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UK: New report offers a unique insight into the Halal market

| 22/11/2010 | Reply
UK: New report offers a unique insight into the Halal market

The unique report, entitled ‘The Halal meat market: Specialist supply chain structures and consumer purchase and consumption profiles in England’, gives an overview of the Halal market and provides an insight into Muslim consumers’ attitudes to Halal meat, using qualitative and quantitative research supported by extensive desk research.

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UK: Supermarket chain pledges CCTV in abattoirs to stamp out cruelty

| 19/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Supermarket chain pledges CCTV in abattoirs to stamp out cruelty

Secret footage shot inside a West Country slaughterhouse has reignited a row over abattoir cruelty, following a series of undercover films that have shed new light on the way animals are killed behind closed doors. These are not Halal slaughterhouses.

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UK: New Report aims to Improve understanding of Halal Meat

| 19/11/2010 | Reply
UK:  New Report aims to Improve understanding of Halal Meat

The report, entitled ‘The halal meat market: Specialist supply chain structures and consumer purchase and consumption profiles in England’, will give an overview of the halal market and provide an insight into Muslim consumers’ attitudes to halal meat, using qualitative and quantitative research supported by extensive desk research.

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UK: WHF Europe Strengthens Int’l Alliance on Halal Accreditation

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: WHF Europe Strengthens Int’l Alliance on Halal Accreditation

The International Halal Integrity Alliance (IHI), The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), The American Halal Association (AHA) and the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) signed an agreement to collaborate on issues relating to Halal Standards development and the formation of a network of national Halal Accreditation bodies to ensure Halal integrity throughout the supply chain at the recent WHF Europe in London.

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UK: Importance of Europe for the development of a global halal industry

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Importance of Europe for the development of a global halal industry

How is the European halal market developing? It was with this question in mind that an invitation was extended by the World Halal Forum Europe to a two day forum in London about the future of the European halal market.

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UK: MP’s Anger after they are secretly served Halal meat

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: MP’s Anger after they are secretly served Halal meat

ANGRY MPs last night urged tougher laws on food labelling after discovering that Muslim halal meat has been secretly served in House of Commons restaurants.

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UK: Halal-row MPs in labelling call

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal-row MPs in labelling call

MPs are now calling for the Government to introduce legislation to make sure halal meat is properly labelled by restaurants, food wholesalers and supermarkets.

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UK: World Halal Forum Europe Deemed a Success by Speakers and Delegates

| 16/11/2010 | Reply
UK: World Halal Forum Europe Deemed a Success by Speakers and Delegates

The forum, UK’s first major halal industry event to date, was set amidst controversial debates on Halal currently taking place in the UK. It was timely as it offered a highly focused platform for industry players, decision makers, and scholars alike to gather under one roof to discuss and deliberate issues and opportunities unique to the European sector and draw their own resolutions.

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UK: Inspectors swoop on Glasgow Halal butchers

| 09/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Inspectors swoop on Glasgow Halal butchers

Food safety officers have swooped on Glasgow’s halal butchers after claims they were selling cheap cuts of beef as lamb.

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UK: Halal products: bid to go mainstream

| 09/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal products: bid to go mainstream

A CONFERENCE on halal industry`s potential in Europe will open in London on Wednesday, 10th November, and the organisers have, in recent days, been urging Pakistani entrepreneurs to avail the new market opportunities by participating in it.

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Introducing Britain’s Halal Economy

| 09/11/2010 | Reply
Introducing Britain’s Halal Economy

Country: UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE A year ago the World Halal Forum resolved “to work towards a European Halal Regulations and Accreditation system, starting with a single country as a pilot project, with the country proposed being the United Kingdom.” This week, Britain’s halal future will be shaped by the global halal industry when the Forum […]

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USA: Education Can Fight Halal Backlash

| 06/11/2010 | Reply
USA: Education Can Fight Halal Backlash

Nazia Hussain, Head of Strategy Ogilvy Noor, said that, where Islamic branding is concerned, “fear is generally born of ignorance”, which is best met with a “deeper understanding of what halal actually means.”

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UK: MP Letter to Minister re Supermarkets selling Halal Meat

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
UK: MP Letter to Minister re Supermarkets selling Halal Meat

The public should be able to make informed choices about whether they find this method of slaughter acceptable and it appears they have not been given this opportunity by unknowingly consuming halal meat products from many well know and supposedly high welfare retailers which is unacceptable.

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Halal in Europe – the European Complex

| 03/11/2010 | Reply
Halal in Europe – the European Complex

A series of recent events relating to the Halal market in Europe all point to the fact that the Halal sector is really starting to come of age. Along with the opportunities that accompany any coming of age, there are also the inevitable responsibilities to be shouldered and dilemmas to be resolved. The European picture is complex. There are distinct nation states with their own national issues, their own Muslim communities, their own market interests and their own geo-political dynamics.

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UK: FSA re-issues Guidance Notes on Halal Food to Enforcement Officers

| 03/11/2010 | Reply
UK: FSA re-issues Guidance Notes on Halal Food to Enforcement Officers

Naved Syed, MD of Janan Meat in the West Midlands, today welcomed the recent re-issue of Guidance Notes on Halal Food Issues to food enforcement officers by the Food Standards Agency.

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UK: Halal expert Nizar Boga forms new grading service

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal expert Nizar Boga forms new grading service

Halal meat expert Nizar Boga has joined forces with inspection body Exova to launch a new halal accreditation and inspection service.

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UK: EU-funded DialRel Report on Religious Slaughter now available

| 26/10/2010 | Reply
UK: EU-funded DialRel Report on Religious Slaughter now available

The Dialrel project (Encouraging Dialogue On Issues of Religious Slaughter) has completed its 50-page report entitled “Improving Animal Welfare during Religious Slaughter”. The report, which included an appendix with comments from both Kosher and Halal organisations, can be downloaded in full.

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UK: First Halal School of Excellence for Halal Butchers

| 24/10/2010 | Reply
UK: First Halal School of Excellence for Halal Butchers

With 3500 Independent Halal Butchers in the UK, Janan Meat in conjunction with NPD Services Ltd, are to open the first dedicated school of excellence for Halal Butchery & Abattoir training.

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UK: Kosher Shechitah scare over McDonald’s meat

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Kosher Shechitah scare over McDonald’s meat

Kosher consumers suffered a double blow this week when a major abattoir in Ireland closed its kosher facility and a second in the north of England temporarily suspended operations. The decision was prompted by media stories that halal meat was being used without the knowledge of the public by some McDonald’s restaurants.

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UK: Daily Mail halal reports fail to hit sales

| 19/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Daily Mail halal reports fail to hit sales

Media campaigns to stir up concern on halal production are failing to hit home with consumers at the point of purchase, retailers have claimed.

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