Category: EU

EU: Slaughter ban harms halal butchery industry in Poland

| 24/06/2013 | Reply
EU: Slaughter ban harms halal butchery industry in Poland

Six months after the ritual slaughter of animals was banned by the country’s highest court, a fierce debate rages on both in and out of Parliament as critics of the ban, including Prime Minister Donald Tusk, push for it to be repealed.

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EU: Anuga 2013: A Taste of Global Innovations Set to Take Place October 5-9

| 16/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Anuga 2013: A Taste of Global Innovations Set to Take Place October 5-9

The leading trade fair for the global food industry takes place biennially in Cologne, Germany. This year’s show promises to be bigger and better than the 2011 show, which hosted more than 6,700 exhibitors from almost 100 countries.

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EU: Polish exports of meat for Jews, Muslims in limbo

| 16/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Polish exports of meat for Jews, Muslims in limbo

Millions of euros were being made exporting the halal and kosher meat to countries like Egypt, Iran and Israel, as well as to Muslim and Jewish markets inside Europe. The kosher and halal business had boomed until January, when the ban took effect.

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EU: Exhibition of Traditional Art of BIH at SAHAF 2013

| 07/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Exhibition of Traditional Art of BIH at SAHAF 2013

The Sarajevo Halal Forum SAHAF 2013 is an international forum and fair of the halal industry that will be held in Skenderija from 15-17 May 2013.

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EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

| 02/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

A Dutch businessman under investigation in a Europe-wide probe into a horse-for-beef food scandal on Thursday was given a suspended sentence and fined 50,000 euros for selling horsemeat as Islamic halal-slaughtered beef in France.

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EU: First Pecorino Toscano to be certified Halal

| 30/04/2013 | Reply
EU: First Pecorino Toscano to be certified Halal

The first pecorino cheese made in Tuscany to be certified Halal, made in accordance with Islamic food standards, is produced by the Caseificio Sociale Manciano.

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UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

Dubai: The Ministry of Environment and Water and Spain yesterday discussed ways to enhance cooperation, and facilitate trade between the UAE and the Iberian country.

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EU: Poland to reintroduce kosher, halal slaughter methods

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
EU: Poland to reintroduce kosher, halal slaughter methods

According to Prime Minister Donald Tusk, “the new regulations on the matter will however eliminate the most shocking methods of animal slaughter.” They will be working on “reducing the suffering of animals as much as is possible.”

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Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

| 11/04/2013 | Reply
Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

The agency did not disclose how much falsely marked meat had been sold or for how long it had been on the market. European countries have stepped up food controls in response to the recent food scandal.

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EU: Dutch uncover large-scale meat fraud

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch uncover large-scale meat fraud

Some 50,000 tonnes of meat supplied by two Dutch trading companies and sold as beef across Europe since January 2011 may have contained horsemeat. 132 companies in the Netherlands and some 370 more around Europe are affected.

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Belgium creates ‘Halal Club’ in Malaysia

| 30/03/2013 | Reply
Belgium creates ‘Halal Club’ in Malaysia

The Kuala lumpur-based Belgian Trade Commission is focusing the spotlight on one peculiar creation from Brussels in conjunction with the 10th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS 2013).

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EU gives ‘untimely’ OK to pork, poultry in fish feed

| 15/03/2013 | Reply
EU gives ‘untimely’ OK to pork, poultry in fish feed

The European Commission has reapproved the use of reconstituted animal protein for use in fish feed from June 2013, in a move declared “untimely” by French deputy minister for food Guillaume Garot.

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EU: Breathable nail polish a surprise hit with Muslims

| 01/03/2013 | Reply
EU: Breathable nail polish a surprise hit with Muslims

The Polish company and some Muslims say the polish is the first of its kind because it lets air and moisture pass through to the nail. A craze has built up around it with Muslim women in recent months after an Islamic scholar in the United States tested its permeability.

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EU: Horse and pork doner kebabs – not very Halal

| 27/02/2013 | Reply
EU: Horse and pork doner kebabs – not very Halal

The (supposedly) lamb sandwich has turned up with signs of horsemeat across Europe, but the twist in this case is that traces of pork were found as well, in a product that is popular among Muslims and advertised as Halal.

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Italy: World Halal Food Council Europe arrives in Italy

| 25/02/2013 | Reply
Italy: World Halal Food Council Europe arrives in Italy

The World Halal Food Council of Europe, will group top experts on foods Muslims are allowed to eat, to meet for the first time in Italy. The conference is scheduled to be in Milan on March 1-2. The meeting, was organized by the local chapter of the Halal International Authority.

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EU: EFSA meets stakeholders to discuss monitoring of animal welfare at slaughterhouses

| 18/02/2013 | Reply
EU: EFSA meets stakeholders to discuss monitoring of animal welfare at slaughterhouses

According to new EU legislation on animal welfare at slaughterhouses, business operators must carry out regular checks to ensure that animals do not present any signs of consciousness after stunning and before death.

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UAE: Golden Halal opportunity beckons at the heart of the Islamic World

| 17/02/2013 | Reply
UAE: Golden Halal opportunity beckons at the heart of the Islamic World

A book called Pig 05049 that proved pieces of one pig, the 05049 of the title, ended up in 185 separate products, from toothpaste to dough improver and desserts. Meindertsma’s book offers a lesson for everyone about how the processing of products has changed in the globalised world.

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Dutchmen in horsemeat scandal also sold ‘halal’ horse: report

| 14/02/2013 | Reply
Dutchmen in horsemeat scandal also sold ‘halal’ horse: report

In Brussels, EU ministers held crisis talks Wednesday to seek a rapid response to the growing food fraud scandal which French President Francois Hollande warned could seriously damage France’s frozen food sector.

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Production of Halal items a boost to Bosnia

| 13/02/2013 | Reply
Production of Halal items a boost to Bosnia

Bosnia and Herzegovina has become a regional leader in the production of Halal-certified products, and continued development of the sector is an important part of the country’s economy. There are 47 certified companies operating in BiH, and interest in Halal certification is high.

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South Africa: Muslim Judicial Council says no to EU Chicken

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Muslim Judicial Council says no to EU Chicken

Notice given to all European slaughterers by the EU last quarter for increased voltage stunning came into effect on 1 January and has particular significance for Muslim consumers given an increase in European imported “halal” products into South Africa seen recently.

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