Category: Europe

Demand for Halal meat picks up pace

| 28/07/2015 | Reply
Demand for Halal meat picks up pace

The drive to develop of an international standard for Halal meat allied to watertight accreditation schemes is gathering pace.

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Philippines: OIC panel’s halal consent for Mindanao agency

| 26/07/2015 | Reply
Philippines: OIC panel’s halal consent for Mindanao agency

SMIIC, which is based in Turkey, permitted the Department of Science and Technology-Region 12 (DOST-12) to adopt the OIC’s unified halal standards,

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Magic meat in Sweden, eat Halal, morph into Muslim

| 09/07/2015 | Reply
Magic meat in Sweden, eat Halal, morph into Muslim

A Swedish politician has been ridiculed after claiming that halal meat had magical powers that made people turn into Muslims.

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Ireland: Halal non-stunning of cattle pre-slaughter is a contentious issue, says vet

| 08/07/2015 | Reply
Ireland:  Halal non-stunning of cattle pre-slaughter is a contentious issue, says vet

The vet also says that if there is a line done in a non-stun way, if there is a surplus to requirements to a specialist market, there’s nothing stopping them putting it into the chain.

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UK: Blakemore Wholesale Launch New Halal Range with bruneihalal

| 06/07/2015 | Reply
UK: Blakemore Wholesale Launch New Halal Range with bruneihalal

The partnership established by Ghanim International UK Ltd enables Blakemore Wholesale to offer an extensive range of top quality Halal meat and poultry products.

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UK: Bigger retailers taking an increasing interest in authentic Halal products

| 06/07/2015 | Reply
UK: Bigger retailers taking an increasing interest in authentic Halal products

The last 12 months have been a period of steady expansion for KQF and, from their experience, interest in Halal foods seems to be growing all the time.

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Turkey: GIMDES will organize the international Halal and Tayyib workshops.

| 03/07/2015 | Reply
Turkey: GIMDES will organize the international Halal and Tayyib workshops.

In addition to the workshops, GIMDES is also organizing 6th International Halal and Tayyib Expo 2015 which will held in Istanbul.

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UK: The importance of labeling Halal Food as Stun or Non Stun.

| 02/07/2015 | Reply
UK: The importance of labeling Halal Food as Stun or Non Stun.

The labeling of all foods is an important and direct means of communicating product information between buyers and sellers.

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Islamic Climate Declaration: Call for consultation

| 30/06/2015 | Reply
Islamic Climate Declaration: Call for consultation

Launching an Islamic Declaration on Climate Change in Istanbul on 17, 18 August. You can help with preparing the Declaration.

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UK: Food company Freeza Meats fined £70,000 costs

| 30/06/2015 | Reply
UK: Food company Freeza Meats fined £70,000 costs

The company, which no longer trades, was at the centre of a horsemeat scandal in 2013.

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Hungary eyes Saudi market with setup of Halal slaughterhouses

| 29/06/2015 | Reply
Hungary eyes Saudi market with setup of Halal slaughterhouses

Levente Magyar, minister of state for economic diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungary has a $130 billion food products market.

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Religious identity and consumption among young British Muslims

| 26/06/2015 | Reply
Religious identity and consumption among young British Muslims

Ogilvy Noor has found that 90% of Muslims asked said that their faith does affect their consumption habits.

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UK: EBLEX rebrands as AHDB Beef & Lamb

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UK: EBLEX rebrands as AHDB Beef & Lamb

On 10 June 2015 EBLEX was rebranded as ‘AHDB Beef & Lamb’ as part of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s change in branding for it’s six sectors.

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UK: New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UK: New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market

A new ethical food label assured by the RSPCA has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals.

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UK: Halal Opportunities Highlighted for Lamb

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal Opportunities Highlighted for Lamb

The importance of the Halal sector and the value it adds to the UK sheep meat sector is highlighted in a new publication.

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London Tesco branch pulls Ramadan smokey bacon crisps promotion

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
London Tesco branch pulls Ramadan smokey bacon crisps promotion

A London Tesco store has come under fire after it displayed a bacon-flavoured Pringles Ramadan promotion. They are just putting up what P&G send them, but someone should have stopped it.

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Turkey: Closing statement of meeting against non Muslim interference in Halal issues

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
Turkey: Closing statement of meeting against non Muslim interference in Halal issues

Closing statement of the special meeting against non-Muslim interference in Halal issues held in Istanbul on 13-14 June 2015.

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Opinion: Digital Economy

| 23/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Digital Economy

The UK’s digital economy is rated the second-most technologically ready in the world and a strong contributor to the economy.

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Muslims gathered in Istanbul against non-Muslims interfering in Halal issues

| 19/06/2015 | Reply
Muslims gathered in Istanbul against non-Muslims interfering in Halal issues

There were representatives from more than 50 Islamic organizations and associations from about 32 countries.

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Opinion: Want to enjoy Ramadan abroad?

| 19/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Want to enjoy Ramadan abroad?

While many people resort to long hours of sleep to avoid hunger pangs and sweltering summer heat during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, others decide to travel.

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