Category: EU

Opinion: Bosnia aims to become European centre of halal produce and services

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Bosnia aims to become European centre of halal produce and services

Agency for Halal Quality Certification show that halal-certified products are exported mainly to other countries in the Balkan region with significant Muslim communities.

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EU: Animal-Rights Group Stumbles in Halal Meat Labeling Spat

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
EU: Animal-Rights Group Stumbles in Halal Meat Labeling Spat

Halal beef from cows that are not stunned prior to slaughter can still be marketed with an “organic farming” label, an EU magistrate determined.

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EU judge to hand down opinion in organic halal labelling case

| 19/09/2018 | Reply
EU judge to hand down opinion in organic halal labelling case

An EU judge, the advocate general, will on 20 September hand down an opinion on this case brought by an animal rights group.

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Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry?

| 10/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry?

The intention is to provide transparency and reliability, whilst aiming to boost the sector’s presence in the international market, in turn benefiting producers worldwide.

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Brazil’s BRF confirms 16 plants will go in restructuring exercise

| 04/07/2018 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF confirms 16 plants will go in restructuring exercise

Restructuring exercise to focus activities on its core markets in Brazil, Asia and “halal” countries as it seeks to increase its capital structure and reduce leverage.

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Qatar approves Irish meat for import

| 04/07/2018 | Reply
Qatar approves Irish meat for import

Qatar has opened its borders for Irish beef, sheep meat and poultry, opening another export market for our agri-food exporters.

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EU top court upholds Belgian limits on halal slaughter

| 29/05/2018 | Reply
EU top court upholds Belgian limits on halal slaughter

Europe’s top court on Tuesday said halal slaughter is only allowed in licensed slaughterhouses.

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UK: Fourth HFA Halal Industry Conference (HHIC) 2018

| 11/05/2018 | Reply
UK: Fourth HFA Halal Industry Conference (HHIC) 2018

The conference drew attendees from UK, Europe, Middle-East and Far-East including representatives from mainstream global food brands.

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Italy: Italian-Arab Bourse: ‘halal certificates good for business’

| 05/05/2018 | Reply
Italy: Italian-Arab Bourse: ‘halal certificates good for business’

How certifying products as ‘halal’ can be good for business was discussed with the head of the WHAD-World Halal Development, Annamaria Aisha Tiozzo.

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Spain: Halal industry, protagonist in Alimentaria 2018

| 18/04/2018 | Reply
Spain: Halal industry, protagonist in Alimentaria 2018

One of the novelties of Alimentaria is the expansion of the sample and activities related to the halal industry, called Expo Halal Alimentaria.

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Spain: Alimentaria promotes Halal products in Barcelona

| 14/04/2018 | Reply
Spain: Alimentaria promotes Halal products in Barcelona

With the exhibition, Halal food will be the main feature of the 2nd International Halal Congress, including the CEO of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology.

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Opinion: Europe’s top ports snub Halal business citing weak demand

| 27/03/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Europe’s top ports snub Halal business citing weak demand

Port of Antwerp, Port of Hamburg, Port of Rotterdam, Bremen and Bremerhaven ports and Port of Zeebruggee were are in agreement with this decision.

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Expo Halal Spain and Alimentaria join in 2018 in one of the largest tradeshow worldwide

| 12/03/2018 | Reply
Expo Halal Spain and Alimentaria join in 2018 in one of the largest tradeshow worldwide

Expo Halal Alimentaria helps to position Spain in a global market with a strong potential for the Halal industry, seeking its sustainable development and helping to strengthen its history and culture.

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Spain: Expo Halal Spain joins Alimentaria Halal 2018 in Barcelona

| 20/02/2018 | Reply
Spain: Expo Halal Spain joins Alimentaria Halal 2018 in Barcelona

The 3rd edition of Expo Halal Spain 2018 will be combining with Halal at Alimentaria 2018 to be held in Gran Via Venue, Barcelona from 16th to 19th of April 2018.

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Opinion: It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

| 02/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

“Ban halal and kosher meat in the UK.” This is the demand of an online petition signed by more than 88,000 people doing the rounds on social media.

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EU: DSM receives halal certification for the majority of its personal care products

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
EU: DSM receives halal certification for the majority of its personal care products

DSM’s Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients business unit today announces that following audits at its production sites in Vouvry and Aesch, over half its personal care portfolio is now certified as halal.

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UK: Halal meat could be labelled with method of slaughter after Brexit

| 02/01/2018 | Reply
UK: Halal meat could be labelled with method of slaughter after Brexit

“We fully support the labelling or meat, and even to make that distinction between stunned meat and unstunned meat. But it’s important that all meats are labelled accurately,” Muslim Council of Britain.

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EU: European Halal Expo – June 2018

| 29/12/2017 | Reply
EU: European Halal Expo – June 2018

European Halal Expo is, together with VIVEurope and GFIA, one of the fairs that together present the first International Week for Smart Food Production to a world audience.

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Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

2017 has seen some landmark vegan products launched by major brands: McDonalds released a vegan burger, Pizza Hut launched a vegan pizza, and Asda began stocking vegan mince pies.

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Poland: Poultry producer launches exports to UK

| 15/12/2017 | Reply
Poland: Poultry producer launches exports to UK

“Imposing a ban on non-stun slaughter could generate losses for both meat processors and breeders,” Zarzycki said. “We export such meat to France, Lebanon and Germany, and we also sell it in Poland.?”

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