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Ireland: Halal accreditation crucial to Cappoquin success

| 23/08/2012 | Reply
Ireland: Halal accreditation crucial to Cappoquin success

Judge Cooke said the retention of the halal processing accreditation through the company’s continued adherence to particular slaughter techniques laid down under Muslim law was crucially important for the success of the Examinership.

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Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

| 13/08/2012 | Reply
Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

As this demand grows, the need for reliable alternative sources to animal proteins from livestock is going to become vital. So what options does the food industry have when it comes to producing effective alternatives to meat products?

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Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

| 04/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

Packaging is an increasing source of Halal food contamination, according to Genetic ID Europe. This is due to the leaching of animal fat-based lubricants used in the production of some paper-based materials into packaged products.

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EU: Port of Zeebrugge receives Halal certificate

| 17/07/2012 | Reply
EU: Port of Zeebrugge receives Halal certificate

To ensure a halal treatment for food products, the port has initiated a specific halal procedure in cooperation with Zeebrugge Food Logistics to guarantee complete halal treatment for products in the logistical chain

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EU: Polish attorney general wants probe into halal, kosher slaughter

| 22/06/2012 | Reply
EU: Polish attorney general wants probe into halal, kosher slaughter

Polish Attorney General Andrzej Seremet has asked the Constitutional Tribunal to review whether halal and kosher ritual slaughter violates the country’s animal treatment laws.

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Dutch upper house rejects ban on ritual slaughter

| 19/06/2012 | Reply
Dutch upper house rejects ban on ritual slaughter

European Union regulations require animals to be stunned before slaughter but allow exceptions for ritual slaughter, which the European Court of Human Rights has ruled is a religious right.

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EU: Dutch groups agree on ritual animal slaughter reforms

| 05/06/2012 | Reply
EU: Dutch groups agree on ritual animal slaughter reforms

Dutch Agriculture Deputy Minister Henk Bleker signed an agreement with Dutch Muslim and Jewish religious leaders yesterday to make ritual slaughter more humane, including stunning animals after 40 seconds. The agreement comes into force today.

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EU: Animal welfare group slams EU organics verdict

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
EU: Animal welfare group slams EU organics verdict

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) has criticised the decision to recognise US organic food standards as equivalent to those in the EU. US organic standards are far lower than they are in the EU, and the use of antibiotics is permitted.

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EU: Poland – Kosher slaughter alive and well

| 21/05/2012 | Reply
EU: Poland – Kosher slaughter alive and well

Polish Agricultural Minister Marek Sawicki said that banning ritual slaughter would be contrary to the Polish Constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion. Under Polish law, animals must be stunned before slaughter; the only exception is ritual slaughter.

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EU: Avoid Misuse of Religious Exemptions to Stunning

| 16/05/2012 | Reply
EU: Avoid Misuse of Religious Exemptions to Stunning

Recommendations on ritual slaughtering have been published in 2011 and a study is ongoing to evaluate the opportunity for informing the consumer on this type of slaughtering.

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EU: Eurofragrance – Scenting Success in Halal

| 06/05/2012 | Reply
EU: Eurofragrance – Scenting Success in Halal

An IESE case study on Eurofragrance considers how organizations can profitably navigate the lucrative market for halal goods, and the challenges that this may present, particularly in relation to obtaining halal certification.

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European Union Calls on Packaging Industry to Help Limit Food Waste

| 26/04/2012 | Reply
European Union Calls on Packaging Industry to Help Limit Food Waste

Ninety million tons of food is wasted each year in the European Union. The UK-based Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) is working with major food packaging companies to develop new pack technologies that increase shelf life.

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EU: Some Germans Intolerant of Islamic Animal Slaughter

| 17/04/2012 | Reply
EU: Some Germans Intolerant of Islamic Animal Slaughter

How Germans slaughter the animals they eat is strictly regulated, more than in most EU countries. Today Germans are intolerant of the Halal slaughter tradition of its four million Muslims.

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EU: Officially Opened, WHFC Secretariat for Europe Regional

| 07/04/2012 | Reply
EU: Officially Opened, WHFC Secretariat for Europe Regional

The World Halal Food Council (WHFC) officially opened their office for Europe Regional, and their Executive Committee for Europe is located in The Netherlands. This has been done to facilitate the coordination of the implementation of halal standards that have been stipulated together with MUI and WHFC in Europe.

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Brunei: Belgium eyes tie-up in halal certification

| 04/04/2012 | Reply
Brunei: Belgium eyes tie-up in halal certification

A BUSINESS delegation from Belgium observed that Brunei, with its strategic location in Asean and known high quality ‘halal’ certification, has the potential to be the centre for halal certification for the region.

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Muxlim Debate A Great Reminder – Startups Far From Mainstream

| 01/04/2012 | Reply
Muxlim Debate A Great Reminder – Startups Far From Mainstream

“The company is not over. A re-launch with a new strategy is currently on the table, and I don’t think we should be celebrating the demise of any startup company prematurely when we all know that for example, Google changed it’s business model 3 times before finding the right one.”

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UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

| 25/03/2012 | Reply
UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

British ministers are seeking to change a law to ensure that meat slaughtered using Islamic, or halal, methods cannot be sold without proper labeling.

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EU: 5th Int’l Halal Food Conference opens in Belgium

| 25/03/2012 | Reply
EU: 5th Int’l Halal Food Conference opens in Belgium

Indonesian Ambassador to Brussels Arif Havas Oegroseno has opened the 5th International Halal Food Conference at Sheraton Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday. Government, business, private and public representatives discussed global halal (lawful according to Islam) standards, Information, Social, Cultural and Diplomatic Coordinator of the Indonesian Embassy in Brussels.

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EU: State-mosque relations in Europe, the other half of the story

| 19/02/2012 | Reply
EU: State-mosque relations in Europe, the other half of the story

Just over 1 percent of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims reside in Western Europe, yet this minority has had a disproportionate impact on religion and politics in its new home. Approximately one out of every 25 Western Europeans is Muslim.

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France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

The 10 per cent growth rate in the overall Halal market is clearly driven by the frozen products category. Savoury products alone total approx. €31 million (up 12 per cent). Frozen meats are one of the biggest contributors in terms of sales.

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