Category: Retail

UK: Pakora boss apologises for black pudding halal storm

| 25/05/2015 | Reply
UK:  Pakora boss apologises for black pudding halal storm

“I am afraid my printer in Irvine made a mistake with the packaging. Of course black pudding can never be a halal product and we are sorry if anyone thought otherwise.”

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Australia: Halal certification secures Emirates deal for Fleurieu

| 21/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification secures Emirates deal for Fleurieu

A milk products company which announced it would ditch its Halal certification after it was targeted on social media has now reinstated it and won back a deal with Emirates.

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Australia: Submissions to Parliamentary inquiry into Halal claim it’s a scam

| 20/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Submissions to Parliamentary inquiry into Halal claim it’s a scam

Liberal senator, Cory Bernardi initiated the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into what he calls a “racket” of certification.

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UK: Aldi apologises after selling pork products as ‘halal’

| 18/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Aldi apologises after selling pork products as ‘halal’

The supermarket chain Aldi has apologised after selling black pudding labelled as “halal” containing pork, forbidden for Muslims.

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UK: Aldi is found selling ‘halal’ Indian-style snacks that contained Pork

| 16/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Aldi is found selling ‘halal’ Indian-style snacks that contained Pork

The product, stocked by Aldi, made by Scottish company Punjab Pakora, contained traces of pork blood and skins – both forbidden in Islam.

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Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

| 16/05/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

Now in its third year, it is the largest halal food festival in North America, with over 27,000 visitors in 2014 and even more expected this year from the US and Canada.

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Australia: Senate to investigate halal certification

| 14/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Senate to investigate halal certification

The Federal Parliament’s Economics Reference Committee will undertake a six-month inquiry into food certification schemes, including halal certification.

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Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

At the start of the year the government published a list of around 20 imported food products it said were not halal, or permitted under Islamic law.

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Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

The founder of a brand of body products, perfumes and candles has denied his new store in Makkah will be a “halal sex shop”.

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UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

| 24/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

Ghanim International UK Limited believes in implementing gold standard methods and procedures to ensure the products they offer are of the highest standard.

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Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

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Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

There is significant opportunity for Canadian exports of beef, seafood, and speciality food products such as organics and gluten-free in the UAE grocery retail industry.

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UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

Tariq Halal sell a large selection of halal meat products, ranging from fresh, frozen, offal, marinated and chilled.

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Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

| 13/04/2015 | Reply
Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

Food manufacturers selling on the domestic market would have the choice of obtaining halal certification from a religious body or being able to make a similar claim themselves.

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EU: MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
EU: MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Commission to release a delayed report on method-of-slaughter labelling.

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UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

A man has admitted putting stickers on food in a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Greater Manchester saying “Beware halal is barbaric and funds terrorism.”

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USA: Alwan launches halal, kosher and vegan cosmetics company

| 14/03/2015 | Reply
USA: Alwan launches halal, kosher and vegan cosmetics company

Alwan claims to be the only company in the world that is branding its cosmetics with Halal, Kosher and Vegetarian certifications.

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Malaysia: World Halal Summit 2015 To Merge Trade Fair, Conferences

| 11/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Summit 2015 To Merge Trade Fair, Conferences

A trade fair and six halal industry conferences under one roof this year, offering the largest ever and well-integrated expositions to unite the global halal marketplace.

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Pakistan: Halal Food Regulatory Body to be Constituted

| 07/03/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Food Regulatory Body to be Constituted

A federal minister informed the National Assembly that the bill for the proposed authority is ready and will be presented before the house for voting soon.

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Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

Marketing agency Halal & Co. and the International Food Marketing Alliance, did the research based on a survey of 800 principal grocery shoppers in Halal households.

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