Category: Europe

Halal Ads Hit French TV — And France Eats Them Up

| 02/09/2009 | Reply
Halal Ads Hit French TV — And France Eats Them Up

The ad campaign by Panzani-owned, Lyon-based food brand Zakia Halal
is the first ever mass-market promotion of halal food to France’s
estimated five million Muslims. The TV spots kicked off on Aug. 17 to
coincide with the start of the holy month of Ramadan, and have been
running on most of France’s largest television channels since.

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The World’s First "Halal" Search Engine Designed for Muslims Goes Live

| 01/09/2009 | Reply
The World’s First "Halal" Search Engine Designed for Muslims Goes Live

AMSTERDAM – As of today, Muslims from all over the world can search the World Wide
Web safely without coming across content that might be considered “Haram”
according to the Islamic Law. The search engine, ImHalal.com (http://www.imhalal.com/ ), only fetches
results that are flagged as to be “Halal”.

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French Muslims suprised by first TV advert for halal food

| 28/08/2009 | Reply
French Muslims suprised by first TV advert for halal food

The power of the Islamic purse has broken new ground
in France with the country’s first primetime TV advertisement for halal
food.
In a surprising development for a country poised to ban the burka,
the advert for the first time directly targets France’s five million
Muslims, offering them microwaveable paella, lasagna and shepherd’s pie
prepared in accordance with Islamic law.

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France: Growing halal market

| 25/08/2009 | Reply
France: Growing halal market

According to a recent study by the Solis agency, which specializes
in ‘ethnic marketing’, the halal market (in France) is valued at close
to 4 billion euro for 2009, and is estimated to grow at annual rate of
15%. According to Solis, 93% of North Africans and 55% of sub-Saharan
Africans buy halal products.

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Bosnia: Strategic Gateway For Malaysia Into EU & Central Europe

| 25/08/2009 | Reply
Bosnia: Strategic Gateway For Malaysia Into EU & Central Europe

Bosnia is offering itself as a
strategic gateway for Malaysian firms into the lucrative European Union
as well as the Central European markets, both of which have a consumer
base of up to 500 million and strong purchasing power.


The potential areas for business and investment in Bosnia include
the fast-growing halal industry, Islamic banking, tourism, food
production including organic and health food, energy and education,
Bosnian Ambassador to Malaysia Ensar Eminovic told Bernama here.


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Muslim business owners to be offered Halal insurance

| 23/08/2009 | Reply
Muslim business owners to be offered Halal insurance

UK muslims who own their own businesses will be able to take out business insurance compatible with their faith from next year. Salaam Halal Insurance, the UK’s first standalone Islamic insurance
company plans to launch a range of commercial lines products in the
first quarter of 2010.

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Halal product sales on the increase in France

| 23/08/2009 | Reply
Halal product sales on the increase in France

An article about Ramadan and the increase in the sales of Halal products in France, something that the local retailers are increasingly paying attention to.

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Saaf Pure Skincare Launches in Malaysia

| 20/08/2009 | Reply
Saaf Pure Skincare Launches in Malaysia

Saaf Pure Skincare has long made a name for itself in the UK and has
been making waves all over Europe. It has now landed in Malaysia
(thanks to The Apothecary and Company), and KLue’s proud to be one of
the first to spread the word around. For those who don’t already know,
Saaf Pure Skincare is a range of world’s first halal and organic
skincare products.

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Tangerine Confectionery awarded Halal accreditation

| 20/08/2009 | Reply
Tangerine Confectionery awarded Halal accreditation

Tangerine Confectionery, one of Europe’s leading sugar confectioners, has received a quality Halal Seal
of Approval for products within its Barratt, Mojo, Princess and
Taveners Proper Sweets ranges.

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Netherlands: More halal on the shelves

| 19/08/2009 | Reply
Netherlands: More halal on the shelves

Halal foods, prepared according to Islamic law, are gaining Dutch
shelf-space. Manufacturer Mekkafood from Venlo drove up production 25%
this year, to 7,800 tons of halal meat.

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Six Local Firms Export RM460 Million Halal Products Via Tesco UK

| 19/08/2009 | Reply
Six Local Firms Export RM460 Million Halal Products Via Tesco UK

KUALA LUMPUR – Six Malaysian companies have to date managed to export
about RM460 million worth of halal products through Tesco UK. This is under the five-year Tesco RM1 billion Malaysian Export
Programme, which began two years ago with the aim of promoting
Malaysian products to the UK market.

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Cool Logistics 09 – Hamburg, Germany

| 14/08/2009 | Reply
Cool Logistics 09 – Hamburg, Germany

Germany: Cool Logistics conference to discuss fast-emerging opportunities in global halal logistics. As one of the latest trends in extending
halal upstream and downstream the value chain, halal logistics offers
enormous opportunities both for producers and for the transport,
storage and distribution industries, says Marco Tieman, Managing Director
of LBB International and Chair of the International Halal Integrity
(IHI) Alliance Technical Committee on Halal Logistics.

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European Halal Development Agency

| 11/08/2009 | Reply
European Halal Development Agency

Mohammad
Nazir, chairman of the West Midlands Minority Ethnic Business Forum in the UK, has been appointed as chair of the European Halal Development Agency
that aims to agree a Halal standard across the 27 countries of the European
Union.
“There
is a huge opportunity because Europe has a large Muslim population and
there is a very big market for halal compliant produce, especially meat
products,” said Mohammad Nazir.

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World Halal Forum to be held in The Hague in November 09

| 27/07/2009 | Reply
World Halal Forum to be held in The Hague in November 09

Following
the resolution of the 4th World Halal Forum, which was held in Kuala
Lumpur (4th and 5th May 2009), we are proud to announce that the first
regional World Halal Forum will be held in Europe on the 17th and 18th
November 2009.This event will be conducted at the Hague, Netherlands in
a world class facilities of the World Forum Convention Centre.

The
theme of the World Halal Forum Europe is ‘Halal Potential – A Regional Focus’.

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Committee works to draft halal food standards

| 17/07/2009 | Reply
Committee works to draft halal food standards

Working
under the supervision of the Islamic Development Agency (?KT), the
Halal Standards Preparation Committee, established by experts from 52
countries, has recently produced a draft of mutually agreed upon
standards. The newly prepared standard draft was reviewed by experts in
a meeting in Ankara this April. It is expected that the halal standards
will be given their final shape following a conference to be held in
?stanbul in October. The Foreign Trade Undersecretariat (DTM), the
Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) and Turkish Accreditation Agency have
all taken part in the committee’s deliberations.

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Halal for the Palates of Young Muslims

| 04/07/2009 | Reply
Halal for the Palates of Young Muslims

Al-Falah Halal Foods Ltd, UK, is a young company founded by 3 university
friends, Ritesh-Mehdi, Naheed & Aly, in 2004. We came together to
provide unique 100% halal products not available in the market.We found
that the halal food market was lacking products that catered to the
palates of young Muslims.

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Halal profits with Islamic Bank of Britain

| 04/07/2009 | Reply
Halal profits with Islamic Bank of Britain

Islamic Bank of Britain has announced it has enhanced its popular
Sharia’a compliant fixed term deposit account by allowing savers to
take 18 or 24 month terms and earn halal profit as a quarterly income.

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Asda reveals layout of new superstore

| 03/07/2009 | Reply
Asda reveals layout of new superstore

The countdown is on for the opening of the £25 million-plus Asda superstore
in Keighley in less than a fortnight’s time. Senior store manager Karl Brown said Asda would be the first supermarket in the area to offer
halal baby food in its café and sell halal meat on its shelves.

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UK: Halal market brings big opportunities

| 30/06/2009 | Reply
UK: Halal market brings big opportunities

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than 100 senior managers from throughout the food chain have been
briefed on the opportunities offered by the growing demand for halal
meat.
“There are tremendous opportunities with the Muslim population in
Europe and the UK growing faster then the rest of the population,” said
Mohammad Nazir, chairman of the West Midlands Minority Ethnic Business
Forum and a Director of the UK Halal Corporation. He said that the key
objective throughout the supply chain is to root out bad practice and
allow for a single unified standard.”

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Religious Slaughter Safeguarded by EU

| 26/06/2009 | Reply
Religious Slaughter Safeguarded by EU

A regulation protecting religious slaughter in the European Union was
welcomed by British Jewry this week, following a ruling enshrining into
EU law legislation that will protect shechita from those who may seek
to ban it in the future.

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