Category: EU

France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

An interview with Bionoor, its managing director, Hadj Khelil, explains the difficulties his company faces to make the concept of a meat that is both halal and organic palatable to organic certifiers and animal welfare organisations.

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Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

No central or local government has ever set any requirements for any halal certification body, let alone issued accreditation themselves. Europe has no halal standard or guidelines in place.

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Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

| 20/09/2017 | 1 Reply
Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

A tale of a woman who made a success of a Halal food company but was let down big time by the food manufacturing industry – twice! Ready to launch again with a new company this is the story behind ‘Oh My Good Nosh!’.

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UK: Lubricating the Halal food market

| 16/08/2017 | Reply
UK: Lubricating the Halal food market

A look at the role of food-safe lubricants in halal food production and ensuring machinery is contaminant-free and fully-functional.

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Belgium Region Approves Ban On Ritual Slaughter

| 01/08/2017 | Reply
Belgium Region Approves Ban On Ritual Slaughter

The parliament in the Belgian region of Flanders unanimously passed a resolution last week banning ritual slaughter without stunning.

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Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

| 31/07/2017 | Reply
Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

The country imports about 90 per cent of all of its food products, so it’s very cautious about the source of the food.

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Hungarian meat processor to invest €5.4m in new facility

| 22/07/2017 | Reply
Hungarian meat processor to invest €5.4m in new facility

Hungary’s poultry meat processor Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó Zrt has unveiled plans to invest some HUF 1.65 billion (€5.4m) to set up a new meat packaging plant.

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Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure following export ban

| 18/07/2017 | Reply
Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure following export ban

The only kosher slaughterhouse in the Netherlands is facing closure because of a government-introduced ban on exporting its produce.

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EU: Flemish parliament in Belgium to vote on ban on halal, kosher slaughter

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
EU: Flemish parliament in Belgium to vote on ban on halal, kosher slaughter

A similar ban was approved by the Walloon parliament on May 17 and will come into force on June 1, 2018.

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Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

In addition to a common set of Halal standards to be followed, Halal businesses would have to group together to support such an initiative, with additional support provided by the UK government.

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Belgium: To stun or not to stun

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
Belgium:  To stun or not to stun

Belgium has worked out new rules banning the slaughter of unstunned animals, not sparing traditional rites for Muslim Halal and Jewish Kosher meat.

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UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit

They were also assured the British meat industry could maintain strong exports once the UK leaves the EU, and that there was significant potential for growing domestic demand.

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Spain: The Cordoba Halal Cluster already has a corporate image

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
Spain: The Cordoba Halal Cluster already has a corporate image

The final objective is to create a business park for the the production of certified Halal products that a thousand companies Have already shown an interest in.

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How Modanisa Tapped Into the $200 Billion Global Muslim Fashion Market

| 10/05/2017 | 1 Reply
How Modanisa Tapped Into the $200 Billion Global Muslim Fashion Market

Customers don’t need to come to the store to order; they can do so while sitting at home. Also, order shipping is no more hectic as they’ll get the order at their doorstep.

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Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

| 08/05/2017 | 2 Replies
Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

Belgium’s Wallooon region has voted to ban kosher and halal meats by outlawing the slaughter of unstunned animals.

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France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

“Slaughter without stunning, I’m sorry, it should have special labels,” Le Pen said. “Furthermore, I think that slaughter without stunning should be prohibited.”

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TUTTOFOOD Milano World Food Exhibition: Halal Section

| 29/03/2017 | Reply
TUTTOFOOD Milano World Food Exhibition: Halal Section

It is being held in cooperation with WHAD World Halal Development (Italian halal certification center) offering a series of initiatives dedicated to companies that are Halal Certified.

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Export bans hit Brazil’s meat industry after scandal

| 21/03/2017 | Reply
Export bans hit Brazil’s meat industry after scandal

The fallout from Brazil’s rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban.

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Ireland: Creed secures enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
Ireland: Creed secures enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia

The enhanced agreement with the Minister for Agriculture will see the range of beef exported from Ireland to Saudi Arabia extended to processed, cooked, minced and bone-in beef products.

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Irish beef and dairy at top of trade mission agenda to Gulf States

| 25/02/2017 | Reply
Irish beef and dairy at top of trade mission agenda to Gulf States

The mission will include visits to Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, all major cities in the region, and will involve over 30 separate engagements.

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