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UK: Importance of Europe for the development of a global halal industry

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Importance of Europe for the development of a global halal industry

How is the European halal market developing? It was with this question in mind that an invitation was extended by the World Halal Forum Europe to a two day forum in London about the future of the European halal market.

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UK: MP’s Anger after they are secretly served Halal meat

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: MP’s Anger after they are secretly served Halal meat

ANGRY MPs last night urged tougher laws on food labelling after discovering that Muslim halal meat has been secretly served in House of Commons restaurants.

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UK: Halal-row MPs in labelling call

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal-row MPs in labelling call

MPs are now calling for the Government to introduce legislation to make sure halal meat is properly labelled by restaurants, food wholesalers and supermarkets.

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Pakistan: Call for fostering awareness about halal products

| 16/11/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: Call for fostering awareness about halal products

A delegation from the Halal Industry Development Corporation in Malaysia apprised the Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan of the steps being undertaken by the HDC for the introduction of Hailal certified products in the country.

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Japan: Islamic community lays down roots

| 14/11/2010 | Reply
Japan: Islamic community lays down roots

The Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center in Shibuya Ward, notable for its Ottoman architecture and intricate Arabic reliefs, is one of the mosques located across the nation that serve a small but thriving Muslim community estimated to number around 110,000 to 120,000, including roughly 10,000 Japanese Muslims.

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Malaysia: Halal Certification Unit For All States

| 13/11/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Certification Unit For All States

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will set up halal certification unit in all states to standardise halal certification nationwide.

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UK: Inspectors swoop on Glasgow Halal butchers

| 09/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Inspectors swoop on Glasgow Halal butchers

Food safety officers have swooped on Glasgow’s halal butchers after claims they were selling cheap cuts of beef as lamb.

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USA: Goats Butt into US Livestock Picture

| 09/11/2010 | Reply
USA: Goats Butt into US Livestock Picture

Do you know what the fastest-growing segment of the livestock industry in America is? It’s a somewhat unusual one for a nation raised on beef and pork and chicken. The answer is…goats.

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UK: Halal products: bid to go mainstream

| 09/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal products: bid to go mainstream

A CONFERENCE on halal industry`s potential in Europe will open in London on Wednesday, 10th November, and the organisers have, in recent days, been urging Pakistani entrepreneurs to avail the new market opportunities by participating in it.

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USA: ISNA to Establish a US Halal Accredition Board

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
USA: ISNA to Establish a US Halal Accredition Board

American Halal Association developed consensus at the American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) this past weekend that the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) will establish a US Halal Accreditation Board to serve the interests of US consumers and businesses.

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UK: MP Letter to Minister re Supermarkets selling Halal Meat

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
UK: MP Letter to Minister re Supermarkets selling Halal Meat

The public should be able to make informed choices about whether they find this method of slaughter acceptable and it appears they have not been given this opportunity by unknowingly consuming halal meat products from many well know and supposedly high welfare retailers which is unacceptable.

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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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Philippines: Halal poultry standards set off

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
Philippines: Halal poultry standards set off

For the promotion and development of the Philippine Halal Industry, the Department of Agriculture through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) and Livestock Division of the agency, held an International Halal Poultry Standards Training Workshop.

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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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USA: Egg Industry, Regulators Aim to Increase Food Safety

| 30/10/2010 | Reply
USA: Egg Industry, Regulators Aim to Increase Food Safety

A half a billion eggs and thousands of illnesses later, both regulators and industry are moving towards increasing food safety protections for egg production. More injections proposed for salmonella in chickens who are eating contaminated feed in the US.

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Malaysia: Nestle Q3 profit higher on strong demand

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestle Q3 profit higher on strong demand

Its export business continued to perform well, posting a strong double-digit growth for the quarter, it said. “The strong economic growth experienced within the South-East Asian countries helped generate higher demand for the group’s halal products.”

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France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

REPORTERS – With 5 million potential consumers, demand for halal food in France is soaring. Industry and supermarket chains are taking notice. But there’s no regulatory body ensuring compliance with religious law. France 24 takes a closer look at this burgeoning market, where profit often supersedes religious concerns.

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France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

Danisco has added a valuable new advantage to its TEXEL range of maturation and surface cultures for cured processed meats following halal certification of its plant in Dangé Saint Romain in France.

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UK: Halal expert Nizar Boga forms new grading service

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal expert Nizar Boga forms new grading service

Halal meat expert Nizar Boga has joined forces with inspection body Exova to launch a new halal accreditation and inspection service.

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