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UK: Religious slaughter meat should be labelled?

| 01/04/2011 | 1 Reply
UK: Religious slaughter meat should be labelled?

Jim Paice, the food and farming minister, has told the Daily Telegraph that he would like to introduce a labelling system that allows consumers to see whether meat has been stunned or not before it has been slaughtered.

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UK: The truth about your supermarket loaf

| 31/03/2011 | Reply
UK: The truth about your supermarket loaf

European law is to change, and retailers will be soon forced to reveal all foods that have been previously frozen. Top of the list is the lovely ‘fresh baked’ bread that we love to smell as we walk past the bakery section in the supermarket. Sorry, but most of it has just gone straight from the freezer to the oven.

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UK:Halal certified rubber Boot and rubber Apron for the Halal food industry

| 16/03/2011 | Reply
UK:Halal certified rubber Boot and rubber Apron for the Halal food industry

While we try to educate people that Halal is not just about how you slaughter meat and poultry, but a whole farm to fork process, Raven Safety Footwear has taken it one step further to have their industrial footwear and aprons to use in Halal facilities certified Halal!

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UK: Islamic Finance Roundtable deliberates on ‘public good’

| 16/03/2011 | Reply
UK: Islamic Finance Roundtable deliberates on ‘public good’

Public good is one concept that is common to both conventional and Islamic finance. The values advocated by the Shariah are not only confined to the detailed technical aspects of transactions, but also in the extent to which the objectives of the Shariah are achieved. If every aspect of Islamic finance were to be subject to a public good test, arguably no negative repercussion could ever arise.

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UK: Luxury Halal Sun & Beach Resort Holidays

| 14/03/2011 | Reply
UK: Luxury Halal Sun & Beach Resort Holidays

In 2009 a group of visionary Muslims with senior management experience from travel and bluechip companies came together to realise the Crescent Tours vision – Holidays with an Islamic ethos.

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UK: Gulf Air unveils ‘Falcon Gold’ lounge at London’s Heathrow Airport

| 10/03/2011 | Reply
UK: Gulf Air unveils ‘Falcon Gold’ lounge at London’s Heathrow Airport

A self-service buffet is featured with a wide section of Halal menu and an exclusive Illy Café counter that serves a variety of Italian coffee blends. Plus super-fast iMac computers! Who wants to get on the plane?

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Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

And as debate and discussion on the meaning of halal grows, mainstream supermarkets, food producers, and restaurants are finding that there is plenty of overlap between traditional definitions of halal food and Western standards of quality and ethics.

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UK: Church of England concerns over Halal

| 14/02/2011 | 3 Replies
UK: Church of England  concerns over Halal

The Church’s financial arm has also come under pressure to withdraw its investments – worth millions of pounds – in supermarkets that do not clearly label halal food.

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Opinion: Abandoning hurdles in the race for Halal Branding

| 06/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Abandoning hurdles in the race for Halal Branding

Many discussions and practices talk of halal as being a brand – it’s not! Also, what is halal branding – does that mean branding in a halal way, or a brand which identifies a product or service as comprising of halal components? Halal is a descriptor and therefore can be termed an Ingredient Brand, but on it’s own it definitely isn’t a brand.

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UK: Pak Butchers of Bristol: a Halal story worth telling

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
UK: Pak Butchers of Bristol: a Halal story worth telling

Abdul Raoof Malik, the Founder of Pak Butchers, became the voice for ‘Halal’ in the south west; he did many press interviews and won several awards for his hard work and dedication to his Bristol community.

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UK: Is HMC becoming a bit too successful?

| 24/01/2011 | Reply
UK: Is HMC becoming a bit too successful?

This is an ongoing story with the British Muslims and going to the link for original story you might also be interested to read the ‘Comments’ on this article. What it shows clearly is the need for a Halal accreditation agency in the country. Will MCB be the ones to take that on as they declared in their MOU signing at the World Halal Forum Europe in November?

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Opinion: Europe goes Halal

| 21/01/2011 | 3 Replies
Opinion: Europe goes Halal

With the exponential growth of Europe’s Muslim population in recent years, thousands of tons of religiously slaughtered halal meat is now entering the general food chain, where it is being unwittingly consumed by the non-Muslim population.

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UK: Row brewing over Halal meat regulation

| 20/01/2011 | Reply
UK: Row brewing over Halal meat regulation

Halal Monitoring Committee, which licenses companies dealing in halal meat, has been accused of bullying the firms it regulates.

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UK: Halal Statement- For Better Coexistence

| 17/01/2011 | Reply
UK: Halal Statement- For Better Coexistence

The Christian Muslim Forum is the national organization bringing together Christians and Muslims to build better relationships and dialogue with each other, as well as with British society generally.

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Opinion: Is machine slaughter Halal?

| 25/12/2010 | Reply
Opinion: Is machine slaughter Halal?

A survey carried out by Islamic Scholars here in the UK said that machine slaughter was deemed not to be Halal.

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UK: Muslim and Jewish groups object to labelling of ritually slaughtered meat

| 20/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Muslim and Jewish groups object to labelling of ritually slaughtered meat

Religious groups argue that slaughter of animals for halal and kosher meat which is unstunnned is humane.

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UK: Arson probe after Gafoor Poultry Products factory fire

| 17/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Arson probe after Gafoor Poultry Products factory fire

This follows Gafoor’s recent successful application for British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Standard Grade B accreditation following a £4m investment to automate the Preston site’s infrastructure over the past four years; the company is also planning imminent product launches for mainstream and halal markets.

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UK: Gafoor invest in Halal poultry processor

| 16/12/2010 | Reply
UK:  Gafoor invest in Halal poultry processor

Gafoor Poultry Products Ltd, one of the UK’s longest serving Halal poultry processors, is reaping the benefits from a substantial investment at the purpose-built high-tech processing plant in Preston.

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UK: Halal meat to stay on school dinner menus

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal meat to stay on school dinner menus

A CAMPAIGN led by the BNP to take halal meat off school menus has been defeated.

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Opinion: Halal Hysteria

| 08/12/2010 | 2 Replies
Opinion: Halal Hysteria

Leaving aside any references to what Muslims and Jews say about halal and kosher slaughter (which has been dismissed by Johann Hari as “pseudoscience: the intelligent design of animal welfare”), there is in fact a significant body of independent scientific evidence that seems to have been conveniently ignored which shows that at the very least the alleged humaneness of stunning is a very grey issue indeed.

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