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Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd appoints CEO

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd appoints CEO

Pursuant to the establishment of the subsidiary office, the Board of Directors of Brunei Wafirah Holdings Sdn Bhd has appointed Dr. Mohammad Nazir, OBE as CEO of Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd with effect from 1st August 2011.

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UK: Stunning Arguments

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Stunning Arguments

When it comes to halal, it’s all about trust, according to some in the trade, but with a lack of labelling and the constant debate over stunning, that trust might be hard to come by.

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UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

Sweet lovers in the UK now have more choice to enjoy as a new range of high-end boxed sweets, made purely from natural ingredients and suitable for people with dietary or ethical requirements, has launched.

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Opinion: London’s historic connections to Islam

| 04/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: London’s historic connections to Islam

Professor Jack Lohman, director of the Museum of London, gave a talk on London’s historical connections to the Arab world. A good bulk of the talk, however, went into the history of the Muslim presence in this city. Today, at the beginning of Ramadan, it is great to see the vibrancy that that history has led to.

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Opinion: Can GM Foods Be ‘Halal’? Or Kosher?

| 04/08/2011 | 3 Replies
Opinion: Can GM Foods Be ‘Halal’? Or Kosher?

Back in December 2010, a conference held in Penang, Malaysia with biotechnology experts and halal proponents ended with the conclusion that genetically modified food was halal ( ‘permissible’ for Muslims) as long as the sources from which they originate from are halal. This decision – which was accompanied by a fatwa declaring GM halal – came as a shock to some in the wider Muslim community who consider GM a deviation from god’s creation.

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UK: EBLEX Research Project Investigates Mutton Quality

| 26/07/2011 | Reply
UK: EBLEX Research Project Investigates Mutton Quality

EBLEX, working together with the University of Bristol and the organisation for beef and sheep levy payers, hopes to be able to identify clear practices that will allow producers and processors to offer a more consistent eating experience for mutton.

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UK: EDL protest at Simonstone home of Euro MP Sajjad Karim

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
UK: EDL protest at Simonstone home of Euro MP Sajjad Karim

A BURNLEY Euro-MP and his family were left terrified last weekend after a group of protesters from the English Defence League targeted his Simonstone home. Mr Karim has also been sent offensive emails over his stance on halal and kosher meat.

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UAE: Al Farooj awards franchise rights to UK based Al-Amin

| 06/07/2011 | Reply
UAE: Al Farooj awards franchise rights to UK based Al-Amin

As part of its expansion plan, Al Farooj Fresh, a fast-casual restaurant chain in UAE, has signed an agreement with Al-Amin Holdings, a UK-based business group, awarding them the franchise rights for opening up six Al Farooj outlets in the UAE.

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EU: Stunning of cattle a big issue in Europe’s abattoirs

| 30/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Stunning of cattle a big issue in Europe’s abattoirs

The Dutch Parliament has angered Muslims and Jews by moving to ban killing of animals in abattoirs without stunning first. Ritual killing for religious reasons must now be preceded in the Netherlands by the use of a gas or electric stun gun.

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UK: Ocado shares plunge

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Ocado shares plunge

Ocado is launching its own products and it yesterday unveiled a partnership with Carrefour to sell the French chain’s food products. Tim Steiner, Ocado’s chief executive, said the link-up was the first of many “speciality” ranges that would include Oriental, kosher, halal and diabetic foods

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UK: Asda celebrates 10 years with £1bn sales of local food

| 24/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Asda celebrates 10 years with £1bn sales of local food

On the day that Asda celebrates its 10th year working with local suppliers, the retailer announces that is has clocked up £1bn of sales since it began working with local and ethnic suppliers in 2001.

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UK: New Halal meat group formed

| 16/06/2011 | Reply
UK: New Halal meat group formed

Members of the halal meat industry have formed a new association non-stun Abattoir owners. Mohammed Akram Gill (Director of Pak Mecca Meats Birmingham) and the chairman of Association of Non-Stun Abattoirs Ltd, said “This was long overdue the non-stun halal industry was without a voice.

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UK: Meat Management Awards 2011 – Best Poultry Product

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Meat Management Awards 2011 – Best Poultry Product

This year saw Lancashire based family firm Gafoor Poultry Products awarded as a
finalist in the best poultry product category with two entries from their own brand ‘Gafoor Pure Halal’.

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UK: Essential introduces Halal catering stocks

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Essential introduces Halal catering stocks

Essential Cuisine has introduced a new range of Halal stocks that meet Halal Food Agency guidelines. Available in chicken, vegetable, beef and lamb flavours, the stocks are suitable for those catering for diets that require Halal dishes

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UK: London’s Edgware Road is a crossroads of East and West

| 28/05/2011 | Reply
UK: London’s Edgware Road is a crossroads of East and West

This is the time of year when Edgware bursts into activity as visitors from the Gulf migrate to the fashionable London district to escape the summer heat. Edgware Road’s microculture hints at an intriguing global multicultural future for the Arab and Muslim worlds.

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UK: New Cocoa Replacer developed to Combat Spiralling Prices

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
UK: New Cocoa Replacer developed to Combat Spiralling Prices

Fayrefield Foodtec has developed a new Halal certified cocoa replacer at a time when cocoa powder is soaring to £5 a kilo. This is coming at a time when manufacturers are finding margins under increasing pressure.

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UK: Halal Kitchen at Mill Wharf, Birmingham

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
UK: Halal Kitchen at Mill Wharf, Birmingham

Enta, based in Mill Wharf, provides halal food to businesses, social events and nurseries in the city. The Mill Wharf site, which offers catering and deliveries, was built by the social enterprise’s own construction trainees and tutors.

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UK: BVA calls for total pre-stunned slaughter

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
UK:  BVA calls for total pre-stunned slaughter

Last month, the EU Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee voted in favour of new labelling regulations requiring meat to be labelled as stunned or non-stunned. The new measures will be put forward for full approval by the parliament in July.

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UK: UAE Royal guests attend UK export meeting

| 23/04/2011 | Reply
UK: UAE Royal guests attend UK export meeting

As part of the visit, the Al Mualla ruling family of Umm Al Qaiwain and UAE trade representatives, discussed certification of meat in the UK to ensure that Halal principles on the slaughter line are compliant with UAE standards.

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UK: Farming Minister supports plans to label kosher meat

| 08/04/2011 | Reply
UK: Farming Minister supports plans to label kosher meat

Slaughtering animals without pre-stunning is banned in the UK, but there is currently an exception for Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter which require the animal to be alive and well when it is killed.

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