Category: Europe

UK: Increase in Halal slaughter a ‘major welfare issue’ say vets

| 17/09/2017 | Reply
UK: Increase in Halal slaughter a ‘major welfare issue’ say vets

In 2013, just 15% of sheep and goats slaughtered were not stunned first, But this rose to 24.4% of slaughterings between April and June this year, according to the latest figures from the Food Standards Agency.

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UK: Couple manage to save their business by turning their Lancaster farm Halal

| 04/09/2017 | Reply
UK: Couple manage to save their business by turning their Lancaster farm Halal

“A lot of people don’t realise that without the Muslim community farming would be dying out – more farmers need to open their eyes to this.

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UK: Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017 – The Final Countdown!

| 30/08/2017 | Reply
UK: Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017 – The Final Countdown!

The most innovative, dynamic and diverse artisan food and drink from around the UK and beyond. Pre-register now for free! Trade Only. 3-5 September at Olympia, London.

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No, Switzerland isn’t voting on whether to ban imports of Halal meat

| 28/08/2017 | Reply
No, Switzerland isn’t voting on whether to ban imports of Halal meat

The politician who penned a bill which would ban imports of inhumanely slaughtered animals to Switzerland has denied media reports that this will apply to kosher and halal meat.

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25% of Italy’s buffalo mozzarella made for Halal market

| 22/08/2017 | Reply
25% of Italy’s buffalo mozzarella made for Halal market

The halal version grew to over ten million kilos last year, meaning that one in four Italian buffalo mozzarellas are now destined for the Muslim market.

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UK: Lubricating the Halal food market

| 16/08/2017 | Reply
UK: Lubricating the Halal food market

A look at the role of food-safe lubricants in halal food production and ensuring machinery is contaminant-free and fully-functional.

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UK: Slaughterhouses in England to be forced to install CCTV

| 11/08/2017 | 1 Reply
UK: Slaughterhouses in England to be forced to install CCTV

All slaughterhouses in England will be forced to install CCTV under Government plans to crackdown on cruelty amid concerns about the mistreatment of animals at some halal abattoirs.

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UK: A Court of Appeal Judge says Halal Meat is Controversial

| 10/08/2017 | Reply
UK: A Court of Appeal Judge says Halal Meat is Controversial

The High Court has given judgment in a case concerning the regulatory regime applying to Halal slaughter, and the use of mechanical restrainers to restrain non-stunned sheep prior to slaughter under that regime.

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Belgium Region Approves Ban On Ritual Slaughter

| 01/08/2017 | Reply
Belgium Region Approves Ban On Ritual Slaughter

The parliament in the Belgian region of Flanders unanimously passed a resolution last week banning ritual slaughter without stunning.

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Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

| 31/07/2017 | Reply
Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

The country imports about 90 per cent of all of its food products, so it’s very cautious about the source of the food.

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Amanah Halal Research Centre Launches Certified Halal Auditor Online Study Program

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Amanah Halal Research Centre Launches Certified Halal Auditor Online Study Program

Amanah Halal Research Centre has launched Certified Halal Auditor, an online 3 months study program.

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Hungarian meat processor to invest €5.4m in new facility

| 22/07/2017 | Reply
Hungarian meat processor to invest €5.4m in new facility

Hungary’s poultry meat processor Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó Zrt has unveiled plans to invest some HUF 1.65 billion (€5.4m) to set up a new meat packaging plant.

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Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure following export ban

| 18/07/2017 | Reply
Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure following export ban

The only kosher slaughterhouse in the Netherlands is facing closure because of a government-introduced ban on exporting its produce.

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UK: AHDB proposes quality standard mark for Halal sheepmeat

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB proposes quality standard mark for Halal sheepmeat

British halal sheepmeat could carry a new supply chain quality assurance mark under AHDB plans to support this increasingly important sector for lamb producers.

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UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

UK-based firm Haloodies will start exporting meat snacks to United Arab Emirates (UAE) supermarkets as part of a big push to become a global halal brand.

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EU: Flemish parliament in Belgium to vote on ban on halal, kosher slaughter

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
EU: Flemish parliament in Belgium to vote on ban on halal, kosher slaughter

A similar ban was approved by the Walloon parliament on May 17 and will come into force on June 1, 2018.

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UK: How Halal meat became big business

| 25/06/2017 | Reply
UK: How Halal meat became big business

Wilf Lewis, Lewis Pies said, “As a business, you set greyhounds off, and this is the one that’s running fastest,” he says. “We could get to the point during the next decade where halal is the majority of what we produce.”

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UK: ‘I think there is a lack of understanding’ – Education key to unlocking halal market

| 24/06/2017 | Reply
UK: ‘I think there is a lack of understanding’ – Education key to unlocking halal market

Education for farmers and the public is key to unlocking the full potential of the halal market, according to AHDB halal manager Awal Fuseini.

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UK: Morrison’s Senior Buying Manager receives British Empire Medal

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Morrison’s Senior Buying Manager receives British Empire Medal

A story beginning from running an ethnic supermarket in Bradford to growing the Morrison World Food category from just 500 lines to over 1350 and increasing year on year sales by 146%.

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Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

In addition to a common set of Halal standards to be followed, Halal businesses would have to group together to support such an initiative, with additional support provided by the UK government.

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