• Ramadan in the UK: Supermarkets missing a trick to capture the Halal market

    May 20, 2017
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      UK supermarket heavyweights are getting better at identifying opportunities to promote Ramadan and are becoming increasingly attuned to highlighting halal products for their consumers. However, Rachel O’ Brien, director at UK-based retail consultancy Arc Retail, told Salaam Gateway, “There is a lot more UK supermarkets could do to capture the halal market.” “Ramadan is […]

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  • Interview with Director of DHC published in University Times Ireland

    October 18, 2016
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    MAGAZINE OCT 9, 2016 A 1400 YEAR-OLD RELIGION AND ITS 21ST-CENTURY REPRESENTATIVE Conor Davage speaks with Dr Umar Al-Qadri about Islamophobia, media bias and meeting other minorities in the middle. Conor DavageDEPUTY MAGAZINE EDITOR Since moving to Ireland in late 2003, Dr Umar Al-Qadri has become a prominent figure in representing the Islamic voice in […]

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  • Moscow Halal Expo 2016

    April 11, 2016
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    Halal in Russia is more than just lawful. Only 30 years ago mainly ethnic Muslims in Russia knew what “halal” is about and it meant to them only meat permitted by Islam. In the 1990-s halal sausages appeared in the shops at mosques. Later, in 21st century, the Russians learned that the “halal” can be […]

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  • Seasons Greetings from DHC

    December 22, 2015
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    DEPARTMENT OF HALAL CERTIFICATION WISHES YOU PEACE, LOVE AND JOY THIS CHRISTMAS AND ALWAYS

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  • Director of DHC to deliver annual Kennedy lecture in Maynooth University

    October 3, 2015
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    The Annual Senator Edward M Kennedy Memorial Lecture The Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention Maynooth University in collaboration with the J.F. Kennedy Trust, New Ross present The Annual Senator Edward M Kennedy Memorial Lecture Previous speakers include Edward Kennedy Jnr, Charles Flanagan TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Baroness Nuala O’Loan. This year’s […]

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  • QR Code on all Halal Certificates of DHCI from the First of June 2015

    June 21, 2015
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    DHC is now  providing each Halal Certificate with a specific QR  Code that is linked to a confirmation page on our website. This QR Code is a guarantee and confirmation that the Certificate is genuine. We have come across misuse of our certificates and have implemented the QR Code to prevent misuse. You can scan the […]

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  • Ramadan Announcement 2015

    June 17, 2015
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    Department of Halal Certification Ireland  congratulates all Muslims in Ireland on the commencement of the blessed month of Ramadan. The first day of Ramadan will be Thursday 18th June 2015 in Ireland For more information please visit : Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council

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  • May 27, 2015
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    DHC is pleased to announce that some products  of  MR Foods Wholesale Ltd have been Halal approved. A list of all Halal certified products  can be requested from MR Foods Wholesale Ltd  directly or by contacting DHC. All products that are Halal certified bear the Halal logo.

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    DHC is pleased to announce that a number of  food products produced by EPICOM have been Halal approved. A list of all Halal certified products  can be requested from EPICOM directly or by contacting Department of Halal Certification. All products that are Halal certified bear the Halal logo.

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  • Aldi selling “Halal” snacks that contained pork

    May 21, 2015
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    Aldi has apologised after selling black pudding labelled as ‘halal’ despite it containing pork. The product, made by Scottish company Punjab Pakora, contained traces of pork blood and skins – both forbidden in Islam.  It was stocked on Aldi shelves and online with a UK Health Code stamp which labelled it as suitable for Muslims. […]

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  • Halal tourism opportunities for Spain

    March 30, 2015
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    The boom of Halal tourism, the Spanish historical heritage wasted potential or an hotel reorganization to receive Muslims guests are just some of the topics discussed on Tuesday at the “Halal, A Global Concept” Congress that Cordoba is hosting for three days. In Spain there is only one hotel with a Halal certification, the Alanda […]

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  • March 4, 2015
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      The World Halal Summit (WHS) is an amalgamation of one international exposition and six conferences with a single aim – to harness the full potential of Halal within a globalised environment. Hosted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia (MITI), WHS gathers key Halal players not only from the industry but […]

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  • DHC to participate in 3rd Halal Middle East Congress in UAE 8-10 December 2014

    November 17, 2014
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    Department of Halal Certification is proud to be represented in the 3rd Halal Middle East Conference in the UAE this year.   The third Halal Congress Middle East promises to offer an excellent dialogue & networking platform for the international Halal industry. For 2014 the Halal Congress will feature sessions of Panel discussion with five […]

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  • DHC to deliver Presentation on Halal certification in The Asia Trade Forum

    September 25, 2014
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    The Asia Trade Forum is an initiative of the Irish Exporters Association and has been established to support Irish businesses to take their first steps in Asia.  This briefing session, scheduled for the 2nd Oct, aims to assist Irish companies, R&D and SME’s in connecting with the Asian market. This event will cater for CEO […]

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  • DHC proudly supports 1st WORLD HALAL DAY – 2014

    September 8, 2014
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    First World Halal Day will be celebrated on 1st of November 2014. DHC is proud to support and participate in the World Halal Day celebrations. WORLD HALAL DAY – 2014 “Halal” – A rapidly growing buzz word across the countries and spelled by almost every business man to the end consumer. Not alone in the […]

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  • Malaysian officials discover pork DNA in Cadbury chocolate

    May 29, 2014
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    If you’re an international snack-manufacturing company making chocolate for a largely Muslim population, the last thing you need is to have your product testing positive for even traces of pork DNA. But that’s the situation Cadbury Malaysia, a unit of Mondelez International Inc., finds itself dealing with now. Recalls of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and […]

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  • DHC Participates in the 3rd Halal Gulf Conference in Kuwait

    May 28, 2014
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    The Third Halal Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry was held in Kuwait under the auspices of His Excellency Dr Naif Ajaj Al-Ajmi, Minister of Justice and of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs(from 12-15 May). DHC (Department of Halal Certification) was invited to represent the Irish Halal Industry.Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri, Imam of the Islamic Centre and Director of […]

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  • Third Gulf Halal Conference in Kuwait

    April 21, 2014
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    Under the auspices of His Excellency Dr Naif Ajaj Al-Ajmi, Minister of Justice and of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs,Third Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry  will be held between  13-15 May 2014 in Sheraton Hotel, State of Kuwait. The Conference is organised by Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs & Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). Department of Halal Certification will participate in this […]

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  • DHC certifies products by leading Irish jam producer ABBEY FARMS.

    April 16, 2014
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      DHC is pleased to announce that certain jams of the Company ABBEY FARMS have been Halal approved. A list of all Halal certified products  can be requested from ABBEY FARMS directly or by contacting DHC. All products that are Halal certified bear the Halal logo.

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  • DHC certifies Kulana juices of Mulrines

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    DHC is pleased to announce that certain products of the Company MULRINES have been Halal approved. A list of all Halal certified products can be requested from  MULRINES directly or by contacting DHC. All products that are Halal certified bear the Halal logo.

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  • Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

    February 17, 2014
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    The Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries passes new slaughter law forbidding the slaughter of animals before being anesthetized. Denmark passed a new law forbidding animal slaughter of live or non-anesthetized animals, frustrating Muslims and Jews in Denmark because of their contrary religious practices. Muslims and Jews see the new law as the “ban on halal […]

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  • Bilal Pizzas by Bilal Snacks approved Halal by DHCI

    January 4, 2014
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    Department of Halal Certification Ireland has approved Bilal Pizzas produced by Bilal Snacks. All ingredients used in the production of Bilal Pizzas are Halal. The chicken are slaughtered according to Islamic Zabihah requirements with the hand by a Muslim. The rennet used in the Pizza’s is microbial and thus is Halaal. For more info please […]

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  • Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, participated in the World Halal Congress 2013 in the Middle East

    December 27, 2013
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    The chair of the Islamic Scholars Board of Department of Halal Certification Ireland (DHC), Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, participated in the World Halal Congress 2013 in the Middle East

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  • DHC extends Halal certification for Cuisine De France products

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    Department of Halal Certification extends the duration of Halal certification for products of Cuisine de France. Cuisine de France applied for renewal of their Halal Certificate and after successfully completing the certification process, DHC has extended the duration of the Halal Certificate until 1st of December 2014. DHC advises Muslim consumers to check the Halal […]

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  • Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri participates in the Saudi Food Forum

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    The chair of the Islamic Scholars Board of Department of Halal Certification Ireland (DHC), Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, participated in the Saudi Food Forum in Jeddah in December 2013. During the Saudi Food Forum, Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri met  with the Saudi Deputy Minister of Agriculture Shaykh Dr. Khalid Al-Fuhaid and the President of the Chamber of Commerce […]

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  • Department of Halal Certification will participate in the Halal Congress Middle East 2013

    December 10, 2013
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    Department of Halal Certification is pleased to announce that it will participate in the Halal Congress Middle East 2013. DHC will promote its services and also highlight the products that it has certified and approved for Muslim consumption

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