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Category: France

EU: DSM receives halal certification for the majority of its personal care products

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
EU: DSM receives halal certification for the majority of its personal care products

DSM’s Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients business unit today announces that following audits at its production sites in Vouvry and Aesch, over half its personal care portfolio is now certified as halal.

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Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

Although this reasoning seems intuitive, there is no scientific consensus to suggest that slaughter without stunning is any more painful for animals than slaughter involving stunning.

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France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

The industrialisation of the rearing and slaughtering processes and hyper-consumerism have gradually emptied the concept of Halal of its essence.

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France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

An interview with Bionoor, its managing director, Hadj Khelil, explains the difficulties his company faces to make the concept of a meat that is both halal and organic palatable to organic certifiers and animal welfare organisations.

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France: Creation of the first French standard for Halal food

| 18/09/2017 | Reply
France: Creation of the first French standard for Halal food

Two Articles: The new standard for Halal has been criticized by the representative bodies in the French Council of the Muslim Faith.

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France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

“Slaughter without stunning, I’m sorry, it should have special labels,” Le Pen said. “Furthermore, I think that slaughter without stunning should be prohibited.”

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France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

| 28/01/2017 | Reply
France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

According to anthropologist Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, author of the new book “The Halal Market or The Invention of a Tradition”, buying halal is not a religious obligation.

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Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

Consumers will spend about $27 billion on halal cosmetics this year, and sales could jump to $39 billion by 2019, researcher Technavio estimates.

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Shock report suggests imposing halal tax could help crush radical Islam in France

| 22/09/2016 | Reply
Shock report suggests imposing halal tax could help crush radical Islam in France

CALLS for a nationwide halal tax to help stop Muslim youths being radicalised have been raised in France.

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Top French court overturns burkini ban

| 26/08/2016 | Reply
Top French court overturns burkini ban

Binding decision is expected to set a legal precedent for all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that issued decrees banning the full-body bathing suits.

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Opinion: Halal makeup becoming popular in industry

| 21/05/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Halal makeup becoming popular in industry

“The fact that halal products can be traced back through the entire value chain is important for them in terms of quality assurance,” German chemicals giant BASF said in a recent news release.

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EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

| 12/05/2016 | Reply
EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

Research group Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent halal food market in Europe 2016-2020 report.

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UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

Animal welfare minister George Eustice warned under current EU rules, the Government is powerless to stop livestock being forced to endure long journeys before being slaughtered overseas.

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France: Mosques can ‘fund themselves’ through halal meat tax

| 14/03/2016 | Reply
France: Mosques can ‘fund themselves’ through halal meat tax

A 1% tax on halal meat would amount to €60 million in funding to build mosques in France, according to The Local.

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Saudi Arabia imposes ban on some French poultry, egg imports

| 19/01/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia imposes ban on some French poultry, egg imports

Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority imposed a temporary ban on importing poultry and eggs from seven regions in France, after the emergence of bird flu hot spots.

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The French government confirms the legality of ritual slaughter

| 12/01/2016 | Reply
The French government confirms the legality of ritual slaughter

This response should reassure Jews and Muslims in France, which regularly concerned about the questioning of ritual slaughter.

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Burger King France’s owner to boost number of Halal-only restaurants

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Burger King France’s owner to boost number of Halal-only restaurants

The move, if confirmed, will see the opening of about 40 restaurants serving only burgers with meat from cattle slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law.

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France: Edition 2015 of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Europe

| 10/08/2015 | Reply
France: Edition 2015 of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Europe

Major developments in green materials, sustainability metrics, ethical labels, and digital marketing will be featured.

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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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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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