Category: Europe

UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

The launch of first ever premium interactive digital magazine for halal-conscious diners, Halal Gems, is poised to make a huge mark on the luxury halal lifestyle industry.

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12th Annual Meeting of WHC was held in Cape Town

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
12th Annual Meeting of WHC was held in Cape Town

Various member representatives from different countries have attended. GIMDES President and the patron of WHC Dr. Huseyin Kami Buyukozer gave a speech.

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UK Meeting on Halal Travel

| 27/10/2014 | Reply
UK Meeting on Halal Travel

Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London Kensington, UK will be the venue for over 200 travel professionals from 40 countries to meet on November 2.

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France: Saudi firm takes stake in French poultry producer

| 24/10/2014 | Reply
France: Saudi firm takes stake in French poultry producer

The Saudi-Arabian food group Almunajem has taken a stake of 25 percent in the French poultry producer Groupe Doux.

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Spain charms Muslim tourists

| 22/10/2014 | Reply
Spain charms Muslim tourists

Spain is regarded as a must-see destination: a bridge between Europe and Islam, and whose history has left many visible traces of 5 centuries of Arab rule.

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France: A Made in France ‘Halal test’ to check for pork

| 20/10/2014 | Reply
France: A Made in France ‘Halal test’ to check for pork

In a similar style to a pregnancy test, the test consists of a strip which the consumer must put into a glass of warm water containing a sample of food.

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Turkey: SMIIC Accreditation Committee Meeting

| 11/10/2014 | Reply
Turkey:  SMIIC Accreditation Committee Meeting

The Fifth Meeting of the Accreditation Committee (AC) was held in ?stanbul, Republic of Turkey on 09-11 September 2014, hosted by SMIIC General Secretariat.

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UK: Blackburn food firm KQF scoops Business of Year award

| 03/10/2014 | Reply
UK: Blackburn food firm KQF scoops Business of Year award

Blackburn-based KQF was named Business of the Year at the Lloyds Banking Group English Asian Business Awards this week.

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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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