Category: Europe

Export bans hit Brazil’s meat industry after scandal

| 21/03/2017 | Reply
Export bans hit Brazil’s meat industry after scandal

The fallout from Brazil’s rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban.

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UK: Halal food a ‘bigger market than China’

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food a ‘bigger market than China’

‘If we want to be open for business with the world, we need to be aware that a lot of the world is Muslim,’ said Abdalhamid Evans, Senior Strategist, Imarat Consultants.

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Update on the UAE Halal Food Regulations and Accreditation

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
Update on the UAE Halal Food Regulations and Accreditation

Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has recently spurred into action in speeding up approvals for Halal Certifying Bodies (CBs).

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UK: Father and son cleared in ‘turkey sold as halal lamb’ meat scandal

| 10/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Father and son cleared in ‘turkey sold as halal lamb’ meat scandal

The boss of the now defunct Peterborough-based meat suppliers, Dutch Bangla Direct Ltd, Mahmudur Rohman, was found guilty of all allegations, as was businessman Kamal Rahman.

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Opinion: Going under the Radar – Halal Controversies in Norway

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Going under the Radar – Halal Controversies in Norway

By Sindre Bangstad, Religion going Public The relative absence of controversies relating to Halal certification in Norway speaks about a more pragmatic side of state-Muslim relations in Norway than polarizing media headlines may suggest. Halal Certification Sign in Oslo. Photo: Sindre Bangstad. In spite of a substantial volume of academic research on Islam and Muslims […]

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UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

AHDB is currently considering introducing assurance standards for both stunned and traditional Halal sheep meat.

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‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

| 06/03/2017 | Reply
‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

During Gulfood, bruneihalalfoods received several recognitions including winning the Gulfood Award 2017 for ‘Best Artisan or Local Food’.

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UK: Aladdin Group partners with Manchester United

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Aladdin Group partners with Manchester United

AladdinStreet.com will be rolling out its services globally in Q1/2017 by featuring products and services from Malaysia and Singapore in the initial stages.

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Ireland: Creed secures enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
Ireland: Creed secures enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia

The enhanced agreement with the Minister for Agriculture will see the range of beef exported from Ireland to Saudi Arabia extended to processed, cooked, minced and bone-in beef products.

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UK: AHDB Meat and Dairy Attend Gulfood in Dubai

| 02/03/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB Meat and Dairy Attend Gulfood in Dubai

Quality Standard mark Lamb and speciality cheeses were in the spotlight this week at the major international trade show Gulfood in Dubai.

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UK: Halal food provider Haloodies upbeat about expansion

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food provider Haloodies upbeat about expansion

There will also probably be an interest in halal from those who are not required to eat it for religious purposes but buy it for ethical purposes.

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UK: Halal sector increasingly important post-Brexit

| 27/02/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal sector increasingly important post-Brexit

Speaking at the AHDB Beef and Lamb Halal Seminar in Stratford-upon-Avon, Mr Evans said the UK needed to compete in Islamic markets after leaving the EU.

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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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