Category: Europe

Turkey to issue halal visa, become approval center for world halal market

| 21/11/2017 | Reply
Turkey to issue halal visa, become approval center for world halal market

Halal Accreditation Authority (HAK), which was established last month, will be launched at the OIC Halal Expo and World Halal Summit 23-25 November 2017 in Istanbul.

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UK: Non-stun halal abattoirs far more likely to break animal welfare rules

| 18/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Non-stun halal abattoirs far more likely to break animal welfare rules

Leading vets last night called for an investigation into why non-stun halal abattoirs had a much higher rate of welfare violations.

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Cape Town first-ever Halal Conference leads to $6 million worth of business deals

| 16/11/2017 | Reply
Cape Town first-ever Halal Conference leads to $6 million worth of business deals

This will assist in the long-term vision of establishing Cape Town as the Halal Hub for Africa that will include opportunities for trade, tourism and investment in the Western Cape.

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UK: The $4.5Billion Halal Market opportunity and how to access it

| 15/11/2017 | Reply
UK: The $4.5Billion Halal Market opportunity and how to access it

Throughout the week at Food Matters Live being held in London at ExCel, 21-23 November 2017, Halal industry leaders, London Halal Food Festival, will bring together experts from the halal industry.

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Istanbul gets ready for World Halal Summit, Halal Expo

| 14/11/2017 | Reply
Istanbul gets ready for World Halal Summit, Halal Expo

Conferences and workshops titled “Islamic Finance”, “Halal Food Industry”, “Islamic Tourism”, “Hajj and Umrah”, “Halal Medicine, Pharma and Chemistry”, “Islamic Life and Halal Textile” will be held in the expo.

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UK: Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

| 13/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

Legislation is expected to be introduced in the New Year, and come into force in the Spring, with all slaughterhouses required to comply following an adjustment period of up to 6 months.

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Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

Although this reasoning seems intuitive, there is no scientific consensus to suggest that slaughter without stunning is any more painful for animals than slaughter involving stunning.

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UK: Are Skittles vegan, vegetarian or halal?

| 04/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Are Skittles vegan, vegetarian or halal?

So, what about one of our favourite sweets? Skittles has been a delightfully sugary, sweet and tangy snack for years, but can we eat them?

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UK: 13,000 attend world’s biggest Muslim lifestyle show in Manchester

| 02/11/2017 | Reply
UK: 13,000 attend world’s biggest Muslim lifestyle show in Manchester

MLE has been created to provide a unique marketing platform for global brands and businesses to engage with the Muslim consumer.

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UK: Canadian entrepreneurs exhibit at Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Canadian entrepreneurs exhibit at Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017

One from Toronto was selling ‘Halal Socks’, and the other from Montreal was selling Hajj rucksacks with a difference.

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Opinion: It isn’t just halal slaughter that Britain needs to make more humane

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: It isn’t just halal slaughter that Britain needs to make more humane

As a Muslim I support Lancashire’s ban on non-stunned halal meat in schools. But how we treat the animals we eat is the issue here – not religious compliance.

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UK: 5 Amazing Halal Restaurants In London

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
UK: 5 Amazing Halal Restaurants In London

There are many choices available from fine-dining restaurants serving Halal food, to informal cafes and diners serving varied international and local Halal cuisines.

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UK: The Halal Council opposes religious discrimination in the name of animal welfare

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
UK: The Halal Council opposes religious discrimination in the name of animal welfare

Of particular interest for non-stun Food Business Operators is the importance being set on applying EU standards to imports and in promoting animal welfare in exports and the markets of non-EU countries.

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Report: Tapping into the Muslim Consumer Potential

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
Report: Tapping into the Muslim Consumer Potential

Many marketers are still in the dark about the potential of the Muslim market. This is a new Report to help people understand this fast growing consumer sector that spreads across five major Halal industries.

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UK: UK Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 attracts thousands

| 29/10/2017 | Reply
UK: UK Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 attracts thousands

Rauf Mirza said they, as the MLE, “have tried for three years to project a more positive image about British Muslims by all moderate lifestyle aspects people enjoy”.

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UK: Lancashire council votes to ban schools from serving non-stunned halal meat

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
UK: Lancashire council votes to ban schools from serving non-stunned halal meat

An animal welfare survey in abattoirs across Britain during one week in September 2013 found about 84% of animals slaughtered by the halal method were stunned before being killed.

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UK: Failing to tap into Muslim consumer potential costing billions, new research reveals

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
UK: Failing to tap into Muslim consumer potential costing billions, new research reveals

‘Tapping into the Muslim consumer potential’ will be officially launched by Martjin Lampert, research director of the Netherlands based Glocalities, this weekend at the Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017 (MLE2017) in Manchester.

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Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

The third meeting of Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee kicked off in Istanbul on Tuesday.

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France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

The industrialisation of the rearing and slaughtering processes and hyper-consumerism have gradually emptied the concept of Halal of its essence.

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France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

An interview with Bionoor, its managing director, Hadj Khelil, explains the difficulties his company faces to make the concept of a meat that is both halal and organic palatable to organic certifiers and animal welfare organisations.

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