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Food Contact Packaging – Halal or Environmental Problems?

According to many industry reports, in 2019, around 85 per cent of the plastic produced worldwide was petroleum-derived (Statica). However, by 2030, it is expected petrochemical-based plastics will account for only 54.7 per cent of global plastics production, while recycled...

New Halal Ruling By Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Many years back, Halal in the middle east, in general, was only concerned with meat products and the process of slaughtering. Saudi Arabia and Qatar, for example, are two important market access for European, North American, Brazil and Australia consumable...

/ 9 September 2021

Halal Pastures – it must be good

Halal Pastures Farm Rock Tavern, NY Tomatoes are rarely the subject of passionate affection. But for Samer Saleh, who co-owns Halal Pastures Farm with his wife Diane, fervour for his plants is a reflection of his faith. Samer, like many...

What Alcohol Does To Your Body

In this video, Justin from the Institute of Human Anatomy discusses the various structures ethanol interacts with as it journey’s through the human body after consumption.  To name a few, the most critical part of why it is forbidden...

What are the right questions for your food manufacturer?

When we talk about raw materials and ingredients, there are multiple ways to process and develop them. If you are a buyer, you must know what you buy. This way, your customer is protected, especially Halal is critical on cross-contamination...

The Future of Halal Industry Conformity

These are the various challenges in the food industry that makeup – The Future of Halal Industry Conformity   1. Limitation of existing Legislation? The reason why Lab analysis/verification important The requirement of a recognised Halal certificate for the High-Risk...

/ 27 February 2019

Halal Import – Key Countries Regulatory

The manufacturer should be mindful of the term on their packaging such as ‘ the product does not contain pork and alcohol’, because in some country such as Malaysia and Brunei it has engaged the requirement of Halal certification for...

/ 25 February 2019

Halvec Laboratories

Halvec Laboratories in Malaysia, is one of the few ISO accredited providers for Halal testing solutions in the world especially DNA and ELISA analysis protocol with the innovative rapid test kit. With a global collection centre in USA, United Kingdom...

/ 10 February 2019

The Rise of Halal Carriers

According to International Air Transport Association (IATA), in 2017, it is estimated passengers are spending about USD 532 Bil across the globe with significant passenger growth of 1.8% in the variance of 7.5% in 2017 compared to 5.7% in 2014....

/ 1 December 2017

High Risk Ingredients

The following High-Risk Additives and Enzymes ingredient that may require Halal Certification or Vegetarian Approved Stamp.  High-Risk Additives: E101 1) Riboflavin 2) Riboflavin-5′- Phosphate” E418 Gellan Gum E422 Glycerol / Glycerine / Glycerin E432 Polysorbate 20 E433 Polysorbate 80 E434 Polysorbate 40...