Category: EU

Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

| 18/12/2015 | Reply
Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

Rychla Dansk Folkeparti worries Islamic rules are taking up too much space in the Danish society If you are buying a Danish duck from a supermarket this Christmas, chances are it was slaughtered the halal way, reports Jyllands-Posten. Dansk And, the only industrial duck slaughterhouse in Denmark, uses this religious method to minimise the animals’ […]

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Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

Austrian supermarket chain Spar will stop selling Halal meat after only two weeks because the test sale caused a storm of outraged online comments.

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EU: Evonik obtains new Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

| 14/11/2015 | Reply
EU: Evonik obtains new Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

Evonik announces that a number of its silicone-based products for personal care are, for the first time, complying with Halal requirements.

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Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

Intensification of demand is the main driver of market growth. 19 to 34 year olds in particular have raised the turnover.

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ExpoHalal Spain 2015 announces a second edition

| 31/10/2015 | Reply
ExpoHalal Spain 2015 announces a second edition

ExpoHalal Spain 2015 positions itself as the starting point for the Spanish companies in the Halal sector, the one related to the products and services adapted to the Muslim consumer.

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A global standardization of Halal would improve trade

| 27/10/2015 | Reply
A global standardization of Halal would improve trade

It is a growth market, but it needs a solid growth. In order to achieve that, it needs internationally accepted standards that can make it easier to understand.

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ExpoHalal Spain 2015, starting point for Halal Spanish companies

| 22/10/2015 | Reply
ExpoHalal Spain 2015, starting point for Halal Spanish companies

The first Spanish Halal expo, ExpoHalal Spain 2015, opened its doors yesterday in Madrid with over 60 exhibitors.

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Malaysia in talks on FTA with Bosnia and Herzegovina

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia in talks on FTA with Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Government is in discussions on establishing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said.

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Bosnia: Four Halal Certificates to the BH Companies

| 15/10/2015 | Reply
Bosnia: Four Halal Certificates to the BH Companies

Director of the Agency for Halal Quality Certification in B&H Amir Sakic said BH industry counts 68 members as of yesterday, and it confirms the trend of steady growth.

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EU: Animal welfare at heart of European organic farming proposals

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
EU: Animal welfare at heart of European organic farming proposals

“Appropriate and humane pre-stunning should be compulsory for all organic animals at the time of slaughter.”

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Opinion: Too many ethical labels on cosmetic products

| 06/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Too many ethical labels on cosmetic products

According to Organic Monitor, there are now over 30 symbols and labels that represent natural and organic cosmetic standards.

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Great acceptance on the upcoming ExpoHalal Spain 2015

| 30/09/2015 | Reply
Great acceptance on the upcoming ExpoHalal Spain 2015

Visitors from more than 32 countries have already confirmed their participation in the event that will take place on October 21st and 22nd in Madrid.

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Poland to start exporting beef to Israel

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Poland to start exporting beef to Israel

In 2013 that as much as 90 percent of Polish beef was exported, with a third destined for the kosher and halal markets in the Middle East.

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Belgian fruit syrup faces boycott calls over Halal labelling

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Belgian fruit syrup faces boycott calls over Halal labelling

A fruit syrup that has been a staple of Belgian kitchens is at the centre of a row over national identity, after its manufacturers applied for ‘halal’ certification.

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Spain’s 1st Int’l Halal Expo to kick off on October 21 in Madrid

| 17/08/2015 | Reply
Spain’s 1st Int’l Halal Expo to kick off on October 21 in Madrid

ExpoHalal Spain 2015 is a pioneer event in Europe, where a leading Halal exhibition is currently lacking.

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Denmark Bans Unstunned Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter

| 29/07/2015 | Reply
Denmark Bans Unstunned Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter

Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on unstunned religious slaughter of animals Monday, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives.

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Magic meat in Sweden, eat Halal, morph into Muslim

| 09/07/2015 | Reply
Magic meat in Sweden, eat Halal, morph into Muslim

A Swedish politician has been ridiculed after claiming that halal meat had magical powers that made people turn into Muslims.

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Ireland: Halal non-stunning of cattle pre-slaughter is a contentious issue, says vet

| 08/07/2015 | Reply
Ireland:  Halal non-stunning of cattle pre-slaughter is a contentious issue, says vet

The vet also says that if there is a line done in a non-stun way, if there is a surplus to requirements to a specialist market, there’s nothing stopping them putting it into the chain.

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UK: Bigger retailers taking an increasing interest in authentic Halal products

| 06/07/2015 | Reply
UK: Bigger retailers taking an increasing interest in authentic Halal products

The last 12 months have been a period of steady expansion for KQF and, from their experience, interest in Halal foods seems to be growing all the time.

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Hungary eyes Saudi market with setup of Halal slaughterhouses

| 29/06/2015 | Reply
Hungary eyes Saudi market with setup of Halal slaughterhouses

Levente Magyar, minister of state for economic diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungary has a $130 billion food products market.

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