Category: Farm-to-Fork News

UK: Aldi apologises after selling pork products as ‘halal’

| 18/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Aldi apologises after selling pork products as ‘halal’

The supermarket chain Aldi has apologised after selling black pudding labelled as “halal” containing pork, forbidden for Muslims.

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USA: Trials Scheduled for Iowa Defendants in Halal Case

| 18/05/2015 | Reply
USA: Trials Scheduled for Iowa Defendants in Halal Case

The ongoing story on the disportionate persecution of America’s oldest exporter of Halal goods and services to the Muslim world.

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UK: Aldi is found selling ‘halal’ Indian-style snacks that contained Pork

| 16/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Aldi is found selling ‘halal’ Indian-style snacks that contained Pork

The product, stocked by Aldi, made by Scottish company Punjab Pakora, contained traces of pork blood and skins – both forbidden in Islam.

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Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

| 16/05/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

Now in its third year, it is the largest halal food festival in North America, with over 27,000 visitors in 2014 and even more expected this year from the US and Canada.

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‘Brunei Halal has global potential’

| 14/05/2015 | 1 Reply
‘Brunei Halal has global potential’

There is a need to grow organic halal brands either coming out of countries from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) or those that are non-OIC.

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Australia: Senate to investigate halal certification

| 14/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Senate to investigate halal certification

The Federal Parliament’s Economics Reference Committee will undertake a six-month inquiry into food certification schemes, including halal certification.

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Malaysia aims to lead Halal Ecosystem for ASEAN Countries

| 13/05/2015 | Reply
Malaysia aims to lead Halal Ecosystem for ASEAN Countries

The National Standards and Accreditation Body, Dept. Standards Malaysia today announced the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) ASEAN 2015.

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UK: HFA Seminar on Recent & Potential Development in the Halal Industry

| 09/05/2015 | Reply
UK:  HFA Seminar on Recent & Potential Development in the Halal Industry

Topics discussed spread over a broad spectrum of Halal issues, from Doubtful Food Additives to Halal Accreditation in the UAE.

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Abu Dhabi Tourism Industry Urged To Support Emirate’s Global Halal Tourism Ambitions

| 05/05/2015 | Reply
Abu Dhabi Tourism Industry Urged To Support Emirate’s Global Halal Tourism Ambitions

Abu Dhabi City Guide Independent industry experts have told Abu Dhabi’s hotels, attractions and tour operators that they are in prime position to take advantage of the destination’s ambitions to become a global leader in the Halal holiday sector. Speaking at Abu Dhabi’s first Halal Tourism Workshop, event organiser for the upcoming World Halal Travel […]

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UK: HKScan launches Halal chicken products in UK

| 29/04/2015 | Reply
UK: HKScan launches Halal chicken products in UK

Sainsbury’s will be the first supermarket to list the Aafiyah brand of products. The range includes BBQ drumsticks, hot wings, thighs and Drumsticks. The products come re-prepared in foil trays they can be cooked in.

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Spain: Córdoba opens up to the European Halal standardisation

| 28/04/2015 | Reply
Spain: Córdoba opens up to the European Halal standardisation

The Halal Institute is the host institution and also maintains the technical secretariat of the National Halal Committee promoted by AENOR.

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Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

At the start of the year the government published a list of around 20 imported food products it said were not halal, or permitted under Islamic law.

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UAE: Experts weigh up hormone-treated meat in UAE

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: Experts weigh up hormone-treated meat in UAE

It’s estimated that two-thirds of the cattle we eat today are given hormones, usually testosterone or oestrogens, to boost growth. EU bans it outright.

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Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

The founder of a brand of body products, perfumes and candles has denied his new store in Makkah will be a “halal sex shop”.

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Iran to cooperate with EFC to promote Halal brand of Europe

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Iran to cooperate with EFC to promote Halal brand of Europe

Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran is ready to cooperate with European Fatwa Council in introducing Halal brand to attract foreign investors.

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French Muslim Stakeholders Release about the CEN/AFNOR Halal Standard

| 25/04/2015 | Reply
French Muslim Stakeholders Release about the CEN/AFNOR Halal Standard

Three articles regarding the current statement from French Muslim organisations regarding their involvement in the CEN standardisation project for ‘Halal Food’

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UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

| 24/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

Ghanim International UK Limited believes in implementing gold standard methods and procedures to ensure the products they offer are of the highest standard.

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Pakistan: Opposition walks out of NA over absence of ministers

| 24/04/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Opposition walks out of NA over absence of ministers

The proceedings of the House had to be suspended for a few minutes and due to non-availability of concerned ministers during the Question-Hour.

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UAE: World Halal Travel Summit in Abu Dhabi

| 23/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: World Halal Travel Summit in Abu Dhabi

It features two partner events: ITHMAR15, dedicated to Tourism Investment in the Halal Travel Sector and TURATH15, focusing on cultural tourism experiences.

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Viet Nam firms can succeed in huge Halal food market

| 23/04/2015 | Reply
Viet Nam firms can succeed in huge Halal food market

While Muslims are a minority in Viet Nam, the halal food industry here has great potential, executive of a Halal Viet Nam Export and Import Co Ltd.

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