Monthly Archives: November 2016

No Merriness here mosque puts fatwa on Christmas…. Yes this is right here in Australia!!!

December 23 2012 THE Lakemba Mosque has issued a fatwa against Christmas, warning followers it is a ”sin” to even wish people a Merry Christmas. The religious ruling, which followed a similar lecture during Friday prayers at Australia’s biggest mosque,

Islamic Development Organisation: Auditors revoke Islamic fund’s charity status

November 27, 2016 AN Islamic orphans’ fund was stripped of charity status as auditors comb the accounts of Australia’s peak Muslim group. The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) has booted the Islamic Development Organisation, known as I-DO, off its

New Ingredion launch taps into the Asian non-sugar sweetener market

11-Nov-2016 Ingredion is introducing its range of Sweetis sweeteners, which has been designed to create sucrose-like taste profiles and the mouthfeel of sugar, across Asia-Pacific.  The ingredients major said the products provide up to 130% more intense sweetness than sucrose

Swiss accelerator backs 6 start-ups in fairtrade coffee, food fraud, probiotics & more

14-Nov-2016 Swiss start-up incubator MassChallenge has dished out almost €1.4m in funding to food based start-ups that are offering the industry a new approach to fair trade coffee; a device to fight food fraud; and a probiotic to boost the

APP launches biodegradable cup for ice cream tubs and hot beverages

07-Nov-2016 Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has launched Foopak Bio Natura Cup, a 100% bio-degradable cup for hot and cold food and beverages including ice cream, hot drinks and takeaway snacks. The product, part of the Foopak range including

Australian authorities respect ritual slaughter methods

4th November 2011 The Australian Government’s Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC) has ruled that ritual slaughter methods will continue to be exempt from any “stunning” requirements. The decision came at the end of last week (28 October 2011) when the

RSPCA wants to ban non stunned Halal & Kosher slaughter

Jun 20, 2011 With Australia’s live cattle exports to Indonesia still in limbo, the RSPCA is now calling for Australian abattoirs to be banned from ritually killing animals without stunning them first. The national halal standard requires most abattoirs to

Unstunned slaughter to continue in Australia

31 October 2011 Exemptions that allow some Australian abattoirs to conduct ritual slaughters without prior stunning will continue, after the country’s agriculture ministers last week failed to resolve discussions on calls for their withdrawal. Federal, State and Territory agriculture ministers

Australian cannabis-based supplements set for European market amid global expansion drive

01-Nov-2016 Australian manufacturer of pharmaceutical grade cannabis and hemp-based products Creso Pharma has sealed deals to launch its nutraceuticals in two European markets. Creso Pharma specialises in therapeutic products that target the body’s endocannabinoid system. It says optimising and restoring

FI Asia 2016: The key industry trends hitting the show floor

20-Sep-2016 With FI Asia taking place this week in Jakarta with 15,000 visitors, 650 exhibitors and a host of industry experts in one place, we caught up with Olav Masseling, brand director at event organiser UBM to talk about the