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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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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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