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Subway continues Halal roll-out in UK

| 28/07/2007 | Reply
Subway continues Halal roll-out in UK

The expansion of Halal in the fast-food sector continues, here in the UK, with sandwich chain Subway going Halal in the Manchester area. This follows their move to go Halal in London recently.

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Deciphering markets’ new eco-friendly labels

| 28/07/2007 | Reply
Deciphering markets’ new eco-friendly labels

Efforts
to go green are becoming more and more widespread, and one place that’s
evident is on supermarket and department store shelves. Nowadays,
labels on foods and other household products often display seals and
certifications vouching for their eco-friendliness, but what do those
emblems mean and which ones can you trust?

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ISO standard set for food traceability

| 28/07/2007 | Reply
ISO standard set for food traceability

A new international
standard has been set for traceability along the food chain, setting
out a complete system under which processors can get certification. This will begin to have resonance within the Halal industry supply chain in the not-too-distant future.

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MLA sponsors meat study program for UAE students

| 26/07/2007 | Reply
MLA sponsors meat study program for UAE students

Meat
and Livestock Australia (MLA) sponsored a program in which the
students from the Abu Dhabi Men’s College studied the MLA’s HALAL and meat safety programs, including Quality
Assurance, and export documentation for meat products that are exported
to the Middle East. Good bit of PR and marketing from the Aussies.

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Hannover University ‘Stunning versus Slaughter’ research report

| 16/07/2007 | Reply
Hannover University ‘Stunning versus Slaughter’ research report

This is a translation of the study conducted by the Hannover University in 1978 on the effects of stunning and Halal slaughter on sheep and calves. It provides a strong argument that the Halal method is effectively painless for the animals, as opposed to the captive bolt stunning method which caused measurable trauma.

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Brunei publishes 2 new books for the Halal industry

| 14/07/2007 | Reply
Brunei publishes 2 new books for the Halal industry

Brunei continues to look for ways to add value to the Brunei country branding effort with these new guidebooks for meat manufacturers with these collections of Fatwa’s from the Sultanate’s Mufti’s office. The books will be available at the forthcoming International Halal Products expo on 18-19 August 2007

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Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter, May 07

| 08/06/2007 | Reply
Halal Market Intelligence Newsletter, May  07

Our May 07 newsletter gives an in-depth overview of some of the major trends in the global Halal market. As more countries are starting to move on national Halal implementation strategies, we look at some of the basic components that need to be considered. Plus some parallels with the Islamic Finance sector that may well be repeating themselves in the Halal sector.

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UK Halal Meat Report 2006

| 06/05/2006 | Reply
UK Halal Meat Report 2006

ACCORDING
TO Mintel, halal meat accounts for 11% of all UK meat sales – a figure
which all in the meat industry should be alert to, because the
percentage of Muslims in the country is only 3%. Estimates of the UK’s
Muslim population range from 1.5 to 1.9 million, but consumption of
halal is not restricted to followers of Islam.

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