Category: UK

UK: Islamic finance an opportunity for UK county Yorkshire

| 29/04/2012 | 2 Replies
UK: Islamic finance an opportunity for UK county Yorkshire

Over the last few years, there has been encouragement from the UK Government for the growth of Islamic finance in the UK through legislative adjustments and creating a supportive environment, but this has focused on promoting the financial centre of London.

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UK: The legacy of Victorian England’s first Islamic convert

| 27/04/2012 | Reply
UK: The legacy of Victorian England’s first Islamic convert

In 1894 the title of Sheikh-ul-Islam, leader of Muslims in the British Isles, was conferred on William Abdullah Quilliam by the last Ottoman caliph, Sultan Abdul Hamid II. He was also appointed Vice Consul of Persia by the Shah.

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European Union Calls on Packaging Industry to Help Limit Food Waste

| 26/04/2012 | Reply
European Union Calls on Packaging Industry to Help Limit Food Waste

Ninety million tons of food is wasted each year in the European Union. The UK-based Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) is working with major food packaging companies to develop new pack technologies that increase shelf life.

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UK: Bid to label all Halal and Kosher meat blocked by Parliament after Manchester MP forces vote

| 24/04/2012 | 4 Replies
UK: Bid to label all Halal and Kosher meat blocked by Parliament after Manchester MP forces vote

Conservative MP Philip Davies wanted customers in the UK to be fully informed about what products they bought however Labour’s Gorton MP Sir Gerald Kaufman spoke out. MPs voted to block the Food Labelling (Halal and Kosher Meat) Bill 73 to 70, a majority of three.

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Saudi Arabia: Lulu plans logistics center in the UK

| 22/04/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Lulu plans logistics center in the UK

“Lulu Sourcing and Logistics Center”, to be opened in the UK, will be an integral part of commitment to Britain, from where Lulu Hypermarkets of the Gulf have been importing products worth 24 million pounds annually. The Lulu’s center will be located in Birmingham.

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Can Islamic Finance Repair The Modern Financial System?

| 21/04/2012 | Reply
Can Islamic Finance Repair The Modern Financial System?

From humble beginnings in the 1990’s, Islamic finance has become a trillion-dollar industry. The market consensus is that Islamic finance has a bright future, owing to favourable demographics.

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UK: British Group creates int’l Halal certification programme

| 17/04/2012 | 3 Replies
UK: British Group creates int’l Halal certification programme

The Halal Authority Board (HAB) in the UK has designed what they say is a “realistic and practical” certification scheme that regulates the production of halal products.

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UK: Worldwide Halal certification standard created

| 17/04/2012 | Reply
UK: Worldwide Halal certification standard created

An eminent group of UK Halal scholars have created a new Shariah-compliant halal certification scheme for the food industry, which they hope will be adopted as a worldwide standard.

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UK: New Modern Halal Certification Scheme Launches

| 13/04/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: New Modern Halal Certification Scheme Launches

Cert ID Europe has joined forces with the Hijaz Group to form the Halal Authority Board (HAB), which will offer a new worldwide benchmark for Halal certification for the food industry.

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UK: Multi-million pound Halal facility now open

| 12/04/2012 | Reply
UK: Multi-million pound Halal facility now open

Bombay Halwa has gone live with a dedicated, multi-million pound production facility for a ready meal range of curries called ‘Royal Halal’. Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and Waitrose will all have these products in their Frozen Food section.

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Travel: Airborne prayers problem solved for tech-savvy Muslims

| 06/04/2012 | Reply
Travel: Airborne prayers problem solved for tech-savvy Muslims

Launched earlier this month, the online tool takes data such as prayer times in the country of origin, the destination city and in countries on the flight path and uses an algorithm to plot exact prayer hours during a flight.

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UK: Biocatalysts enzyme taps into new and growing Halal/Kosher cheese market

| 30/03/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Biocatalysts enzyme taps into new and growing Halal/Kosher cheese market

Enzyme manufacturer, Biocatalysts, has broadened its microbial dairy enzyme range with a product designed as an alternative to porcine pancreatin, a pig pancreas derivative, for dairy flavour applications.

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UK: London 2012: How do the Olympics handle religion?

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
UK: London 2012: How do the Olympics handle religion?

On more day-to-day issues, the faith services team will be overseeing break-a-fast packs for Muslims observing Ramadan during the Games, while dining facilities at the athletes’ village will be open for 24 hours so competitors will be able to eat before dawn.

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UK: New Travel Website Provides Halal Holidays to the Muslim Traveller

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
UK: New Travel Website Provides Halal Holidays to the Muslim Traveller

A new travel provider has launched in the UK, specialising in Halal Friendly Travel to the Muslim holidaymaker.

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Brunei: Brunei Halal eyes Europe, Asia in big way

| 28/03/2012 | Reply
Brunei: Brunei Halal eyes Europe, Asia in big way

Currently, Brunei Halal Brand is heading towards the European market by penetrating into the UK market first. Apart from making its presence felt in the UK, Brunei Halal Brand is slowly but steadily spreading its wings across Asia and the region. Brunei Halal Brand is all set to start production in Thailand and India, while it’s already doing so in Malaysia and Spain.

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UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

| 25/03/2012 | Reply
UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

British ministers are seeking to change a law to ensure that meat slaughtered using Islamic, or halal, methods cannot be sold without proper labeling.

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UK: Halal Meat Training Academy Opens in Norfolk

| 24/03/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal Meat Training Academy Opens in Norfolk

A New Halal Meat Training Academy & Product Development Centre is now fully operational & open for business at the European Halal Food Park in Banham, Norfolk. The Halal Meat Academy, is the first of its kind in the UK, and is perfectly located to offer specialised training courses and workshops for all sectors of […]

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UK: Lord Noon’s Bombay Halwa launches Royal Halal in UK

| 22/03/2012 | Reply
UK: Lord Noon’s Bombay Halwa launches Royal Halal in UK

Lord Gulam Noon, who produces 1.5 million curries a week for various food brands, launched ‘Royal Halal’ meals under his own family-owned brand at the company headquarters, Bombay Halwa in Southall, Middlesex.

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Opinion: Bright future for Halal personal care

| 14/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Bright future for Halal personal care

With a worldwide recession looming, the Halal sector is one of the few industries bucking the trend fueled by savvy consumers increasingly demanding purity of ingredients in their personal care products.

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UK/UAE: “Rock star” Islamic scholars a risk for Islamic finance

| 29/02/2012 | Reply
UK/UAE: “Rock star” Islamic scholars a risk for Islamic finance

There are over 400 sharia scholars worldwide but only around 15 to 20 prominent and experienced ones, which creates demand for scholars to sit on multiple boards. The top 20 scholars hold 14 to 85 positions each, occupying a total of around 620 board positions or 55 percent of the industry.

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