Category: EU

Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

| 09/08/2016 | Reply
Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

The UK now carries out more halal slaughter than the rest of Europe. Most of us eat Halal meat unwittingly on a daily basis without being labelled as such.

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Opinion: Halal makeup becoming popular in industry

| 21/05/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Halal makeup becoming popular in industry

“The fact that halal products can be traced back through the entire value chain is important for them in terms of quality assurance,” German chemicals giant BASF said in a recent news release.

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EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

| 12/05/2016 | Reply
EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

Research group Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent halal food market in Europe 2016-2020 report.

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UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

Animal welfare minister George Eustice warned under current EU rules, the Government is powerless to stop livestock being forced to endure long journeys before being slaughtered overseas.

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Opinion: Halal make-up gaining ground in cosmetics industry

| 17/04/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Halal make-up gaining ground in cosmetics industry

The industry worth around US$20 billion in 2014 is expected to double by 2019, when it will represent 6 per cent of the global cosmetics market.

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Planned halal slaughterhouse in Finland – 10,000 sheep a year

| 06/04/2016 | Reply
Planned halal slaughterhouse in Finland – 10,000 sheep a year

A Halal slaughterhouse was born of need, as the demand for halal meat in Finland has increased due to immigration of Muslims.

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Swiss firms look to profit from halal market

| 25/03/2016 | Reply
Swiss firms look to profit from halal market

A number of big Swiss and European firms are already active in this market, such as Merck, Nespresso, Givaudan, Emmi, Firmenich, Stella, DSM and Lindt.

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Croatia to host 3rd Global Halal Congress in November

| 02/03/2016 | Reply
Croatia to host 3rd Global Halal Congress in November

Mufti Aziz Hasanovic, said the three-day congress would take place in the year marking the centenary of the recognition of Islam in Croatia.

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Holland to ban export of Halal meat

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
Holland to ban export of Halal meat

The Dutch government said it plans to limit ritual slaughter through new measures, including a ban on the export of kosher and halal meat.

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EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

| 16/02/2016 | Reply
EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

Several Muslim organisations are bringing legal proceedings against the Flemish Animal Welfare Minister, Ben Weyts.

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Hungary: Gallicoop doubles production of halal meat

| 05/02/2016 | Reply
Hungary: Gallicoop doubles production of halal meat

Hungarian poultry processor Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó, based in Szarvas, southeastern Hungary, increased its output of halal products by 116% to almost 500 tons in 2015.

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EU: 7th HFCE International Halal Food Conference

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
EU: 7th HFCE International Halal Food Conference

The HFCE conference will focus on Halal emerging markets and provide a platform for discussion between industry, certifying bodies and government representatives.

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EU: Introducing the ‘European Halal Initiative’

| 01/02/2016 | Reply
EU: Introducing the ‘European Halal Initiative’

The European Halal Initiative is open for representatives of muslim organisations and prominent muslim individuals from Europe.

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Bosnia &Herzegovina Halal products and services

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
Bosnia &Herzegovina Halal products and services

The Halal Industry in Bosnia & Herzegovina employs 8,000 People and achieves Income of 1.5 billion BAM.

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UK: Bassetts Mint Favourites now contains porcine gelatine

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Bassetts Mint Favourites now contains porcine gelatine

Mondelez International will be adding a mint chew, containing porcine gelatine, to its Bassetts Mint Favourites which will be landing in store this month.

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Latvia boosted by halal meat exports

| 08/01/2016 | Reply
Latvia boosted by halal meat exports

Last year they exported 420t of religiously slaughtered beef. 50t to Egypt, 100t Lebanon and the rest to the EU.

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Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

| 18/12/2015 | Reply
Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

Rychla Dansk Folkeparti worries Islamic rules are taking up too much space in the Danish society If you are buying a Danish duck from a supermarket this Christmas, chances are it was slaughtered the halal way, reports Jyllands-Posten. Dansk And, the only industrial duck slaughterhouse in Denmark, uses this religious method to minimise the animals’ […]

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Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

Austrian supermarket chain Spar will stop selling Halal meat after only two weeks because the test sale caused a storm of outraged online comments.

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EU: Evonik obtains new Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

| 14/11/2015 | Reply
EU: Evonik obtains new Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

Evonik announces that a number of its silicone-based products for personal care are, for the first time, complying with Halal requirements.

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Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

Intensification of demand is the main driver of market growth. 19 to 34 year olds in particular have raised the turnover.

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