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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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UK: Halal Labelling under the spotlight

| 30/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Labelling under the spotlight

Oli Haenlein examines the different arguments on how meat should be labelled, given slaughter and other welfare factors.

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UK: Consumers unfazed by halal meat, finds study

| 29/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Consumers unfazed by halal meat, finds study

The June 2014 study, which surveyed 2,000 British consumers, found that 52% were not concerned, and one third avoided Halal meat.

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UK: One Stop Halal opens 200,000 sq ft plant to tap growth in halal foods

| 25/07/2014 | Reply
UK:  One Stop Halal opens 200,000 sq ft plant to tap growth in halal foods

Steve Ewels, a former Tesco Ethnic foods buyer formed a joint venture with chilled Halal food brand Shazans last April.

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UK: Halal Food Authority recognised by JAKIM Malaysia

| 23/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority recognised by JAKIM Malaysia

Halal Food Authority has been confirmed as a recognised Halal Certification Body by the Halal Hub Division of JAKIM after a rigourous audit of their certification and audit procedures.

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Opinion: Insights from global Halal brand expert

| 21/07/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Insights from global Halal brand expert

An interview with Dr. Jonathan A.J. Wilson on he has established himself as one of the world’s leading brand experts on the halal industry.

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UK: Quran doesn’t ban stunning animals, insists imam

| 07/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Quran doesn’t ban stunning animals, insists imam

A prominent imam has reignited the debate about ritual slaughter by urging the government to ban halal killing unless animals have been stunned first.

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UK: Disgust at Halal meat in school meals

| 04/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Disgust at Halal meat in school meals

An investigation by The Argus found catering companies had been providing unlabelled halal meat to schools in Brighton and across the county.

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UK: Shazan Foods firm is set for growth

| 01/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Shazan Foods firm is set for growth

Shazans Foods has announced an equity investment and strategic supply partnership with Scotland-based One Stop Halal Ltd. Shazans will now enter into the chilled market.

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