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UK: Companies must stop self certifying products Halal

| 22/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Companies must stop self certifying products Halal

This is one of the key issues that Muslims face in the UK, when companies do self certification thinking they have the right to actively mislead Muslim consumers.

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UK: Muslim Lifestyle Expo to debut this summer in Coventry

| 19/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Muslim Lifestyle Expo to debut this summer in Coventry

The Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2015 (MLE) will showcase more than 70 exhibitors from fashion, food and drink, travel, Islamic finance, creative arts and health and beauty.

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UK: Aldi apologises after selling pork products as ‘halal’

| 18/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Aldi apologises after selling pork products as ‘halal’

The supermarket chain Aldi has apologised after selling black pudding labelled as “halal” containing pork, forbidden for Muslims.

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UK: Aldi is found selling ‘halal’ Indian-style snacks that contained Pork

| 16/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Aldi is found selling ‘halal’ Indian-style snacks that contained Pork

The product, stocked by Aldi, made by Scottish company Punjab Pakora, contained traces of pork blood and skins – both forbidden in Islam.

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UK: HFA Seminar on Recent & Potential Development in the Halal Industry

| 09/05/2015 | Reply
UK:  HFA Seminar on Recent & Potential Development in the Halal Industry

Topics discussed spread over a broad spectrum of Halal issues, from Doubtful Food Additives to Halal Accreditation in the UAE.

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UK: HKScan launches Halal chicken products in UK

| 29/04/2015 | Reply
UK: HKScan launches Halal chicken products in UK

Sainsbury’s will be the first supermarket to list the Aafiyah brand of products. The range includes BBQ drumsticks, hot wings, thighs and Drumsticks. The products come re-prepared in foil trays they can be cooked in.

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UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

| 24/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

Ghanim International UK Limited believes in implementing gold standard methods and procedures to ensure the products they offer are of the highest standard.

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UK: HFA announce their Halal industry seminar in London

| 23/04/2015 | Reply
UK: HFA announce their Halal industry seminar in London

The seminar will focus on topical issues of animal welfare in the Halal industry, followed by Halal compliance, controls and accreditation globally.

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UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter

| 20/04/2015 | Reply
UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter

After backing down from plans to ban non-stun slaughter, UKIP’s new election manifesto supports continuation of the slaughter method.

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Opinion: Halal – know your market!

| 17/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal – know your market!

Why the issue of harmonising halal standards is complex and how the industry can learn from the New Zealand system.

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UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

Tariq Halal sell a large selection of halal meat products, ranging from fresh, frozen, offal, marinated and chilled.

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WHS: Harmonised Halal Standards Vital To Attract More Market Players

| 06/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Harmonised Halal Standards Vital To Attract More Market Players

“We are now moving into online entertainment, digital economy and modest fashion, creating an US$8 trillion market value,” Abdalhamid Evans said at the World Halal Summit.

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UK: Islamic fashion brand Aab to launch Dubai store

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
UK:  Islamic fashion brand Aab to launch Dubai store

Its UK launch saw over 2,000 shoppers attend, including modest clothing bloggers Dina Tokio, Ruba from Hijab Hills and Habiba Da Silva.

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UK: Heart patient of wrong ‘ethnic religion’ refused Halal meal

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Heart patient of wrong ‘ethnic religion’ refused Halal meal

Catering manager told patient in hospital who wanted to order from the Halal menu they wouldn’t let him have something from that menu, because he was the wrong religion.

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Alchemiya TV – ‘like Netflix for Muslims’

| 22/03/2015 | Reply
Alchemiya TV – ‘like Netflix for Muslims’

Alchemiya, a digital TV channel that has been compared to Netflix, aims to show Islamic culture at its best. Afghan skateboarding? A call-to-prayer contest? New Muslim channel has it all .

Alchemiya, an on-demand streaming platform that will provide a global home for Muslim documentaries, lifestyle programmes and feature films, is the brainchild of Navid Akhtar, a senior producer with more than 20 years of experience at the BBC and Channel 4.

Navid will be speaking about Alchemiya, and in particular his experience with crowdfunding at the World Halal Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 1-3 April

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UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

A man has admitted putting stickers on food in a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Greater Manchester saying “Beware halal is barbaric and funds terrorism.”

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Understanding Attitudes Towards Halal

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
Understanding Attitudes Towards Halal

Dr. Haseeb Shabir of Hull University presents his research findings at Eblex seminar on Halal. Dr Haseeb will also be presenting at the World Halal Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 2nd April.

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UK: Halal sheep demand offers UK farmers opportunities

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal sheep demand offers UK farmers opportunities

Eblex export manager Jean-Pierre Garnier told the levy board’s halal seminar how Britain produced 43% of Europe’s lamb, so was ready to feed the expanding Muslim population.

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UK: Rising Islamophobia ‘threat to UK tourism, investment’

| 13/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Rising Islamophobia ‘threat to UK tourism, investment’

An anti-Islamic mood has been spreading across Europe, with Muslim communities particularly wary following the attack in January on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.

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UK Government Rejects Call to Ban Religious Slaughter

| 11/03/2015 | Reply
UK Government Rejects Call to Ban Religious Slaughter

Amid increasing campaigns against Halal meat in the UK, the British government said it had “no intention” to ban the religious slaughtering of animals for Muslims and Jews.

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