World held at the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) on Tuesday. The Secretary General said that Muslim and Arab countries should work very hard towards enhancing the halal standard and promoting halal products.

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Italy: UAE, Italy promoting halal food certification

| 22/02/2012 | Reply
Italy: UAE, Italy promoting halal food certification

“The ministry is working on an ambitious project of halal certification, an instrument that allows a marriage of Italian excellence and the guarantee of production respecting Islamic rules, which brings significant potential for opening towards markets connected to precise religious principles,” the director of the department of trade internationalisation at the ministry, Patrizia Giarratana, said.

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