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Arab world needs $144bn to meet food needs

| 10/05/2010 | Reply
Arab world needs $144bn to meet food needs

Arab countries need to invest $144 billion in agriculture between now and 2030 to meet the demand for food for their growing populations, said an Arab official. Food security became a major issue in the Arab world since 2008 when food prices soared in the global market. Arab states need to secure half of this […]

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New UK Motorway Prayer Facilities

| 06/05/2010 | Reply
New UK Motorway Prayer Facilities

There are two portacabins, complete with wudhu facilities, available for prayer for Muslim travellers. One on the M6 at Junction 10a, the other on the M1 at Junctions 11 & 12. Another bonus for the Halal traveller!

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Halal sector outperforming Dow Jones Titans…really?

| 30/04/2010 | Reply
Halal sector outperforming Dow Jones Titans…really?

Are you allocating assets to Halal Food sector?  Are you aware of how Halal food sector have performed over the past 12 months? If you want to find out how Halal companies are out-performing  the Dow Jones Titans, then you have to attend the IHMC 2010 in Brunei on 5th  June! Rushdi Siddiqui, Global Head […]

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Spain’s Instituto Halal participates in the US Summit

| 30/04/2010 | Reply
Spain’s Instituto Halal participates in the US Summit

Spain’s Instituto Halal has been invited to the United States to participate today, at the invitation of U.S. President Barak Obama, in the Government Summit on Economic and Social Entrepreneur of the Muslim World, to be attended by 115 companies from Muslim countries or Muslim-led non-Islamic countries. The general director of the Halal Institute, Isabel […]

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KFC Halal issue shows Halal is an identity issue

| 28/04/2010 | Reply
KFC Halal issue shows Halal is an identity issue

By Abdalhamid Evans, Founder, HalalFocus The extent to which the KFC Halal trial has stirred public interest, both online and in the streets shows how much of an issue this is…and how deep it goes. Naturally for the Muslims, eating Halal is an identity issue, especially for those of us who live in a predominantly […]

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Great Transition – Saudi Arabia Planting New Seeds

| 27/04/2010 | Reply
Great Transition – Saudi Arabia Planting New Seeds

Monday, 26 April 2010 16:07 Saudi Arabia’s agriculture sector is in a period of great transition. The government has identified five key segments to focus on as water conservation and use policies take a more prominent role in decision-making. With arable land scarce, the future for agriculture in the Kingdom is likely to involve international […]

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UK: Meat Packers United

| 24/04/2010 | Reply
UK: Meat Packers United

Scandalous working conditions in industrial chicken sheds have led to a revolution. The labour movement has come back to life in the UK poultry sector– and forced supermarkets to act.

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UK: 2 Sisters adds Storteboom to form £1bn business

| 23/04/2010 | Reply
UK: 2 Sisters adds Storteboom to form £1bn business

Birmingham-based processing company 2 Sisters is to buy the Dutch-based poultry business Storteboom Group. The acquisition of Storteboom adds six sites to the 2 Sisters Group, turning it into a £1 billion-plus turnover business.

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KFC’s UK ‘Halal Trial’ put on trial…and found guilty

| 18/04/2010 | 2 Replies
KFC’s UK ‘Halal Trial’ put on trial…and found guilty

by Abdalhamid Evans, Founder, HalalFocus In the UK, KFC’s now infamous ‘Halal Trial’ has taken a turn that may well prove to be a pivotal one in the shift of Halal into the mainstream. In any event, it has uncovered a series of misconceptions that can now be seen in a better light. KFC’s 80-plus […]

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BBC Radio Four: ‘The Food Programme’ looks at the Halal market in the UK

| 10/04/2010 | Reply
BBC Radio Four: ‘The Food Programme’ looks at the Halal market in the UK

BBC Radio’s ‘The Food Programme takes a serious look at the expanding Halal meat market in the UK, and goes into many of the key issues, such as stunning, and differences of interpretation, and includes a live visit to UK slaughter house to hear at first-hand what is involved.

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Video: Halal integrity issues in UK

| 10/04/2010 | 1 Reply
Video: Halal integrity issues in UK

Informative interviews with Lord Ahmad and David Taylor (RIP) about the issues surrounding Halal slaughter in the UK, conducted by Halal industry consultant Naved Syed.

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France’s wealthy young Muslims fuel boom in halal food

| 06/04/2010 | Reply
France’s wealthy young Muslims fuel boom in halal food

An affluent middle class of young Muslims is driving a boom in sales of halal products, including alcohol-free sparkling wine and Islam-approved foie gras in France. The new consumers, known as the beurgeois – a combination of bourgeois and beur, slang for a French person of North African descent – have spending power worth an […]

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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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