Tag: halaal

Food labelling: Christian group turns to court

Originally published in iol News An application by a Christian group challenging government regulations allowing a wide range of food packaging to be religiously certified and to carry religious signs is on hold as the government takes a second look at labelling.  In May last year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi published […]

New company offers Christian alternative to Halaal labels

‘Christian Friendly Products’ a South African non profit company that has developed a Christian alternative to Halaal labeling on products, held its official launch in Port Elizabeth on Saturday (March 8, 2014). The company wants suppliers to display its label on their products rather than Halaal labels which currently appear […]

Bunfight over food labelling

Originally published in IOLnews A Christian group that wants religious certification and signs on food packaging to be banned, faces an uphill battle against Muslims, Jews, Hindus and millions of members of Christian churches who are opposing the application in the Pretoria High Court. The National Association and Coalition of […]

Heat over halaal hot cross buns

South African retailer Woolworths’ decision to lure Muslims customers to the tradition of consuming hot cross buns has sparked a furore amongst some Christians. Hot cross buns are associated with the Christian religious period of the Good Friday and Easter Weekend. Like Easter eggs these buns are mostly sold around […]