Category: UK

UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

This Report is based on the views of Islamic scholars and Halal consumers.

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UK: Traditional Halal – National Launch of labelled Stun Free certification

| 04/10/2016 | Reply
UK: Traditional Halal – National Launch of labelled Stun Free certification

This certification scheme is categorically developed to label meat and poultry that is produced without the use of stunning of any kind with animal welfare and quality at the forefront.

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Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

| 11/09/2016 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

In all the excitement of the Big Numbers, there is an underlying feeling that something is missing from the picture of Halal.

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UK: Is your Qurbani really acceptable?

| 06/09/2016 | 2 Replies
UK: Is your Qurbani really acceptable?

Over 2.5m Qurbani are performed every year by the Muslim community here in the UK, but the UK is unable assure the Muslim community of genuine Qurbani.

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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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UK: Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

| 22/08/2016 | 1 Reply
UK:  Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

There are exemptions to pre-stunning for Shechita (Jewish) and halal (Muslim) slaughter methods but about 84 per cent of animals slaughtered by the halal method are pre-stunned.

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Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

| 09/08/2016 | Reply
Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

The UK now carries out more halal slaughter than the rest of Europe. Most of us eat Halal meat unwittingly on a daily basis without being labelled as such.

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UK: Mayor opens Halal butchers in Asda, High Wycombe

| 03/08/2016 | Reply
UK: Mayor opens Halal butchers in Asda, High Wycombe

Recently rolled out to some of the other 614 Asda stores, ‘Haji Baba’ will offer customers different varieties of meat, handled and prepared using Halal butchery techniques.

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UK: Changes to assurance standards impact halal poultry meat

| 30/07/2016 | Reply
UK: Changes to assurance standards impact halal poultry meat

It would appear that permissible killing methods used in an RSPCA approved abattoir may not comply with the requirements of Islamic law.

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UK: Mondelez announces their products may contain porcine gelatine

| 22/07/2016 | 2 Replies
UK: Mondelez announces their products may contain porcine gelatine

Mondelez International is changing the way it sources the gelatine it uses in its candy products to secure flexibility of supply. Currently all products containing gelatine use bovine gelatine.

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UK: High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

| 20/07/2016 | Reply
UK: High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

A halal butcher’s is to be installed into an Asda branch in High Wycombe as part of a £1.7 million investment.

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UK: Sheep processing film puts consumers in the picture

| 09/07/2016 | Reply
UK: Sheep processing film puts consumers in the picture

A film illustrating methods of sheep slaughter has been produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb to address a misunderstandings and to dispel myths around the practice.

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UK: TV show cooks up opportunities for Halal sector

| 07/07/2016 | Reply
UK: TV show cooks up opportunities for Halal sector

A TV show highlighting opportunities for lamb and beef in the Halal market is due to hit the airwaves as part of AHDB Beef & Lamb’s commitment to support the sector.

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UK: Arbitration on mechanical slaughter

| 01/07/2016 | Reply
UK: Arbitration on mechanical slaughter

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal has confirmed that the arbitration hearing will take place 12pm on Saturday 16th July 2016.

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Opinion: Dairy ethical label market can grow by $4.6bn says Euromonitor

| 11/06/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Dairy ethical label market can grow by $4.6bn says Euromonitor

There is a growing movement towards sustainability, social responsibility and transparency on labels, says global market research company Euromonitor International with Halal on the top of the list.

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UK: AmazonFresh launch Haloodies Halal range

| 11/06/2016 | Reply
UK: AmazonFresh launch Haloodies Halal range

Amazon Prime users living within nearly 70 postcodes across East and Central London can now buy products from the Haloodies Halal range on Amazon.co.uk.

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UK: HFA to launch new label and logo certifying non-stun meat

| 09/06/2016 | Reply
UK: HFA to launch new label and logo certifying non-stun meat

The Halal Food Authority (HFA) is set to certify non-stun meat in a move that could cause major ramifications for the halal HFA logofood industry.

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UK: Importance of Consuming Religiously processed Meat

| 08/06/2016 | Reply
UK: Importance of Consuming Religiously processed Meat

This entails consuming religious processed meat and chicken and to ensure one checks what they are buying by asking how they meat and chicken processed (stunned or non stunned).

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BA Shares London’s Best Halal Restaurants for Travellers to break fast

| 07/06/2016 | Reply
BA Shares London’s Best Halal Restaurants for Travellers to break fast

British Airways hand-picks a list of Halal restaurants in London for travellers from Malaysia to visit during the fasting month.

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Modesty Sells

| 03/06/2016 | 1 Reply
Modesty Sells

Overall the spending power of the country’s Muslims is thought to be over £20 billion. Ramadan is now big business for Britain’s supermarkets; it is probably the third-biggest sales period for them after Christmas and Easter.

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