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Category: EU

Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

Has the doner kebab become a political issue in Europe? While the idea might seem humorous, this is a serious question.

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Spain: Grupo Norteños leads the export of Halal meat … thanks to McDonald’s

| 16/05/2019 | Reply
Spain: Grupo Norteños leads the export of Halal meat … thanks to McDonald’s

The Halal Institute, based in Córdoba, reports the boom in this market: Spanish slaughterhouses have gone from 28 authorized in 2010 to 86 in 2019.

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Opinion: Corporate West embraces Ramadan but culturally it’s a work in progress

| 06/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Corporate West embraces Ramadan but culturally it’s a work in progress

Business knows Muslims are a valuable part of the Western market. In this appreciation, it is well ahead of the rest of society.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina’s PM met with Delegation from Malaysia

| 20/04/2019 | Reply
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s PM met with Delegation from Malaysia

Minister Redzuan said Malaysia was interested in improving cooperation, especially in the fields of halal industry, agriculture, renewable energy and tourism sources.

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UAE: ECI partners with JIACC to promote trade and investment

| 17/04/2019 | Reply
UAE: ECI partners with JIACC to promote trade and investment

The partnership seeks to support the Halal industry as well as to strengthen the bilateral business and trade relations between the UAE and Italy.

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Malaysia: Halal Cluster Network with Halal clusters in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Spain

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Cluster Network with Halal clusters in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Spain

First MOUs signed for groundbreaking collaboration under the Halal Cluster Network with halal clusters in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Spain during MIHAS.

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Presenting “Fixing the Global Food Chain” to world leaders at prestigious Horasis Global Meeting

| 02/04/2019 | Reply
Presenting “Fixing the Global Food Chain” to world leaders at prestigious Horasis Global Meeting

The platform will allow OneAgrix’s Diana Sabrain to spotlight the untapped USD 2.55 trillion global Halal market’s potential to heads of state and business leaders.

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How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

| 22/03/2019 | Reply
How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

Food suppliers are making efforts to guarantee the provenance of their food themselves, using new tools such as blockchain technology and tracking supply chains to approach food fraud.

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French President Says Blockchain Could Put Europe at ‘Vanguard’ of Innovation

| 11/03/2019 | Reply
French President Says Blockchain Could Put Europe at ‘Vanguard’ of Innovation

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for increased use of data technologies such as blockchain in the EU to boost the agriculture industry and address concerns over food traceability.

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Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

| 11/03/2019 | Reply
Pestalotiopsis Microspora: The Mushroom That Eats Plastic

More precisely, Pestalotiopsis microspora consumes polyurethane, the key ingredient in plastic products, and converts it to organic matter.

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UAE: GFIA to showcase global agriculture innovations

| 08/03/2019 | Reply
UAE: GFIA to showcase global agriculture innovations

GFIA, a global authority on sustainable food production, will present leading-edge solutions that will shape the future of farming and food production in the UAE and around the world.

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EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

Meat from animals slaughtered without prior stunning, is not eligible for the EU-Bio-label for organic products.

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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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