Category: UK

Opinion: Brand Islam is fast becoming the new black in marketing terms

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Brand Islam is fast becoming the new black in marketing terms

The Islamic economic force is about much more than ‘meat and money’. Muslim majority and minority markets, while rooted in Islamic principles, transcend faith.

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UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

Halal Food Authority has issued the following statement on the conditions with which it will certify poultry that goes through bath stunning.

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UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

| 07/02/2014 | 1 Reply
UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

Halal certification bodies (such as HMC, Mosque and Shariah Groups, Muslim scholars) will meet to agree and declare a statement on mechanical slaughter.

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UK: KQF Signs Distribution Deal with BAKO North Western

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
UK: KQF Signs Distribution Deal with BAKO North Western

BAKO North Western is part of one of the country’s leading food wholesale supply and distribution companies.

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UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

| 04/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

The owners of one of the UK’s first halal organic farms are calling on British Muslims to become more aware about where their meat comes from.

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UK firm eyes trade finance for Halal sector

| 04/02/2014 | Reply
UK firm eyes trade finance for Halal sector

Umex will offer its Islamic trade finance service, called Umex Trade Bridge, first in Britain followed by other European markets.

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UK: KQF expansion creates new jobs

| 03/02/2014 | Reply
UK: KQF expansion creates new jobs

Lancashire based KQF has announced the recruitment of several new employees as part of its continuing plans for expansion.

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UK: MCB meeting for authenticity and transparency of Halal Food

| 31/01/2014 | Reply
UK: MCB meeting for authenticity and transparency of Halal Food

The best way of ensuring this is to develop halal-specific standards ensure their implementation by participation in Assurance and Accreditation Schemes.

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UK: EBLEX assurance scheme could clear up halal confusion

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
UK: EBLEX assurance scheme could clear up halal confusion

What EBLEX is proposing through its Halal Forum is to introduce two logos – one for stunned beef and lamb and one for non-stunned.

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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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UK: RSPCA renews call for non-stun meat labels

| 15/01/2014 | Reply
UK: RSPCA renews call for non-stun meat labels

The welfare group is campaigning for an end to non-stun meat. Until then, it wants to see meat labelled clearly with production methods.

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UK: Demand for Halal turkey on the rise in the UK

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Demand for Halal turkey on the rise in the UK

Last December, the Halal Monitoring Council certified 5,500 turkeys slaughtered in UK abattoirs. In 2011, they certified none. Last week alone, the HMC certified 1,500 turkeys.

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UK: Birmingham Airport opens Asian street food concept Deli Hub

| 13/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Birmingham Airport opens Asian street food concept Deli Hub

Deli Hub, an extension of well-established Birmingham based Kababish restaurants, boasts a Halal menu and sub-continent street food classics such as pakoras and samosas.

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UK: Sharia Halal Board Committed To Providing 100% Halal

| 08/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Sharia Halal Board Committed To Providing 100% Halal

No matter what the outcome of the new law in 2014 regarding stunning, Sharia Halal Board will remain 100% committed to ensuring the Muslim consumer receives ONLY 100% Halal product.

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UK: Make way for Halal chocolate

| 04/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Make way for Halal chocolate

Recognizing a vast potential market, halal chocolate manufacturer Ummah Foods is launching its products with a very British branding.

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Opinion: Innovation is achieved by sharing our values

| 30/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation is achieved by sharing our values

This week’s Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai was a breath of fresh air centering around talk of consumer values, of innovating for consumer needs and understanding who is the Muslim consumer.

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UK: United Biscuits sets sights on Middle East growth

| 23/11/2013 | Reply
UK: United Biscuits sets sights on Middle East growth

The McVitie’s maker has teamed up with Saudi distributor Ali Zaid Al-Quraishi & Brothers Co to acquire Saudi biscuit and wafer producer Rana Confectionery Products.

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UK: Halal body to withdraw poultry approval if EU’s new stunning rule is enforced

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal body to withdraw poultry approval if EU’s new stunning rule is enforced

UK poultry processors certified by the HFA have claimed they are caught in the middle and set to lose a lot of money if the government enforces the EU Regulation.

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Opinion: So what is Islamic Marketing & what’s all the noise about?

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: So what is Islamic Marketing & what’s all the noise about?

It’s about more than ‘meat and money’. More importantly, for Jonathan Wilson, it reflects a growing interest in ‘Brand Islam’; and recognition of Muslims as a significant segment, sector, and audience.

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Opinion: Faking It

| 13/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Faking It

For many Muslim brands, the failure to be truly Islamic is not through lack of trying – Shari’ah-compliant funding simply isn’t there.

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