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UK: Ukip bans non-stun slaughtering in abattoirs

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Ukip bans non-stun slaughtering in abattoirs

Stuart Agnew MEP, the party’s agricultural spokesman, had tried to persuade the party to allow stunning as long as kosher and halal meat is labelled.

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Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

Those ordering halal food while travelling into/out of Europe could be now be “food profiled” for secondary security screening or possible worse not given halal food while in detention.

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UK: Abattoir filmed in malpractice of halal slaughter says it takes ‘animal welfare extraordinarily seriously’

| 03/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Abattoir filmed in malpractice of halal slaughter says it takes ‘animal welfare extraordinarily seriously’

Slaughtermen in the North Yorkshire abattoir – who are not all reported to be Muslim – appear to be hacking at animals’ throats.

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UK: Outcry after undercover film exposes brutality in Halal slaughter

| 03/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Outcry after undercover film exposes brutality in Halal slaughter

The FSA said: “Four slaughtermen have had their licences suspended and we are investigating. It means they can’t operate as slaughtermen and work with live animals.

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UK: Review of HFA’s Community Seminar Birmingham

| 02/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Review of HFA’s Community Seminar Birmingham

These community seminars are set up to create awareness in the Muslim community from food safety and food technology perspective and also to discourse misconceptions about the HFA.

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Malaysia: Zilzar signs MoU with PIHH to promote Made In Penang

| 30/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Zilzar signs MoU with PIHH to promote Made In Penang

The MoU covers joint collaboration between two parties to build and expand the ‘Made in Penang’ brand to create jobs, boost exports and draw tourism into Penang.

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UK: Increase in animals not being stunned before they are Halal slaughtered

| 30/01/2015 | 1 Reply
UK: Increase in animals not being stunned before they are Halal slaughtered

There has been a large increase in the proportion of animals killed through religious slaughter without first being stunned, a survey for the Food Standards Association has found.

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Halal Certification Helps Quadruple Egyptian Dairy Sales to Malaysia

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
Halal Certification Helps Quadruple Egyptian Dairy Sales to Malaysia

Sales of halal-labelled products now make up a quarter of the exports of Greenland, which is Egypt’s largest dairy company, thanks to Halal certification.

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UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

The Government insists it has “no intention” of outlawing religious slaughter.

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UAE: Separate cashiers for non-Muslim foods at Dubai supermarkets

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Separate cashiers for non-Muslim foods at Dubai supermarkets

Dubai Municipality has asked supermarkets to provide one cashier specifically made for purchasing these foods due to several complaints made by Muslims in the UAE.

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Malaysia to provide Int’l Halal food certification service in China

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia to provide Int’l Halal food certification service in China

Cooperation agreements on Halal food certification agreed between JAKIM, the Port Klang Free Zone and SM International Wholesale (China) Centre Sdn Bhd.

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UK: Large increase reported in number of animals not being stunned at abattoirs

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Large increase reported in number of animals not being stunned at abattoirs

The overwhelming majority of animals killed using halal methods are stunned before killing; around 80 per cent, according to the British Veterinary Association.

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Malaysia: Soft launch of Halal Ingredients Asia 2015

| 27/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Soft launch of Halal Ingredients Asia 2015

The Halal Ingredients Asia 2015 (HIA 2015) event will be hosted by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) on Sept 22 and 23 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

| 27/01/2015 | Reply
UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

KQF Halal Macon Rashers – strips of smoked beef or chicken that can be used in exactly the same ways as bacon.

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Malaysia: MITI Expects 2015 Halal Industry Export Surplus To grow

| 26/01/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: MITI Expects 2015 Halal Industry Export Surplus To grow

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) expects total export surplus for the halal industry this year to exceed the RM32 billion achieved in 2013.

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Opinion: The perception problem of halal

| 26/01/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The perception problem of halal

If you do not address a provocative rumour, does it become a reality? Can an agenda-driven small vocal minority with social media savvy derail a trillion-dollar industry?

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UAE: Modest swimwear for males

| 25/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Modest swimwear for males

The modest style industry has frequently been described as a potential minefield. But it invariably centres around females. So what about the guys?

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Morocco and Jakim recognition.

| 24/01/2015 | Reply
Morocco and Jakim recognition.

Moroccan Standards Institute (IMANOR) successfully completed the label recognition for Halal Morocco process by JAKIM Malaysia.

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UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

| 23/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called on the Welsh government to end talks with a halal meat provider over an approved non-stun slaughterhouse.

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UAE: Gulfood to share knowledge vital for food industry growth

| 22/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood to share knowledge vital for food industry growth

Government ministers, top level officials, international industry leaders and food business experts will come together in Dubai to continue global dialogue and knowledge exchange at a leading food and hospitality show.

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