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Category: Science & Research

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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Pakistan: UPM team meets UVAS vice chancellor

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: UPM team meets UVAS vice chancellor

A seven-member delegation from University of Putra, Malaysia, (UPM) on Friday called on the Vice-Chancellor of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Professor Dr Muhammad Nawaz and discussed prospects of both universities’ mutual co-operation. He also discussed the as ways and means to enhance the quality of education and research collaboration in the field of veterinary sciences especially, Halal products.

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Malaysia: First government Halal analysis lab to be ready in 2010

| 05/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: First government Halal analysis lab to be ready in 2010

The first government-owned halal analysis laboratory will be built in Bandar Enstek, here, next year with the first phase to cost RM27.3 million, said Minister in the Prime Minister”s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

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Iran: MOU signing at the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines

| 28/12/2010 | Reply
Iran: MOU signing at the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines

At this meeting an MoU was signed between Dr. Nahavandian from ICRIC and Dr. Sheibani, the Deputy of Food and Pharmaceutics of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education.

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New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

| 26/12/2010 | 2 Replies
New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

New move would require halal and kosher meat producers to state on their packaging that animals were not stunned before slaughter, as required by EU rules, a move that has angered the Jewish and Muslim communities.

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Brunei: Brunei’s First Halal and Good Manufacturing Practice

| 06/12/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Brunei’s First Halal and Good Manufacturing Practice

Brunei Darussalam will be the world’s first country to issue guidelines on the production of halal pharmaceuticals, including the use of alcohol and animal products.

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Malaysia: Terengganu university to boost Halal market

| 01/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Terengganu university to boost Halal market

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin will provide guidance and support to businesses wanting to tap the halal market, including providing fully equipped halal and herbal laboratories for ingredient and composition testing.

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Malaysia: USM exports Halal collagen to China

| 14/11/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: USM exports Halal collagen to China

Research collaboration between Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Holista Colltech Limited will see Malaysia supplying 30 metric tons of halal collagen to China. The ovine (sheep) collagen has never been produced by any one else in the world.

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UK: EU-funded DialRel Report on Religious Slaughter now available

| 26/10/2010 | 2 Replies
UK: EU-funded DialRel Report on Religious Slaughter now available

The Dialrel project (Encouraging Dialogue On Issues of Religious Slaughter) has completed its 50-page report entitled “Improving Animal Welfare during Religious Slaughter”. The report, which included an appendix with comments from both Kosher and Halal organisations, can be downloaded in full.

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