Category: EU

EU: “One Halal – One Certification” – We create values on ANUGA 2013

| 04/09/2013 | Reply
EU: “One Halal – One Certification” – We create values on ANUGA 2013

The 2nd European Halal Conference will be held in Cologne in October within the frame of ANUGA 2013, the world’s leading fair for the retail trade and the food service and catering market.

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EU: Poland’s top court asked to rule on kosher, halal ban

| 04/09/2013 | Reply
EU: Poland’s top court asked to rule on kosher, halal ban

Leaders of both religious minorities in overwhelmingly Catholic Poland argue the ban violates their constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms.

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EU: Ritual Slaughter Continues in Krakow Despite Ban

| 16/08/2013 | Reply
EU:  Ritual Slaughter Continues in Krakow Despite Ban

The pressure to ban ritual slaughter in Poland has come largely from animal welfare groups, who have responded to a huge increase in the production of kosher and halal meat for export.

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EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

Meanwhile, Polish poultry producers are also considering taking legal action. At least a dozen companies in Poland had practised slaughter according to kosher and halal methods, prior to the ban.

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EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

The Commission included a study into informing consumers about animal stunning in its list of planned actions 2012-2015 animal welfare strategy.

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Germany: HALAL EXPO STUTTGART celebrates its premiere in 2014

| 18/07/2013 | Reply
Germany: HALAL EXPO STUTTGART celebrates its premiere in 2014

The new HALAL EXPO STUTTGART Messe Stuttgart is starting the first trade fair for Islamic products and services in the German-speaking world. The premie?re takes place from 25 to 27 May 2014.

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Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

| 17/07/2013 | Reply
Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

Poland’s agricultural minister, Stanislaw Kalemba said in Brussels, however, that the government would challenge the vote in parliament last Friday, upholding a decision by the Constitutional Court in December 2013.

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EU: Polish parliament rejects ritual animal slaughter

| 13/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Polish parliament rejects ritual animal slaughter

Poland’s parliament on Friday rejected the ritual slaughter of livestock for food, angering the Jewish community as well as farmers and exporters of meat towards Israel and Muslim countries.

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EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

Lawmakers will vote Friday on a government draft law that would reinstate religious slaughter provided it is done only in slaughterhouses and excludes certain forms of immobilizing the animal.

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Malaysia: Poland Hopes To Penetrate Malaysia’s Halal Industry

| 09/07/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Poland Hopes To Penetrate Malaysia’s Halal Industry

Poland hopes to cooperate with Malaysia to penetrate the country’s halal industry in line with the latter’s inspiration to become a halal hub in this region.

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Norway agency to report find of pork in halal food

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Norway agency to report find of pork in halal food

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said Friday it would file a police complaint against a food company after finding large quantities of pork in its halal-labeled products.

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EU: Slaughter ban harms halal butchery industry in Poland

| 24/06/2013 | Reply
EU: Slaughter ban harms halal butchery industry in Poland

Six months after the ritual slaughter of animals was banned by the country’s highest court, a fierce debate rages on both in and out of Parliament as critics of the ban, including Prime Minister Donald Tusk, push for it to be repealed.

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EU: Anuga 2013: A Taste of Global Innovations Set to Take Place October 5-9

| 16/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Anuga 2013: A Taste of Global Innovations Set to Take Place October 5-9

The leading trade fair for the global food industry takes place biennially in Cologne, Germany. This year’s show promises to be bigger and better than the 2011 show, which hosted more than 6,700 exhibitors from almost 100 countries.

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EU: Polish exports of meat for Jews, Muslims in limbo

| 16/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Polish exports of meat for Jews, Muslims in limbo

Millions of euros were being made exporting the halal and kosher meat to countries like Egypt, Iran and Israel, as well as to Muslim and Jewish markets inside Europe. The kosher and halal business had boomed until January, when the ban took effect.

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EU: Exhibition of Traditional Art of BIH at SAHAF 2013

| 07/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Exhibition of Traditional Art of BIH at SAHAF 2013

The Sarajevo Halal Forum SAHAF 2013 is an international forum and fair of the halal industry that will be held in Skenderija from 15-17 May 2013.

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EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

| 02/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

A Dutch businessman under investigation in a Europe-wide probe into a horse-for-beef food scandal on Thursday was given a suspended sentence and fined 50,000 euros for selling horsemeat as Islamic halal-slaughtered beef in France.

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EU: First Pecorino Toscano to be certified Halal

| 30/04/2013 | Reply
EU: First Pecorino Toscano to be certified Halal

The first pecorino cheese made in Tuscany to be certified Halal, made in accordance with Islamic food standards, is produced by the Caseificio Sociale Manciano.

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UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

Dubai: The Ministry of Environment and Water and Spain yesterday discussed ways to enhance cooperation, and facilitate trade between the UAE and the Iberian country.

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EU: Poland to reintroduce kosher, halal slaughter methods

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
EU: Poland to reintroduce kosher, halal slaughter methods

According to Prime Minister Donald Tusk, “the new regulations on the matter will however eliminate the most shocking methods of animal slaughter.” They will be working on “reducing the suffering of animals as much as is possible.”

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Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

| 11/04/2013 | Reply
Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

The agency did not disclose how much falsely marked meat had been sold or for how long it had been on the market. European countries have stepped up food controls in response to the recent food scandal.

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