Category: EU

UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

| 21/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

Brexit is also not expected to impact the exception for halal and kosher slaughter that is permitted in the EU because UK has its own laws to deal with this.

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Italy: Food Innovation Group Future Food Secures Additional Funding

| 13/02/2019 | Reply
Italy: Food Innovation Group Future Food Secures Additional Funding

With a philanthropic core, Future Food provides education, supports research projects and feeds innovative initiatives that positively impact the health of humans and the planet.

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Ireland ‘leads the world in Islamic values as Muslim states lag’

| 21/01/2019 | Reply
Ireland ‘leads the world in Islamic values as Muslim states lag’

The first Muslim-majority nation is Malaysia ranking at 33, while the only other state in the top 50 is Kuwait at 48.

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Belgium’s non-stun slaughter decision shows a ban is possible in law

| 14/01/2019 | Reply
Belgium’s non-stun slaughter decision shows a ban is possible in law

BVA would like to see all animals stunned before slaughter and this call has received widespread support from the veterinary profession and general public.

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Is Stunning an Animal Before Slaughter More Humane?

| 11/01/2019 | Reply
Is Stunning an Animal Before Slaughter More Humane?

At issue is whether to allow religious exemptions to European Union rules that state animals must be knocked out before they are slaughtered, which supporters say is more humane.

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What is halal and kosher meat and why is it banned in parts of Belgium?

| 08/01/2019 | Reply
What is halal and kosher meat and why is it banned in parts of Belgium?

Now might be the perfect time to learn what halal and kosher food practices actually entail, if you aren’t already aware.

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Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

| 07/01/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Certification for Global Markets

An overview on Halal standards, certification and accreditation since 2010. 2019 will be seeing the growth in accreditation and hopefully also harmonisation of standards in various regions.

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Law banning kosher and halal slaughter becomes effective in Belgium

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Law banning kosher and halal slaughter becomes effective in Belgium

Belgium has now joined Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland in banning the slaughter of animals before they have been stunned.

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UK: Euro Quality Lambs wins Best British Meat Distributors 2018 – Midlands

| 07/12/2018 | Reply
UK: Euro Quality Lambs wins Best British Meat Distributors 2018 – Midlands

‘We celebrated our 25th anniversary recently which provided an opportunity to take stock with our colleagues of how far we have come and what we have achieved.’ Rizvan Khalid, Managing Director, Euro Quality Lambs

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Opinion: Handling religious slaughter with care

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Handling religious slaughter with care

Some view the religious throat cut’s resultant bleed out in a negative light; most scientists have concluded that when done properly, the process is not painful to the animal.

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Spain: Junta Islámica and SMIIC sign a Cooperation Agreement

| 28/11/2018 | Reply
Spain: Junta Islámica and SMIIC sign a Cooperation Agreement

Junta Islámica becomes one of the two Islamic Religious Communities in the world that have an agreement of these characteristics with SMIIC.

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The global halal trade: Is Belgium the next frontier for Pakistani exports?

| 19/11/2018 | Reply
The global halal trade: Is Belgium the next frontier for Pakistani exports?

“Pakistan is ideally located on this new Halal Silk Road. The overarching objective is to optimize access to the global halal market.”

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Italy: Amanah Halal Research Centre Organizes 2nd Global Halal Forum 2018

| 13/11/2018 | Reply
Italy: Amanah Halal Research Centre Organizes 2nd Global Halal Forum 2018

Italy has around 3 million Muslim population (4% of total population) and it also exports a substantial portion of Halal cosmetics and modest fashion to OIC countries”.

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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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