Category: UK

UK: The first Sharia’h compliant crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube

| 27/01/2015 | Reply
UK: The first Sharia’h compliant crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube

Alchemiya Media has today received a certificate from leading Islamic scholars confirming that its crowdfunding campaign on CrowdCube is Sharia’h compliant. Crowdcube has confirmed that this is a first on their platform.

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UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

| 27/01/2015 | Reply
UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

KQF Halal Macon Rashers – strips of smoked beef or chicken that can be used in exactly the same ways as bacon.

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UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

| 23/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called on the Welsh government to end talks with a halal meat provider over an approved non-stun slaughterhouse.

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UK: HFF Launches Halal Compliance Training

| 21/01/2015 | Reply
UK: HFF Launches Halal Compliance Training

These courses are assured by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health with panel of an Islamic scholar experienced Food Scientist or a qualified auditor.

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UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

Wilf Lewis, Managing Director of Lewis Pies, said the products are proving extremely popular with second and third generation Muslims who may have a taste for authentic British food.

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UK: Halal and kosher food labelling: shoppers will be told how their meat has been killed – (maybe)

| 20/12/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal and kosher food labelling: shoppers will be told how their meat has been killed – (maybe)

George Eustice, an environment minister, has given the clearest signal yet that the Government will introduce compulsory labelling of halal or kosher products.

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People who innovate: Alchemiya founder Navid Akhtar

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
People who innovate: Alchemiya founder Navid Akhtar

Alchemiya founder, British journalist and documentary producer Navid Akhtar, speaks about how he grew tired of reporting on extremism and what he has learned from his own media project development.

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UK: Morrisons to trial first halal counter

| 01/12/2014 | Reply
UK: Morrisons to trial first halal counter

Morrisons will pilot its first-ever stand-alone halal meat concession at its re-fitted Preston North End store.

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Opinion: Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

| 18/11/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

“Shall I not inform you of a better act than fasting, alms and prayers? Making peace between one another: enmity and malice tear up heavenly rewards by the roots.”

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UK: Welcome to Hotel Sharia

| 15/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Welcome to Hotel Sharia

An exclusive hotel has banned alcohol and pork after being taken over by a Middle Eastern businessman who wants to run it ‘in accordance with Sharia law’.

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UK: Alchemiya – TV In Good Faith

| 14/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Alchemiya – TV In Good Faith

Tired of flipping through television channels and finding programs that are either dull and boring or morally degrading? – you may want to tune in to Alchemiya. It is a good, clean entertainment venue for the whole family.

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UK: NSA urges caution over stun labels

| 14/11/2014 | Reply
UK: NSA urges caution over stun labels

NEW MEAT labelling laws that would differentiate between animals that are stunned before slaughter and those that are not could have ‘unintended consequences’ on the UK lamb market.

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UK: Parliamentary Debate on Halal and Kosher (lamb, sheep and beef)

| 12/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary Debate on Halal and Kosher (lamb, sheep and beef)

For anyone who is interested, here is the full transcript of the parliamentary debate that took place on 5th November 2014. It is more interesting than one might think. Full transcript is available as pdf here

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UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

Alchemiya sets out as a new and unique online television channel that aims to “present the world’s best content about Muslim life”.

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UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

| 07/11/2014 | Reply
UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

Animal welfare campaigners in the House of Commons will not seek a vote to ban shechita in Britain, a leading MP has promised.

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UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

| 04/11/2014 | Reply
UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

Muslim representatives from the halal meat industry have hit out at today’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) debate, calling it ‘anti-Muslim’.

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UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

| 03/11/2014 | Reply
UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

A halal version of an iconic alcoholic drink made by a U.S.-based company is expected to hit supermarket shelves in the UK this December, the Independent reported this week.

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UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

The launch of first ever premium interactive digital magazine for halal-conscious diners, Halal Gems, is poised to make a huge mark on the luxury halal lifestyle industry.

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UK Meeting on Halal Travel

| 27/10/2014 | Reply
UK Meeting on Halal Travel

Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London Kensington, UK will be the venue for over 200 travel professionals from 40 countries to meet on November 2.

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UK: Blackburn food firm KQF scoops Business of Year award

| 03/10/2014 | Reply
UK: Blackburn food firm KQF scoops Business of Year award

Blackburn-based KQF was named Business of the Year at the Lloyds Banking Group English Asian Business Awards this week.

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