Monthly Archives: August 2016

Dubai prepares to launch smart halal inspection system

24-Aug-2016 Dubai Municipality will implement a smart track and trace system for halal and other foods in collaboration with Swiss company SICPA.  Hussain Nasser Lootah, its director general, said Sicaptrace technology will allow the emirate’s food safety department to monitor

Dubai officials clear Milka bars social media spreads alcohol rumours

10-Aug-2016 A simple labelling mis-translation gave rise to widespread rumours that an international chocolate brand’s formulation contained alcohol, Dubai authorities have revealed following a probe. Their investigation came in response to angry and widespread social media rumours saying that Milka

Malaysian halal e-commerce site eyes global expansion

05-Aug-2016 Aladdin Street, a Malaysian halal-focused e-commerce site, will expand to Singapore by the year-end, with further international growth in 2017. The startup launched in Malaysia in April and seeks to promote halal products as premium and healthy goods, even for non-Muslims.

Bunnings Bacon Ban!!! Not Just Hardware.

26 August 2016 Bunnings Bacon Ban: Hardware giant outrages customers by prohibiting rashers from their much-loved sausage sizzles – so who are they worried about offending? For many Australians, a Bunnings sausage sizzle is an institution, a reminder of being

Halal export slump, legal costs erode Muslim federation’s profits

August 12, 2016 A slump in the halal market and a series of high-profile legal battles has triggered an almost $1.8 million profit downturn at the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils. One of the country’s largest halal certification bodies, AFIC

Pamela Geller: USDA Ignores AFDI Petition to Require All Halal Meat Be Labeled as Such

11 Aug 2016 A great deal of meat sold in this country is halal but is not labeled is such. It’s a scandal — but an established practice: meat packers generally do not separate halal meat from non-halal meat, and do

Terrorist prisoners complain about conditions, halal food prices in NSW maximum security jail

August 1, 2016 Five prison inmates convicted over a terrorist plot in Sydney have complained of poor treatment in prison, threatening hunger strikes if their security conditions were not relaxed. Thirteen inmates from the ‘Supermax’ Goulburn Correctional Centre signed the