Category: UK

UK: Does Halal meat mean ‘animals are dying in pain’?

| 26/10/2016 | Reply
UK: Does Halal meat mean ‘animals are dying in pain’?

British Muslims are divided over whether pre-slaughter stunning is a legitimate practice. But the study concluded that it is increasingly being considered forbidden.

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Northern Irish produce gaining ground in UAE

| 23/10/2016 | Reply
Northern Irish produce gaining ground in UAE

From 2011 to 2015, this tiny nation has seen an increase of 24 per cent when it comes to food and beverage exports to the Middle East & Africa (MEA).

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UK: The rise and rise of the UK’s Muslim mumpreneurs

| 21/10/2016 | Reply
UK: The rise and rise of the UK’s Muslim mumpreneurs

Say hello to a rising crop of female Muslim mumpreneurs who are shattering stereotypes and inspiring confidence in fellow women to start new businesses.

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Saudi Arabia set to become world’s biggest tech investor

| 19/10/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia set to become world’s biggest tech investor

The Kingdom is joining forces with Japan’s Softbank to create a giant $100 billion fund which could become a dominant player in the industry.

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How Britain’s young Muslims are tapping into a £2 trillion market

| 16/10/2016 | Reply
How Britain’s young Muslims are tapping into a £2 trillion market

Generation M’s entrepreneurs are catering for an affluent group ignored by the big brands.

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UK: World’s biggest brands to take part in UK’s largest Muslim Lifestyle Expo

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
UK: World’s biggest brands to take part in UK’s largest Muslim Lifestyle Expo

Rauf Mirza, Director of the Muslim Lifestyle Expo, said: “The exhibition is aimed at being a family-friendly and culturally diverse event to promote the positive and vibrant aspects of British Muslims.

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UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

This Report is based on the views of Islamic scholars and Halal consumers.

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UK: Traditional Halal – National Launch of labelled Stun Free certification

| 04/10/2016 | Reply
UK: Traditional Halal – National Launch of labelled Stun Free certification

This certification scheme is categorically developed to label meat and poultry that is produced without the use of stunning of any kind with animal welfare and quality at the forefront.

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Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

| 11/09/2016 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Halal and Tayyib – the next wave

In all the excitement of the Big Numbers, there is an underlying feeling that something is missing from the picture of Halal.

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UK: Is your Qurbani really acceptable?

| 06/09/2016 | 2 Replies
UK: Is your Qurbani really acceptable?

Over 2.5m Qurbani are performed every year by the Muslim community here in the UK, but the UK is unable assure the Muslim community of genuine Qurbani.

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Top French court overturns burkini ban

| 26/08/2016 | Reply
Top French court overturns burkini ban

Binding decision is expected to set a legal precedent for all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that issued decrees banning the full-body bathing suits.

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UK: Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

| 22/08/2016 | 1 Reply
UK:  Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

There are exemptions to pre-stunning for Shechita (Jewish) and halal (Muslim) slaughter methods but about 84 per cent of animals slaughtered by the halal method are pre-stunned.

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Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

| 09/08/2016 | Reply
Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

The UK now carries out more halal slaughter than the rest of Europe. Most of us eat Halal meat unwittingly on a daily basis without being labelled as such.

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UK: Mayor opens Halal butchers in Asda, High Wycombe

| 03/08/2016 | Reply
UK: Mayor opens Halal butchers in Asda, High Wycombe

Recently rolled out to some of the other 614 Asda stores, ‘Haji Baba’ will offer customers different varieties of meat, handled and prepared using Halal butchery techniques.

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UK: Changes to assurance standards impact halal poultry meat

| 30/07/2016 | Reply
UK: Changes to assurance standards impact halal poultry meat

It would appear that permissible killing methods used in an RSPCA approved abattoir may not comply with the requirements of Islamic law.

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UK: Mondelez announces their products may contain porcine gelatine

| 22/07/2016 | 2 Replies
UK: Mondelez announces their products may contain porcine gelatine

Mondelez International is changing the way it sources the gelatine it uses in its candy products to secure flexibility of supply. Currently all products containing gelatine use bovine gelatine.

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UK: High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

| 20/07/2016 | Reply
UK: High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

A halal butcher’s is to be installed into an Asda branch in High Wycombe as part of a £1.7 million investment.

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UK: Sheep processing film puts consumers in the picture

| 09/07/2016 | Reply
UK: Sheep processing film puts consumers in the picture

A film illustrating methods of sheep slaughter has been produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb to address a misunderstandings and to dispel myths around the practice.

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UK: TV show cooks up opportunities for Halal sector

| 07/07/2016 | Reply
UK: TV show cooks up opportunities for Halal sector

A TV show highlighting opportunities for lamb and beef in the Halal market is due to hit the airwaves as part of AHDB Beef & Lamb’s commitment to support the sector.

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UK: Arbitration on mechanical slaughter

| 01/07/2016 | Reply
UK: Arbitration on mechanical slaughter

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal has confirmed that the arbitration hearing will take place 12pm on Saturday 16th July 2016.

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