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UK: Aldi apologises after selling pork products as ‘halal’

| 18/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Aldi apologises after selling pork products as ‘halal’

The supermarket chain Aldi has apologised after selling black pudding labelled as “halal” containing pork, forbidden for Muslims.

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UK: Aldi is found selling ‘halal’ Indian-style snacks that contained Pork

| 16/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Aldi is found selling ‘halal’ Indian-style snacks that contained Pork

The product, stocked by Aldi, made by Scottish company Punjab Pakora, contained traces of pork blood and skins – both forbidden in Islam.

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UK: HFA Seminar on Recent & Potential Development in the Halal Industry

| 09/05/2015 | Reply
UK:  HFA Seminar on Recent & Potential Development in the Halal Industry

Topics discussed spread over a broad spectrum of Halal issues, from Doubtful Food Additives to Halal Accreditation in the UAE.

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GCC visitors to push Croatian tourism receipts to record US$8 billion

| 05/05/2015 | Reply
GCC visitors to push Croatian tourism receipts to record US$8 billion

Double-digit growth in tourism arrivals in Q1 2015 underscores the popularity of one of the Mediterranean’s healthy hotspots; new flydubai direct flights from UAE, plus Qatar and Zagreb routes increase The Croatian National Tourist Board and flydubai, along with the Zagreb Tourist Board has highlighted an increase in the number of routes to the Croatian […]

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UK: HKScan launches Halal chicken products in UK

| 29/04/2015 | Reply
UK: HKScan launches Halal chicken products in UK

Sainsbury’s will be the first supermarket to list the Aafiyah brand of products. The range includes BBQ drumsticks, hot wings, thighs and Drumsticks. The products come re-prepared in foil trays they can be cooked in.

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Spain: Córdoba opens up to the European Halal standardisation

| 28/04/2015 | Reply
Spain: Córdoba opens up to the European Halal standardisation

The Halal Institute is the host institution and also maintains the technical secretariat of the National Halal Committee promoted by AENOR.

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French Muslim Stakeholders Release about the CEN/AFNOR Halal Standard

| 25/04/2015 | Reply
French Muslim Stakeholders Release about the CEN/AFNOR Halal Standard

Three articles regarding the current statement from French Muslim organisations regarding their involvement in the CEN standardisation project for ‘Halal Food’

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UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

| 24/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

Ghanim International UK Limited believes in implementing gold standard methods and procedures to ensure the products they offer are of the highest standard.

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UK: HFA announce their Halal industry seminar in London

| 23/04/2015 | Reply
UK: HFA announce their Halal industry seminar in London

The seminar will focus on topical issues of animal welfare in the Halal industry, followed by Halal compliance, controls and accreditation globally.

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Norwegian firm obtains certification for new halal slaughter method

| 22/04/2015 | Reply
Norwegian firm obtains certification for new halal slaughter method

The final approval and certification, obtained from Islamic Council Norway, covers all aspects of the newly sanctioned process, which involves euthanising animals.

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‘Next generation’ Muslim prayer calculator launched

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
‘Next generation’ Muslim prayer calculator launched

The new feature instantly calculates the prayer times for the current location, the distances for nearby mosques and the time it will take to reach them.

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UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter

| 20/04/2015 | Reply
UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter

After backing down from plans to ban non-stun slaughter, UKIP’s new election manifesto supports continuation of the slaughter method.

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Opinion: Halal – know your market!

| 17/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal – know your market!

Why the issue of harmonising halal standards is complex and how the industry can learn from the New Zealand system.

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UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

Tariq Halal sell a large selection of halal meat products, ranging from fresh, frozen, offal, marinated and chilled.

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Opinion: Austria’s Islamic Reforms

| 09/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Austria’s Islamic Reforms

The reforms follow years of lobbying by Muslim leaders, who argued that their people have effectively remained second-class citizens.

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WHS: Crowdfunding as a Way Forward

| 07/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Crowdfunding as a Way Forward

Crowdfunding Getty Goh believes is a way of democratising the availability of funding by allowing ordinary people with big ideas to put forward their ideas.

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WHS: International accreditation schemes for halal certification bodies

| 04/04/2015
WHS: International accreditation schemes for halal certification bodies

A universally standardised recognition is highly recommended for the Halal industry to ensure trade continue to flourish.

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WHS: Knowledge Sharing

| 04/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Knowledge Sharing

Focus on Creating Innovative Halal Products Instead of Endless Arguments on Certification.

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Turkish minister: Int’l council needed for halal food

| 02/04/2015 | Reply
Turkish minister: Int’l council needed for halal food

Nurettin Canikli, Minister of Customs and Trade, calls for standardization, certifications amid growth of $1 trillion halal food industry.

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UK: Islamic fashion brand Aab to launch Dubai store

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
UK:  Islamic fashion brand Aab to launch Dubai store

Its UK launch saw over 2,000 shoppers attend, including modest clothing bloggers Dina Tokio, Ruba from Hijab Hills and Habiba Da Silva.

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