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Category: Meat & Poultry

UK: Opinion: Halal industry is being misrepresented by Radicals

| 10/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Opinion: Halal industry is being misrepresented by Radicals

Comments on the recent news items regarding Halal being sold, but not labeled as such, in the past couple of weeks.

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UK: Chicken McHalal

| 10/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Chicken McHalal

Fast-food giant McDonald’s has admitted selling halal chicken without telling its customers. The poultry was used in popular menu items such as Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken Sandwich in its 1,200 British outlets.

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UK: U-turn on halal-only menus for schools

| 08/10/2010 | Reply
UK: U-turn on halal-only menus for schools

Operations manager at the Halal Food Authority, Saqib Mohammed, responded to the council’s U-turn, saying: “I think that from a community perspective it is a good thing that all foods are labelled and all religious groups and their dietary requirements are met, so the decision to move away from halal-only menus is a good thing.

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UK: Harrow Interfaith Council collects 300,000 signatures on Halal only meat menus

| 07/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Harrow Interfaith Council collects 300,000 signatures on Halal only meat menus

The strength of national opposition to the policy of offering only meat prepared using the Islamic tradition is growing as the issue with Harrow school dinners roll on.

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UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

| 05/10/2010 | 3 Replies
UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

Christian organisation appeals to the public to insist on Halal meat being sold to be labelled as such.

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UK: EDL targets Blackburn KFC in protest over Halal chicken

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
UK: EDL targets Blackburn KFC in protest over Halal chicken

A GROUP of 40 English Defence League supporters descended on Blackburn to protest about a fast food restaurant’s decision to sell Halal chicken.

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UAE: Al Islami Reinforces Saudi Presence

| 01/10/2010 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami Reinforces Saudi Presence

UAE-based halal food producer Al Islami Foods, proudly announced today its partnership with Saudi distributor Abbar and Zainy Cold Stores (AZCS), as part of a five-year plan to reinforce channel expansion and market growth in the region. From July 2010, Al Islami products are available in all locations within the AZCS distribution chain across the […]

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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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Hundreds of jobs at UK’s ‘Simply Halal’ food park

| 29/05/2010 | 3 Replies
Hundreds of jobs at UK’s ‘Simply Halal’ food park

A food park which will be a first for Europe and create up to 300 jobs is planned for south Norfolk. Within a year, the European Halal Food Park will create about 100 jobs at Moor Farm, to the north west of Banham. It will build on a small-scale, 100 per cent Halal meat abattoir and cutting plant currently running called Simply Halal, where meat is slaughtered according to Islamic law.

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UK: Meat Packers United

| 24/04/2010 | Reply
UK: Meat Packers United

Scandalous working conditions in industrial chicken sheds have led to a revolution. The labour movement has come back to life in the UK poultry sector– and forced supermarkets to act.

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UK: 2 Sisters adds Storteboom to form £1bn business

| 23/04/2010 | Reply
UK: 2 Sisters adds Storteboom to form £1bn business

Birmingham-based processing company 2 Sisters is to buy the Dutch-based poultry business Storteboom Group. The acquisition of Storteboom adds six sites to the 2 Sisters Group, turning it into a £1 billion-plus turnover business.

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BBC Radio Four: ‘The Food Programme’ looks at the Halal market in the UK

| 10/04/2010 | Reply
BBC Radio Four: ‘The Food Programme’ looks at the Halal market in the UK

BBC Radio’s ‘The Food Programme takes a serious look at the expanding Halal meat market in the UK, and goes into many of the key issues, such as stunning, and differences of interpretation, and includes a live visit to UK slaughter house to hear at first-hand what is involved.

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Video: Halal integrity issues in UK

| 10/04/2010 | 1 Reply
Video: Halal integrity issues in UK

Informative interviews with Lord Ahmad and David Taylor (RIP) about the issues surrounding Halal slaughter in the UK, conducted by Halal industry consultant Naved Syed.

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Kosher & Halal duo team up for win-win situation

| 31/03/2010 | Reply
Kosher & Halal duo team up for win-win situation

TEXT OF STORY KAI RYSSDAL: The second night of Passover begins at sundown this evening. Families are going to be gathering for their Seder — part meal, part ritual that recounts the Biblical story of the Jews’ exodus out of Egypt. Brisket is going to be on a lot of dining room tables. And in […]

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New analysis of UK Halal companies available

| 31/03/2010 | Reply
New analysis of UK Halal companies available

Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the “2010 Plimsoll Analysis – Halal Food – A comprehensive profile of 69 companies operating in the UK market” report to their offering. This edition of the Plimsoll Analysis is the most comprehensive review yet of the UK Halal Food industry. With the market due for a […]

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Waiter, there’s a pig in my chicken!

| 14/03/2010 | Reply
Waiter, there’s a pig in my chicken!

A well presented and rather disturbing bit of investigative journalism about the added ingredients that may be in our chicken products. It is another example of where the interests of the Muslim community and the general public coincide for the common good.

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UK Halal meat ‘Farm to Fork’ video

| 09/03/2010 | Reply
UK Halal meat ‘Farm to Fork’ video

Commissioned by EBLEX, and produced by West Park Media, this project saw West Park Media film across the U.K. and in Spain; on farms, abattoirs and mosques, dealing with the subject of stunning animals in the Muslim religion. The finished film was given out to mosques across the country by EBLEX and in the process, changed English law regarding the stunning of animals.

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Halal meat production on the move in China

| 08/03/2010 | Reply
Halal meat production on the move in China

A video clip about the increase in Halal meat production in the Ningxia region of China, home to a large indigenous Muslim population. Not only are they catering to local demand, they are also looking to enter global markets with their Halal meat products

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UK Muslim scholars reject mechanical slaughtering

| 18/02/2010 | Reply
UK Muslim scholars reject mechanical slaughtering

Muslim scholars have rejected calls for mechanical slaughtering in the UK halal meat industry, a survey commissioned by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) has revealed. UK scholars were asked a series of questions regarding the acceptance of mechanical slaughtering where, according to the HMC, 95% of the Ulama (Muslim legal scholars) did not accept “mechanical […]

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