Category: UK

UK: British Group creates int’l Halal certification programme

| 17/04/2012 | 3 Replies
UK: British Group creates int’l Halal certification programme

The Halal Authority Board (HAB) in the UK has designed what they say is a “realistic and practical” certification scheme that regulates the production of halal products.

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UK: Worldwide Halal certification standard created

| 17/04/2012 | Reply
UK: Worldwide Halal certification standard created

An eminent group of UK Halal scholars have created a new Shariah-compliant halal certification scheme for the food industry, which they hope will be adopted as a worldwide standard.

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UK: New Modern Halal Certification Scheme Launches

| 13/04/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: New Modern Halal Certification Scheme Launches

Cert ID Europe has joined forces with the Hijaz Group to form the Halal Authority Board (HAB), which will offer a new worldwide benchmark for Halal certification for the food industry.

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UK: Multi-million pound Halal facility now open

| 12/04/2012 | Reply
UK: Multi-million pound Halal facility now open

Bombay Halwa has gone live with a dedicated, multi-million pound production facility for a ready meal range of curries called ‘Royal Halal’. Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and Waitrose will all have these products in their Frozen Food section.

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Travel: Airborne prayers problem solved for tech-savvy Muslims

| 06/04/2012 | Reply
Travel: Airborne prayers problem solved for tech-savvy Muslims

Launched earlier this month, the online tool takes data such as prayer times in the country of origin, the destination city and in countries on the flight path and uses an algorithm to plot exact prayer hours during a flight.

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UK: Biocatalysts enzyme taps into new and growing Halal/Kosher cheese market

| 30/03/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Biocatalysts enzyme taps into new and growing Halal/Kosher cheese market

Enzyme manufacturer, Biocatalysts, has broadened its microbial dairy enzyme range with a product designed as an alternative to porcine pancreatin, a pig pancreas derivative, for dairy flavour applications.

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UK: London 2012: How do the Olympics handle religion?

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
UK: London 2012: How do the Olympics handle religion?

On more day-to-day issues, the faith services team will be overseeing break-a-fast packs for Muslims observing Ramadan during the Games, while dining facilities at the athletes’ village will be open for 24 hours so competitors will be able to eat before dawn.

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UK: New Travel Website Provides Halal Holidays to the Muslim Traveller

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
UK: New Travel Website Provides Halal Holidays to the Muslim Traveller

A new travel provider has launched in the UK, specialising in Halal Friendly Travel to the Muslim holidaymaker.

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Brunei: Brunei Halal eyes Europe, Asia in big way

| 28/03/2012 | Reply
Brunei: Brunei Halal eyes Europe, Asia in big way

Currently, Brunei Halal Brand is heading towards the European market by penetrating into the UK market first. Apart from making its presence felt in the UK, Brunei Halal Brand is slowly but steadily spreading its wings across Asia and the region. Brunei Halal Brand is all set to start production in Thailand and India, while it’s already doing so in Malaysia and Spain.

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UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

| 25/03/2012 | Reply
UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

British ministers are seeking to change a law to ensure that meat slaughtered using Islamic, or halal, methods cannot be sold without proper labeling.

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UK: Halal Meat Training Academy Opens in Norfolk

| 24/03/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal Meat Training Academy Opens in Norfolk

A New Halal Meat Training Academy & Product Development Centre is now fully operational & open for business at the European Halal Food Park in Banham, Norfolk. The Halal Meat Academy, is the first of its kind in the UK, and is perfectly located to offer specialised training courses and workshops for all sectors of […]

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UK: Lord Noon’s Bombay Halwa launches Royal Halal in UK

| 22/03/2012 | Reply
UK: Lord Noon’s Bombay Halwa launches Royal Halal in UK

Lord Gulam Noon, who produces 1.5 million curries a week for various food brands, launched ‘Royal Halal’ meals under his own family-owned brand at the company headquarters, Bombay Halwa in Southall, Middlesex.

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Opinion: Bright future for Halal personal care

| 14/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Bright future for Halal personal care

With a worldwide recession looming, the Halal sector is one of the few industries bucking the trend fueled by savvy consumers increasingly demanding purity of ingredients in their personal care products.

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UK/UAE: “Rock star” Islamic scholars a risk for Islamic finance

| 29/02/2012 | Reply
UK/UAE: “Rock star” Islamic scholars a risk for Islamic finance

There are over 400 sharia scholars worldwide but only around 15 to 20 prominent and experienced ones, which creates demand for scholars to sit on multiple boards. The top 20 scholars hold 14 to 85 positions each, occupying a total of around 620 board positions or 55 percent of the industry.

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UK: HMC Delegation returns with assurances from CEO of SFDA

| 23/02/2012 | Reply
UK: HMC Delegation returns with assurances from CEO of SFDA

Presenting his report to the HMC National Executive Committee, Shaykh Yunus said; “This was a
very important conference for the Muslim community around the world and we congratulate the Saudi Drug and Food Authority for an outstanding conference and wonderful hospitality.”

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UK: ANSA re-iterates commitment to Prophetic Dhabihah, welcomes IHCA

| 13/02/2012 | Reply
UK: ANSA re-iterates commitment to Prophetic Dhabihah, welcomes IHCA

ANSA (Association of Non Stun Abattoirs) would like to welcome the formation of the Independent Halal Certification Authority (IHCA). ANSA understands that IHCA is a professional body of Muslim Scholars with a national network of qualified and experienced Imams and Muftis with a specialism in Islamic Jurisprudence.

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UK: European Halal Food Park is now open for Business!

| 01/02/2012 | 4 Replies
UK: European Halal Food Park is now open for Business!

The park is in its final stages of construction and ready to open its EU Licensed Factory for SME’s to come on board. The venture can expect to have a turnover of 15 million plus in the first year and has a number of committed partners. It is expected to be in full operation within the next six months.

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UK: Press TV, the Iranian state-funded news channel, loses UK licence

| 22/01/2012 | Reply
UK: Press TV, the Iranian state-funded news channel, loses UK licence

Press TV, the Iranian state-funded news channel, is to be taken off the air in Britain after Ofcom ruled that it was breaching broadcasting rules. The channel has responded with outrage, calling the decision “scandalous” and a “clear example of censorship”.

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UK: Krispy Kreme proud to announce their doughnuts are Halal-certified

| 10/01/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Krispy Kreme proud to announce their doughnuts are Halal-certified

Krispy Kreme, though there is no change to their product, has recently had 16 doughnut varieties certified by the Halal Food Authority.

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UK: Saaf Pure Skincare expanding with wider range of products

| 10/01/2012 | Reply
UK: Saaf Pure Skincare expanding with wider range of products

Founded 15 years ago by Dr Mah Hussain-Gambles, Saaf has developed into an effective and ethical face and body care range that utilizes organic botanicals and essential oils. The company is undergoing a considerable expansion that will result in a wider range of products, reaching new and previously untapped markets.

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