Category: Research

UAE: Shariah standard for Gold can fit well in global Islamic economy

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
UAE: Shariah standard for Gold can fit well in global Islamic economy

“The development of a Shariah Standard on Gold is part of a broader process of harmonisation within the industry,” Dr. Mohammad Daud Bakar.

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Halal Cosmetics on Growth Path in Saudi Arabia

| 03/12/2015 | Reply
Halal Cosmetics on Growth Path in Saudi Arabia

More companies are focusing on accommodating the growing preference for halal cosmetics products in the country.

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Malaysia: Prioritize setting up of Halal Professional Board

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Prioritize setting up of Halal Professional Board

The setting up of a Halal Professional Board – a database for halal consultants to advise businesses – should be prioritised, said Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

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Thailand’s plan to become a top-five exporter of Halal foods by 2020

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Thailand’s plan to become a top-five exporter of Halal foods by 2020

The department will also expedite development plans for Halal products of small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Australia: Halal certification is a “purely commercial exchange” – Senate inquiry

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification is a “purely commercial exchange” – Senate inquiry

One recommendation is to establish a single, national registered trademark for halal certified products.

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Brazil: Event brings new food importers to Brazil

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Event brings new food importers to Brazil

A matchmaking event for Brazilian exporters and Arab importers of foodstuffs began this Tuesday (1st) at the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.

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New publication raises bar for Halal slaughter experiments

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
New publication raises bar for Halal slaughter experiments

A new scientific paper has been published using modern digital technology to increase engagement and transparency in the field of Halal slaughter.

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First Korean food fair held in Dubai

| 01/12/2015 | Reply
First Korean food fair held in Dubai

The K-Food Fair in Dubai comes after the Korean government signed a memorandum of understanding with the Arabic country in March this year regarding halal food.

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Malaysia can’t insist on own terms if it joins TPPA late

| 01/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia can’t insist on own terms if it joins TPPA late

Nothing in this Chapter prevents a Party from adopting or maintaining halal requirements for food and food products in accordance with Islamic law.

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IFDC Introduces Islamic Fashion Programme To Global Fashion Design Schools

| 30/11/2015 | 1 Reply
IFDC Introduces Islamic Fashion Programme To Global Fashion Design Schools

Founder and chairwoman Alia Khan said the council wants to educate international designers on modest fashion guidelines.

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Malaysia: Sarawak CPO holds great potential in halal market

| 30/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak CPO holds great potential in halal market

The state’s crude palm oil (CPO) could further establish its presence in the global halal market through shariah-compliant certification.

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Australia: Call for Turnbull government to consider halal labelling overhaul

| 30/11/2015 | Reply
Australia: Call for Turnbull government to consider halal labelling overhaul

The Turnbull government will be asked to consider overhauling halal certification in Australia, including clearer labelling forhalal australia food sold in the domestic market.

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OIC Committed to Coordinating and Supporting Activities of OIC Institutions

| 27/11/2015 | Reply
OIC Committed to Coordinating and Supporting Activities of OIC Institutions

Halal Food Standards, Accreditation and Certification is one recent strategy to enhance intra-OIC trade.

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Exploring the Opportunity For Halal In Healthcare

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Exploring the Opportunity For Halal In Healthcare

As pork is forbidden by Islam, the use of pork-based gelatin in many vaccines has resulted in considerable resistance to vaccination.

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Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

Muslim beauty is another significant growth driver for Unilever, with 300 million middle-class Muslim families projected to grow to 900 million.

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EU: Evonik obtains new Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

| 14/11/2015 | Reply
EU: Evonik obtains new Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

Evonik announces that a number of its silicone-based products for personal care are, for the first time, complying with Halal requirements.

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Indonesia: Operator Aims to Woo ‘Those Arabian Kings’ With ‘Shariah Hotel’ in Bali

| 12/11/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Operator Aims to Woo ‘Those Arabian Kings’ With ‘Shariah Hotel’ in Bali

Plans to build the new ‘shariah hotels’ in Bandung, Bandarlampung, Yogyakarta and Bali, under the Grans Seriti Madani brand.

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Brunei: Ghanim appoints new group CEO

| 11/11/2015 | Reply
Brunei: Ghanim appoints new group CEO

Dr Nur Rahman, the new CEO of Ghanim International, has worked in senior executive positions for a number of large organisations in Australia before joining Ghanim.

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Australia: Islamic groups and meat processors at odds over government role

| 11/11/2015 | Reply
Australia: Islamic groups and meat processors at odds over government role

Ten meat processors met the Department of Agriculture last month, calling on the government to oversee all aspects of halal certification.

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Australian Halal meat processors say Government takeover needed

| 10/11/2015 | Reply
Australian Halal meat processors say Government takeover needed

Some of the country’s largest meat processors want the Federal Government to urgently reform Australia’s halal beef certification system.

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