Category: EU

Push for common halal standard in Denmark

| 29/05/2015 | Reply
Push for common halal standard in Denmark

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC/Landbrug & Fødevarer) has invited the country’s leading meat industry players to round-table talks.

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Spain: Córdoba opens up to the European Halal standardisation

| 28/04/2015 | Reply
Spain: Córdoba opens up to the European Halal standardisation

The Halal Institute is the host institution and also maintains the technical secretariat of the National Halal Committee promoted by AENOR.

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French Muslim Stakeholders Release about the CEN/AFNOR Halal Standard

| 25/04/2015 | Reply
French Muslim Stakeholders Release about the CEN/AFNOR Halal Standard

Three articles regarding the current statement from French Muslim organisations regarding their involvement in the CEN standardisation project for ‘Halal Food’

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Opinion: Austria’s Islamic Reforms

| 09/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Austria’s Islamic Reforms

The reforms follow years of lobbying by Muslim leaders, who argued that their people have effectively remained second-class citizens.

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UK: Heart patient of wrong ‘ethnic religion’ refused Halal meal

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Heart patient of wrong ‘ethnic religion’ refused Halal meal

Catering manager told patient in hospital who wanted to order from the Halal menu they wouldn’t let him have something from that menu, because he was the wrong religion.

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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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Spanish SMEs, can’t afford a non-payment

| 30/03/2015 | Reply
Spanish SMEs, can’t afford a non-payment

85% of Muslims consider that their religion is very important in order to make a decision, opposed to 30% in Europe and 49% in the States.

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Halal tourism opportunities for Spain

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Halal tourism opportunities for Spain

The boom of Halal tourism, or an hotel reorganization to receive Muslims guests are just some of the topics at the “Halal, A Global Concept” Congress.

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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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