Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Halal vaccines to be available in 3 years  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 10/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) A saudi corporation has invested 100 million in the halal industry development corporation (hdc) in malaysia to produce halal vaccines for meningitis hepatitis and meningococcal disease in three years

Datuk seri mustapa mohamed the malaysian minister of international trade and industry made the announcement on the opening day of the world halal conference taking place in kuala lumpur according to reports

'we are very happy to work with the saudi arabian company in setting up a production facility to produce the vaccines

'the halal vaccines will help alleviate fears and doubts among muslims on the integrity of the products" he said

Health experts will be working to produce the halal vaccines from animal extracts slaughtered according to islamic teachings.

Datuk seri jamil bidin hdc's chief executive officer said: 'we are finding ways to make the vaccines halal and hope to complete it as soon as possible. the vaccines that are the focus of local and international scientists and shariah experts are meant to treat meningitis hepatitis and meningococcal (disease).

Meningitis causes inflammation of the protective membranes covering the central nervous system. it is caused by infectious agents physical injury cancer or certain drugs. meningitis vaccines are produced in the west from pig extracts.

Bidin said: 'we are focusing more on meningitis vaccines which are required for those who perform the haj pilgrimage but are currently pork-based.

'pork-free vaccines will be in high demand not only among muslims but also non-muslims. people will go for the alternative once they know about it. after developing these three vaccines we will continue to produce others" bidin said

The hdc focuses on the development of halal standards audit and certification as well as capacity building for halal products and services

Meanwhile there are plans to standardize halal certification for all muslim countries

Bidin reportedly said the issue was now being discussed at the organization of islamic cooperation (oic)

'malaysia is partnering with turkey to tackle the differences in halal certification and to come up with new standardized criteria that will be applied in all oic countries.

He was speaking on wednesday after a panel discussion on global food security held in conjunction with the world halal conference

He said that out of 57 countries under the oic the 10 big players in the halal industry include malaysia indonesia turkey and saudi arabia

Jamil said most of the 10 countries had approved the new standards which once applied could avoid confusion or differences in issuing halal certification

'this partnership will harmonize halal standards globally as currently there are a lot of differences among countries" he said.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jan 31 2015 - Vodafone Qatar revenue up 21 percent in 9MMENAFN
(MENAFN) Vodafone Qatar's said its total revenue grew by 21 percent to USD474.59 billion for the nine months ended December 31, 2014, The Peninsula Qatar reported.The company's mobile customer base ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Qatar Airways to acquire 10 percent of IAGMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar Airways announced that it has bought nearly 10 percent of the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, deepening wealthy Qatar's business ties to Europe, Arab News ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Saudi RCJY signs three deals worth USD138.25mMENAFN
(MENAFN) Chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) signed three contracts worth USD138.25 million to provide essential equipment and develop industrial zones, Arab News ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Saudi- Outspoken prince to launch pan-Arab news channelThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) An outspoken, billionaire Saudi prince will on Sunday launch a pan-Arab satellite news channel aimed at challenging established networks in the region.Prince Alwaleed bin ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Qaeda in Yemen says France top enemyThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The ideological leader of Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said Friday that France had surpassed the United States as the top enemy of Islam.With the ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Qaeda group launches assault on Western-backed Syria rebelsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria battled Western-backed rebels Friday as the jihadists pressed their bid to seize control of northern areas, a monitoring group and rebels ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Iraq- Air strike kills IS 'chemical weapons expert'The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A US-led coalition air strike killed a chemical weapons specialist with the Islamic State group in Iraq who once worked for Saddam Hussein, US military officers said ...

 Jan 31 2015 - FM honours Qatari missionsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The second annual general meeting of heads of Qatar's diplomatic, consular and representative missions abroad ended in the presence of the Foreign Minister H E Dr Khalid bin ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Qatar- Demand for books declines as craze for movies risesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The charm of printed words is fading away in Qatar and the craze for movies is peaking, according to report released by the Ministry of Development Planning and ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Qatar- HBKU hosts graduate students from USThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), hosted 25 faculty, staff and graduate students from ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help