Category: France

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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Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU with French airline catering firm

| 21/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU with French airline catering firm

It said this would enable Brahim’s to benefit from using the “Servair” brand and for SIA to tap on Brahim’s halal excellence centre’s halal certification expertise.

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France: Eat pork or take your children home: French mayor to Muslim parents

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
France: Eat pork or take your children home: French mayor to Muslim parents

The decision has upset Muslim parents in the town, who expect alternate meals for their children in school.

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France: Saudi firm takes stake in French poultry producer

| 24/10/2014 | Reply
France: Saudi firm takes stake in French poultry producer

The Saudi-Arabian food group Almunajem has taken a stake of 25 percent in the French poultry producer Groupe Doux.

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HMC warns French customers of fake labels

| 23/10/2014 | Reply
HMC warns French customers of fake labels

The Halal Monitoring Committee in the UK has issued the following statement after discovering that some products in France were showing fake HMC labels.

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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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France most popular European travel destination for Muslims

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
France most popular European travel destination for Muslims

Of the 400 Muslim respondents from Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates, 30 percent cited France as their top European destination.

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European halal market worth an estimated $30bn

| 09/08/2014 | Reply
European halal market worth an estimated $30bn

According to industry analysis, in the last few years the European halal market has grown on average by around 15% per annum.

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France suspends plans for Halal prison meals

| 17/07/2014 | Reply
France suspends plans for Halal prison meals

The administrative tribunal said that the failure to provide halal meals would infringe on the right of Muslim prisoners to freely practice their religion.

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“The Islamization of Food” : A Demonstration of Fractures in French Society ?

| 14/07/2014 | Reply
“The Islamization of Food” : A Demonstration of Fractures in French Society ?

ASIDCOM is still concerned about setting standards with a real respect for Muslim’s religious right to select foods to meet their requirements.

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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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EU: Saudi group Almunajem mulls Doux investment in France

| 21/09/2013 | 1 Reply
EU: Saudi group Almunajem mulls Doux investment in France

Saudi food distributor Almunajem is considering taking a stake in French poultry processor Doux, which is looking to exit administration within two months.

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Asia needs real Halal standards before it can compete with the West

| 17/06/2013 | Reply
Asia needs real Halal standards before it can compete with the West

When you are catering to 1.8bn Muslim shoppers in a market that, according to The Economist, is likely to grow by 35% by 2030, there is bound to be a degree of fragmentation, but when it comes to halal, it is often more a case of disorganisation. 5 Articles by Food Navigator on Halal.

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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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Dutchmen in horsemeat scandal also sold ‘halal’ horse: report

| 14/02/2013 | Reply
Dutchmen in horsemeat scandal also sold ‘halal’ horse: report

In Brussels, EU ministers held crisis talks Wednesday to seek a rapid response to the growing food fraud scandal which French President Francois Hollande warned could seriously damage France’s frozen food sector.

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France: ANSA Joins ASIDCOM and Warns European Muslims

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
France: ANSA Joins ASIDCOM and Warns European Muslims

The Association of Non-Stun Abattoirs teamed up with ASIDCOM and warned Muslims at the Association Awareness, Information and Consumer Defence Muslims seminar launch of their Traditional Halal Butchers Survey: Northern France in LILLE.

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France: Halal toothpaste to be produced in central France

| 10/11/2012 | Reply
France: Halal toothpaste to be produced in central France

A factory in the centre of France is to start producing Europe’s first Halal toothpaste, due to be available in shops later this month. But because of press attention in France, the factory making the toothpaste wanted to remain anonymous.

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France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

| 25/10/2012 | Reply
France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

The survey by pollster Ifop in Le Figaro newspaper showed that 60 percent of people believed that Islam was “too important” in France in terms of its influence and visibility, up from 55 percent two years ago.

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France: Halal beauty products – growth in France

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
France: Halal beauty products – growth in France

The French halal C&T market has been a tough nut to crack but there is potential for growth. French Muslims often having lower incomes and hence looking for bargains not available from higher priced imports.

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France: French Muslim Shoppers Demand Halal Foods

| 01/08/2012 | Reply
France: French Muslim Shoppers Demand Halal Foods

In the Paris suburb of Livry Gargan supermarkets and manufacturers are scrambling to meet the demand for halal products that meet Muslim dietary laws.

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