Category: Europe

Irish beef and dairy at top of trade mission agenda to Gulf States

| 25/02/2017 | Reply
Irish beef and dairy at top of trade mission agenda to Gulf States

The mission will include visits to Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, all major cities in the region, and will involve over 30 separate engagements.

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UK: Halal meat: How is it prepared and is it cruel to animals?

| 24/02/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal meat: How is it prepared and is it cruel to animals?

Halal meat is an essential part of the Muslim faith and advocates argue that the practices of traditional Islamic slaughter are humane.

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First ever ‘modest’ fashion show suitable for Muslims held in London

| 23/02/2017 | Reply
First ever ‘modest’ fashion show suitable for Muslims held in London

The clothes comply with Muslim values but the designers say they get interest from women of all faiths and cultures who simply want to cover up a bit more.

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UK: Debenhams becomes first major department store to sell Muslim clothing

| 23/02/2017 | 1 Reply
UK: Debenhams becomes first major department store to sell Muslim clothing

The department store will also offer a range of other Muslim clothing including tops, dresses, jumpsuits, kimono wraps, hijab pins and caps in selected stores.

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UK: Halal Certification Europe (HCE) achieves GAC Accreditation

| 13/02/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal Certification Europe (HCE) achieves GAC Accreditation

It is a reflection of our commitment, dedication and investment toward achieving an industry standard globally.

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UK: Halal Food Authority Accredited by GAC for ESMA registration

| 10/02/2017 | 4 Replies
UK: Halal Food Authority Accredited by GAC for ESMA registration

HFA is delighted to announce that it is now authorised to certify Halal products according to the national standards set in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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UK: Countless diners ‘duped into eating halal lamb which was neither lamb nor halal’

| 09/02/2017 | Reply
UK: Countless diners ‘duped into eating halal lamb which was neither lamb nor halal’

Outlets across Leicestershire and beyond unwittingly bought tonnes of low-cost turkey that was being passed off to them as more expensive lamb off the bone.

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Croatia: Milenij Hotels awarded with Halal certification

| 08/02/2017 | Reply
Croatia: Milenij Hotels awarded with Halal certification

The certificate will contribute to the hotels and whole destination to be opened to new markets that have a lot of potential.

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Turkey, UAE officials discuss trade ties

| 07/02/2017 | Reply
Turkey, UAE officials discuss trade ties

Prime Minister Simsek said the countries wanted to improve cooperation in the halal food sector within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation standards.

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UK: London Muslim Lifestyle businesses gather to promote the economy

| 06/02/2017 | Reply
UK: London Muslim Lifestyle businesses gather to promote the economy

From established heavyweights Haloodies, ISFIN and Saracens solicitors to new, up and coming SMEs the networking evening hosted by Kensington Olympia’s London Muslim Lifestyle Show.

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Britain’s Muslim entrepreneurs cash in on the power of the pound

| 02/02/2017 | Reply
Britain’s Muslim entrepreneurs cash in on the power of the pound

“In 2017 we will see more home-grown Muslim brands and many of them will also appeal to non-Muslims because of their ethical and providence values,” said Abdalhamid Evans, Founder, HalalFocus.

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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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Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

| 16/01/2017 | Reply
Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

The huge variety of hotels and restaurants choosing to serve exclusively Halal products within their establishments is truly revolutionizing travel and tourism within Bosnia.

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UK: Halal food gets a modern day twist

| 13/01/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food gets a modern day twist

More entrepreneurs are focusing on food for the Muslim community, with a number of American-style restaurants and dessert parlours opening up across the country.

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UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb Halal Seminar 22 February 2017

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb Halal Seminar 22 February 2017

The event will provide a platform to discuss the key issues and opportunities for the Halal sector and how AHDB Beef & Lamb supports it.

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Brazilian food giant, Qatar to buy Turkish poultry firm Banvit

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
Brazilian food giant, Qatar to buy Turkish poultry firm Banvit

BRF will take a 60 percent stake in the joint venture, while the Qatar Investment Authority will take 40 percent in a deal that calculates Banvit’s enterprise value at $470 million.

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Bosnian businesses go halal to serve Gulf visitors, eye exports

| 04/01/2017 | Reply
Bosnian businesses go halal to serve Gulf visitors, eye exports

“Market potential is high because the phenomenon is new and there is a gap between demand and supply,” said agency head Amir Sakic.

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UK: Halal career with AHDB

| 29/12/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal career with AHDB

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board have a rare opportunity – looking for a knowledgeable and experienced food industry professional to manage delivery of our work in the Halal sector.

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UK: Halal consumption increasingly crucial to UK sheep industry

| 22/12/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal consumption increasingly crucial to UK sheep industry

Muslims account for more than 20% of UK sheepmeat consumption (24% of lamb and 16% of mutton) despite making up just 4.6% of the population.

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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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