Category: EU

Turkey: TSE to begin Halal certification in Europe

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
Turkey: TSE to begin Halal certification in Europe

TSE will be cooperating with the Cologne-based Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), one of the largest Islamic organizations in Germany.

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Ireland: Irish seaweed brand Voya announces halal certification

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
Ireland:  Irish seaweed brand Voya announces halal certification

This certification will be especially welcome in the United Arab Emirates where Voya’s presence spans some of the world’s most luxurious spas.

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UK: NBA slams retailers after beef import rise

| 29/01/2014 | Reply
UK: NBA slams retailers after beef import rise

Polish imports have increased since last summer after the country’s ban on Halal slaughter caused surplus supplies to come into EU market.

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UAE: Scientist behind Lab Burger to speak at GFIA

| 14/01/2014 | Reply
UAE: Scientist behind Lab Burger to speak at GFIA

Dr Post and other world-leading experts in the fields of agricultural innovation and research will give their ‘Visions for an Agricultural Revolution’.

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EU: Evonik Industries Receives Halal Cert

| 17/12/2013 | Reply
EU: Evonik Industries Receives Halal Cert

The certification ensures that food and drinks, in addition to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, are permissible according to ritual Islamic regulations.

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European halal: A tale of diverging standards, foreign influence and religious fraction

| 01/11/2013 | Reply
European halal: A tale of diverging standards, foreign influence and religious fraction

A centralised standard for halal products in Europe is needed to combat the “really chaotic” current situation, according to a professor who has written extensively on the topic of halal regulation.

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Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

| 15/10/2013 | Reply
Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

Schools in southern Sweden have been serving halal chicken in their school cafeterias for four years, but some students’ parents only recently found out and were furious at the news.

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Turkey: TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

| 08/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  TSE to issue halal food certificates in Europe

The Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) announced on Sunday plans to begin issuing halal food certificates in Europe to address growing demands by Muslim-Turkish consumers in Europe.

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UAE: European Halal foods firm moves to Dubai

| 19/09/2013 | Reply
UAE: European Halal foods firm moves to Dubai

Dubai FDI, the foreign investment office in the Department of Economic Development (DED), along with the Austria Business Center has facilitated the successful establishment of a European Halal foods company in Dubai.

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EU: “One Halal – One Certification” – We create values on ANUGA 2013

| 04/09/2013 | Reply
EU: “One Halal – One Certification” – We create values on ANUGA 2013

The 2nd European Halal Conference will be held in Cologne in October within the frame of ANUGA 2013, the world’s leading fair for the retail trade and the food service and catering market.

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EU: Poland’s top court asked to rule on kosher, halal ban

| 04/09/2013 | Reply
EU: Poland’s top court asked to rule on kosher, halal ban

Leaders of both religious minorities in overwhelmingly Catholic Poland argue the ban violates their constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms.

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EU: Ritual Slaughter Continues in Krakow Despite Ban

| 16/08/2013 | Reply
EU:  Ritual Slaughter Continues in Krakow Despite Ban

The pressure to ban ritual slaughter in Poland has come largely from animal welfare groups, who have responded to a huge increase in the production of kosher and halal meat for export.

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EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

Meanwhile, Polish poultry producers are also considering taking legal action. At least a dozen companies in Poland had practised slaughter according to kosher and halal methods, prior to the ban.

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EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

The Commission included a study into informing consumers about animal stunning in its list of planned actions 2012-2015 animal welfare strategy.

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Germany: HALAL EXPO STUTTGART celebrates its premiere in 2014

| 18/07/2013 | Reply
Germany: HALAL EXPO STUTTGART celebrates its premiere in 2014

The new HALAL EXPO STUTTGART Messe Stuttgart is starting the first trade fair for Islamic products and services in the German-speaking world. The premie?re takes place from 25 to 27 May 2014.

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Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

| 17/07/2013 | Reply
Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

Poland’s agricultural minister, Stanislaw Kalemba said in Brussels, however, that the government would challenge the vote in parliament last Friday, upholding a decision by the Constitutional Court in December 2013.

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EU: Polish parliament rejects ritual animal slaughter

| 13/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Polish parliament rejects ritual animal slaughter

Poland’s parliament on Friday rejected the ritual slaughter of livestock for food, angering the Jewish community as well as farmers and exporters of meat towards Israel and Muslim countries.

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EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

Lawmakers will vote Friday on a government draft law that would reinstate religious slaughter provided it is done only in slaughterhouses and excludes certain forms of immobilizing the animal.

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Malaysia: Poland Hopes To Penetrate Malaysia’s Halal Industry

| 09/07/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Poland Hopes To Penetrate Malaysia’s Halal Industry

Poland hopes to cooperate with Malaysia to penetrate the country’s halal industry in line with the latter’s inspiration to become a halal hub in this region.

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Norway agency to report find of pork in halal food

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Norway agency to report find of pork in halal food

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said Friday it would file a police complaint against a food company after finding large quantities of pork in its halal-labeled products.

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