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UK: Row over Halal meat at Larkswood Primary School in Chingford

| 23/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Row over Halal meat at Larkswood Primary School in Chingford

Management at Larkswood Primary in New Road, Chingford, will stop providing meat slaughtered using ‘standard’ methods and replace it with food which is prepared according to the rituals of Islam from mid-April.

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UK: Halal authority says contamination issue can be resolved

| 20/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal authority says contamination issue can be resolved

Industry needs to take more time and look more closely at the meat they are labelling as Halal. Muslims and the halal certification bodies to get it right and not the UK Government.

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UK: Sharia Halal Board on halal meat contamination

| 19/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Sharia Halal Board on halal meat contamination

The Board has said that it holds Westminster Council, the halal certifier and the halal food supplier liable. It further added that all Muslim families of the borough should be vigilant and should avoid any meat products until the matter is fully resolved.

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UK: Pork ‘halal meat’ scare: Meat pulled from schools’ menus

| 15/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork ‘halal meat’ scare: Meat pulled from schools’ menus

All meat is now off school menus in the central London borough where evidence of pork DNA was found in halal chicken sausages.

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EU gives ‘untimely’ OK to pork, poultry in fish feed

| 15/03/2013 | Reply
EU gives ‘untimely’ OK to pork, poultry in fish feed

The European Commission has reapproved the use of reconstituted animal protein for use in fish feed from June 2013, in a move declared “untimely” by French deputy minister for food Guillaume Garot.

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UK: Pork DNA in halal sausages at Westminster primary school

| 14/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork DNA in halal sausages at Westminster primary school

Tests on a sample from Burdett Coutts School revealed the presence of lamb and pork DNA in lean minced beef. The items have been removed from all school meals and the contractor was asked not to use its meat supplier.

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Canada: Canadian Halal Food Festival

| 13/03/2013 | Reply
Canada: Canadian Halal Food Festival

On June 1 and 2, 2013 Halal Food Festival Toronto, the first ever Canadian halal food festival, is coming to The International Centre located in the GTA, home to the largest concentration of Muslims in all of North America.

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USA: Halal Fests Making a Wave in America!

| 09/03/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal Fests Making a Wave in America!

Sameer’s Eats co-founders have decided to hold a Halal Food Tour across America starting in Los Angeles on April 13th; then to New York in June, Washington DC in August, Chicago in October, and Houston in December.

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South Africa: Halal expertise needed

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Halal expertise needed

Despite the shocking revelations made after two studies undertaken by the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Western Cape about the level of mislabeling in the SA meat industry, Muslim consumers are still not aware enough of how this impacts on their right to consume halal.

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Opinion: Food colouring, is it Halal and is it dangerous?

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Food colouring, is it Halal and is it dangerous?

Food company Sensient is offering Halal certified colours to the Middle Eastern market. Meanwhile in the US artificial colouring is used widely in products made by Kraft, Kellogg’s and even McDonald’s french fries with results now known to be associated with long term health problems.

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UK: Norfolk Halal abattoir investigated in BSE probe

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
UK:   Norfolk Halal abattoir investigated in BSE probe

A Norfolk abattoir has reassured the public there is no risk of infection from mad cow disease after beef quarters were sold containing bone that should have been removed.

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UK: MAT to Settle the Terms of Reference to the Community Inquiry

| 06/03/2013 | Reply
UK: MAT to Settle the Terms of Reference to the Community Inquiry

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal will be inviting all the stakeholders involved in the recent discovery of pork DNA contamination in the supply chain of a Northern Ireland company to a Community Inquiry.

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UK: Sharia Halal Board backs British meat

| 05/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Sharia Halal Board backs British meat

It stated it believed British meat is of “extremely high standard, supreme quality with rigorous hygiene standards” and that such a level “cannot be achieved or received anywhere else but the United Kingdom”.

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South Africa: Halal Butchers not Transparent

| 04/03/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Halal Butchers not Transparent

One local butcher told VOC the lack of transparency in the industry has been a problem of longstanding and goes so far that he would not trust 95% of what is sold by local Muslim butchers.

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UK: Lancashire halal meat query goes to the top

| 04/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Lancashire halal meat query goes to the top

THE Lancashire Council of Mosques has written to the country’s food boss Owen Paterson demanding he reveal the four county schools supplied with ‘halal’ beefburgers containing horsemeat.

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UK: Prison inmates sue Government over tainted Halal meat

| 01/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Prison inmates sue Government over tainted Halal meat

UK certifiers claim to be Halal regulators for the food industry, claiming that their organisations have been empowered by Defra and FSA. The following statement from Mr Geoff Webdale of the Defra Animal Welfare Core Team states this is not the case.

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EU: Breathable nail polish a surprise hit with Muslims

| 01/03/2013 | Reply
EU: Breathable nail polish a surprise hit with Muslims

The Polish company and some Muslims say the polish is the first of its kind because it lets air and moisture pass through to the nail. A craze has built up around it with Muslim women in recent months after an Islamic scholar in the United States tested its permeability.

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UK: HFA takes contamination very seriously

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
UK: HFA takes contamination very seriously

Halal Food Authority wants to reassure the Muslim community that no actual contaminated halal meals were served to Muslim inmates, and the alleged contaminated meals were never destined for the general Muslim consumers.

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Opinion: Horsemeat scandal companies can learn from Halal

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Horsemeat scandal companies can learn from Halal

The horsemeat scandal has raised significant consumer questions: what is in the food we eat, how can we be sure it’s properly labelled, and most importantly, who can we trust? For Muslim consumers who wish to observe halal food halal certification from a trusted authority is vital.

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India: Halal India wins Quality Excellence Award

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
India: Halal India wins Quality Excellence Award

Halal India has won the ‘Quality Excellence Award For Best Customer Service Result-2013’ at the National Quality Excellence awards-2013 held by the Stars of the Industry Group.

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