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UK: Abattoir filmed in malpractice of halal slaughter says it takes ‘animal welfare extraordinarily seriously’

| 03/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Abattoir filmed in malpractice of halal slaughter says it takes ‘animal welfare extraordinarily seriously’

Slaughtermen in the North Yorkshire abattoir – who are not all reported to be Muslim – appear to be hacking at animals’ throats.

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UK: Outcry after undercover film exposes brutality in Halal slaughter

| 03/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Outcry after undercover film exposes brutality in Halal slaughter

The FSA said: “Four slaughtermen have had their licences suspended and we are investigating. It means they can’t operate as slaughtermen and work with live animals.

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UK: Review of HFA’s Community Seminar Birmingham

| 02/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Review of HFA’s Community Seminar Birmingham

These community seminars are set up to create awareness in the Muslim community from food safety and food technology perspective and also to discourse misconceptions about the HFA.

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UK: Increase in animals not being stunned before they are Halal slaughtered

| 30/01/2015 | 1 Reply
UK: Increase in animals not being stunned before they are Halal slaughtered

There has been a large increase in the proportion of animals killed through religious slaughter without first being stunned, a survey for the Food Standards Association has found.

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UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

The Government insists it has “no intention” of outlawing religious slaughter.

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UK: Large increase reported in number of animals not being stunned at abattoirs

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Large increase reported in number of animals not being stunned at abattoirs

The overwhelming majority of animals killed using halal methods are stunned before killing; around 80 per cent, according to the British Veterinary Association.

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UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

| 27/01/2015 | Reply
UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

KQF Halal Macon Rashers – strips of smoked beef or chicken that can be used in exactly the same ways as bacon.

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UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

| 23/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called on the Welsh government to end talks with a halal meat provider over an approved non-stun slaughterhouse.

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UK: HFF Launches Halal Compliance Training

| 21/01/2015 | Reply
UK: HFF Launches Halal Compliance Training

These courses are assured by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health with panel of an Islamic scholar experienced Food Scientist or a qualified auditor.

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UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

Wilf Lewis, Managing Director of Lewis Pies, said the products are proving extremely popular with second and third generation Muslims who may have a taste for authentic British food.

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EU: Muslim-friendly Europe tour packages to lure Asian market

| 07/01/2015 | Reply
EU: Muslim-friendly Europe tour packages to lure Asian market

TWO European DMCs are reaching out to the markets of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei to promote their maiden Muslim-friendly tours in Europe.

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Turkey: A historical campus offering a bright future

| 30/12/2014 | Reply
Turkey: A historical campus offering a bright future

At Sabahattin Zaim University, they aim to educate young people who will shape the future in the fields of Islamic finance and Halal food.

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Spain: Andalusian Christmas sweets go Halal!

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Andalusian Christmas sweets go Halal!

By substituting pork lard for olive oil (also from Estepa), they have created a whole new range of Halal products.

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EU: Tapping into the high purchasing power of European Muslims

| 17/12/2014 | Reply
EU: Tapping into the high purchasing power of European Muslims

The first edition of Halal Expo Europe will be held from 15 until 16 April 2015 in Beursgebouw Eindhoven in The Netherlands.

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Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market.

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Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

In Cumbres Mayores, a town in the heart of Spain’s most traditional ham-producing region, a Tunisian émigré has created the country’s first halal jamón.

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France: Eat pork or take your children home: French mayor to Muslim parents

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
France: Eat pork or take your children home: French mayor to Muslim parents

The decision has upset Muslim parents in the town, who expect alternate meals for their children in school.

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EU: Polish court overturns ban on ritual slaughter

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
EU: Polish court overturns ban on ritual slaughter

The court argued that the constitution guarantees the freedom of religious practice. It is a victory for Poland’s small Jewish and Muslim and agriculture communities.

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State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

The Islamic Economy covers 7 main sectors: Islamic Finance, Halal food, Halal travel, Modest Fashion, Halal Media & recreation, and Halal pharmaceutical & cosmetics.

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Opinion: Could Islamic finance save capitalism?

| 05/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Could Islamic finance save capitalism?

Is there a place for ethics and morality in the global economy? Should we continue to rely on governments to tweak at the margins of financial regulation.

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