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Category: Shariah Issues

EU: Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) to hold Round Table at HALAL HANNOVER

| 23/01/2020
EU: Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) to hold Round Table at HALAL HANNOVER

For the first time ever, the world’s largest summit on the Islamic economy is coming to German-speaking Europe.

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Turkey: Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) has awarded the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) the first Halal accreditation according to OIC/SMIIC Standards in the World

| 17/01/2020
Turkey: Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) has awarded the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) the first Halal accreditation according to OIC/SMIIC Standards in the World

A harmonized halal quality infrastructure is expected to yield flourishing economic activity with increased intra-OIC trade.

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Indonesia encourages sharia economy to boost SMEs

| 07/12/2019
Indonesia encourages sharia economy to boost SMEs

Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin discusses a wide range of topics – domestic, international, and economic – and said that his country plans to pay more attention to Halal tourism.

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Indonesia: Social commerce startup Evermos brings Halal products into Indonesia, grabs US$8.25M Series

| 06/12/2019
Indonesia: Social commerce startup Evermos brings Halal products into Indonesia, grabs US$8.25M Series

The startup plans to use the funds to expand its presence in the digital Islamic economy ecosystem, accelerate growth by focusing on further collaborations with local brands and organisations.

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IHAB strengthens Malaysia’s position as halal leader

| 05/12/2019
IHAB strengthens Malaysia’s position as halal leader

The establishment of the International Halal Authority Board (IHAB) confirmed the position of Malaysia as a global halal leader through the recognition of the authorities and halal certification bodies abroad.

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Opinion: Malaysia’s Halal Crisis

| 13/10/2019
Opinion: Malaysia’s Halal Crisis

UPDATED ARTICLE 13/10/19: The success and credibility of Jakim’s handling of Malaysia’s halal certification system are at stake with 90 percent of Malaysia’s companies outside the scheme.

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UAE: ESMA carries out a GCC training workshop on halal certification requirements

| 04/10/2019
UAE: ESMA carries out a GCC training workshop on halal certification requirements

The three-day training course, held in cooperation with the Gulf Training Center, was held with the participation of a number of representatives and standardization bodies in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

| 15/09/2019
Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

To address issues of cost, risk and efficiency HCBs should consider embracing halal blockchain initiatives together with the halal industry and be part of halal blockchains for efficiency.

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Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

| 08/09/2019
Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

This article was originally written for The Halal Journal Magazine, published in Malaysia by KasehDia, in October 2006, by the late Hajj Abdalhamid David Evans. Have things changed??

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U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

| 07/09/2019
U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

The two companies said in a statement that the acquisition will enable Affinis Labs to “extend its offerings to disadvantaged communities and new regional markets around the world”.

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Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

| 28/08/2019
Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

The number of conservatives is now growing and more companies have embraced Islamic branding and marketing.

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World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

| 22/08/2019
World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

The WHC is hopeful that the Indonesian Government and its Halal Product Certification
Agency, BPJPH will once again restore the confidence of its Muslim consumers.

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UK: British livestock farming and the supply of lambs for Qurbani

| 06/08/2019 | Reply
UK: British livestock farming and the supply of lambs for Qurbani

As Muslims around the world prepare for the annual festival of thanksgiving or sacrifice, many will be making arrangements for procuring eligible animals to offer for Qurbani.

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Nigeria: Institution seeks government legislation for Halal right

| 05/08/2019 | Reply
Nigeria: Institution seeks government legislation for Halal right

The Halal Certification Authority (HCA) has called on the Federal Government to ensure halal certification on consumable goods.

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UAE: With new leader, Dubai’s IHAF wants to develop ISO-level halal standards

| 03/08/2019 | Reply
UAE: With new leader, Dubai’s IHAF wants to develop ISO-level halal standards

Dr Rehab Faraj Al Ameri told Salaam Gateway this vision is one that IHAF will achieve by working closely with its member accreditation bodies as well as stakeholders such as assessors and technical experts.

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Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

One of the reasons was the fact that most entrepreneurs were running their businesses in a traditional manner, and had the perception that they did not need to obtain halal certification.

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Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

| 01/08/2019 | Reply
Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

The move follows Saudi’s new rule that food imports into the kingdom require halal certification as well as other product-relevant papers.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

Without a home-grown, halal gelatine plant, Muslim leaders have very little to shout about as far as halal food certification and pharmaceutical products are concerned.

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UK: AIMS responds to former Defra minster Eustice’s U-turn on religious slaughter

| 11/07/2019 | Reply
UK: AIMS responds to former Defra minster Eustice’s U-turn on religious slaughter

George Eustice, now believes that stunning immediately after the cut in religious slaughter should be encouraged to mitigate the adverse effects of slaughter without stunning.

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Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos.

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