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Halal Food – a growing industry in France

| 01/04/2010 | Reply
Halal Food – a growing industry in France

A clip from France 24 TV station, on their International news section. This is a 15-minute interview with Cedomir Nestorovic, Professor of Marketing at ESSEC Business School and Nawal Dehiri, Research Analyst with Solis. The discussion covers some interesting points from both economic and political perspectives. You can see it here… http://www.france24.com/en/20100330-food-industry-economy-halal-islam-france

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Kosher & Halal duo team up for win-win situation

| 31/03/2010 | Reply
Kosher & Halal duo team up for win-win situation

TEXT OF STORY KAI RYSSDAL: The second night of Passover begins at sundown this evening. Families are going to be gathering for their Seder — part meal, part ritual that recounts the Biblical story of the Jews’ exodus out of Egypt. Brisket is going to be on a lot of dining room tables. And in […]

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New analysis of UK Halal companies available

| 31/03/2010 | Reply
New analysis of UK Halal companies available

Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the “2010 Plimsoll Analysis – Halal Food – A comprehensive profile of 69 companies operating in the UK market” report to their offering. This edition of the Plimsoll Analysis is the most comprehensive review yet of the UK Halal Food industry. With the market due for a […]

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A Guide to Halal Food

| 30/03/2010 | Reply
A Guide to Halal Food

This is an interesting clip from HalalFood in the UK. They surveyed a sample of 1,000 Muslims in the UK to see their understanding of the definitions of Halal food, as well as consulting some ‘Ulema for their comments and opinions. Informative and nicely presented.

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Waiter, there’s a pig in my chicken!

| 14/03/2010 | Reply
Waiter, there’s a pig in my chicken!

A well presented and rather disturbing bit of investigative journalism about the added ingredients that may be in our chicken products. It is another example of where the interests of the Muslim community and the general public coincide for the common good.

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UK Halal meat ‘Farm to Fork’ video

| 09/03/2010 | Reply
UK Halal meat ‘Farm to Fork’ video

Commissioned by EBLEX, and produced by West Park Media, this project saw West Park Media film across the U.K. and in Spain; on farms, abattoirs and mosques, dealing with the subject of stunning animals in the Muslim religion. The finished film was given out to mosques across the country by EBLEX and in the process, changed English law regarding the stunning of animals.

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KFC increases their “Halal Trial” in UK to 74 outlets

| 09/03/2010 | Reply
KFC increases their “Halal Trial” in UK to 74 outlets

In response to consumer demand, and no doubt with an eye on the bottom line, KFC have increased the number of outlets around the UK offering a Halal menu to seventy-three locations. This is an interesting move, and one that will probably provoke a mixed response – not least because of the Halal Food Authority ruling that allows ‘stun-to-stun’ prior to slaughter, a view that not all consumers are happy with. The fact that KFC have made their position and their definitions of Halal very clear on their website is a commendable move that others would do well to emulate.

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Halal meat production on the move in China

| 08/03/2010 | Reply
Halal meat production on the move in China

A video clip about the increase in Halal meat production in the Ningxia region of China, home to a large indigenous Muslim population. Not only are they catering to local demand, they are also looking to enter global markets with their Halal meat products

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Halal Burgers? Another French Brouhaha Over Islam

| 25/02/2010 | Reply
Halal Burgers? Another French Brouhaha Over Islam

The latest brouhaha was sparked by René Vandierendonck, the socialist mayor of the northern city of Roubaix, who this month railed against his local Quick outlet over its Nov. 30 decision to remove bacon burgers from its menu and replace them with a version using halal beef and a slice of smoked turkey.

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Hubub over Halal in France

| 22/02/2010 | Reply
Hubub over Halal in France

The drama surrounding the Quick restaurant chain going Halal in a few of there outlets in areas with significant Muslim populations has flared into a real soap-opera. It speaks volumes about the issues surrounding the European identity crisis when the French start to defend American fast food as part of their own cultural identity. It was not that long ago that the Americans were refusing to refer to their fries as ‘french fries’! Who was it who said,”Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you who you are”?

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UK Muslim scholars reject mechanical slaughtering

| 18/02/2010 | Reply
UK Muslim scholars reject mechanical slaughtering

Muslim scholars have rejected calls for mechanical slaughtering in the UK halal meat industry, a survey commissioned by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) has revealed. UK scholars were asked a series of questions regarding the acceptance of mechanical slaughtering where, according to the HMC, 95% of the Ulama (Muslim legal scholars) did not accept “mechanical […]

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French fast food chain makes menus halal

| 17/02/2010 | Reply
French fast food chain makes menus halal

Quick, one of France’s most popular fast food chains, has taken pork off the menu at eight of its restaurants, turning them into halal-only outlets. The chain has replaced bacon with smoked halal turkey in restaurants in three branches in a Paris suburb, two in Marseille, and the remainder in Toulouse, Villeurbanne, near Lyon, and […]

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Sozo to tap on Malaysia halal stature for global export

| 30/01/2010 | Reply
Sozo to tap on Malaysia halal stature for global export

SHANDONG-BASED Sozo Global Ltd, a one-stop gourmet convenient food
specialist, is banking on tapping Malaysia’s halal food stature
on the world stage to penetrate the booming and lucrative global halal
food segment which boasts an annual worth of US$2 trillion. The group expects to use the halal
food hub to target the Middle Eastern markets over the longer term.

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Obama’s pick for food safety chief surprises consumer advocates

| 29/01/2010 | Reply
Obama’s pick for food safety chief surprises consumer advocates

Is it time for America to reassess its meat and poultry industry and consider a bit of wholesome and pure? The number of recalls, illnesses and deaths associated with contaminated
meats and poultry has remained steady since 2004, despite government
and industry pledges to make food safer. This month, Russia banned U.S.
imports of chicken out of concern about a chlorine wash American
producers are using to disinfect poultry.

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Walmart unveils new global sourcing strategy

| 29/01/2010 | Reply
Walmart unveils new global sourcing strategy

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. said Thursday it is reorganizing its global
sourcing structure to reduce costs, accelerate speed to market and
improve the quality of products.
The initiative is part of parent company Walmart’s new global
sourcing strategy, which includes creating global merchandising centers,
changing leadership and structure, and forming a strategic alliance
with global sourcing company Li & Fung.

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Prospects for Econonic Cooperation between Russia and Malaysia

| 29/01/2010 | Reply
Prospects for Econonic Cooperation between Russia and Malaysia

A working group from Russia of top executives from Islamic finance and Halal products & services, recently visited Malaysia looking for areas of cooperation with representatives from
Islamic business and finance in South-East Asia
. One of the topics discussed with Malaysia counterparts was the ‘KAZANHALAL
2010’ Exhibition to be held in the city of Kazan on the 27-29 June 2010, alongside the II Summit on International
Islamic Business and Finance.

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UK – Halal meat getting recognition at long last

| 28/01/2010 | Reply
UK – Halal meat getting recognition at long last

A research project has been commissioned by the newly-formed Halal
Steering Group, established by EBLEX with key industry figures to guide
work in the Halal sector and act as a forum for issues related to Halal
meat. It will cover the Muslim population growth in England, as
well as demand for Halal products, the supply chain and changing
consumption trends, and build on previous work done to form a complete
view of the Halal sector.

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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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"Halal" Beauty and the Cosmetics Industry

| 27/01/2010 | Reply
"Halal" Beauty and the Cosmetics Industry

In this article Amanda Foxon-Hill, a Cosmetic Chemist, gives her views with the help interviews organised by IslamOnLine.net on the new niche market developing on Halal Cosmetics. This is article clearly shows the importance these topics being discussed at the coming International Conference on Halal Cosmetics & Toiletries being held in Kuala Lumpur on the 13-14 April 2010.

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World’s largest airport commercial lounge opens in Hong Kong

| 26/01/2010 | Reply
World’s largest airport commercial lounge opens in Hong Kong

If you can’t afford to travel Business Class in the air perhaps you might like to pay to enjoy the luxury of a First Class lounge while waiting to board your Economy Class flight at the airport. The new commercial Travelers’ Lounge ‘pay-in lounge’ at Hong Kong International Airport is even offering Halal Food for its guests wanting pre-flight pampering.

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