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Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

Slaughter is not normally conducted without anesthetizing in Denmark and the new law only legalized the ongoing practice.

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Crescentrating releases 2014 Halal Friendly Holiday Destination Rankings

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Crescentrating releases 2014 Halal Friendly Holiday Destination Rankings

The Muslim Travel market segment was estimated to be worth US $140B in 2013, representing almost 13% of global travel expenditures.

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UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

Halal Food Authority has issued the following statement on the conditions with which it will certify poultry that goes through bath stunning.

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Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

A new law requires that all animals are stunned before being slaughtered. Religious rights do not come before animal rights.

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UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

| 07/02/2014 | Reply
UK Certifiers and Scholars invited to conference on mechanical slaughter

Halal certification bodies (such as HMC, Mosque and Shariah Groups, Muslim scholars) will meet to agree and declare a statement on mechanical slaughter.

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UK: KQF Signs Distribution Deal with BAKO North Western

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
UK: KQF Signs Distribution Deal with BAKO North Western

BAKO North Western is part of one of the country’s leading food wholesale supply and distribution companies.

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EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

The ruling shut down Poland’s $500 million kosher and halal meat industry last year.

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UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

| 04/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

The owners of one of the UK’s first halal organic farms are calling on British Muslims to become more aware about where their meat comes from.

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UK firm eyes trade finance for Halal sector

| 04/02/2014 | Reply
UK firm eyes trade finance for Halal sector

Umex will offer its Islamic trade finance service, called Umex Trade Bridge, first in Britain followed by other European markets.

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UK: KQF expansion creates new jobs

| 03/02/2014 | Reply
UK: KQF expansion creates new jobs

Lancashire based KQF has announced the recruitment of several new employees as part of its continuing plans for expansion.

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UK: MCB meeting for authenticity and transparency of Halal Food

| 31/01/2014 | Reply
UK: MCB meeting for authenticity and transparency of Halal Food

The best way of ensuring this is to develop halal-specific standards ensure their implementation by participation in Assurance and Accreditation Schemes.

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Turkey: TSE to begin Halal certification in Europe

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
Turkey: TSE to begin Halal certification in Europe

TSE will be cooperating with the Cologne-based Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), one of the largest Islamic organizations in Germany.

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UK: EBLEX assurance scheme could clear up halal confusion

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
UK: EBLEX assurance scheme could clear up halal confusion

What EBLEX is proposing through its Halal Forum is to introduce two logos – one for stunned beef and lamb and one for non-stunned.

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Ireland: Irish seaweed brand Voya announces halal certification

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
Ireland:  Irish seaweed brand Voya announces halal certification

This certification will be especially welcome in the United Arab Emirates where Voya’s presence spans some of the world’s most luxurious spas.

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UK: NBA slams retailers after beef import rise

| 29/01/2014 | Reply
UK: NBA slams retailers after beef import rise

Polish imports have increased since last summer after the country’s ban on Halal slaughter caused surplus supplies to come into EU market.

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UK: RSPCA renews call for non-stun meat labels

| 15/01/2014 | Reply
UK: RSPCA renews call for non-stun meat labels

The welfare group is campaigning for an end to non-stun meat. Until then, it wants to see meat labelled clearly with production methods.

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UAE: Scientist behind Lab Burger to speak at GFIA

| 14/01/2014 | Reply
UAE: Scientist behind Lab Burger to speak at GFIA

Dr Post and other world-leading experts in the fields of agricultural innovation and research will give their ‘Visions for an Agricultural Revolution’.

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Bahrain: Investcorp Acquires Minority Stake In Turkish Food Producer

| 09/01/2014 | Reply
Bahrain: Investcorp Acquires Minority Stake In Turkish Food Producer

Namet is a major Turkish producer of fresh cut and packaged processed red meat. All of its products are certified halal.

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UK: Demand for Halal turkey on the rise in the UK

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Demand for Halal turkey on the rise in the UK

Last December, the Halal Monitoring Council certified 5,500 turkeys slaughtered in UK abattoirs. In 2011, they certified none. Last week alone, the HMC certified 1,500 turkeys.

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EU: Evonik Industries Receives Halal Cert

| 17/12/2013 | Reply
EU: Evonik Industries Receives Halal Cert

The certification ensures that food and drinks, in addition to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, are permissible according to ritual Islamic regulations.

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