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Malaysia: Ex-astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar launches halal rival to Amazon and Alibaba

| 28/01/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Ex-astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar launches halal rival to Amazon and Alibaba

Malaysia’s first and only astronaut Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor is moving into the e-commerce business. He has just launched Aladdin Group of Companies.

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UK: Glasgow food businesses to be inspected

| 27/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Glasgow food businesses to be inspected

Full traceability inspections are to be carried out at all halal butchers in Glasgow during 2016, following concerns over meat transparency.

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USA: Iowa Halal Business Founder Will Be Sentenced on Feb. 5

| 27/01/2016 | Reply
USA: Iowa Halal Business Founder Will Be Sentenced on Feb. 5

William B. Aossey, Jr., the 74-year old founder of a Halal food exporter enterprise in Cedar Rapids, IA, will be sentenced at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5 by Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.

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UK: Defra’s interpretation on WATOK 1099/2009 for Kosher and Halal slaughtering.

| 26/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Defra’s interpretation on WATOK 1099/2009 for Kosher and Halal slaughtering.

Some of the important points to note about the sheep’s natural behaviour and restraint, particularly in an abattoir environment.

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Senate body passes Pakistan Halal Authority Bill

| 26/01/2016 | Reply
Senate body passes Pakistan Halal Authority Bill

The Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology on Monday unanimously passed The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill, 2015.

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UK: A tonne of meat seized by food safety officers

| 25/01/2016 | Reply
UK:  A tonne of meat seized by food safety officers

Glasgow City Council’s environmental health teams have been investigating allegations that halal meat is being supplied by illegal sources to city food outlets.

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A Pool of Talented Negotiators

| 25/01/2016 | Reply
A Pool of Talented Negotiators

It has been a very long journey for the Malaysian team negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP-2Agreement – nearly six years to be exact, but what about Halal?

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UAE: Dafza in tie-up with Malaysia halal body

| 24/01/2016 | Reply
UAE: Dafza in tie-up with Malaysia halal body

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) has partnered with Malaysia’s Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) to achieve mutually beneficial business objectives.

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UK: Seven Scent’s UK-first complete halal certification opens up ‘important market’

| 22/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Seven Scent’s UK-first complete halal certification opens up ‘important market’

The rigourous audit covers cleaning and manufacturing systems, as well as laboratory testing of random fragrances.

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Dubai: Largest halal beef farm to be built in Kazakhstan

| 22/01/2016 | Reply
Dubai: Largest halal beef farm to be built in Kazakhstan

One of the main specifications of the new complex is that it will mainly focus on the export of beef products to Muslim countries.

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South Korea: Ministry denies rumored inflow of Muslim workers for halal food

| 21/01/2016 | Reply
South Korea: Ministry denies rumored inflow of Muslim workers for halal food

The ministry refuted the reports and rumors, saying though the government is reviewing the plan of building a halal food-processing complex, it has no plans to employ Muslim workers there.

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Saudi Arabia imposes ban on some French poultry, egg imports

| 19/01/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia imposes ban on some French poultry, egg imports

Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority imposed a temporary ban on importing poultry and eggs from seven regions in France, after the emergence of bird flu hot spots.

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USA: The age factor in sentencing for food safety crimes

| 19/01/2016 | Reply
USA: The age factor in sentencing for food safety crimes

Midamar Founder Bill Aossey should receive a “non-custodial sentence” for his jury conviction for switching out USDA establishment numbers on beef sold overseas.

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Philippines: Halal accreditation goes into full swing in Davao

| 18/01/2016 | Reply
Philippines:  Halal accreditation goes into full swing in Davao

The Department of Tourism in Davao region (DOT-11) is now working for Halal accreditation of restaurants and hotels.

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Singapore: Booming halal sector opens global path for local firms

| 18/01/2016 | Reply
Singapore: Booming halal sector opens global path for local firms

SINGAPORE is primed to ride the wave of booming global demand for halal products and services.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s to strengthen position with non-airline catering business

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s to strengthen position with non-airline catering business

Brahim’s Holdings Bhd expects its decision to venture into non-airline catering business will put it on a better footing in the next three years.

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Bosnia &Herzegovina Halal products and services

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
Bosnia &Herzegovina Halal products and services

The Halal Industry in Bosnia & Herzegovina employs 8,000 People and achieves Income of 1.5 billion BAM.

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Lulu Group announces expansion plan in Saudi Arabia

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
Lulu Group announces expansion plan in Saudi Arabia

Retail player Lulu Group, promoted by Indian business man Yusuff Ali M A, has announced a major expansion plan in the Saudi Arabian market.

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UK: Bassetts Mint Favourites now contains porcine gelatine

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Bassetts Mint Favourites now contains porcine gelatine

Mondelez International will be adding a mint chew, containing porcine gelatine, to its Bassetts Mint Favourites which will be landing in store this month.

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Charity status stripped from Adelaide’s oldest mosque and main Halal certifier

| 13/01/2016 | Reply
Charity status stripped from Adelaide’s oldest mosque and main Halal certifier

CHARITY status has been stripped from Adelaide’s oldest mosque and main halal certifier for failing to reveal financial dealings.

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