Category: Europe

UK: EBLEX Halal Steering Group being disbanded angers Muslims

| 23/05/2013 | Reply
UK: EBLEX Halal Steering Group being disbanded angers Muslims

In a move which has proven unpopular among some within the Halal sector, red meat levy body Eblex has established a new open Halal Forum to replace the current Halal Steering Group.

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UK: The 3rd Urban Muslim Woman Show

| 20/05/2013 | Reply
UK: The 3rd Urban Muslim Woman Show

The Urban Muslim Woman Show; gives Muslim women a chance to be inspired, empowered and to network at the London Novotel West on Saturday 15 June 4.30pm – 10.30pm.

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Producers in Balkans turn towards halal food

| 19/05/2013 | Reply
Producers in Balkans turn towards halal food

In a bid to fight against economic crisis, producers in the Balkans turned towards halal food targeting both Western and Muslim countries markets, as demand for such products is constantly growing.

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UK: Paragon Quality Foods denies its halal burgers contained pork

| 17/05/2013 | Reply
UK:  Paragon Quality Foods denies its halal burgers contained pork

The company accused of supplying halal burgers containing pork to schools across the city has said independent tests have revealed it has done nothing wrong. Leicester firm ESPO conducted the tests on behalf of the city council.

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Opinion: Pope Francis calls for ethical financial and economic reform

| 17/05/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Pope Francis calls for ethical financial and economic reform

In one of his most outspoken comments since his election two months ago, Pope Francis has called for worldwide “financial reform along ethical lines” which would curb the “tyranny” of “markets and financial speculation”.

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EU: Anuga 2013: A Taste of Global Innovations Set to Take Place October 5-9

| 16/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Anuga 2013: A Taste of Global Innovations Set to Take Place October 5-9

The leading trade fair for the global food industry takes place biennially in Cologne, Germany. This year’s show promises to be bigger and better than the 2011 show, which hosted more than 6,700 exhibitors from almost 100 countries.

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EU: Polish exports of meat for Jews, Muslims in limbo

| 16/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Polish exports of meat for Jews, Muslims in limbo

Millions of euros were being made exporting the halal and kosher meat to countries like Egypt, Iran and Israel, as well as to Muslim and Jewish markets inside Europe. The kosher and halal business had boomed until January, when the ban took effect.

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UK: Pork Found In Halal Lamb Burgers In Schools

| 09/05/2013 | Reply
UK:  Pork Found In Halal Lamb Burgers In Schools

An investigation is being carried out by the Food Standards Agency and Doncaster Council into how and where the contaminating meat got into the lamb.

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EU: Exhibition of Traditional Art of BIH at SAHAF 2013

| 07/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Exhibition of Traditional Art of BIH at SAHAF 2013

The Sarajevo Halal Forum SAHAF 2013 is an international forum and fair of the halal industry that will be held in Skenderija from 15-17 May 2013.

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UK: Luton Council of Mosques ban’s halal meals in 18 local schools

| 06/05/2013 | 1 Reply
UK: Luton Council of Mosques ban’s halal meals in 18 local schools

The authority has reassured parents that there is no issue relating to the source or safety of the meat and poultry that has been served previously. Schools are now having to offer pupils vegetarian meals while the review is taking place.

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EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

| 02/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

A Dutch businessman under investigation in a Europe-wide probe into a horse-for-beef food scandal on Thursday was given a suspended sentence and fined 50,000 euros for selling horsemeat as Islamic halal-slaughtered beef in France.

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Brunei: Brunei Halal launches 23 new easy-to-prepare products

| 30/04/2013 | Reply
Brunei:  Brunei Halal launches 23 new easy-to-prepare products

The new meal range is essentially meant for the UK and European markets but the group was confident that these would be well-received in Brunei as well. With the addition of the new food range, Brunei Halal now has over 50 products under its name.

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EU: First Pecorino Toscano to be certified Halal

| 30/04/2013 | Reply
EU: First Pecorino Toscano to be certified Halal

The first pecorino cheese made in Tuscany to be certified Halal, made in accordance with Islamic food standards, is produced by the Caseificio Sociale Manciano.

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UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

Dubai: The Ministry of Environment and Water and Spain yesterday discussed ways to enhance cooperation, and facilitate trade between the UAE and the Iberian country.

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EU: Poland to reintroduce kosher, halal slaughter methods

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
EU: Poland to reintroduce kosher, halal slaughter methods

According to Prime Minister Donald Tusk, “the new regulations on the matter will however eliminate the most shocking methods of animal slaughter.” They will be working on “reducing the suffering of animals as much as is possible.”

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Muslim Travel Boom

| 13/04/2013 | Reply
Muslim Travel Boom

THE international tourism industry is gradually awakening to an emerging travel market that is twice the size of China’s, and bigger than that of the US – affluent Muslim holidaymakers with money to spend.

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UK: Lamb abattoir in Wales closes today with loss of 300 jobs

| 11/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Lamb abattoir in Wales closes today with loss of 300 jobs

The move to close the plant was taken following the decision by its key customer, ASDA, to move its fresh lamb business to an alternative supplier.

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Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

| 11/04/2013 | Reply
Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

The agency did not disclose how much falsely marked meat had been sold or for how long it had been on the market. European countries have stepped up food controls in response to the recent food scandal.

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EU: Dutch uncover large-scale meat fraud

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch uncover large-scale meat fraud

Some 50,000 tonnes of meat supplied by two Dutch trading companies and sold as beef across Europe since January 2011 may have contained horsemeat. 132 companies in the Netherlands and some 370 more around Europe are affected.

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Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

More meat and poultry is now produced as covert halal than ever before, which may act as a spanner in the works for a cohesive community. It is creating unnecessary hostility, as more and more people are being forced to consume halal without being told.

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