Category: Europe

UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

Will the UK government wake up to the Halal market opportunities in the food and drink industry? They are already looking at opening up the market to sell British lamb to Kuwait.

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UK: Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK:  Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

Two “greedy” businessmen who ran a scam to sell turkey as halal lamb meat have each been jailed for five years.

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UK to host second B2B event on trillion pound Muslim Lifestyle Sector

| 06/04/2017 | Reply
UK to host second B2B event on trillion pound Muslim Lifestyle Sector

MLE Connect 2017 will bring together business owners, brands, entrepreneurs and start-ups from across the world to learn, network and explore market opportunities.

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Norway: Politicians ask for state clearance of Halal meat

| 02/04/2017 | Reply
Norway: Politicians ask for state clearance of Halal meat

The government must ensure neutral clearance of halal meat, said Fremskrittspartiet (Progress Party / FrP) politicians.

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TUTTOFOOD Milano World Food Exhibition: Halal Section

| 29/03/2017 | Reply
TUTTOFOOD Milano World Food Exhibition: Halal Section

It is being held in cooperation with WHAD World Halal Development (Italian halal certification center) offering a series of initiatives dedicated to companies that are Halal Certified.

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UK consumes more organic meat than any other country in Europe

| 29/03/2017 | Reply
UK consumes more organic meat than any other country in Europe

The UK is the largest market for organic meat across Europe, consuming 84,000t in 2016, new research has revealed.

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Opinion: Introducing The Green Muslims – Why Halal Is Not Enough

| 21/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Introducing The Green Muslims – Why Halal Is Not Enough

Muslims that brand managers and marketers be aware: a new wave of green Muslims are shaping up, and what’s most peculiar, is that they’re hailing from the West.

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UK: Halal at The International Food & Drink Event 2017

| 21/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal at The International Food & Drink Event 2017

And with over 40 Halal stalls spread across two halls holding around 1,350 exhibitors, IFE was a melting pot of cultural smells, flavours and cuisines.

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Export bans hit Brazil’s meat industry after scandal

| 21/03/2017 | Reply
Export bans hit Brazil’s meat industry after scandal

The fallout from Brazil’s rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban.

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UK: Halal food a ‘bigger market than China’

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food a ‘bigger market than China’

‘If we want to be open for business with the world, we need to be aware that a lot of the world is Muslim,’ said Abdalhamid Evans, Senior Strategist, Imarat Consultants.

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Update on the UAE Halal Food Regulations and Accreditation

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
Update on the UAE Halal Food Regulations and Accreditation

Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has recently spurred into action in speeding up approvals for Halal Certifying Bodies (CBs).

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UK: Father and son cleared in ‘turkey sold as halal lamb’ meat scandal

| 10/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Father and son cleared in ‘turkey sold as halal lamb’ meat scandal

The boss of the now defunct Peterborough-based meat suppliers, Dutch Bangla Direct Ltd, Mahmudur Rohman, was found guilty of all allegations, as was businessman Kamal Rahman.

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Opinion: Going under the Radar – Halal Controversies in Norway

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Going under the Radar – Halal Controversies in Norway

By Sindre Bangstad, Religion going Public The relative absence of controversies relating to Halal certification in Norway speaks about a more pragmatic side of state-Muslim relations in Norway than polarizing media headlines may suggest. Halal Certification Sign in Oslo. Photo: Sindre Bangstad. In spite of a substantial volume of academic research on Islam and Muslims […]

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UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

AHDB is currently considering introducing assurance standards for both stunned and traditional Halal sheep meat.

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‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

| 06/03/2017 | Reply
‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

During Gulfood, bruneihalalfoods received several recognitions including winning the Gulfood Award 2017 for ‘Best Artisan or Local Food’.

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UK: Aladdin Group partners with Manchester United

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Aladdin Group partners with Manchester United

AladdinStreet.com will be rolling out its services globally in Q1/2017 by featuring products and services from Malaysia and Singapore in the initial stages.

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Ireland: Creed secures enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
Ireland: Creed secures enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia

The enhanced agreement with the Minister for Agriculture will see the range of beef exported from Ireland to Saudi Arabia extended to processed, cooked, minced and bone-in beef products.

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UK: AHDB Meat and Dairy Attend Gulfood in Dubai

| 02/03/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB Meat and Dairy Attend Gulfood in Dubai

Quality Standard mark Lamb and speciality cheeses were in the spotlight this week at the major international trade show Gulfood in Dubai.

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UK: Halal food provider Haloodies upbeat about expansion

| 28/02/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food provider Haloodies upbeat about expansion

There will also probably be an interest in halal from those who are not required to eat it for religious purposes but buy it for ethical purposes.

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UK: Halal sector increasingly important post-Brexit

| 27/02/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal sector increasingly important post-Brexit

Speaking at the AHDB Beef and Lamb Halal Seminar in Stratford-upon-Avon, Mr Evans said the UK needed to compete in Islamic markets after leaving the EU.

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