Category: UK

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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UK: Collaboration of Halal Assure-IP and Romer Labs to provide Halal Assurance

| 18/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Collaboration of Halal Assure-IP and Romer Labs to provide Halal Assurance

The key challenge is to make sure the Halal Integrity is not compromised at any stage of the supply chain.

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UK: British Vets appalled by Halal Authority Board letter

| 18/08/2014 | Reply
UK: British Vets appalled by Halal Authority Board letter

The non stun slaughter debate between the BVA and HAB has intensified, with the BVA saying it is appalled by the suggestions made in the HAB open letter.

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UK: Faith groups criticise campaign

| 16/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Faith groups criticise campaign

MUSLIM and Jewish communities in Scotland have hit out at a campaign set up by vets which calls for all animals to be stunned before slaughter to avert suffering.

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UK: Halal body condemns BVA ‘attacks’ over non-stun slaughter

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal body condemns BVA ‘attacks’ over non-stun slaughter

Halal Authority Board’s response to the BVA president Robin Hargreaves’ appeals to UK party leaders to end non-stun slaughter.

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Islam Channel screens ‘Islamic Economy’ documentary

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Islam Channel screens ‘Islamic Economy’ documentary

Great documentary on the Islamic Economy covering food, finance, fashion, travel, personal care and more. It has a particular focus on the UK scene, but also gives a good picture of the global market.

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UK: Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders

| 09/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders

However, an exemption in UK law allows animals to be slaughtered without stunning for certain religious communities.

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UK: Parliamentary group calls for more halal labelling research

| 05/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary group calls for more halal labelling research

An all party parliamentary group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a report calling for more research into labelling of halal products.

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Opinion: Eating your ethics: Halal meat

| 02/08/2014 | 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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