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Malaysia: DNeX inks MoU with PIJ Holdings

| 20/08/2019
Malaysia: DNeX inks MoU with PIJ Holdings

This includes the embedding of blockchain technology for the application and verification of halal and marriage certificates.

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Belgium tests EU rules on halal and kosher slaughter

| 20/08/2019
Belgium tests EU rules on halal and kosher slaughter

From September 1, the French-speaking region of Wallonia will be the second Belgian authority after Flanders to ban halal and kosher slaughter.

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Malaysia: Matrade launches halal eTrade for Europe market

| 20/08/2019
Malaysia: Matrade launches halal eTrade for Europe market

“This collaboration means Malaysian halal SMEs will be able to receive eTrade assistance such as monetary facilitation when they take part in Halal Street,” Simon said at the Matrade headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

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Philippine food giant San Miguel eyes exports to Gulf Arab states after halal certification

| 19/08/2019
Philippine food giant San Miguel eyes exports to Gulf Arab states after halal certification

The Pure Foods Hormel’s facilities for the production of Purefoods Corned Beef and Tender Juicy Chicken Franks are halal-certified by UAE-based Prime Group.

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Malaysia: Entrepreneur Development Ministry mulls takeover of halal industry development

| 18/08/2019
Malaysia: Entrepreneur Development Ministry mulls takeover of halal industry development

Certification would remain with the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) with the continued involvement of the International Trade and Industry ministry to award the Malaysian standard.

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UK: The Ummah app has been making waves around the globe

| 16/08/2019
UK: The Ummah app has been making waves around the globe

The app designed “for Muslims by Muslims” includes prayer times, Islamic quotes, reminders, faith-based daily passages, a halal food finder and social messaging.

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Opinion: The ‘Green Pound’ of Muslim spending could save the British economy after Brexit

| 16/08/2019
Opinion: The ‘Green Pound’ of Muslim spending could save the British economy after Brexit

As Brexit looms, there is a strong economic argument for businesses to tap into the Halal economy, of which modest fashion is a growing part.

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Malaysia to focus on halal, Islamic finance industries in trade with Arab countries

| 15/08/2019
Malaysia to focus on halal, Islamic finance industries in trade with Arab countries

Through the AMCC, Malaysia expects to cooperate with all the 16 embassies of the Arab countries there to push for stronger business between them and Malaysia.

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UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

| 14/08/2019
UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

Those visitors spent £382 million in the UK in the first three months of 2019 – up six per cent on the first quarter of 2018 spend levels.

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Malaysia: HDC appoints Mahmud as Chairman

| 14/08/2019
Malaysia: HDC appoints Mahmud as Chairman

As chairman, he will play a significant role in advancing Malaysia’s halal agenda, while focusing on a stronger international presence.

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UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

| 10/08/2019
UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

In Britain as a whole, the number of stores selling Tuno, a fishless canned tuna, has expanded from 300 to 2,000 in the 11 weeks since it was introduced.

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UK: Chicken farming: birds ‘spend final days in agony’

| 10/08/2019
UK: Chicken farming: birds ‘spend final days in agony’

Chickens reared by companies supplying Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Aldi are apparently collapsing under their own weight and may be spending their final days in pain.

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Turkey: New editions of OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards

| 09/08/2019
Turkey: New editions of OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards

SMIIC has published the latest editions of the OIC/SMIIC halal standards upon the completion of a comprehensive revision process. They are described in this article.

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UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

| 09/08/2019 | Reply
UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

In northern Iraq, shops are rushing to fill their shelves with sweets. The Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice, is approaching – and it is an important part of the year for confectionery businesses.

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Uzbekistan eager to buy Halal food from Balarus

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Uzbekistan eager to buy Halal food from Balarus

The lab offers its services to about 60 Belarusian food producers. About 95,000 tests of 8,100 samples of all kinds of products are performed every year. The number of tests has nearly doubled in the last five years.

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Opinion: Why Companies Should Set Ethical Sourcing Standards Above What’s Required

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Why Companies Should Set Ethical Sourcing Standards Above What’s Required

Consumers and regulators increasingly expect companies to source and produce goods ethically and sustainably—and, more and more, they’re able to see if they don’t.

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Vietnam-Malaysia Halal Certification Centre established in Can Tho

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Vietnam-Malaysia Halal Certification Centre established in Can Tho

An agreement to this effect was signed by the NHO-QSCert Organisation of NHONHO Technology Co., Ltd. and Malaysia’s RSD Management Solution in Can Tho on August 6. 

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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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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

| 04/08/2019 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

The 2019 edition drew in close to 4,200 trade visitors from the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries across Southeast Asia.

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