The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be the first Middle East country to regulate halal certificate and logo from next year for all food products claiming to be halal.
HMC, one of UK's most established halal certifiers, has developed HMCAPP to instantly track the monitoring of over 550 it certifies within seconds using iPhone.
The Saudi capital of Riyadh makes history yesterday as the first ever international conference on halal food in the Middle East was officially opened yesterday by its Governor, Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz.
Dr Büyüközer, Chairman of the Food Auditing and Certification Research Association Turkey (GİMDES) wrote a sterling commentary on the need to unify under one Halal banner.
A Turkish private Halal certification agency challenges its government to amend the country's constitution to include the citizen's rights to consume halal food.
A Porcine Detection Kit which can detect the presence of porcine protein within 15 minutes has been launched by an American multinational technology corporation specifically for the global Halal certification industry.
The Halal Committee of Jamiat Ulama-E-Maharashtra looks after all matters pertaining to the general application of the term Halal with specific reference to Islamic dietary laws.
India's oldest and most established Halal certifier, Jamiat Ulama-E-Maharashtra, admitted they are not familiar with Intertek as a company nor are they aware of its plans to service the vast Muslim market in India.
A unified Halal standard between Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia could pave the way for more Halal products from the region onto supermarket shelves in Europe, suggests an expert.
With a predominantly Muslim population of 75 million and a steady strengthening of the economy, Turkey makes a bid to garner the burgeoning global Halal market worth US$1.2 - 2 trillion per annum.
Malaysia's Halal Industry Development Corporation and JAKIM signed an MOU today to put in place specific capabilities and resources for those who wish to participate more visibly and profitably in the Halal industry.
The Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) will be discussing with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) as part of its effort to assist foreign companies to obtain Halal certification
The Halal Steering Group of Eblex, the organisation for UK beef and sheep industry, will meet trade representatives from the United Arab Emirates in a bid to open up Halal meat export markets to the Middle East.
The Malaysia Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) suspended a total of 51 Halal certifications awarded to companies last year because of various violations to the Malaysian Halal standards.
Two practicing Muslims working as cooks or food handlers is one of the main requirements for restaurants in Brunei to be Halal-certified, and a test will be conducted to ensure this.
The Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) is confident that by 2020, the number of halal food companies will increase by over 50 per cent from 20 per cent currently.