Category: Shariah Issues

UK: Why does the supply of halal meat outstrip demand?

| 08/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Why does the supply of halal meat outstrip demand?

Two articles on the labelling of Halal meat in the UK. First article focuses on New Zealand lamb.

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UAE: Dubai FDI brings Int’l Halal Integrity Alliance to the region

| 03/05/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai FDI brings Int’l Halal Integrity Alliance to the region

Dubai FDI will support IHI Alliance in setting up an ‘IHI Alliance Middle East’ chapter, which in turn will support the growth of the local and regional halal industry.

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OIC to establish on Global Halal Standard

| 02/05/2014 | 2 Replies
OIC to establish on Global Halal Standard

OIC has given the mandate to SMIIC (Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries) to introduce one Halal standard that would be acceptable to all Muslims.

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UK: Partnership Promotes A Global Halal Certification

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Partnership Promotes A Global Halal Certification

The standard was created with 13 well-known Islamic scholars to represent a wide cross-section of the Muslim community.

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THE 99’s latest challenge: A Saudi Fatwa

| 30/04/2014 | Reply
THE 99’s latest challenge: A Saudi Fatwa

“Imagine my surprise to wake up to a Fatwa from the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia himself along with the rest of the Higher Council of Clerics calling my work evil. I couldn’t believe it. Why? And more specifically, why now?”

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Kuwait: 3rd Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

| 19/04/2014 | Reply
Kuwait: 3rd Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

The title “Developments in the Halal Industry” covers developments in the Halal industry and Halal-related affairs from an Islamic legal and health perspective.

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UK: Halal Meat Is Safe With Me, Says David Cameron

| 01/04/2014 | Reply
UK:  Halal Meat Is Safe With Me, Says David Cameron

He promised that the government would “keep on challenging the intolerant view of Muslims that exists in some parts of our country”.

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New UAE Halal Scheme likely to have big impact on global Islamic economy

| 24/03/2014 | Reply
New UAE Halal Scheme likely to have big impact on global Islamic economy

UAE’s new Halal Scheme will be applying a UAE-developed set of halal standards that reflect its diverse population to the country’s imports of goods.

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Brunei: MoRA stands firm on halal certification process

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Brunei: MoRA stands firm on halal certification process

The high level of stringency in the auditing process for obtaining Halal Certification will be maintained to ensure the products verified achieve 100% Halal.

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Pakistan: Over 140 experts to attend World Halal Assembly

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Over 140 experts to attend World Halal Assembly

The Assembly on 4 June 2014 in Islamabad will focus on issues and challenges related to Halal business, certification, accreditation and marketing.

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UAE’s Halal Scheme a boon for Muslims – and marketers

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
UAE’s Halal Scheme a boon for Muslims – and marketers

With the steps that the UAE has just introduced towards launching common, unified halal standards, confusion about different standards will soon be a thing of the past.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

A fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.”

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UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

| 06/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

He called on Muslims and Jews to allow the livestock to be stunned unconscious before they are killed, or introduce labeling of non stun.

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UAE: DuBiotech welcomes laboratory dedicated to testing Halal in the Middle East

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: DuBiotech welcomes laboratory dedicated to testing Halal in the Middle East

DuBiotech, Dubai’s dedicated biotechnology and research park announces HITS, a new business partner to provide quality assured testing of products for Halal integrity.

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USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

ISNA Rep Joins Muslim-Jewish Delegation to meet with Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S. on Danish Halal/Kosher Ban.

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Indonesia: Minister asks MUI to give up Halal label

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Minister asks MUI to give up Halal label

Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali persuaded the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) to hand over the authority on halal certification to the government.

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Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

| 04/03/2014 | 1 Reply
Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

According to KPPU, issuing halal certificates is actually a state duty. The task may be handed over to other agencies only if the state is unable to do so.

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Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

“The government as the prosecutor of regulations should be the one doing the process,” Suryadharma said. “The MUI is merely a civil organization.”

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UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

Cargill Meats Europe, a major supplier of halal meat in the UK and overseas, conducted a halal recovery trial in Spain on 8 January 2014.

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Indonesia: Govt to Regulate Halal Certification Fee

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to Regulate Halal Certification Fee

The government and House of Representatives (DPR) intend to put Halal Products draft bill under the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ authority.

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