Tag Archives: Halal

December 30

After McDonald’s halal cake policy, group says Jakim certification not for premises

The federal Islamic authority’s halal certification should apply only to an eatery’s food and not its premises, civil society group Centre for a Better Tomorrow (Cenbet) said today. Just a day after fast food chain McDonald’s policy of allowing only halal-certified birthday cakes into its outlets attracted controversy, Cenbet co-president Gan Ping Sieu said the […]

October 20

Rafidah: Fuss over hot dogs negates country’s moderate status

All the fuss over the halal certification of Auntie Anne’s “pretzel dog” will negate Malaysia’s status as a moderate nation, says Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz (pic). The former cabinet minister is the latest to weigh in on the controversy and has expressed her anger at those who only sought to paint the country in a […]

October 20

Jamil Khir: Jakim to meet Auntie Anne’s reps over halal issue

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will be meeting representatives of Auntie Anne’s later Thursday over the pretzel store franchise’s halal certification, said  Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom (pix).   Auntie Anne’s was recently asked to change the name of its “Pretzel Dog” to “Pretzel Sausage” in order to receive a halal certification. Speaking at a […]

May 27

Launch of ‘eHalal.com’ widens halal market reach

Malaysia’s leadership in global Halal industry development reached another milestone with the official launch of a comprehensive commerce directory portal ‘eHalal.com’ supported by a worldwide Halal Trust Mark. The ‘eHalal.com’ portal supports several B2B, B2C, C2C and data pools for the sole purpose of promoting Halal products and services across all platforms covering trade, investments, […]

February 02

Halal Guys food cart takes New York by storm

What started in the 1990s as the original “The Halal Guys” food cart has become a word-of-mouth success story on the streets of New York and looks set to create a Middle Eastern street food phenomenon in national and international markets within the next five years. Al Arabiya News Nabila Pathan blogs to share: Scenes […]

January 13

HDC: Demand For Halal Products Remains Strong Despite Economic Downturn

The demand for halal products remains positive despite the global economic downturn amid plunging commodity prices, the Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) said. Its Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said Malaysia’s halal sector recorded a stellar performance last year, growing about 30 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y), dominated by the food and beverage (F&B) […]

October 25

More than 1,000 to converge for the latest developments in Halal healthcare initiatives

Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) will host a Forum on Halal Healthcare Industry this Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt in which more than a thousand medical and healthcare practitioners, players, manufacturers, givers and academia will gather together to capture and deliberate the latest developments, trends and best practices. Deputy prime minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri […]