Category: Europe

Turkey: SMIIC Forum 2012

| 21/11/2012 | Reply
Turkey: SMIIC Forum 2012

One of the most important outcomes of the Forum was the participation of high-ranking officials of Turkey, which emphasised that the Turks approach is very serious to everything that is connected with the Halal Industry.

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UK: Premier Halal Meats opens its new Halal abattoir in Skegness

| 21/11/2012 | Reply
UK: Premier Halal Meats opens its new Halal abattoir in Skegness

The firm endeavors to create further employment and regeneration in the area to benefit all communities which in return will stimulate and regenerate the farming industry, making it one of the largest employers in Skegness, Lincolnshire.

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EU: EC to research stunning information on meat labels

| 20/11/2012 | Reply
EU: EC to research stunning information on meat labels

The European Commission (EC) will launch a study next year to ask consumers whether they would like meat labels to contain information about stunning methods used before the animal was slaughtered.

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UK: Halal food back on the menu at Lancashire schools

| 19/11/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal food back on the menu at Lancashire schools

The new range of Halal meat products has been tested for quality by the county council’s menu planning team, and all the appropriate food safety, traceability and Halal accreditations are in place.

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LinkedIn Endorsements Changes Everything. Here’s Why

| 15/11/2012 | Reply
LinkedIn Endorsements Changes Everything. Here’s Why

LinkedIn isn’t weighting endorsements in search results yet, but it will soon. This means, the more endorsements for your skills and talents that you get, the more often you’ll appear in search results, the more trusted you’ll be.

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Second generation Dutch Muslims are becoming more religious

| 15/11/2012 | Reply
Second generation Dutch Muslims are becoming more religious

An increasing number of second generation Dutch Muslims are visiting the mosque at least once a week, according to research published by the goverment’s socio-cultural policy unit SCP, DutchNews.nl said.

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UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

| 14/11/2012 | Reply
UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

The government has no plans to ban religious slaughter of animals. However, changes to all rules on welfare at slaughter will be required when a new EU Regulation on welfare at the time of killing comes into effect in January 2013.

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Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

Research has shown that increased stress in the feedlot, during transportation and at the slaughterhouse can lead to an overall decreased tenderness. These negative quality traits influence the producer’s bottom line and the consumer’s.

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France: Halal toothpaste to be produced in central France

| 10/11/2012 | Reply
France: Halal toothpaste to be produced in central France

A factory in the centre of France is to start producing Europe’s first Halal toothpaste, due to be available in shops later this month. But because of press attention in France, the factory making the toothpaste wanted to remain anonymous.

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Opportunity knocks for natural and organic halal cosmetics

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
Opportunity knocks for natural and organic halal cosmetics

The highest adoption rates are in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, although Halal certification is catching on in North America and Europe. Multinationals like Avon and Colgate-Palmolive have launched certified products in Muslim countries.

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Croatia: Hotel Westin-received Halal certificate

| 08/11/2012 | Reply
Croatia: Hotel Westin-received Halal certificate

Halal certification is a testament to the hotel of meeting the high demands of halal quality in terms of service accommodation and food supply.

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Turkey: Unsaturated halal market promising large revenues

| 29/10/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Unsaturated halal market promising large revenues

The halal market is a growing one with a potential well within the multitrillion dollar range, but only a small portion of it is utilized, according to World Halal Council’s (WHC) Turkish chairman Hüseyin Kami Büyüközer.

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Turkish Beach Resorts Cater to Pious Muslims

| 26/10/2012 | Reply
Turkish Beach Resorts Cater to Pious Muslims

At first glance the Sultan Beach Hotel near the Turkish resort of Bodrum appears like any other seaside hotel with its swimming pool and people sipping cool drinks. On closer examination there are no women to be seen by the pool and not a drop of alcohol.

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France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

| 25/10/2012 | Reply
France: Most French see Islam too influential in society: poll

The survey by pollster Ifop in Le Figaro newspaper showed that 60 percent of people believed that Islam was “too important” in France in terms of its influence and visibility, up from 55 percent two years ago.

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Halal meat made in Switzerland

| 23/10/2012 | 2 Replies
Halal meat made in Switzerland

According of the Swiss law, it is prohibited to slaughter the animals according to Islamic law. But being unhappy to lose such a great market, many slaughterhouses in Switzerland started to do it with a small change in the Halal slaughter.

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23 Rules for Face-to-Face Meetings

| 16/10/2012 | Reply
23 Rules for Face-to-Face Meetings

While a lot of business is conducted today over the Internet and the telephone, customers often want to meet you personally, just to make certain you’re the kind of person who can be trusted to deliver what you promise.

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Online passwords: keep it complicated

| 13/10/2012 | Reply
Online passwords: keep it complicated

By now, you probably have about 20 different passwords you’re struggling to remember. There must be an easier way. How do you stay one step ahead of the hackers – and still stay sane?

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Opinion: Why entrepreneurs need to learn from their mistakes more than their successes

| 13/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Why entrepreneurs need to learn from their mistakes more than their successes

James Caan recently carried out a performance review of one of his senior managers and gave him an overall score of seven. The guy asked why he had not scored him higher and he told him that he had not made enough mistakes in the last six months.

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UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) – which works with major manufacturers including Premier Foods and Kerry Foods ­– has mounted a staunch defence of his organisation after it came under fire by Halal organisations.

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UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

| 10/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

The Akbars Group now also has restaurants in Leeds’ Eastgate and Greek Street, plus others in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

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