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Qatar: Scholars slam Danish move on halal meat

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
Qatar:  Scholars slam Danish move on halal meat

Reacting to the ban, several Qatar-based Islamic scholars have made it clear that animals stunned by electrocution are considered dead and not permitted.

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UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

Genetically modified (GM) food is flooding into the UK through the back door with many consumers unaware.

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UK: British politicians will not be outlawing Halal slaughter

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: British politicians will not be outlawing Halal slaughter

The organisation for the English beef and sheep industry (EBLEX) has called for two different Halal logos – one for stunned and one for non-stunned.

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Opinion: Brand Islam is fast becoming the new black in marketing terms

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Brand Islam is fast becoming the new black in marketing terms

The Islamic economic force is about much more than ‘meat and money’. Muslim majority and minority markets, while rooted in Islamic principles, transcend faith.

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USA: Amendment to ensure Halal food supplies for the poor

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
USA: Amendment to ensure Halal food supplies for the poor

With food insecurity in New York reaching disturbing, historic highs and food banks facing extreme shortages of Halal meals many families risk hunger and malnutrition.

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Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

Slaughter is not normally conducted without anesthetizing in Denmark and the new law only legalized the ongoing practice.

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Crescentrating releases 2014 Halal Friendly Holiday Destination Rankings

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Crescentrating releases 2014 Halal Friendly Holiday Destination Rankings

The Muslim Travel market segment was estimated to be worth US $140B in 2013, representing almost 13% of global travel expenditures.

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Thailand: Joint move to boost Halal supply chain

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Joint move to boost Halal supply chain

Matrade suggests increased cooperation between Thai and Malaysian firms in order help each other complete the supply chain of halal products in the two countries.

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Halal World Food exhibition to aid Dubai’s Islamic economy capital vision

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Halal World Food exhibition to aid Dubai’s Islamic economy capital vision

Dubai’s position as a primary global trading hub for the international halal food industry has received a boost with thousands of specialist halal food companies readying for next month’s inaugural Halal World Food presented by Gulfood.

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Halal sectors should not look to Islamic finance’s laissez faire sharia model

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Halal sectors should not look to Islamic finance’s laissez faire sharia model

Kuwait Central bank governor points out the systemic weaknesses in Islamic Finance’s supervisory structures, and advises other Halal sectors not to copy them.

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UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

Halal Food Authority has issued the following statement on the conditions with which it will certify poultry that goes through bath stunning.

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Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

A new law requires that all animals are stunned before being slaughtered. Religious rights do not come before animal rights.

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Saudi Arabia and MENA Baby Food Industry

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia and MENA Baby Food Industry

A rapidly evolving economy, rising personal disposable incomes, increasing preference for packaged food will drive the baby food market.

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Brunei: Halal cosmetics guidelines readied

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Brunei: Halal cosmetics guidelines readied

“Most of the cosmetics now contain placenta and non-halal ingredients, and we don’t want to be associated with that because of our prayers,” she said.

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Brazilian food exports to Arab countries reach record 17 million tons in 2013

| 13/02/2014 | 1 Reply
Brazilian food exports to Arab countries reach record 17 million tons in 2013

‘Frozen chicken cuts’ contributed the most to the robust Brazilian export figures, accounting for 15 % of the total food and other items traded.

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Brunei: Halal centre operational in July

| 12/02/2014 | Reply
Brunei: Halal centre operational in July

The centre will have a team of six halal science officers carrying out research work and analysis.

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Malaysia: HDC’s Halal Executive Program Graduation

| 12/02/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC’s Halal Executive Program Graduation

150 graduates from 2013 intake completed the 6-month HEP, serve as Halal Executives in various sectors in the Halal industry.

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Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

| 09/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

The challenge comes down to integrity risks. We need to start the process of owning the halal-agro-food supply chain.

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Malaysia moves to maintain Halal edge

| 09/02/2014 | Reply
Malaysia moves to maintain Halal edge

Plans include a push to attract non-Muslim consumers to halal foods as healthier and higher-quality options.

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UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

| 07/02/2014 | 1 Reply
UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

Halal certification bodies (such as HMC, Mosque and Shariah Groups, Muslim scholars) will meet to agree and declare a statement on mechanical slaughter.

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