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UK: Government will not end non-stun slaughter despite pressure

| 26/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Government will not end non-stun slaughter despite pressure

According to the Government’s Food Standards Agency, the large majority of halal does come from animals which have been stunned.

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Japan’s halal food funds meet strong investor interest

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
Japan’s halal food funds meet strong investor interest

Japan, a country that is currently pursuing a foray into the global halal industry, is experiencing strong interest for the country’s first-ever halal fund.

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UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

The Government’s response to the petition stated that “there would be no ban on religious slaughter in the UK.” MPs voted simply to state that they had “considered the petition.”

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UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

The latest parliamentary debate on the future of shechita has seen MPs put forward robust defences of kosher and halal religious slaughtering practises.

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Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

Marketing agency Halal & Co. and the International Food Marketing Alliance, did the research based on a survey of 800 principal grocery shoppers in Halal households.

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UAE: High-level Japanese trade team visits UAE

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: High-level Japanese trade team visits UAE

The 65-member delegation expressed their keenness to know more about Halal economy and appreciated Al Islami’s efforts towards building a strong Halal economy in the region.

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UK: Animal welfare lobby accused of ‘wild-eyed obsession’ with religious slaughter

| 23/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Animal welfare lobby accused of ‘wild-eyed obsession’ with religious slaughter

Jewish and Muslim leaders accuse animal welfare lobbyists of campaigning against the non-stun religious slaughter of animals to the exclusion of almost all other welfare issues.

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Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

Lombok is at the centre of an Islamic tourism drive in Indonesia, which has the world’s biggest Muslim population and is hoping to boost the number of visitors.

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UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

The Muslim community in the UK has launched a campaign against active attempts to halt halal animal slaughter in the country.

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Australia: Rows over Halal and terrorism linkage

| 13/02/2015 | Reply
Australia: Rows over Halal and terrorism linkage

A defamation case unfolding in the New South Wales Supreme Court is set to bring Australia’s halal-food industry — or, more so, the anti-halal movement — into the limelight.

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Australia: Anti-halal campaigner sued over claims Islamic certification supports terrorism

| 11/02/2015 | Reply
Australia: Anti-halal campaigner sued over claims Islamic certification supports terrorism

Mohammed El-Mouelhy, the head of one of Australia’s largest certifiers, Halal Certification Authority, began proceedings in the New South Wales supreme court last month.

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USA: Federal Court Delays Both Trials in Iowa ‘Halal’ Beef Export Case

| 11/02/2015 | Reply
USA: Federal Court Delays Both Trials in Iowa ‘Halal’ Beef Export Case

The two trials are being delayed as government and defense attorneys agree trial preparation is too complex to move quickly.

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US halal poultry exports to MidEast expected to cross $400m

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
US halal poultry exports to MidEast expected to cross $400m

The US is rapidly becoming one of the world’s largest suppliers of halal poultry products, said the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council at Gulfood.

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UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

Despite industry efforts, food industry experts warn that not all products labelled and sold as halal in some Arab countries are, actually, halal.

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UK: It’s Not A Halal Meat Problem: New Video Of Animal Abuse

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
UK: It’s Not A Halal Meat Problem: New Video Of Animal Abuse

While three men can be seen slamming a live pig against a wall after shooting it by a bolt gun, a cow is shown hanging up by a leg, still mooing.

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GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

Halal food exporters from the GGC will be the next to fall in line with the UAE’s new global standard, a GCC official said yesterday.

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Ireland: Bord Bia calls for more Irish halal meat supply

| 09/02/2015 | Reply
Ireland: Bord Bia calls for more Irish halal meat supply

Irish trade mission Bord Bia says more meat processors in Ireland need to look to supplying halal meat to meet growing demand in the Middle East market.

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Global mark of quality for halal food begins with Australia and New Zealand exports to UAE

| 08/02/2015 | Reply
Global mark of quality for halal food begins with Australia and New Zealand exports to UAE

Halal food products from Australia and New Zealand are the first imports to be subject to the UAE’s new standards.

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Indonesia: Halal Certification a Bitter Pill for Pharma

| 06/02/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Certification a Bitter Pill for Pharma

Four months have passed since a law requiring all food and pharmaceutical products distributed in Indonesia to have halal certification was passed, but resistance to the new legislation remains strong.

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They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

| 06/02/2015 | Reply
They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

Booking a Halal meal on your next flight? The new European commission on counter-terrorism will be taking notice, and keeping records for 5 years.

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