Debunking myths around KFCs halal status

By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed Questions around the halal status of one of South Africa’s most loved chicken fast-food chains KFC have surfaced following messages circulating online alleging that their chicken sources are not halal. One of the halaal bodies that have been mentioned in this alert was the South[…]

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SANHA confirms non-halal status of US poultry

Reports of chicken imported from Unites States (U.S) being classified as halal (Islamically permissible) has raised concerns among consumers and resulted in local halal authorities being inundated with questions about the permissibly of imported poultry.  On Monday, a local media house published an article that stated that local halal body,[…]

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US chicken imports a concern for Muslim consumers

Chicken produced in the United States (US) is back on grocery shelves in South Africa for the first time in nearly 17 years following the arrival of five containers of poultry products into the country. Bone-in chicken leg quarters and drumsticks from Tyson Foods and House of Raeford Farms arrived[…]

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Mainstream has gone halal: SANHA

The South African National Halal Authority (SANHA) presented their annual audited financial reports on Sunday, and reported on the milestones and challenges regarding halal certification in their Annual General Meeting at Taronga Road Masjid Hall in Cape Town. Members of the ulema and public were welcomed with a melodious and[…]

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Sanha to host annual AGM

The South African National Halaal Authority (Sanha) says it will be living up to its founding principles when it hosts its annual general meeting (AGM) this coming weekend. In stark contrast with what is the norm amongst NGOs, Sanha will be hosting an ‘open’ AGM that can be attended by[…]

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Dispute over halal labels resurfaces

An application is making headway for the potential removal of all religious labelling on food products, with specific focus on halal food. The National Coalition of Christian Groups and Individuals for Practical Equality and Protection of Constitutional Rights (NCCGI) has launched a court bid to challenge regulations allowing products to[…]

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Sanha hosts AGM

The South African National Halal Authority (Sanha) will be conducting its annual general meeting, open to the public on Saturday 8th November 2014. Sanha says in line with its philosophy of transparency, the halal body has maintained its open door policy, opening itself up to public scrutiny. Sanha public relations[…]

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No certifying of Israeli products: Sanha

The South African National Halal Authority (Sanha) says it has not issued certification to any Israeli company. Sanha was responding to public criticism on social media that halal bodies were allegedly profiteering from certifying Israeli products and companies for Muslim consumers. There has been growing calls on Muslims to boycott[…]

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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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