Category: Europe

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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UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

Genetically modified (GM) food is flooding into the UK through the back door with many consumers unaware.

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UK: British politicians will not be outlawing Halal slaughter

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: British politicians will not be outlawing Halal slaughter

The organisation for the English beef and sheep industry (EBLEX) has called for two different Halal logos – one for stunned and one for non-stunned.

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Opinion: Brand Islam is fast becoming the new black in marketing terms

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Brand Islam is fast becoming the new black in marketing terms

The Islamic economic force is about much more than ‘meat and money’. Muslim majority and minority markets, while rooted in Islamic principles, transcend faith.

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Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

Slaughter is not normally conducted without anesthetizing in Denmark and the new law only legalized the ongoing practice.

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Crescentrating releases 2014 Halal Friendly Holiday Destination Rankings

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Crescentrating releases 2014 Halal Friendly Holiday Destination Rankings

The Muslim Travel market segment was estimated to be worth US $140B in 2013, representing almost 13% of global travel expenditures.

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UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

Halal Food Authority has issued the following statement on the conditions with which it will certify poultry that goes through bath stunning.

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Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

A new law requires that all animals are stunned before being slaughtered. Religious rights do not come before animal rights.

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UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

| 07/02/2014 | 1 Reply
UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

Halal certification bodies (such as HMC, Mosque and Shariah Groups, Muslim scholars) will meet to agree and declare a statement on mechanical slaughter.

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UK: KQF Signs Distribution Deal with BAKO North Western

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
UK: KQF Signs Distribution Deal with BAKO North Western

BAKO North Western is part of one of the country’s leading food wholesale supply and distribution companies.

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EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

The ruling shut down Poland’s $500 million kosher and halal meat industry last year.

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UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

| 04/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

The owners of one of the UK’s first halal organic farms are calling on British Muslims to become more aware about where their meat comes from.

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UK firm eyes trade finance for Halal sector

| 04/02/2014 | Reply
UK firm eyes trade finance for Halal sector

Umex will offer its Islamic trade finance service, called Umex Trade Bridge, first in Britain followed by other European markets.

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