Tag: Halal standard

Opinion: Making halal a legal reality in France

| 10/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Making halal a legal reality in France

France is home to the largest Muslim community in the Western world. For several years now, France’s national standardisation body AFNOR has been working with other standardisation bodies in Europe to develop a European halal standard.

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Malaysia: Huge Opportunities For Malaysian Businesses In Arab Countries

| 23/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Huge Opportunities For Malaysian Businesses In Arab Countries

The Council of Arab Economic Unity is in Malaysia for the first time to enhance economic ties as well as for the Malaysia Global Business Forum-Strategic Partners-Malaysia and The Arab World held at the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) on Tuesday. The Secretary General said that Muslim and Arab countries should work very hard towards enhancing the halal standard and promoting halal products.

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Indonesia: PBNU Drafts Halal references

| 31/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: PBNU Drafts Halal references

The leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) are working on drafting halal standards. As such, all production distributed among NU members must be approved by the Nahdlatul Ulama Businessmen’s Association (HPN).

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Turkey: D8 members to discuss joint projects

| 26/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey: D8 members to discuss joint projects

Participants will discuss jointly manufacturing a car, adopting policies on energy and environmental issues, observing food standard — halal food in particular — and joint petrochemical plans. Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, Bangladesh and Indonesia are D8 members.

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Thailand: 30% goal for Halal exports

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
Thailand: 30% goal for Halal exports

Thailand Trade Representative (TTR) Pichet Sathirachawal wants to increase exports of halal products by 30%. He also said the first task was to establish an Asean standard for Halal products to help regional producers access wider Halal markets in the world. He plans to persuade six Asean nations to open an Asean Halal standard office in Thailand as the country is a major international food supplier.

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UAE: “Halal market witnessing significant growth worldwide

| 03/09/2011 | Reply
UAE: “Halal market witnessing significant growth worldwide

Al Islami, Chief Executive Deputy, Hamid Badawi, stressed on the importance of creating global standards for the “Halal” industry as a step towards transforming it to a global economic power. He said that “creating legislation to regulate the global “Halal” industry is one of the most prominent factors that enhance the performance of this growing sector worldwide”.

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First Halal certified restaurant in BiH and the region of Balkan

| 25/08/2011 | Reply
First Halal certified restaurant in BiH and the region of Balkan

Restaurant “Terasa” Ilidža (Sarajevo) is the first halal certified restaurant in BiH and the region of Balkan that has implemented the requirements of Halal standard BAS 1049:2010 and Halal Certification Guide for Service, and its preparation and serving of halal food align to the needs of consumers.

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Philippines: Regional-crafted halal standards out in July

| 21/06/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Regional-crafted halal standards out in July

A halal certification system is being finalized and set to be launched next month in a bid to boost the country’s potential to penetrate the lucrative global halal market valued at an estimated $3 trillion, an official said.

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Turkey: Developing-8 to have a stronger voice in upcoming 5 years

| 29/05/2011 | Reply
Turkey: Developing-8 to have a stronger voice in upcoming 5 years

Sunday’s Zaman met with D-8 Secretary-General Widi Pratikto to discuss current developments in global markets and the organization’s future prospects along with such issues as Islamic financing and halal food markets.

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Malaysian body drafts standards to expand halal industry

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysian body drafts standards to expand halal industry

A Malaysia-based group is drafting halal standards to give Muslim countries a framework to regulate a $2 trillion global industry ranging from food to finance.

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Philippines: Country missing out on lucrative halal market

| 11/03/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Country missing out on lucrative halal market

In 2010 the global halal market registered US$1.2-billion worth of in trade, but the Philippines is nowhere near grabbing a share because of the absence of both a government regulator and an internationally accepted national halal standards.

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Indonesia: MUI to set single national halal standard

| 07/01/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI to set single national halal standard

MUI’s food, medicine and cosmetics analysis body (LPPOM MUI) head Lukmanul Hakim said that 41 institutions had different standards, with only eight referring to the MUI.

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Iran: MOU signing at the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines

| 28/12/2010 | Reply
Iran: MOU signing at the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines

At this meeting an MoU was signed between Dr. Nahavandian from ICRIC and Dr. Sheibani, the Deputy of Food and Pharmaceutics of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education.

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Malaysia must comply with International Standards

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia must comply with International Standards

In the New Economic Model – Concluding Part report launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday, it said concerns on food safety, labour rights, best practices in environmental protection and climate change management will also add to new international protocols that could impose barriers to Malaysian exports to global markets.

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EU: A European Standard on halal food?

| 28/11/2010 | Reply
EU: A European Standard on halal food?

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) set up a Working Group to analyse the feasibility of a European Standard on halal food.

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EU: Düsseldorf Halal Conference Resolves to Protect Halal in Europe

| 17/09/2010 | Reply
EU: Düsseldorf Halal Conference Resolves to Protect Halal in Europe

The European Halal Conference ended with a series of resolutions to take specific steps to try and protect Halal – both in its legal status and its practice of sacrifical slaughter – within Europe.

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Malaysia: `Draw halal standard from all 4 Sunni schools’

| 20/04/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: `Draw halal standard from all 4 Sunni schools’

IF Malaysia wants MS 1500: 2009 to be a truly global halal standard, it should be based on all of the Sunni schools of law, advised the mufti of Poland.

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