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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 | Reply
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 | Reply
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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UK: A Cautious Welcome from Shechita UK to EU Council’s Rejection of 205

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
UK: A Cautious Welcome from Shechita UK to EU Council’s Rejection of 205

Shechita UK has welcomed the outcome of Tuesday’s European Council meeting, where a new draft of the food information regulation was agreed. The version of the regulation that the Council has sent back to the European Parliament for their consideration does not include Amendment 205 the clause which would have required that all meat and meat products slaughtered by the shechita method be pejoratively labeled.

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UK: Halal cosmetics store to open in Birmingham city centre

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal cosmetics store to open in Birmingham city centre

Pure Halal Beauty will offer ethical beauty products and cosmetics, all free of animal products and alcohol and all Halal certified.

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UK: Turning Halal can Increase Restaurant Margins during the Recession

| 04/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Turning Halal can Increase Restaurant Margins during the Recession

Inventive Edinburgh restaurateur Michael Yip, owner of Dragon Way, Newington, believes he has found the way and has recently received a quality Halal Seal of Approval, to become the capital’s first certified Halal Chinese restaurant. This is not the first time Michael has looked at ways to increase profit margins and retain customers in the current economic climate.

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UK: Birmingham Muslim Community Outraged

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Birmingham Muslim Community Outraged

Members of the Birmingham Muslim community raised concerned to the Birmingham EHO with regards to halal poultry falsely labeled by major high street chain KFC.

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USA: ISNA Advances the Halal Movement at World Halal Forum-Europe

| 01/12/2010 | Reply
USA: ISNA Advances the Halal Movement at World Halal Forum-Europe

The Forum team brought a distinguished array of speakers and panelists who illuminated the promise and some of the pitfalls of the Halal industries. Halal industries represented were food, finance, cosmetics and personal care products, pharmaceuticals, travel, and logistics. The speakers gave plenty of information for the attendees to weigh, and experts in the audience also contributed to the panel sessions.

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UK: Tesco adds seven ranges to ethnic line-up

| 01/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Tesco adds seven ranges to ethnic line-up

The supermarket giant is adding specialist Turkish, Sri Lankan, Latin, Filipino, African, South African and Greek-Cypriot ranges to a roster that already includes Asian, Oriental, Afro-Caribbean, Kosher, Polish, and Halal foods.

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Opinion: Islamic Banking: The Untold Billion-dollar Story

| 29/11/2010 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic Banking: The Untold Billion-dollar Story

Advertisers in the Western world are realising to the fact that the Muslim consumer segment of about 1.8bn people is undeniably the next important market that needs a bit of understanding. Also, it remains largely untapped.

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UK: The World Halal Forum Europe 2010 In London

| 27/11/2010 | Reply
UK: The World Halal Forum Europe 2010 In London

The World Halal Forum Europe, UK’s first major halal industry event to date, has, at its second meeting in Europe, sent a strong message to manufacturers and retail chains on the need to respect Muslim consumers in a growing halal market.

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