Category: Europe

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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UK: Asda is now promoting Eid Gifts for Ramadan

| 20/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Asda is now promoting Eid Gifts for Ramadan

Asda has brought in products this year to suit their Muslim clients during Ramadan and also for the Eid. Halal cosmetics and personal care and Arabic puzzles and Eid wallets for children.

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Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

| 19/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

People are focused on the last 10 seconds of an animal’s life and are prepared to ignore animal welfare issues that have happened to it in its life before it is slaughtered.

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Istanbul to host the 5th OIC Halal Expo

| 13/06/2017 | Reply
Istanbul to host the 5th OIC Halal Expo

The Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT) and the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) will organize the 5th OIC Halal Expo in Istanbul.

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Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

| 12/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

“Moslem meal” is inaccurate and discriminatory, suggesting it is only for Muslims, when what it is meant to be – a halal meal – does not only have to be for Muslim consumption.

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The Halal Dining Club directory for Halal Diners

| 09/06/2017 | Reply
The Halal Dining Club directory for Halal Diners

Platform to take Halal diners through their whole dining journey from discovering Halal restaurants locally and internationally, to booking a table and collecting loyalty rewards.

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UK: Halal certification body to launch defence fund

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal certification body to launch defence fund

A legal “fighting fund” is planned by the Halal Food Authority (HFA), the certification body, to meet what it said were an increasing number of malicious attacks on the sector.

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Belgium: To stun or not to stun

| 08/06/2017 | Reply
Belgium:  To stun or not to stun

Belgium has worked out new rules banning the slaughter of unstunned animals, not sparing traditional rites for Muslim Halal and Jewish Kosher meat.

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UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit

They were also assured the British meat industry could maintain strong exports once the UK leaves the EU, and that there was significant potential for growing domestic demand.

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