Category: UK

UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

HFA said that GIMDES efforts to increase cooperation between Halal certification bodies are appreciated and supported by HFA.

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UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

| 15/03/2014 | Reply
UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

Certification companies Longbridge Veterinary Services and Assure-IP have formed a joint venture with the aim of increasing the volume of meat and dairy exports.

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UK: New Halal range of products launches at Morrisons

| 12/03/2014 | Reply
UK: New Halal range of products launches at Morrisons

With doubt about the authenticity of the Halal label recently in the media, Simply Halal is uniquely offering consumers full traceability from farm to fork.

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UK: Why Religious Slaughter Must Stay

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Why Religious Slaughter Must Stay

Muslims are instructed to eat meat that is “halal and tayyib (pure)”. This means the animals must be cared for well, fed natural foods, be treated with kindness. In fact, Islam set down what we would now term as “animal rights” some 1,500 years ago.

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UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

| 10/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

It is deeply troubling that the BVA has chosen to focus its attention on religious slaughter rather than other, far more pressing animal welfare issues.

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UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

| 06/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

He called on Muslims and Jews to allow the livestock to be stunned unconscious before they are killed, or introduce labeling of non stun.

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UK: Amazon set to expand fresh online sales

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Amazon set to expand fresh online sales

Online retail giant Amazon is poised to deliver “a fresh approach” to the UK grocery market, with online sales of fresh, chilled, frozen and ambient food products delivered direct to customers, predicted Charles Wilson, Booker chief executive.

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UK: New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK:  New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

Following the withdrawal of Halal burgers last year a new board will review standards and practices for buying food in schools and other institutions.

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UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

Cargill Meats Europe, a major supplier of halal meat in the UK and overseas, conducted a halal recovery trial in Spain on 8 January 2014.

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UK: Declaration on Machine Slaughter of poultry

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Declaration on Machine Slaughter of poultry

Commencing 3rd March 2014 machine slaughter will not be certified Halal by recognised certifiers in the UK.

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UK: The young Muslim entrepreneur who is hungry for success

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
UK: The young Muslim entrepreneur who is hungry for success

Shazia Saleem, Founder of Ieat, has spotted both a gap in the market and a way to celebrate the two parts of her cultural identity – being British and a Muslim.

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UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

Genetically modified (GM) food is flooding into the UK through the back door with many consumers unaware.

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UK: British politicians will not be outlawing Halal slaughter

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: British politicians will not be outlawing Halal slaughter

The organisation for the English beef and sheep industry (EBLEX) has called for two different Halal logos – one for stunned and one for non-stunned.

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Opinion: Brand Islam is fast becoming the new black in marketing terms

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Brand Islam is fast becoming the new black in marketing terms

The Islamic economic force is about much more than ‘meat and money’. Muslim majority and minority markets, while rooted in Islamic principles, transcend faith.

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UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

Halal Food Authority has issued the following statement on the conditions with which it will certify poultry that goes through bath stunning.

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UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

| 07/02/2014 | 1 Reply
UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

Halal certification bodies (such as HMC, Mosque and Shariah Groups, Muslim scholars) will meet to agree and declare a statement on mechanical slaughter.

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UK: KQF Signs Distribution Deal with BAKO North Western

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
UK: KQF Signs Distribution Deal with BAKO North Western

BAKO North Western is part of one of the country’s leading food wholesale supply and distribution companies.

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UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

| 04/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

The owners of one of the UK’s first halal organic farms are calling on British Muslims to become more aware about where their meat comes from.

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UK firm eyes trade finance for Halal sector

| 04/02/2014 | Reply
UK firm eyes trade finance for Halal sector

Umex will offer its Islamic trade finance service, called Umex Trade Bridge, first in Britain followed by other European markets.

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UK: KQF expansion creates new jobs

| 03/02/2014 | Reply
UK: KQF expansion creates new jobs

Lancashire based KQF has announced the recruitment of several new employees as part of its continuing plans for expansion.

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