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NIHT drops 3 Nandos

Four Nando’s outlets in Cape Town are no longer certified halal by the National Independent Halal Trust (NIHT). According to NIHT, halal certification for these branches was withdrawn after the companies changed ownership.  The branches are Kloof Street in Gardens; Tygervalley Centre in Tygervalley; Liberty Promenade Centre in Mitchell’s Plain[…]

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Spain regulates halal food

In a bid to normalize, regulate and control the Halal market in Spain, the Cordoba-based Halal Institute has cooperated with the Spanish standardization authority to develop new regulations related to the growing halal market. “This is the first time that a Technical Committee on Standardization, addresses technical and religious aspects,”[…]

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Travelling halal

A new website for Muslim travelers which includes a global directory of halal restaurants and dedicated city guides launched this week in a bid to capitalize on the growing number of Islamic tourists. Specialist Singapore-based firm Crescentrating said the site, which is called HalalTrip.com, offers a wide range of features for tourists[…]

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Unhalal SMS a hoax

A number of popular local restaurant outlets, owned by Pakistani nationals, have fallen victim to a hoax text message circulating information regarding their halal status. VOC News was asked to investigate claims of an “unhalal meat” supply from Zimbabwe to these eateries. The sms reads: “Assalam. Pakistani guys bringing in[…]

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Halal fun on NYE

Masjid al-Munowar in Retreat will be hosting its 5th annual summer festival, to be held at the mosque on New Year’s Eve. The event, which starts after Maghrib, is being held in collaboration with the Dar al-Mahamid institute. The New Year’s Eve event will follow the theme of “Halal Fun”,[…]

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Halal reindeer on sale

Norway’s first-ever halal reindeer meat will soon make it to the dinner tables of Muslims across Norway and places as distant as Dubai. Vilteksperten, a slaughterhouse that specialises in game meat, has slaughtered 105 reindeer according to Muslim law, in cooperation with the Islamic Council of Norway. “It’s the tastiest[…]

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Meat labels safer

Meat retailers, manufacturers and consumers must get to grips with new regulations around product labelling, according to a Stellenbosch University researcher. Scientists at the university exposed the illegal labelling of processed meat products earlier this year, compelling government to look at new meat labelling legislations, which come into effect next[…]

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Meat labelling laws strict

When word broke in Europe that beef has been disguised as horse meat, many other parts of the world was in frenzy about how this would affect them. Not only was it worrying to the general population but also to the many different religions especially those who have different religious[…]

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Sanha AGM Nov 10

In line with its commitment to be a transparant and accountable institution, the South African National Halal Authority (Sanha) has invited the public to attend its Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is due to take place on November 10 in Durban. The keynote address will be done by Mufti Zubair[…]

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SA cuts Brazil chicken

While the Middle East is one of the few parts of the world that have increased purchases of chicken from Brazil this year, exports to Africa was down after South Africa – the biggest importer on the continent – introduced antidumping measures. This means that prices of imported products face[…]

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