MJC fatwa committee deems Measels vaccine ‘halaal’

By: Aneeqa du Plessis The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) Fatwa Committee has declared the latest measles vaccine permissible. This comes after an infographic doing the rounds on social media was published by the Jamiatul Ulama KZN claiming otherwise. The confusion stems as an ingredient included in the vaccine ‘porcine gelatin’[…]

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Halal Tourism Association of South Africa launches in CPT

VOC The Halal Tourism Association of South Africa is on a mission to become the country’s “voice” of halal, by facilitating a well-rounded transition into the lucrative market. Several stakeholders gathered for the companies’ official launch at the Capetonian Hotel on Wednesday evening. Speakers emphasised the pivotal position of Cape[…]

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Halaal labelling error causes concern

The Muslim Judicial Council’s Halaal Trust (MJCHT) investigated a complaint from a consumer in which one of its labels was used on a non-halaal sandwich at Fedics, Sanlam Head office. The error occurred when a student that served her interim training period in the Halaal unintentionally labelled the incorrect product[…]

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MJCHT workshop draws praise and criticism

The Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust (MJCHT) on Wednesday invited various stakeholders in the halaal sector to an open workshop in a bid to address some of the challenges faced with regards to halaal certification and Islamic economics. The gathering tackled different aspects of the industry including that of the[…]

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Is Our Sense of Justice Blurred?

OPINION by Aayesha J Soni – “If a product is made in South Africa, but the raw material for the product is only available in Israel, (we) will certify the raw material provided it is halaal.” In a compellingly crafted interview with spokesperson for SANHA (South African National Halaal Authority)[…]

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Dispute over Crystal Valley halal status creates confusion

Muslim consumers have been left with more questions than answers on the halal status of Crystal Valley Full Cream Milk, as two leading halal authorities investigating the matter continue to differ on the products permissibility for consumption. The issue centres on a brand of Crystal Valley milk imported from Poland[…]

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Crystal Valley milk halaal: Sanha

The South African National Halaal Authority (Sanha) have allayed fears over certain dairy products and foodstuff that do not feature halal logos on its packaging, following a social media frenzy on the permissibility of imported milk and chocolates. The issue came to the fore last week after a consumer queried[…]

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Plans for Halaal agri-processing food park in WC

The Western Cape provincial government is planning to set up a Halaal agri-processing food park which could see the province becoming a major supplier to North African and Middle Eastern countries, where around 20% of the world’s Muslim population reside. The fast growing global Halaal market is worth $2.3 trillion.[…]

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