Category: Europe

UK: Efficiency at heart of Gafoor Pure Halal expansion

| 24/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Efficiency at heart of Gafoor Pure Halal expansion

The company, which processes its halal-certified poultry meat in a plant 10 minutes from the centre of town, says it has expanded throughput sevenfold over the last eight years, and is now looking to take on more farmers.

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Opinion: Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

| 22/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

One company seeking to profit from Britain’s taste for halal, worth an estimated £3bn, is DB Foods, the country’s largest meat wholesaler. This week they will launch a new online business, halal2go, to sell direct to consumers.

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EU: Saudi group Almunajem mulls Doux investment in France

| 21/09/2013 | Reply
EU: Saudi group Almunajem mulls Doux investment in France

Saudi food distributor Almunajem is considering taking a stake in French poultry processor Doux, which is looking to exit administration within two months.

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UK: World’s largest Halal Food Festival launches in London

| 20/09/2013 | Reply
UK: World’s largest Halal Food Festival launches in London

Halal Food Festival is a three day consumer food show dedicated to foodies who eat halal, or haloodies as they have been coined by the festival founder. It will offer visitors a first time glimpse into the very best that halal has to offer.

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Islamic Finance: Banking on a Stable Future

| 20/09/2013 | Reply
Islamic Finance: Banking on a Stable Future

Confirming Islamic finance to be firmly on the radar of the global business community, Judge Business School in Cambridge is launching a new program to explain to western executives the essential dynamics of competing in the Islamic finance environment.

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UK: London steps up Islamic finance ambitions

| 19/09/2013 | Reply
UK: London steps up Islamic finance ambitions

Britain is encouraging banks through a task force to establish sharia-compliant products, aiming to position London as a Western hub for a fast-growing Islamic finance sector that is expected to reach $2.6 trillion by 2017.

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UAE: European Halal foods firm moves to Dubai

| 19/09/2013 | Reply
UAE: European Halal foods firm moves to Dubai

Dubai FDI, the foreign investment office in the Department of Economic Development (DED), along with the Austria Business Center has facilitated the successful establishment of a European Halal foods company in Dubai.

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Turkey: GIMDES 6th International Halal and Tayyib Products Conference

| 14/09/2013 | Reply
Turkey: GIMDES 6th International Halal and Tayyib Products Conference

The highlighted and emphasized points made during the conference by international speakers on the issues around Halal certification and standards.

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Opinion: World Halal Council Announces Gas Stunning Not Acceptable

| 13/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: World Halal Council Announces Gas Stunning Not Acceptable

WHC members, an umbrella body of Halal Certifiers worldwide, unanimously decided that gas stunning of animals before slaughtering is unacceptable as it is a non islamic and cruel way of killing animals.

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Opinion: Halal Logistics: Food Safety in Motion

| 12/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Logistics: Food Safety in Motion

When it comes to halal compliance, halal logistics is as important as production. And just as profitable. It looks like halal food compliance is setting the benchmark for food safety.

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Turkey: 4th International Halal and Healthy Food Fair begins in Istanbul

| 11/09/2013 | Reply
Turkey:  4th International Halal and Healthy Food Fair begins in Istanbul

Halal Products Research Institute (GIMDES) will organize the 6th International Halal and Healthy Food Conference in Istanbul to be held on Saturday to discuss the problems of “Halal Certifiers” across the world.

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EU: “One Halal – One Certification” – We create values on ANUGA 2013

| 04/09/2013 | Reply
EU: “One Halal – One Certification” – We create values on ANUGA 2013

The 2nd European Halal Conference will be held in Cologne in October within the frame of ANUGA 2013, the world’s leading fair for the retail trade and the food service and catering market.

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EU: Poland’s top court asked to rule on kosher, halal ban

| 04/09/2013 | Reply
EU: Poland’s top court asked to rule on kosher, halal ban

Leaders of both religious minorities in overwhelmingly Catholic Poland argue the ban violates their constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms.

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UK: Janan Meat gains BRC accreditation for sixth year

| 28/08/2013 | Reply
UK: Janan Meat gains BRC accreditation for sixth year

Dedicated halal meat slaughterhouse Janan Meat UK has been awarded British Retail Consortium (BRC) Grade A accreditation for the sixth year in a row.

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EU: Ritual Slaughter Continues in Krakow Despite Ban

| 16/08/2013 | Reply
EU:  Ritual Slaughter Continues in Krakow Despite Ban

The pressure to ban ritual slaughter in Poland has come largely from animal welfare groups, who have responded to a huge increase in the production of kosher and halal meat for export.

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Denmark: Helle on halal: “We shouldn’t lose sight of our own culture”

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
Denmark: Helle on halal: “We shouldn’t lose sight of our own culture”

PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) has waded into the debate that has raged all summer concerning halal meat in public institutions and pork in the nation’s daycare institutions.

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Turkey: Pardon My Turkish: Battle for ‘Halal’ Words

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
Turkey: Pardon My Turkish: Battle for ‘Halal’ Words

At taste of the life from what used to be the centre of the Islamic world. In Turkey, for the last couple of years, a battle of “halal” words has intensified.

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Opinion: Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

When the world’s first test-tube beef burger was cooked and eaten this week, food critics all asked about its taste. For many Jews, Muslims and Hindus, the first question was whether their faith allowed them to try it.

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Poland hopes to penetrate Malaysia’s Halal industry

| 30/07/2013 | Reply
Poland hopes to penetrate Malaysia’s Halal industry

Poland hopes to cooperate with Malaysia to penetrate the country’s halal industry in line with the latter’s inspiration to become a halal hub in this region.

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UK: Muslim tribunal warns mosques on halal certifier

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Muslim tribunal warns mosques on halal certifier

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) has sent a letter to 1,400 mosques across the UK, warning them to avoid meat products certified by the Halal Food Authority (HFA).

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