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Opinion: Islam and Fair Trade

| 01/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Islam and Fair Trade

By Suzan El-Ajou | first published on suhaibwebb.com December 31, 2010 1:59 am What are the congruencies between Islamic business ethics and the Fair Trade principles? With one-fifth of the world’s total population identifying themselves as Muslim1, and with the consideration that they are active participants in world markets, it is imperative to include the […]

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Is Islamic Travel on the rise?

| 30/01/2011 | Reply
Is Islamic Travel on the rise?

If Islamic countries want to promote travel from the Middle East they have to be more aggressive in their marketing and have to entice their prospects with the facilities they provide.

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Missing Link in Islamic Finance Hubs: Islamic Venture Capital

| 27/01/2011 | Reply
Missing Link in Islamic Finance Hubs: Islamic Venture Capital

The Islamic world profiled modalities of capitalism in 8th/9th century, but today’s Muslim country Islamic finance hubs are missing two vital aspects: addressing ‘have nots’ (micro-finance), and, as highlighted in this article, deploying the funds of ‘haves’ into Islamic Venture Capital funds.

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World Halal Forum Europe 2010 video clip

| 21/01/2011 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe 2010 video clip

A nice video clip from Gazelle Media summarising the World Halal Forum in London in November 2010

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World Halal Forum Europe approves EU’s rejection of Amendment 205

| 08/12/2010 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe approves EU’s rejection of Amendment 205

Amendment 205, which proposed that meat from non-stunned Kosher and Halal slaughter be labelled in a negative manner was omitted by the EU legislators at their recent council meeting on labelling on 6th December 2010.

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Introducing Britain’s Halal Economy

| 09/11/2010 | Reply
Introducing Britain’s Halal Economy

Country: UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE A year ago the World Halal Forum resolved “to work towards a European Halal Regulations and Accreditation system, starting with a single country as a pilot project, with the country proposed being the United Kingdom.” This week, Britain’s halal future will be shaped by the global halal industry when the Forum […]

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Australia: Live export debate continues

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
Australia: Live export debate continues

Australia is the world’s largest annual exporter of live animals to be slaughtered. According to the RSPCA, Australia sends ‘4 million sheep, 600,000 cattle and 25,000 goats’ overseas every year. The journeys, which can last up to three weeks, are made with economic, religious, cultural and logistical concerns in mind. Yet animal welfare groups have long-held concerns that live transportation is contrary to the health and welfare of animals.

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Halal in Europe – the European Complex

| 03/11/2010 | Reply
Halal in Europe – the European Complex

A series of recent events relating to the Halal market in Europe all point to the fact that the Halal sector is really starting to come of age. Along with the opportunities that accompany any coming of age, there are also the inevitable responsibilities to be shouldered and dilemmas to be resolved. The European picture is complex. There are distinct nation states with their own national issues, their own Muslim communities, their own market interests and their own geo-political dynamics.

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UK: FSA re-issues Guidance Notes on Halal Food to Enforcement Officers

| 03/11/2010 | Reply
UK: FSA re-issues Guidance Notes on Halal Food to Enforcement Officers

Naved Syed, MD of Janan Meat in the West Midlands, today welcomed the recent re-issue of Guidance Notes on Halal Food Issues to food enforcement officers by the Food Standards Agency.

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Danisco to Target the Growing Halal Dairy Product Market

| 03/11/2010 | Reply
Danisco to Target the Growing Halal Dairy Product Market

Danisco can offer manufacturers new opportunities to meet growing consumer demand for Halal-labelled dairy products. A string of internationally recognised Halal certifications at key production plants allows the ingredient company to supply a broad range of Halal cultures for cheese and yogurt production and Halal cheese coagulants.

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Adnan Durrani: the Halal market opportunity in the west

| 02/11/2010 | Reply
Adnan Durrani: the Halal market opportunity in the west

The Chief Halal Officer of the American Halal Corporation gives a compelling and articulate picture of the undeniable – and overlooked – opportunities that are on offer in the Halal markets in Europe and the USA. A must-see clip! If you missed him at the AMCC…well, better luck next year! It was a great event.

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Religious Slaughter in Europe : Consumer Deception and DialRel’s Failure

| 28/10/2010 | 2 Replies
Religious Slaughter in Europe : Consumer Deception and DialRel’s Failure

The industrialization of farming and slaughter of animals has led to the emergence of new forms of abuse against food animals. From birth until slaughter, the animal is often seen as a source of raw materials. And when we read the governmental animal welfare regulations or hear the claims of certain institutionalized animal protection organizations, we wonder why animals are at times poorly treated by those who are supposedly responsible for them.

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USA: MyHalalKitchen Meets Saffron Road’s Chief Halal Officer

| 28/10/2010 | Reply
USA: MyHalalKitchen Meets Saffron Road’s Chief Halal Officer

Here is an interesting entry from Halal blogista extraordinaire Yvonne Maffei. It Includes her review of Saffron Road’s products and an interview with founder and Chief Halal Officer, Adnan Durrani.

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UK: EU-funded DialRel Report on Religious Slaughter now available

| 26/10/2010 | 2 Replies
UK: EU-funded DialRel Report on Religious Slaughter now available

The Dialrel project (Encouraging Dialogue On Issues of Religious Slaughter) has completed its 50-page report entitled “Improving Animal Welfare during Religious Slaughter”. The report, which included an appendix with comments from both Kosher and Halal organisations, can be downloaded in full.

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Forum to shape future of western Halal markets

| 18/10/2010 | Reply
Forum to shape future of western Halal markets

Senior Halal industry stakeholders and key decision-makers are gathering in London in November to chart the future development of the Halal food market in the UK and Europe.

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World Halal Forum Europe – New Programme Updates

| 14/10/2010 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe – New Programme Updates

The latest programme of the World Halal Forum Europe taking place in London on 10 -11 November 2010 can be viewed here.

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World Halal Forum Europe – a catalyst for change in UK Halal market.

| 13/10/2010 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe – a catalyst for change in UK Halal market.

In the run up to the World Halal Forum Europe, being held in London at the Earls Court Conference Centre on 10-11 November 2010, HalalFocus talks to Abdalhamid Evans, the WHF Europe Project Director

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World Halal Forum Europe – Special Offer for HalalFocus readers!

| 11/10/2010 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe – Special Offer for HalalFocus readers!

HalalFocus readers qualify for a 35% discount to the WHF Europe. There are only limited seats available at this price on a first-come-first-served basis, so please register now to ensure your place at this important event.

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UK: MCB respond to ‘Mail on Sunday’ article

| 22/09/2010 | Reply
UK: MCB respond to ‘Mail on Sunday’ article

The Muslim Council of Britain have written a short response to the Mail On Sunday article about Halal food in the UK

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Grandin & Regenstein: Ritual Slaughter and Animal Welfare

| 21/09/2010 | Reply
Grandin & Regenstein: Ritual Slaughter and Animal Welfare

For the many HalaFocus readers who see beyond the current Halal meat dramas in the UK, and have a genuine interest in the science of animal welfare and slaughter, here is a reprint of the 1994 article from Meat Focus International by two of the most knowledgeable and widely respected scientists on this subject.

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