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UK: Religious slaughter meat should be labelled?

| 01/04/2011 | 1 Reply
UK: Religious slaughter meat should be labelled?

Jim Paice, the food and farming minister, has told the Daily Telegraph that he would like to introduce a labelling system that allows consumers to see whether meat has been stunned or not before it has been slaughtered.

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UK: The truth about your supermarket loaf

| 31/03/2011 | Reply
UK: The truth about your supermarket loaf

European law is to change, and retailers will be soon forced to reveal all foods that have been previously frozen. Top of the list is the lovely ‘fresh baked’ bread that we love to smell as we walk past the bakery section in the supermarket. Sorry, but most of it has just gone straight from the freezer to the oven.

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Denmark: We eat Halal meat without knowing it

| 21/03/2011 | Reply
Denmark: We eat Halal meat without knowing it

A vast majority of all Danish slaughter chickens – 99 percent – are butchered using the stunned halal method, with the majority being exported.

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EU: Bovines to receive digital ID

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
EU: Bovines to receive digital ID

The European Commission is working on a proposal to introduce electronic identification in bovine animals, as the traceability of animals and animal products across Europe plays an important role in protecting both animal and consumer health.

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EU: Holland Moves To Ban All Ritual Slaughter, Unless Animal Is First Stunned

| 23/02/2011 | Reply
EU: Holland Moves To Ban All Ritual Slaughter, Unless Animal Is First Stunned

The Dutch parliament has begun legislation proceedings that will ultimately ban Jewish slaughter on the grounds that it causes undue suffering to animals and constitutes abuse of them. If the law is passed, Holland will become the first country to ban Jewish slaughter since the EU was formed. The Dutch parliament has begun legislation proceedings […]

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New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

| 26/12/2010 | 2 Replies
New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

New move would require halal and kosher meat producers to state on their packaging that animals were not stunned before slaughter, as required by EU rules, a move that has angered the Jewish and Muslim communities.

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UK: Kosher bosses welcome EU labelling decision

| 10/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Kosher bosses welcome EU labelling decision

The kosher body has said it is pleased that a European Council meeting where a new draft of the food information regulation was agreed, did not include Amendment 205, which would have required that all meat and meat products slaughtered by kosher and halal methods to be pejoratively labelled.

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World Halal Forum Europe approves EU’s rejection of Amendment 205

| 08/12/2010 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe approves EU’s rejection of Amendment 205

Amendment 205, which proposed that meat from non-stunned Kosher and Halal slaughter be labelled in a negative manner was omitted by the EU legislators at their recent council meeting on labelling on 6th December 2010.

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EU: European Council agrees on new labeling rules for food

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
EU: European Council agrees on new labeling rules for food

The version of the regulation that the Council has sent back to the European Parliament for their consideration does not include Amendment 205 the clause which would have required that all meat and meat products slaughtered by the shechita/Halal method be pejoratively labeled.

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UK: A Cautious Welcome from Shechita UK to EU Council’s Rejection of 205

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
UK: A Cautious Welcome from Shechita UK to EU Council’s Rejection of 205

Shechita UK has welcomed the outcome of Tuesday’s European Council meeting, where a new draft of the food information regulation was agreed. The version of the regulation that the Council has sent back to the European Parliament for their consideration does not include Amendment 205 the clause which would have required that all meat and meat products slaughtered by the shechita method be pejoratively labeled.

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EU: Clerics call for religious freedom in Europe

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
EU: Clerics call for religious freedom in Europe

Fifty clerics from Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States petitioned Van Rompuy to protect their freedom of religion at a time when some right-populist parties are calling for bans to certain non-Christian religious practices, including circumcision for minors and kosher and halal butchering of meat.

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EU: A European Standard on halal food?

| 28/11/2010 | Reply
EU: A European Standard on halal food?

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) set up a Working Group to analyse the feasibility of a European Standard on halal food.

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UK: World Halal Forum Europe Deemed a Success by Speakers and Delegates

| 16/11/2010 | Reply
UK: World Halal Forum Europe Deemed a Success by Speakers and Delegates

The forum, UK’s first major halal industry event to date, was set amidst controversial debates on Halal currently taking place in the UK. It was timely as it offered a highly focused platform for industry players, decision makers, and scholars alike to gather under one roof to discuss and deliberate issues and opportunities unique to the European sector and draw their own resolutions.

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Halal in Europe – the European Complex

| 03/11/2010 | Reply
Halal in Europe – the European Complex

A series of recent events relating to the Halal market in Europe all point to the fact that the Halal sector is really starting to come of age. Along with the opportunities that accompany any coming of age, there are also the inevitable responsibilities to be shouldered and dilemmas to be resolved. The European picture is complex. There are distinct nation states with their own national issues, their own Muslim communities, their own market interests and their own geo-political dynamics.

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Religious Slaughter in Europe : Consumer Deception and DialRel’s Failure

| 28/10/2010 | 2 Replies
Religious Slaughter in Europe : Consumer Deception and DialRel’s Failure

The industrialization of farming and slaughter of animals has led to the emergence of new forms of abuse against food animals. From birth until slaughter, the animal is often seen as a source of raw materials. And when we read the governmental animal welfare regulations or hear the claims of certain institutionalized animal protection organizations, we wonder why animals are at times poorly treated by those who are supposedly responsible for them.

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UK: EU-funded DialRel Report on Religious Slaughter now available

| 26/10/2010 | 2 Replies
UK: EU-funded DialRel Report on Religious Slaughter now available

The Dialrel project (Encouraging Dialogue On Issues of Religious Slaughter) has completed its 50-page report entitled “Improving Animal Welfare during Religious Slaughter”. The report, which included an appendix with comments from both Kosher and Halal organisations, can be downloaded in full.

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Forum to shape future of western Halal markets

| 18/10/2010 | Reply
Forum to shape future of western Halal markets

Senior Halal industry stakeholders and key decision-makers are gathering in London in November to chart the future development of the Halal food market in the UK and Europe.

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EU: Düsseldorf Halal Conference Resolves to Protect Halal in Europe

| 17/09/2010 | Reply
EU: Düsseldorf Halal Conference Resolves to Protect Halal in Europe

The European Halal Conference ended with a series of resolutions to take specific steps to try and protect Halal – both in its legal status and its practice of sacrifical slaughter – within Europe.

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France: 57% of Muslims Regularly Buy Halal

| 28/01/2010 | Reply
France: 57% of Muslims Regularly Buy Halal

In religious matters, supply creates demand. 
Since they can easily buy ritually slaughtered meat, Muslims are eating
more every day.  Close to 60% routinely buy Muslim meat, according to a
new survey conducted by Ifop.  Another 15% said they do so ‘most of the
time’.  In total, three quarters of the sample, representative of
Muslims living in France, whether foreigners or French, say they eat
halal meat.

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Baking Swiss Treats Amid Acid Debate

| 26/01/2010 | Reply
Baking Swiss Treats Amid Acid Debate

As incomes rise in the Islamic world and Muslims migrate increasingly
to Europe and the United States, Wangen’s halal production is part of a
thrust by Nestlé to carve a niche in the global market for halal
products, including coffee, baked goods, breakfast cereals and baby
food. Halal products now account for $5 billion of Nestlé’s global
sales. But while Switzerland benefits from factories like this one selling
its products to Muslim customers in many countries, it appears the Swiss
are adamantly opposed to the construction of more minarets like the one
down the street.

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