WORLD HALAAL COUNCIL AGM - TURKEY 2010

The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the World Halaal Council (WHC) took place in Istanbul, Turkey between the 29th of September and the 3rd of October 2010. The session began on the 29th of September with an executive committee meeting attended by Hafez Moorad Booley of the National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT) who is an executive member of the World Halaal Council as well. The deliberations of the Excom meeting centered on the upcoming AGM as well as issues relating to membership and new applicantions. A number of technical and Shariah issues were presented as well. The goal of World Halaal Council (WHC) is to establish a unified Halaal standard worldwide.

Announcement - Galito's Bluff

Please be advised that Galito's Bluff is no longer certified Halaal by the NIHT due to change of ownership.

International News

Malaysian Parliament: Laws on 'Halaal' logo to be amended

By Kharleez Zubin

In view of the large scale abuse of the ‘Halaal’ logo by unscrupulous businesses and the absence of regulations to prevent such abuse, laws are being amended to punish the culprits.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Senator Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim, told Parliament that presently, action cannot be taken against companies or individuals who violated the Halaal logo usage.

“Because of the growing demand for Halaal products, many companies and individuals are using Halaal logos unauthorised by Department of Islamic Development (Jakim). However, since Jakim has no enforcement power, the Trade Description Act 1972 under the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry is being amended to haul to court those who abuse the Halaal logo.