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UK: Halal food back on the menu at Lancashire schools

| 19/11/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal food back on the menu at Lancashire schools

The new range of Halal meat products has been tested for quality by the county council’s menu planning team, and all the appropriate food safety, traceability and Halal accreditations are in place.

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UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

| 14/11/2012 | Reply
UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

The government has no plans to ban religious slaughter of animals. However, changes to all rules on welfare at slaughter will be required when a new EU Regulation on welfare at the time of killing comes into effect in January 2013.

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Interfaith Gold Medallion Awarded to Journalist and Campaigner Fuad Nahdi

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Interfaith Gold Medallion Awarded to Journalist and Campaigner Fuad Nahdi

The 3 Faiths Forum Interfaith Gold Medallion for 2012 has been awarded to Fuad Nahdi, Executive Director of Radical Middle Way and the founding publisher of the pioneering magazine Q-News, for building bridges between peoples of different faiths.

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Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

Research has shown that increased stress in the feedlot, during transportation and at the slaughterhouse can lead to an overall decreased tenderness. These negative quality traits influence the producer’s bottom line and the consumer’s.

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Opportunity knocks for natural and organic halal cosmetics

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
Opportunity knocks for natural and organic halal cosmetics

The highest adoption rates are in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, although Halal certification is catching on in North America and Europe. Multinationals like Avon and Colgate-Palmolive have launched certified products in Muslim countries.

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23 Rules for Face-to-Face Meetings

| 16/10/2012 | Reply
23 Rules for Face-to-Face Meetings

While a lot of business is conducted today over the Internet and the telephone, customers often want to meet you personally, just to make certain you’re the kind of person who can be trusted to deliver what you promise.

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Online passwords: keep it complicated

| 13/10/2012 | Reply
Online passwords: keep it complicated

By now, you probably have about 20 different passwords you’re struggling to remember. There must be an easier way. How do you stay one step ahead of the hackers – and still stay sane?

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Opinion: Why entrepreneurs need to learn from their mistakes more than their successes

| 13/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Why entrepreneurs need to learn from their mistakes more than their successes

James Caan recently carried out a performance review of one of his senior managers and gave him an overall score of seven. The guy asked why he had not scored him higher and he told him that he had not made enough mistakes in the last six months.

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UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) – which works with major manufacturers including Premier Foods and Kerry Foods ­– has mounted a staunch defence of his organisation after it came under fire by Halal organisations.

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UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

| 10/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Akbars to open Chinese Halal outlet in Bradford

The Akbars Group now also has restaurants in Leeds’ Eastgate and Greek Street, plus others in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.

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Opinion: Irishwoman Easkey Britton makes surf waves in Iran

| 04/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Irishwoman Easkey Britton makes surf waves in Iran

When Irishwoman Easkey Britton climbed onto a surfboard on a beach in Iran, the whole of the local village turned out to watch. Now, a documentary film about how she became the first woman to surf in Iran will be broadcast in France.

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UK: Just Falafel launches new store in London

| 03/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Just Falafel launches new store in London

Dubai-based Just Falafel, one of the Middle East’s most dynamic emerging restaurant brands, launches in London with its flagship store opening in Monmouth St, Covent Garden, November 2012.

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UK: Defra grants £366,000 to Halal food park in Banham

| 02/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Defra grants £366,000 to Halal food park in Banham

The money comes from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and will be used to buy equipment to make burgers and sausages in the park’s meat processing facility. The money will also be match funded by the company.

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UK ‘missing out on £1bn Halal opportunity’

| 29/09/2012 | Reply
UK ‘missing out on £1bn Halal opportunity’

The UK meat industry is missing out on a £1bn export opportunity in the Middle East because it has failed to adopt Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidelines on halal, an expert has warned.

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UK Government Halal Consultation: Halal Under Threat?

| 24/09/2012 | Reply
UK Government Halal Consultation: Halal Under Threat?

DEFRA finally launched its consultation paper covering the re-drafting of current legislation that provides protection for Halal and Kosher slaughter. The Muslim and Jewish communities have been left until 24 October to defend religious slaughter.

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UK: How Halal is a growing presence in Wales’ food market

| 20/09/2012 | Reply
UK: How Halal is a growing presence in Wales’ food market

As Wales’ retailers and restaurants are responding to a changing marketplace, reflecting the country’s increasingly diverse and discerning consumers, also among these changes are the rise in the halal sections of supermarket aisles.

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UK: Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

| 19/09/2012 | Reply
UK:  Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

KFC sales of halal chicken, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, may not meet the requirements of Islamic law, according to a leading group of Muslim scholars in the UK.

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UK: Scottish Government admit Halal meat is illegal

| 07/09/2012 | Reply
UK: Scottish Government admit Halal meat is illegal

As part of their consultation on upcoming changes in animal slaughter legislation the Scottish Government have admitted that the placing of non-stunned meat slaughtered in the UK into the general food chain has been illegal since 1995.

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Making a killing out of a food crisis

| 03/09/2012 | Reply
Making a killing out of a food crisis

The United Nations, aid agencies and the British Government have lined up to attack the world’s largest commodities trading company, Glencore, after it described the current global food crisis and soaring world prices as a “good” business opportunity.

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Barclays makes £500m betting on food crisis

| 03/09/2012 | Reply
Barclays makes £500m betting on food crisis

Barclays has made as much as half a billion pounds in two years from speculating on food staples such as wheat and soya, prompting allegations that banks are profiting handsomely from the global food crisis.

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