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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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Test on halal meat undermines the reasons for ritual slaughter

| 30/09/2014 | Reply
Test on halal meat undermines the reasons for ritual slaughter

HALAL and kosher meat has been placed under the microscope to undermine one of the key arguments for religious slaughter.

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UK: Muslim family sends children to school with ‘Halal only’ sign

| 25/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Muslim family sends children to school with ‘Halal only’ sign

A MUSLIM family have sent their children to school with “Halal only” signs taped to their chests as a protest about the school serving their daughter non-Halal food.

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Opinion: Eating your ethics – Halal meat

| 23/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Eating your ethics – Halal meat

The issue of animal welfare is an important one, but it is equally important that concern for these issues extends beyond just the method of slaughter.

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UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

A multi-million pound halal factory and business hub in the Humber has moved a step closer with the signing of a deal between East Yorkshire and Malaysia.

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UK: Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK:  Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

Birmingham Trading Standards swooped on JKY Food Solutions in Bissell Street, Highgate, in July 2012 as part of Operation Swordfish, a city-wide investigation.

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UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

| 09/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

It is a principle of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), that sheep for Qurbani should be healthy and have the build and maturity of the minimum of a 1 year old animal.

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UK: Crackdown on fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims

| 06/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Crackdown on fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims

Consumer watchdogs in Birmingham are spearheading a nationwide probe in a bid to stop fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims.

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UK: College responds to Halal meat controversy

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
UK: College responds to Halal meat controversy

A college spokeswoman said controversy erupted after an unnamed student emailed a newspaper, but added: “There has been no ‘row’ or ‘outrage’ and this story.”

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Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

The animal must be healthy so the Muslim workers are trained to identify diseases that would render the animal unclean.

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UK: Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

| 28/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

An All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a Report which calls for more research into the religious slaughter of animals.

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UK: Religious slaughter needs more study, say MPs

| 27/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Religious slaughter needs more study, say MPs

A parliamentary committee has called for further research into recoverable stunning methods that could be acceptable to some halal meat consumers’.

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