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UK: Halal Meat Is Safe With Me, Says David Cameron

| 01/04/2014 | Reply
UK:  Halal Meat Is Safe With Me, Says David Cameron

He promised that the government would “keep on challenging the intolerant view of Muslims that exists in some parts of our country”.

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World Halal Food Council sees Italy as potential Halal hub

| 31/03/2014 | Reply
World Halal Food Council sees Italy as potential Halal hub

The message was delivered by WHFC at an event organized by the Italian section of the Halal International Authority (HIA) recently held in Rome.

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UK: Lancashire Council of Mosques produce own ‘Halal certificate’ for schools

| 28/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Lancashire Council of Mosques produce own ‘Halal certificate’ for schools

The LCM has produced it’s own certificate for schools to display. The LCM Halal Sub group says the certificate is free.

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Muslim and Jewish leaders visit Denmark to call for meat ban to be reversed

| 28/03/2014 | Reply
Muslim and Jewish leaders visit Denmark to call for meat ban to be reversed

Organised by Samia Hathroubi, co-ordinator of the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding, was formed to respond to growing Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in Europe.

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UK: Big Daddy Burger not sold at ‘halal’ KFC in Rochdale

| 27/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Big Daddy Burger not sold at ‘halal’ KFC in Rochdale

Some customers have complained to the store, and other Halal KFC branches, about the fact that they are not selling the company’s most popular burger.

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France: French prison ordered to serve up halal meals

| 26/03/2014 | Reply
France: French prison ordered to serve up halal meals

Halal meals to be served pending a definitive ruling on the latest issue to pit the country’s secular tradition against Islamic practice.

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UK: Halal Food Intrinsic to UK Economic Growth

| 24/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Intrinsic to UK Economic Growth

International markets are now looking at UK Halal companies to provide produce and expertise overseas opening a key export market for UK Halal producers.

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Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

| 23/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

By banning religious slaughter in Denmark and Poland it has highlighted the inhumane treatment of animals in the dark world of factory farming.

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Catering to Muslims, Croatia becomes a ‘halal friendly’ country

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Catering to Muslims, Croatia becomes a ‘halal friendly’ country

The Center for Halal Quality Certification is part of a unique halal certification network in ex-Yugoslavian countries (Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro.)

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UK: ‘Halal hub’ for Hull?

| 19/03/2014 | Reply
UK:  ‘Halal hub’ for Hull?

A location for the centre has yet to be decided but it could be a major hub for imports into the UK and markets in Europe.

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UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

HFA said that GIMDES efforts to increase cooperation between Halal certification bodies are appreciated and supported by HFA.

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World Jewish Congress calls on UN Human Rights Council

| 16/03/2014 | Reply
World Jewish Congress calls on UN Human Rights Council

WJC has called on the UN Human Rights Council to recognize as violations of religious freedom any bans or limitations on the right to practice Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter of animals.

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UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

| 15/03/2014 | Reply
UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

Certification companies Longbridge Veterinary Services and Assure-IP have formed a joint venture with the aim of increasing the volume of meat and dairy exports.

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UK: New Halal range of products launches at Morrisons

| 12/03/2014 | Reply
UK: New Halal range of products launches at Morrisons

With doubt about the authenticity of the Halal label recently in the media, Simply Halal is uniquely offering consumers full traceability from farm to fork.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

A fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.”

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UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

| 10/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

It is deeply troubling that the BVA has chosen to focus its attention on religious slaughter rather than other, far more pressing animal welfare issues.

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UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

| 06/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

He called on Muslims and Jews to allow the livestock to be stunned unconscious before they are killed, or introduce labeling of non stun.

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USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

ISNA Rep Joins Muslim-Jewish Delegation to meet with Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S. on Danish Halal/Kosher Ban.

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UK: New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK:  New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

Following the withdrawal of Halal burgers last year a new board will review standards and practices for buying food in schools and other institutions.

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UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

Cargill Meats Europe, a major supplier of halal meat in the UK and overseas, conducted a halal recovery trial in Spain on 8 January 2014.

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