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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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Muslim brands keep faith with their audience

| 19/10/2010 | Reply
Muslim brands keep faith with their audience

If Muslim products stand a chance of going head-to-head with their Westernised counterparts, they need ethical branding and mainstream global positioning, writes Josh Colley.

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Forum to shape future of western Halal markets

| 18/10/2010 | Reply
Forum to shape future of western Halal markets

Senior Halal industry stakeholders and key decision-makers are gathering in London in November to chart the future development of the Halal food market in the UK and Europe.

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World Halal Forum Europe – New Programme Updates

| 14/10/2010 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe – New Programme Updates

The latest programme of the World Halal Forum Europe taking place in London on 10 -11 November 2010 can be viewed here.

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World Halal Forum Europe – a catalyst for change in UK Halal market.

| 13/10/2010 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe – a catalyst for change in UK Halal market.

In the run up to the World Halal Forum Europe, being held in London at the Earls Court Conference Centre on 10-11 November 2010, HalalFocus talks to Abdalhamid Evans, the WHF Europe Project Director

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UK: Opinion: Halal industry is being misrepresented by Radicals

| 10/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Opinion: Halal industry is being misrepresented by Radicals

Comments on the recent news items regarding Halal being sold, but not labeled as such, in the past couple of weeks.

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UK: Chicken McHalal

| 10/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Chicken McHalal

Fast-food giant McDonald’s has admitted selling halal chicken without telling its customers. The poultry was used in popular menu items such as Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken Sandwich in its 1,200 British outlets.

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UK: U-turn on halal-only menus for schools

| 08/10/2010 | Reply
UK: U-turn on halal-only menus for schools

Operations manager at the Halal Food Authority, Saqib Mohammed, responded to the council’s U-turn, saying: “I think that from a community perspective it is a good thing that all foods are labelled and all religious groups and their dietary requirements are met, so the decision to move away from halal-only menus is a good thing.

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UK: Harrow Interfaith Council collects 300,000 signatures on Halal only meat menus

| 07/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Harrow Interfaith Council collects 300,000 signatures on Halal only meat menus

The strength of national opposition to the policy of offering only meat prepared using the Islamic tradition is growing as the issue with Harrow school dinners roll on.

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UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

Christian organisation appeals to the public to insist on Halal meat being sold to be labelled as such.

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UK: EDL targets Blackburn KFC in protest over Halal chicken

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
UK: EDL targets Blackburn KFC in protest over Halal chicken

A GROUP of 40 English Defence League supporters descended on Blackburn to protest about a fast food restaurant’s decision to sell Halal chicken.

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UK: MCB respond to ‘Mail on Sunday’ article

| 22/09/2010 | Reply
UK: MCB respond to ‘Mail on Sunday’ article

The Muslim Council of Britain have written a short response to the Mail On Sunday article about Halal food in the UK

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Hundreds of jobs at UK’s ‘Simply Halal’ food park

| 29/05/2010 | Reply
Hundreds of jobs at UK’s ‘Simply Halal’ food park

A food park which will be a first for Europe and create up to 300 jobs is planned for south Norfolk. Within a year, the European Halal Food Park will create about 100 jobs at Moor Farm, to the north west of Banham. It will build on a small-scale, 100 per cent Halal meat abattoir and cutting plant currently running called Simply Halal, where meat is slaughtered according to Islamic law.

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Ogilvy & Mather launches the first ‘bespoke Islamic branding practice’

| 20/05/2010 | Reply
Ogilvy & Mather launches the first ‘bespoke Islamic branding practice’

A statement from the agency called this practice “the world’s first bespoke Islamic branding practice, offering expert practical advice on how to build brands that appeal to Muslim consumers, globally”. We have always wondered who would be the first…

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UK: Spice Time moves to larger premises

| 17/05/2010 | Reply
UK: Spice Time moves to larger premises

Birmingham-based ethnic foods manufacturer Spice Time is moving into new purpose-built premises this year as it embarks on an ambitious bid to become the UK’s leading Halal foodservice manufacturer.

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New UK Motorway Prayer Facilities

| 06/05/2010 | Reply
New UK Motorway Prayer Facilities

There are two portacabins, complete with wudhu facilities, available for prayer for Muslim travellers. One on the M6 at Junction 10a, the other on the M1 at Junctions 11 & 12. Another bonus for the Halal traveller!

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KFC Halal issue shows Halal is an identity issue

| 28/04/2010 | Reply
KFC Halal issue shows Halal is an identity issue

By Abdalhamid Evans, Founder, HalalFocus The extent to which the KFC Halal trial has stirred public interest, both online and in the streets shows how much of an issue this is…and how deep it goes. Naturally for the Muslims, eating Halal is an identity issue, especially for those of us who live in a predominantly […]

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