Category: Science & Research

Thailand: Science urged for Halal food

| 17/09/2012 | Reply
Thailand: Science urged for Halal food

Thai halal food has the potential to serve a greater share of the world population, and food makers and exporters are being urged to use science and technology to cut costs and enhance quality.

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Saudi Arabia: Inflatable Solar Canopy to Power the Arabian Peninsula?

| 10/09/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Inflatable Solar Canopy to Power the Arabian Peninsula?

An MIT student proposes to solar-power the Arabian peninsula with more than 10,000 square kilometers of Powerscape – a tensile solar-collecting canopy comprised of inflatable mirrors.

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USA: Organic, conventional foods similar in nutrition, safety, study finds

| 04/09/2012 | Reply
USA: Organic, conventional foods similar in nutrition, safety, study finds

Stanford University culled the scientific literature for research into the health benefits and risk of contamination among organic and conventional produce and meats, from 17 human studies and 223 evaluations of nutrient and contaminant levels.

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Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

| 13/08/2012 | Reply
Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

As this demand grows, the need for reliable alternative sources to animal proteins from livestock is going to become vital. So what options does the food industry have when it comes to producing effective alternatives to meat products?

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Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

| 04/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

Packaging is an increasing source of Halal food contamination, according to Genetic ID Europe. This is due to the leaching of animal fat-based lubricants used in the production of some paper-based materials into packaged products.

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Thailand: Sri Lankan Halal products look for global reach

| 03/08/2012 | Reply
Thailand: Sri Lankan Halal products look for global reach

Currently the ACJU- HD is in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding with both CICOT and the Halal Science Center to ensure all products locally certified by the ACJU – HD in Sri Lanka have global recognition.

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USA: Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting & Food Expo

| 30/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting & Food Expo

I.S.A. welcomed the opportunity to serve as the forefront of Halal certifiers at the Expo again this year by answering questions and providing information to the public on Halal, its guidelines, and the vast opportunities for industry and producers.

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US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

Edible packaging is being presented as the latest food technology revolution. Two US companies are currently vying to be the first to commercially exploit the “untapped market” for wrappers you can munch.

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Pakistan say it can be a Halal Hub in Future

| 04/06/2012 | Reply
Pakistan say it can be a Halal Hub in Future

The CEO of the Halal Research Council, said at a Halal Training Workshop, with international participants, held in Lahore, that Pakistan is being introduced as a Halal hub globally, and by using the Halal logo, its exports can be strongly boosted.

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UK: The Halal Slaughter Controversy

| 08/05/2012 | 2 Replies
UK: The Halal Slaughter Controversy

Islamic Halal slaughter has increasingly come under attack. There are two distinct issues: there is the vegetarian agenda which wants to ban all consumption of animal products, and there is the animal rights lobby which argues for a humane method of slaughter.

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USA: The Perfect Milk Machine: How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Industry

| 05/05/2012 | Reply
USA: The Perfect Milk Machine: How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Industry

Dairy scientists are the Gregor Mendels of the genomics age, developing new methods for understanding the link between genes and living things, all while quadrupling the average cow’s milk production since your parents were born.

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Malaysia: Committee Needed To Monitor Halal Certified Medicines

| 25/04/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Committee Needed To Monitor Halal Certified Medicines

A special steering and implementing committee should be set up to ensure that halal certified medicines are prescribed to Muslims in the country, said Universiti Sains Malaysia dean of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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Saudi Arabia: SFDA urges stricter inspection

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: SFDA urges stricter inspection

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority is strengthening its oversight laboratories and offices with equipment and qualified personnel to enhance its presence in various exit and entry points to ensure the safety of food and drugs.

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Opinion: Halal meningitis vaccine available worldwide

| 22/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Halal meningitis vaccine available worldwide

The long waited halal meningitis vaccine named ‘Menveo’ is now available worldwide. Many Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia have approved it and many have instructed to replace the previously used one with this halal vaccine.

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UK: Biocatalysts enzyme taps into new and growing Halal/Kosher cheese market

| 30/03/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Biocatalysts enzyme taps into new and growing Halal/Kosher cheese market

Enzyme manufacturer, Biocatalysts, has broadened its microbial dairy enzyme range with a product designed as an alternative to porcine pancreatin, a pig pancreas derivative, for dairy flavour applications.

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Malaysia: Many still confused on accepted alcohol content in food

| 28/03/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Many still confused on accepted alcohol content in food

Due to the mass misunderstanding among consumers about the content of alcohol in food, the Malaysian Fatwa Committee of the National Council for Islamic Affairs made a revision. The alcohol content should not exceed 0.01%.

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USA: Edible food packaging is the future, Harvard developer claims

| 03/03/2012 | Reply
USA: Edible food packaging is the future, Harvard developer claims

US scientists have developed a food packaging technology that could eliminate the need for plastic containers, and the lead developer told FoodProductionDaily.com that it could hit the market inside 12 months.

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An RFID-Based Validation System for Halal Food

| 19/12/2011 | Reply
An RFID-Based Validation System for Halal Food

This article, reproduced from the International Arab Journal of Information Technology, examines the viability of using Radio frequency identification technology to protect against fake Halal logos and certificates.

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Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

| 11/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Commercial Halal collagen

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) researcher Prof Dr Jamilah Bakar has discovered that the spiny-finned freshwater fish tilapia is a rich source of collagen. She then introduced it to biotech company Bionic Lifesciences. “We are the first in the region to produce halal aquatic collagen,” she said.

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USA: Porcine Detection Kits for the Halal Food Certification Industry

| 06/12/2011 | Reply
USA: Porcine Detection Kits for the Halal Food Certification Industry

The Porcine Detection Kits provide Halal-certifying agencies, contract laboratories and food manufacturers with a screening capability alongside existing laboratory-based technologies, providing on-the-spot rapid characterization of food products.

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