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Category: Science & Research

Brunei Darussalam looks to its labs for growth

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
Brunei Darussalam looks to its labs for growth

Increased investment in research and development (R&D), combined with targeting niche markets, are two cornerstones of a strategy being rolled out by Brunei Darussalam. R&D for new halal products.

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Malaysia: Strengthening the Halal brand through innovation

| 09/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Strengthening the Halal brand through innovation

Innovation and a strict adaptation of the Islamic philosophy are the barometers that can determine how genuine a halal hub is, says Prof Pervaiz K Ahmad of the Monash University.

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Brunei: Rainforest wealth can help tap global halal market

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Rainforest wealth can help tap global halal market

BRUNEI can tap into the microbial wealth of its rainforests to become a major player in the global halal market, said a senior official from the Ministry of Primary Industry and Resources (MIPR).

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Malaysia: UTM, Irda plan halal industrial park in Iskandar

| 06/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: UTM, Irda plan halal industrial park in Iskandar

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) are currently in discussion to develop a dedicated halal industrial park in Iskandar Malaysia.

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Brunei: Addressing the unknown major challenge for Halal authorities

| 11/01/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Addressing the unknown major challenge for Halal authorities

Among the Halal issues are: Blood-derived ingredients in food and dietary supplement products, animal-derived gelatin in food and pharmaceutical products and animal-derived collagen-peptides in cosmetic and dietary supplement products.

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Brunei: Halal Science Centre in offing

| 09/01/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Halal Science Centre in offing

To firm up decisions on Halal matters, the minister said that the government will set up a Halal Product Academy which consists of syariah scholars, halal scientists and halal industry experts. Brunei is currently streamlining its capabilities in the field of analytical services.

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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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