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Muslim Food Industry In China Promise To Ensure Food Safety

News From : DagangHalal.com (15 Oct 2008)

The China (Qinghai) International Halal Food and Product Fair is one the most important Halal fairs in the world. More than 400 international business people, experts and officials from 26 countries and regions attended the fair this year. In an International Trade Fair in the northwest Chinese city of Xining, have 200 Muslim food business leaders attending and made declaration for pledging product safety and vowing to follow their religious teachings in food production. This is the latest move by the country’s food industry to self-regulate after a series of safety scandals. Wang Zhanhe, General Manager of The Restaurant Chain, Little Sheep Group Ltd said, the recent Sanlu Baby Milk Powder safety incident severely endangered consumer’s health and damaged the international image of Chinese food businesses. He stated while reading out the Chinese Muslim Food Industry Declaration on Quality and Credibility on behalf of manufacturers at the fair. “The declaration reiterated the social morality that an enterprise must have,” said Chawalit Na Muangtoun, representative of Thailand’s Chia Tai Group and president of the company’s subsidiary in north China’s Hebei Province. At Chia Tai Group, he believes in the concept of using morality to direct production and sales. He also said, Food enterprises should lose money rather than make it immorally. Kamarul Arifin Ab. Gani, agriculture counsellor of Malaysia Embassy said, their hope these goals can be done by all the Halal companies and all the dairy companies in China. He added that every company should follow the declaration. Shahzad Hussain Rana, commercial counsellor of the Pakistan Consulate General, said products made in China can be found almost everywhere in his country. He said, mistakes might happen, but he believes China is a very responsible country and the control of quality is good for protecting the people. Refernence: HalalJournal.com By news.xinhuanet.com Oct 14, 2008, 11:57http://www.halaljournal.com/index.php?page=article&act=show&category=2&pid=2304

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