L-CYSTEINE acts as a highly efficient dough softener, making dough far easier to mix and process. Its usage improves overall texture and volume for high-quality baked goods. However, L-cysteine is often...

Kellogg’s and Sanitarium have both decided not to renew Halal certifications for their cereal products. If a food product is Halal certified it indicates to Muslims that the food is permissible for them...

UPDATE 22/07/2016: Since publishing this article Jalna has announced it will be continuing for now Kosher certification of its products. Jalna said it was listening to its customers  and that Jalna...

The Australian Senate’s Economic References Committee on 1 December 2015 released its report on “Third Party Certification of Food” in Australia.   The Senate considered numerous private certification...

Government concern over anti-Halal ‘bullying’ of food exporters The South Australian Government is urging food exporters in the State to continue engaging with the multi-million dollar Middle Eastern...

New halal detection kit that gives results in one minute to be developed in Malaysia A new testing kit being developed by the University of Selangor (Unisel) in Malaysia will allow Malaysian Muslims to...

American beverage company, ArKay Beverages, has launched what it claims is the world’s first alcohol-free whiskey. Launching the new drink, a spokesperson for the Florida-based company said ‘ArKay’...

The Australian Government’s Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC) has ruled that ritual slaughter methods will continue to be exempt from any “stunning” requirements. The decision came at...

Federal Labor MP Janelle Saffin announced today that she plans to introduce a private members motion into Parliament to move for the banning of live cattle exports from Australia. Saffin told ABC Rural...

Kosher and Halal foods – as defined by the sacred dietary laws of Judaism and Islam, respectively – must be produced and processed according to standards that typically exceed those imposed...