Day: December 2, 2015

AU: Halal certification: Government should overhaul industry, take control as signatory: Senate committee

ABC News: The Federal Government should overhaul the halal certification industry and take control as the sole signatory, a Senate committee has recommended.

The Senate Economics References Committee also recommended that the Government promote greater acceptance of a “whole-of-country” Government-led halal certification system, following a six-month inquiry in which members were subjected to abuse and profanity.

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Day: December 2, 2015

US: E. coli from Costco chicken salad traced to tainted celery

Reuters: A multi-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people who ate rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp’s stores has been traced to a celery-and-onion mix used in the salad, prompting its California maker to recall the product.

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