(Dubai-NewsHalal-Dhu-AlHijjah 30, 1436, October 14, 2015)
The emirate of Dubai will aim to be the centre for Halal Accreditation Worldwide, said Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality.
“It is part of the vision of Dubai’s rulers and government to turn Dubai into the capital of Islamic economy, which includes the food industry, and ensuring that food providers are halal-certified,” said Lootah.
He said that at the moment, Dubai Municipality is handling the certification of halal establishments and products; however, the launch of an independent accreditation body is currently in its final stages. Lootah explained that, in the future, Dubai can become the hub for countries worldwide to attain halal accreditation.
This year’s 10th Dubai International Food Safety Conference will be held on October 27-28, hosting more than 2,500 safety specialists from around the world.
For the third year in a row, the conference will also include the Arabic Symposium which addresses the best food safety practices and concept in the Arabic language. The symposium will also address consumers’ misconceptions related to nutrition and food safety.