Kosher food and labelling is becoming a big deal in Asia. Photo: Shutterstock

Going global: could halal be the next kosher?

  • Asian manufacturers are seeking kosher certification because they hope to gain access to markets in the US, Europe and Australia
  • Those promoting expansion of halal certification hope that, like kosher, it will be recognised as symbol of quality, even by consumers not buying for religious reasons
Topic |   Religion

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Kosher food and labelling is becoming a big deal in Asia. Photo: Shutterstock
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Malaysia has tapped into the potential of extending the definition of halal to cover transport, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, health care and even banking. Photo: Shutterstock

Islam-friendly coconuts: has Malaysia’s halal drive gone too far?

  • Hoping to become a global halal hub, Malaysia has expanded the definition to cover transport, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, health care and even banking
  • However, the growing demand for halal products brings its own challenges
Topic |   Religion

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Malaysia has tapped into the potential of extending the definition of halal to cover transport, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, health care and even banking. Photo: Shutterstock
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