Category: Europe

Opinion: A Guide to Halal Tourism

| 01/10/2014 | Reply
Opinion: A Guide to Halal Tourism

By Sharmeen Ziauddin – Huffington Post UK Last week Europe’s first conference on halal tourism took place in Granada, Spain. The brainchild of CM Media, the Halal Tourism Conference 2014 saw people from around the world gather to listen and learn about the Muslim market. Tourist boards, travel agents, tour operators, halal certification bodies and […]

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Belgian far-right party to push for ritual slaughter ban

| 30/09/2014 | Reply
Belgian far-right party to push for ritual slaughter ban

Weyts’ ban was seen as designed to stop the killing of thousands of sheep in provisionary slaughterhouses operated by Muslims for Eid al Fitr.

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Test on halal meat undermines the reasons for ritual slaughter

| 30/09/2014 | Reply
Test on halal meat undermines the reasons for ritual slaughter

HALAL and kosher meat has been placed under the microscope to undermine one of the key arguments for religious slaughter.

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France most popular European travel destination for Muslims

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
France most popular European travel destination for Muslims

Of the 400 Muslim respondents from Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates, 30 percent cited France as their top European destination.

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Third Sarajevo Halal Forum: BOSNET awarded the certificate

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Third Sarajevo Halal Forum: BOSNET awarded the certificate

In the period between the two Forums, this year’s and last year’s, a number of positive developments have been made which testify to the dynamism of the halal sector.

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Ireland: DHC to deliver Presentation on Halal certification at Asia Trade Forum

| 26/09/2014 | Reply
Ireland: DHC to deliver Presentation on Halal certification at Asia Trade Forum

The Asia Trade Forum is an initiative of the Irish Exporters Association and has been established to support Irish businesses to take their first steps in Asia.

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UK: Muslim family sends children to school with ‘Halal only’ sign

| 25/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Muslim family sends children to school with ‘Halal only’ sign

A MUSLIM family have sent their children to school with “Halal only” signs taped to their chests as a protest about the school serving their daughter non-Halal food.

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UAE: State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2014

| 25/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2014

DIEDC in partnership with Thomson Reuters have announced that State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2014 will be launched in December 2014.

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Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

| 17/09/2014 | Reply
Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

GIMDES meets experts from 15 different countries at the 7th Conference on Halal and Tayyib Products and present final Statement.

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UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

Awareness training for OIC/SMIIC ‘Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification’ was held by the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) and the Dubai Municipality (DM).

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UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

A multi-million pound halal factory and business hub in the Humber has moved a step closer with the signing of a deal between East Yorkshire and Malaysia.

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UK: Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK:  Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

Birmingham Trading Standards swooped on JKY Food Solutions in Bissell Street, Highgate, in July 2012 as part of Operation Swordfish, a city-wide investigation.

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UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

| 09/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

It is a principle of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), that sheep for Qurbani should be healthy and have the build and maturity of the minimum of a 1 year old animal.

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Spain interested in developing Halal Industry

| 08/09/2014 | Reply
Spain interested in developing Halal Industry

Spain is interested in engaging more Muslim countries in business and trade especially in the Halal food sector, bolstered by its strong agriculture industry.

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Spain: Halal Tourism Conference attracts hotel experts

| 08/09/2014 | Reply
Spain: Halal Tourism Conference attracts hotel experts

Taking place in Granada, Spain on September 22-23, The Halal Tourism Conference 2014 will provide a platform to discuss Halal tourism with experts in the industry.

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UK: Crackdown on fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims

| 06/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Crackdown on fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims

Consumer watchdogs in Birmingham are spearheading a nationwide probe in a bid to stop fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims.

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UK: College responds to Halal meat controversy

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
UK: College responds to Halal meat controversy

A college spokeswoman said controversy erupted after an unnamed student emailed a newspaper, but added: “There has been no ‘row’ or ‘outrage’ and this story.”

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Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

The animal must be healthy so the Muslim workers are trained to identify diseases that would render the animal unclean.

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Global Halal Certification: Current Status, Operational Challenges and Future Trends

| 04/09/2014 | Reply
Global Halal Certification: Current Status, Operational Challenges and Future Trends

Webinar (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) to provide an overview of the Halal market, its current status and forecast growth, standards & certification…

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UK: Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

| 28/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

An All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a Report which calls for more research into the religious slaughter of animals.

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