Category: Science & Research

Scientific Report on the Bleeding of Lambs during Halal Slaughter is released.

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
Scientific Report on the Bleeding of Lambs during Halal Slaughter is released.

The document reviews the effect of different slaughter practices on the bleeding of lambs at slaughter. It makes up part of a postgraduate dissertation submitted by Mr Rizvan Khalid for his MSc in Meat Science and Technology from the University of Bristol.

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Pakistan: Conference on Emerging Issues for Halal food in Food Safety

| 16/11/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Conference on Emerging Issues for Halal food in Food Safety

The need to develop a comprehensive mechanism to remove the contamination of non-Halal material, and practices in ‘Halal’ food by fully following the injunctions of Islam at slaughterhouses was stated by the speakers on the second day of the international conference titled ‘Emerging Issues in Food Safety’. Other countries have made a mechanism to end adulteration in food and Pakistan should learn from them.

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China: Chinese Muslims develop Halal industry

| 08/11/2011 | 1 Reply
China: Chinese Muslims develop Halal industry

Chinese Muslims have announced plans to develop halal industries to accommodate not just the needs of fellow Chinese Muslims in China but also Muslims in other countries.

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USA: Food producers can now test their own products for porcine DNA

| 10/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Food producers can now test their own products for porcine DNA

HalalFocus interviews Hans C. Kastensmith (HCK), chairman and CEO, InstantLabs a machine they have designed called the Hunter RT PCR that can enable food producers to test products themselves for traces of porcine DNA

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Malaysia: USM Receives R&D Sponsorship From Australian Company

| 23/09/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: USM Receives R&D Sponsorship From Australian Company

Holista Colltech, an Australian Stock Exchange listed company, extended the sponsorship to USM to produce the world’s first halal enzyme production process. The research is for an innovative process to enable plant-based enzymes to produce collagen and halal gelatine.

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Malaysia: Private Laboratories Can Be Used For Halal Status Testing

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Private Laboratories Can Be Used For Halal Status Testing

At the meeting, the food industry players were also allowed to appoint representatives for talks with Jakim on DNA testing on their products and other related matters.

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Opinion: Halal slaughter: Islamic Method vs Western Method

| 03/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Halal slaughter: Islamic Method vs Western Method

The following comments from Dr Jawad Hidmi will support his scientific point on the topic of Islamic slaughter and will be based only on the scientific explanation and evidence, away from religion, belief and doctrine. Also away from politics.

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Philippines: Gov’t seeks Brunei help to develop halal industry

| 29/07/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Gov’t seeks Brunei help to develop halal industry

The national government is seeking the help of Brunei to help with their Halal certification needs, in order to penetrate the lucrative halal global market. Locally, however, there is already an existing government-owned halal laboratory that could address the certification need of the industry.

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Opinion: Halal Meat and Science

| 23/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Meat and Science

Halal or ‘Dhabiha’ meat is the meat derived after slaughtering the animal in accordance with Islamic way. But very little is written on the benefits of Dhabiha meat’s health benefits.

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WIEF Recommends 10 Key Priorities To Realise Growth And Equity

| 10/06/2011 | Reply
WIEF Recommends 10 Key Priorities To Realise Growth And Equity

The just-ended seventh World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) has recommended the adoption of 10 key priorities to realise both sustained growth and equity.

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Kazakhstan PM meets WIEF participants

| 10/06/2011 | Reply
Kazakhstan PM meets WIEF participants

Kazakhstan suggested establishing on the basis of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Council of Scientists which can offer consultations to the Halal committees around the world. This initiative was announced at the 7th World Islamic Economic Forum in Astana.

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Pakistan: Halal exports: UAF inks deal for exploring new avenues

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal exports: UAF inks deal for exploring new avenues

The Halal Science Center of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and National Institute of Food Science and Technology at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad have signed a memorandum of understanding for exploring new avenues in the field of Halal food science, through academic and personnel development programmes.

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Malaysia: HDC Enter Into Strategic Partnership To Formulate Halal Laboratory Standards

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Enter Into Strategic Partnership To Formulate Halal Laboratory Standards

TPM Biotech Sdn Bhd (TPMB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn Bhd has entered into a strategic partnership with the Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC), to formulate the Halal Laboratory Standard and also a key halal development programme.

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Pakistan: PSQCA testing rates world’s lowest

| 26/05/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: PSQCA testing rates world’s lowest

Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority’s (PSQCA) testing rates are among the lowest compared to other world standard certification agencies. The Authority established Halal food standards in 2 years with the help of 14 members.

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USA: California Must Label Genetically Engineered Fish

| 25/05/2011 | Reply
USA: California Must Label Genetically Engineered Fish

Looming over consumers is the likelihood that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will approve the raising and selling of GE salmon–without labeling–in the very near future. The engineered fish grow to maturity twice as fast as normal salmon.

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Malaysia: HDC Recognizes Halal Science and Research Community

| 22/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Recognizes Halal Science and Research Community

Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) awarded prizes to 6 winners for the best poster design, a competition that required submissions to depict Halal science and research ideas, at the closing of WHR 2011 officiated by Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

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Malaysia: TPM Biotech, IHIA Form Strategic Alliance

| 11/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: TPM Biotech, IHIA Form Strategic Alliance

In a statement today, IHIA chief executive officer Darhim Hashim said TPM Biotech was instrumental in providing practical procedures and solutions in developing his company’s module for halal testing and analysis.

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Malaysia: Jakim, IIUM collaborate on research for halal products

| 16/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim, IIUM collaborate on research for halal products

Jakim’s director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abd Aziz said Jakim would tap the IIUM’s expertise in various fields of research to identify halal products that we free from non-halal deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) content. He said the collaboration was a step in the right direction to make the halal industry more organised to boost the confidence of all quarters, including international certification bodies.

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Malaysia: Halal Pharmaceutical Standards an edge to Malaysia players

| 03/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Pharmaceutical Standards an edge to Malaysia players

The development of Malaysian Standards for halal pharmaceuutical products will offer pharmaceutical players an edge to compete in the increasingly competitive global halal markat, said Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Datuk Fadillah Yusof.

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USA: Foods Made of Beetles Now Must Say So

| 12/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Foods Made of Beetles Now Must Say So

FDA has required food manufactures to disclose whether red cochineal beetles are among their products’ ingredients. These beetles are farmed, harvested, dried and crushed to produce a red dye called carmine that, until this year, had been disguised in the ingredient list as “artificial color,” “color added” or the all-encompassing “natural and artificial coloring.”

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