Category: Europe

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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UK: Birmingham Airport opens Asian street food concept Deli Hub

| 13/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Birmingham Airport opens Asian street food concept Deli Hub

Deli Hub, an extension of well-established Birmingham based Kababish restaurants, boasts a Halal menu and sub-continent street food classics such as pakoras and samosas.

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UK: Sharia Halal Board Committed To Providing 100% Halal

| 08/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Sharia Halal Board Committed To Providing 100% Halal

No matter what the outcome of the new law in 2014 regarding stunning, Sharia Halal Board will remain 100% committed to ensuring the Muslim consumer receives ONLY 100% Halal product.

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UK: Make way for Halal chocolate

| 04/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Make way for Halal chocolate

Recognizing a vast potential market, halal chocolate manufacturer Ummah Foods is launching its products with a very British branding.

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Spain: The Halal Institute starts process of standardization

| 02/12/2013 | Reply
Spain: The Halal Institute starts process of standardization

The Halal Institute together with Aenor lead the process of standardization related to the Halal aspects of the food chain

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Turkey: Nestlé expands plant for growth in Saudi Arabia

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Turkey: Nestlé expands plant for growth in Saudi Arabia

Nestle has expanded a plant in Turkey in order to produce Maggi bouillon products for the Saudi Arabian market.

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UK: United Biscuits sets sights on Middle East growth

| 23/11/2013 | Reply
UK: United Biscuits sets sights on Middle East growth

The McVitie’s maker has teamed up with Saudi distributor Ali Zaid Al-Quraishi & Brothers Co to acquire Saudi biscuit and wafer producer Rana Confectionery Products.

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UK: Halal body to withdraw poultry approval if EU’s new stunning rule is enforced

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal body to withdraw poultry approval if EU’s new stunning rule is enforced

UK poultry processors certified by the HFA have claimed they are caught in the middle and set to lose a lot of money if the government enforces the EU Regulation.

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Opinion: So what is Islamic Marketing & what’s all the noise about?

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: So what is Islamic Marketing & what’s all the noise about?

It’s about more than ‘meat and money’. More importantly, for Jonathan Wilson, it reflects a growing interest in ‘Brand Islam’; and recognition of Muslims as a significant segment, sector, and audience.

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Opinion: Faking It

| 13/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Faking It

For many Muslim brands, the failure to be truly Islamic is not through lack of trying – Shari’ah-compliant funding simply isn’t there.

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UK: Halal food firm launching new Blackburn shop

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food firm launching new Blackburn shop

The acquisition is part of an ongoing growth plan, which has already seen the creation of additional jobs, new industry accreditations and the launch of a successful European export sales strategy.

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UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

| 02/11/2013 | Reply
UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

KQF, the British manufacturer of halal meat products, has announced the launch of two new ranges of frozen convenience foods, which are available to both trade and consumer clients.

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European halal: A tale of diverging standards, foreign influence and religious fraction

| 01/11/2013 | Reply
European halal: A tale of diverging standards, foreign influence and religious fraction

A centralised standard for halal products in Europe is needed to combat the “really chaotic” current situation, according to a professor who has written extensively on the topic of halal regulation.

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UK: Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

| 01/11/2013 | Reply
UK:  Britain unveils ‘Islamic Finance and Investment Group’

The Islamic Finance and Investment Group, chaired by the Rt. Hon Baroness Warsi, will include members from key Islamic finance centres, including Chief Executives and Central Bank Governors.

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Saudi Arabia: Irish Dairy Board invests €20m in Saudi Arabia

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Irish Dairy Board invests €20m in Saudi Arabia

The investment includes the acquisition of a 75 per cent interest in Al Wazeen Trading and the development of a new state of art cheese manufacturing plant at the Al Wazeen facility in Riyadh.

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