Category: Europe

France: French prison ordered to serve up halal meals

| 26/03/2014 | Reply
France: French prison ordered to serve up halal meals

Halal meals to be served pending a definitive ruling on the latest issue to pit the country’s secular tradition against Islamic practice.

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UK: Halal Food Intrinsic to UK Economic Growth

| 24/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Intrinsic to UK Economic Growth

International markets are now looking at UK Halal companies to provide produce and expertise overseas opening a key export market for UK Halal producers.

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Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

| 23/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

By banning religious slaughter in Denmark and Poland it has highlighted the inhumane treatment of animals in the dark world of factory farming.

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Catering to Muslims, Croatia becomes a ‘halal friendly’ country

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Catering to Muslims, Croatia becomes a ‘halal friendly’ country

The Center for Halal Quality Certification is part of a unique halal certification network in ex-Yugoslavian countries (Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro.)

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UK: ‘Halal hub’ for Hull?

| 19/03/2014 | Reply
UK:  ‘Halal hub’ for Hull?

A location for the centre has yet to be decided but it could be a major hub for imports into the UK and markets in Europe.

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UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

HFA said that GIMDES efforts to increase cooperation between Halal certification bodies are appreciated and supported by HFA.

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World Jewish Congress calls on UN Human Rights Council

| 16/03/2014 | Reply
World Jewish Congress calls on UN Human Rights Council

WJC has called on the UN Human Rights Council to recognize as violations of religious freedom any bans or limitations on the right to practice Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter of animals.

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UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

| 15/03/2014 | Reply
UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

Certification companies Longbridge Veterinary Services and Assure-IP have formed a joint venture with the aim of increasing the volume of meat and dairy exports.

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UK: New Halal range of products launches at Morrisons

| 12/03/2014 | Reply
UK: New Halal range of products launches at Morrisons

With doubt about the authenticity of the Halal label recently in the media, Simply Halal is uniquely offering consumers full traceability from farm to fork.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

A fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.”

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UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

| 10/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

It is deeply troubling that the BVA has chosen to focus its attention on religious slaughter rather than other, far more pressing animal welfare issues.

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UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

| 06/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

He called on Muslims and Jews to allow the livestock to be stunned unconscious before they are killed, or introduce labeling of non stun.

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USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

ISNA Rep Joins Muslim-Jewish Delegation to meet with Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S. on Danish Halal/Kosher Ban.

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UK: New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK:  New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

Following the withdrawal of Halal burgers last year a new board will review standards and practices for buying food in schools and other institutions.

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UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

Cargill Meats Europe, a major supplier of halal meat in the UK and overseas, conducted a halal recovery trial in Spain on 8 January 2014.

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Danish ‘halal’ ban stuns Muslims

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Danish ‘halal’ ban stuns Muslims

“There is no ban on Islamic slaughter in Denmark, and animal sacrifice according to Islamic principles is still legal in Denmark,” said Danish Embassy.

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Denmark’s ban says more about human hypocrisy than animal welfare

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark’s ban says more about human hypocrisy than animal welfare

To complain about the halal or kosher slaughter of battery chickens or factory farmed veal is a truly monstrous absurdity.

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UK: Declaration on Machine Slaughter of poultry

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Declaration on Machine Slaughter of poultry

Commencing 3rd March 2014 machine slaughter will not be certified Halal by recognised certifiers in the UK.

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UK: The young Muslim entrepreneur who is hungry for success

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
UK: The young Muslim entrepreneur who is hungry for success

Shazia Saleem, Founder of Ieat, has spotted both a gap in the market and a way to celebrate the two parts of her cultural identity – being British and a Muslim.

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Qatar: Scholars slam Danish move on halal meat

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
Qatar:  Scholars slam Danish move on halal meat

Reacting to the ban, several Qatar-based Islamic scholars have made it clear that animals stunned by electrocution are considered dead and not permitted.

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