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UK: Pizza Express, halal chicken and the anti-Muslim prejudice that stands exposed

| 09/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Pizza Express, halal chicken and the anti-Muslim prejudice that stands exposed

The High Street restaurant chain says it serves only ritually-slaughtered chicken on its menu, provoking anger among campaigners.

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Opinion: The Problem with Halal Certification

| 09/05/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The Problem with Halal Certification

Until a sufficient degree of transparency and oversight is practiced in the Halal sector, there will continue to be fraud, infighting and a lack of both consumer and investor confidence in the Halal market space.

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UK: Why does the supply of halal meat outstrip demand?

| 08/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Why does the supply of halal meat outstrip demand?

Two articles on the labelling of Halal meat in the UK. First article focuses on New Zealand lamb.

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UAE: Dubai FDI brings Int’l Halal Integrity Alliance to the region

| 03/05/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai FDI brings Int’l Halal Integrity Alliance to the region

Dubai FDI will support IHI Alliance in setting up an ‘IHI Alliance Middle East’ chapter, which in turn will support the growth of the local and regional halal industry.

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OIC to establish on Global Halal Standard

| 02/05/2014 | 2 Replies
OIC to establish on Global Halal Standard

OIC has given the mandate to SMIIC (Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries) to introduce one Halal standard that would be acceptable to all Muslims.

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UK: Multiples’ drive into Halal meat market shows growing importance of ethnic shoppers

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Multiples’ drive into Halal meat market shows growing importance of ethnic shoppers

Food shopping in the community is split between the major multiples and discounters and specialist ethnic outlets for ethnic foods and Halal meat.

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UK: Subway denies ‘switch’ to halal meats

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Subway denies ‘switch’ to halal meats

Subway has refuted claims that it has ‘switched’ to halal meat alternatives in its stores, those store were opened as Halal stores by the Franchisee.

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USA: Finding Halal Food in New York – Where to go?

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
USA: Finding Halal Food in New York – Where to go?

With over 300 Halal food stalls and restaurants in New York to choose from, the problem that most Muslim travellers face is not finding access to Halal food, but rather, having to limit their options to a few spots from the hundreds on offer

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Burger King Plans To Export Halal Meat Patties From South Africa

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
Burger King Plans To Export Halal Meat Patties From South Africa

Burger King anticipates skyrocketing growth and said it is cutting import costs with plans to build a meat pattie factory in the Western Cape.

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Opinion: Fashion’s Missed Muslim Market Opportunity

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Fashion’s Missed Muslim Market Opportunity

Socio-economic and political developments, aided by the connectivity of the Internet, have galvanised a newly emergent Muslim consumer demographic.

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UAE: S’N’B Unveils Luxury Collection of Natural Halal Nail Polishes

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
UAE: S’N’B Unveils Luxury Collection of Natural Halal Nail Polishes

Breathable, water-based, water-permeable, and water-removable Halal nail polishes to debut at Beauty World ME, Dubai.

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Evidence of Impact of Commodity Speculation

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
Evidence of Impact of Commodity Speculation

This is a list of over 130 papers by academics, universities, public institutions, analysts and traders covering the negative impact of food commodity speculation.

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Goldman Sachs made $400m on Food Speculation in 2012

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
Goldman Sachs made $400m on Food Speculation in 2012

This article is a year old…but it is worth re-reading. Investment banks that speculate in food commodities are effectively contributing to the starvation the world’s poorest people.

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UK: Partnership Promotes A Global Halal Certification

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Partnership Promotes A Global Halal Certification

The standard was created with 13 well-known Islamic scholars to represent a wide cross-section of the Muslim community.

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UK: Halal meat withdrawn from school menus in Leicester

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal meat withdrawn from school menus in Leicester

Halal meat has been withdrawn from city schools after tests revealed a lamb kebab contained more than 50 per cent beef.

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Food Commodity Speculation

| 30/04/2014 | Reply
Food Commodity Speculation

Speculation in food commodities is one of the key contributors to hunger, malnutrition, poverty and death among the world’s poorest people. It is prohibited in Islam.

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THE 99’s latest challenge: A Saudi Fatwa

| 30/04/2014 | Reply
THE 99’s latest challenge: A Saudi Fatwa

“Imagine my surprise to wake up to a Fatwa from the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia himself along with the rest of the Higher Council of Clerics calling my work evil. I couldn’t believe it. Why? And more specifically, why now?”

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Opinion: How Halal Certification Can Help Boost Your Dietary Supplements Business

| 29/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: How Halal Certification Can Help Boost Your Dietary Supplements Business

Nutritional, dietary, and functional foods, as well as ingredients, are a prominent category in halal-certified products.

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Law aims to boost halal, kosher food for poor

| 27/04/2014 | Reply
Law aims to boost halal, kosher food for poor

For the first time, the federal government is required to purchase and provide food banks emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith.

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Deutsche Bank clashes with NGOs over food speculation

| 26/04/2014 | Reply
Deutsche Bank clashes with NGOs over food speculation

NGOs and investors are at odds over the effects of food speculation, causing the European Parliament to propose limiting direct stakeholder purchases, and Deutsche Bank to cover its tracks amid a flood of accusations.

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