Category: EU

World Halal Food Council sees Italy as potential Halal hub

| 31/03/2014 | Reply
World Halal Food Council sees Italy as potential Halal hub

The message was delivered by WHFC at an event organized by the Italian section of the Halal International Authority (HIA) recently held in Rome.

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Muslim and Jewish leaders visit Denmark to call for meat ban to be reversed

| 28/03/2014 | Reply
Muslim and Jewish leaders visit Denmark to call for meat ban to be reversed

Organised by Samia Hathroubi, co-ordinator of the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding, was formed to respond to growing Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in Europe.

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France: French prison ordered to serve up halal meals

| 26/03/2014 | Reply
France: French prison ordered to serve up halal meals

Halal meals to be served pending a definitive ruling on the latest issue to pit the country’s secular tradition against Islamic practice.

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Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

| 23/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

By banning religious slaughter in Denmark and Poland it has highlighted the inhumane treatment of animals in the dark world of factory farming.

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Catering to Muslims, Croatia becomes a ‘halal friendly’ country

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Catering to Muslims, Croatia becomes a ‘halal friendly’ country

The Center for Halal Quality Certification is part of a unique halal certification network in ex-Yugoslavian countries (Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro.)

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World Jewish Congress calls on UN Human Rights Council

| 16/03/2014 | Reply
World Jewish Congress calls on UN Human Rights Council

WJC has called on the UN Human Rights Council to recognize as violations of religious freedom any bans or limitations on the right to practice Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter of animals.

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UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

| 06/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

He called on Muslims and Jews to allow the livestock to be stunned unconscious before they are killed, or introduce labeling of non stun.

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USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

ISNA Rep Joins Muslim-Jewish Delegation to meet with Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S. on Danish Halal/Kosher Ban.

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UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

Cargill Meats Europe, a major supplier of halal meat in the UK and overseas, conducted a halal recovery trial in Spain on 8 January 2014.

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Danish ‘halal’ ban stuns Muslims

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Danish ‘halal’ ban stuns Muslims

“There is no ban on Islamic slaughter in Denmark, and animal sacrifice according to Islamic principles is still legal in Denmark,” said Danish Embassy.

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Denmark’s ban says more about human hypocrisy than animal welfare

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark’s ban says more about human hypocrisy than animal welfare

To complain about the halal or kosher slaughter of battery chickens or factory farmed veal is a truly monstrous absurdity.

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Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

Slaughter is not normally conducted without anesthetizing in Denmark and the new law only legalized the ongoing practice.

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Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

A new law requires that all animals are stunned before being slaughtered. Religious rights do not come before animal rights.

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EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

The ruling shut down Poland’s $500 million kosher and halal meat industry last year.

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Turkey: TSE to begin Halal certification in Europe

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
Turkey: TSE to begin Halal certification in Europe

TSE will be cooperating with the Cologne-based Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), one of the largest Islamic organizations in Germany.

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Ireland: Irish seaweed brand Voya announces halal certification

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
Ireland:  Irish seaweed brand Voya announces halal certification

This certification will be especially welcome in the United Arab Emirates where Voya’s presence spans some of the world’s most luxurious spas.

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UK: NBA slams retailers after beef import rise

| 29/01/2014 | Reply
UK: NBA slams retailers after beef import rise

Polish imports have increased since last summer after the country’s ban on Halal slaughter caused surplus supplies to come into EU market.

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UAE: Scientist behind Lab Burger to speak at GFIA

| 14/01/2014 | Reply
UAE: Scientist behind Lab Burger to speak at GFIA

Dr Post and other world-leading experts in the fields of agricultural innovation and research will give their ‘Visions for an Agricultural Revolution’.

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EU: Evonik Industries Receives Halal Cert

| 17/12/2013 | Reply
EU: Evonik Industries Receives Halal Cert

The certification ensures that food and drinks, in addition to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, are permissible according to ritual Islamic regulations.

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European halal: A tale of diverging standards, foreign influence and religious fraction

| 01/11/2013 | Reply
European halal: A tale of diverging standards, foreign influence and religious fraction

A centralised standard for halal products in Europe is needed to combat the “really chaotic” current situation, according to a professor who has written extensively on the topic of halal regulation.

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