Category: EU

Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Spain: Are GMOs Halal?

The first panel of the Congress “The International Standardization of Halal Market” has already revealed one of the fundamental issues regarding GMOs.

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Madrid will host the first Halal exhibition of Spain

| 21/03/2015 | Reply
Madrid will host the first Halal exhibition of Spain

EXPOHALAL SPAIN 2015 will turn Madrid into the European epicentre of the Halal industry during two days, October 21 and 22, 2015.

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UK: Halal sheep demand offers UK farmers opportunities

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal sheep demand offers UK farmers opportunities

Eblex export manager Jean-Pierre Garnier told the levy board’s halal seminar how Britain produced 43% of Europe’s lamb, so was ready to feed the expanding Muslim population.

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Over a million Muslim Tourists visited Spain in 2014

| 17/03/2015 | Reply
Over a million Muslim Tourists visited Spain in 2014

The Muslim tourism market grows annually by 8.5%, making Spain the sixth highest destination chosen by 23% of these travelers.

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UK Government Rejects Call to Ban Religious Slaughter

| 11/03/2015 | Reply
UK Government Rejects Call to Ban Religious Slaughter

Amid increasing campaigns against Halal meat in the UK, the British government said it had “no intention” to ban the religious slaughtering of animals for Muslims and Jews.

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Malaysian presence in the First Halal Congress in Spain

| 06/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysian presence in the First Halal Congress in Spain

Malaysia will have a significant presence in the first Halal Congress to be held in Spain with the participation of at least five high-profile speakers.

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Spain: First Halal International Congress

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Spain: First Halal International Congress

The importance of standardization is due to the increasing interest in Halal products and services at worldwide.

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Norway warns companies against improper halal labelling and cross contamination

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Norway warns companies against improper halal labelling and cross contamination

The Norwegian FSA said some companies risked losing their credibility after an annual audit found 12 of 40 businesses had “dishonestly” labelled their products as halal.

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Ireland: Bord Bia calls for more Irish halal meat supply

| 09/02/2015 | Reply
Ireland: Bord Bia calls for more Irish halal meat supply

Irish trade mission Bord Bia says more meat processors in Ireland need to look to supplying halal meat to meet growing demand in the Middle East market.

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They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

| 06/02/2015 | Reply
They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

Booking a Halal meal on your next flight? The new European commission on counter-terrorism will be taking notice, and keeping records for 5 years.

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Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

Those ordering halal food while travelling into/out of Europe could be now be “food profiled” for secondary security screening or possible worse not given halal food while in detention.

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UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

| 23/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called on the Welsh government to end talks with a halal meat provider over an approved non-stun slaughterhouse.

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EU: Muslim-friendly Europe tour packages to lure Asian market

| 07/01/2015 | Reply
EU: Muslim-friendly Europe tour packages to lure Asian market

TWO European DMCs are reaching out to the markets of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei to promote their maiden Muslim-friendly tours in Europe.

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Spain: Andalusian Christmas sweets go Halal!

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Andalusian Christmas sweets go Halal!

By substituting pork lard for olive oil (also from Estepa), they have created a whole new range of Halal products.

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EU: Tapping into the high purchasing power of European Muslims

| 17/12/2014 | Reply
EU: Tapping into the high purchasing power of European Muslims

The first edition of Halal Expo Europe will be held from 15 until 16 April 2015 in Beursgebouw Eindhoven in The Netherlands.

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Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

In Cumbres Mayores, a town in the heart of Spain’s most traditional ham-producing region, a Tunisian émigré has created the country’s first halal jamón.

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EU: Polish court overturns ban on ritual slaughter

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
EU: Polish court overturns ban on ritual slaughter

The court argued that the constitution guarantees the freedom of religious practice. It is a victory for Poland’s small Jewish and Muslim and agriculture communities.

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Malaysia: Marrybrown eyes Europe entry

| 01/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Marrybrown eyes Europe entry

Home-grown fast food restaurant chain, Marrybrown Sdn Bhd, which has sustained its presence in the international markets, is looking to penetrate into Europe

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Spain charms Muslim tourists

| 22/10/2014 | Reply
Spain charms Muslim tourists

Spain is regarded as a must-see destination: a bridge between Europe and Islam, and whose history has left many visible traces of 5 centuries of Arab rule.

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France: A Made in France ‘Halal test’ to check for pork

| 20/10/2014 | Reply
France: A Made in France ‘Halal test’ to check for pork

In a similar style to a pregnancy test, the test consists of a strip which the consumer must put into a glass of warm water containing a sample of food.

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