Category: Europe

EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

| 16/02/2016 | Reply
EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

Several Muslim organisations are bringing legal proceedings against the Flemish Animal Welfare Minister, Ben Weyts.

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Hungary: Gallicoop doubles production of halal meat

| 05/02/2016 | Reply
Hungary: Gallicoop doubles production of halal meat

Hungarian poultry processor Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó, based in Szarvas, southeastern Hungary, increased its output of halal products by 116% to almost 500 tons in 2015.

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EU: 7th HFCE International Halal Food Conference

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
EU: 7th HFCE International Halal Food Conference

The HFCE conference will focus on Halal emerging markets and provide a platform for discussion between industry, certifying bodies and government representatives.

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UK: Industry in disagreement over lack of animal slaughter policy

| 02/02/2016 | Reply
UK: Industry in disagreement over lack of animal slaughter policy

“Vets and the public are united in their concern about animal welfare at slaughter,” said BVA president Sean Wensley.

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EU: Introducing the ‘European Halal Initiative’

| 01/02/2016 | Reply
EU: Introducing the ‘European Halal Initiative’

The European Halal Initiative is open for representatives of muslim organisations and prominent muslim individuals from Europe.

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UK: Glasgow food businesses to be inspected

| 27/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Glasgow food businesses to be inspected

Full traceability inspections are to be carried out at all halal butchers in Glasgow during 2016, following concerns over meat transparency.

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UK: Defra’s interpretation on WATOK 1099/2009 for Kosher and Halal slaughtering.

| 26/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Defra’s interpretation on WATOK 1099/2009 for Kosher and Halal slaughtering.

Some of the important points to note about the sheep’s natural behaviour and restraint, particularly in an abattoir environment.

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UK: A tonne of meat seized by food safety officers

| 25/01/2016 | Reply
UK:  A tonne of meat seized by food safety officers

Glasgow City Council’s environmental health teams have been investigating allegations that halal meat is being supplied by illegal sources to city food outlets.

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UK: Seven Scent’s UK-first complete halal certification opens up ‘important market’

| 22/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Seven Scent’s UK-first complete halal certification opens up ‘important market’

The rigourous audit covers cleaning and manufacturing systems, as well as laboratory testing of random fragrances.

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Saudi Arabia imposes ban on some French poultry, egg imports

| 19/01/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia imposes ban on some French poultry, egg imports

Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority imposed a temporary ban on importing poultry and eggs from seven regions in France, after the emergence of bird flu hot spots.

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Bosnia &Herzegovina Halal products and services

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
Bosnia &Herzegovina Halal products and services

The Halal Industry in Bosnia & Herzegovina employs 8,000 People and achieves Income of 1.5 billion BAM.

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UK: Bassetts Mint Favourites now contains porcine gelatine

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Bassetts Mint Favourites now contains porcine gelatine

Mondelez International will be adding a mint chew, containing porcine gelatine, to its Bassetts Mint Favourites which will be landing in store this month.

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The French government confirms the legality of ritual slaughter

| 12/01/2016 | Reply
The French government confirms the legality of ritual slaughter

This response should reassure Jews and Muslims in France, which regularly concerned about the questioning of ritual slaughter.

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Turkey: ANUFOOD Eurasia is gathering speed

| 11/01/2016 | Reply
Turkey: ANUFOOD Eurasia is gathering speed

The German-Turkish joint trade fair project ANUFOOD Eurasia provides access to one of the world’s largest growth markets for food and beverages: Eurasia.

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Latvia boosted by halal meat exports

| 08/01/2016 | Reply
Latvia boosted by halal meat exports

Last year they exported 420t of religiously slaughtered beef. 50t to Egypt, 100t Lebanon and the rest to the EU.

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UK: Distribution boss fined after running illegal meat processing plant

| 05/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Distribution boss fined after running illegal meat processing plant

The site was raided by the Food Standards Agency, Bradford Council environmental health officers and Home Office Immigration Enforcement.

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UK: Where to buy halal make-up products in the UK

| 30/12/2015 | Reply
UK: Where to buy halal make-up products in the UK

Some Halal cosmetics also state the products are suitable for anyone who worries about the unknown ingredients they may be putting on their skin.

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UK: B Riley & Sons falls into administration, 131 jobs lost

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
UK: B Riley & Sons falls into administration, 131 jobs lost

This is one of the largest abbattoirs in the North of England working within Halal beef and lamb verticals, as well as meat processing.

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Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

| 18/12/2015 | Reply
Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

Rychla Dansk Folkeparti worries Islamic rules are taking up too much space in the Danish society If you are buying a Danish duck from a supermarket this Christmas, chances are it was slaughtered the halal way, reports Jyllands-Posten. Dansk And, the only industrial duck slaughterhouse in Denmark, uses this religious method to minimise the animals’ […]

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Burger King France’s owner to boost number of Halal-only restaurants

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Burger King France’s owner to boost number of Halal-only restaurants

The move, if confirmed, will see the opening of about 40 restaurants serving only burgers with meat from cattle slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law.

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