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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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UK: Brunei Halal water for worshippers

| 26/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Brunei Halal water for worshippers

Brunei Wafirah UK has made its first step in sourcing its products from the UK with the distribution of 10,000 bottles of Brunei Halal Branded water from Devon to be given out at mosques during the holy month of Ramadan.

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UK: Halal food firm set for transformation

| 26/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food firm set for transformation

KQF is one of the region’s best-known independent halal food producers and the company is going through a transformation.

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Asian Firms To Take Centrestage At 9th WIEF In London

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
Asian Firms To Take Centrestage At 9th WIEF In London

Entitled ‘Changing World, New Relationships’, the 9th WIEF will be held on Oct 29-31, 2013 at Excel London, United Kingdom, and is the first time the event will meet outside the Muslim world.

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EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

| 25/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Firms seek compensation over kosher slaughter ban

Meanwhile, Polish poultry producers are also considering taking legal action. At least a dozen companies in Poland had practised slaughter according to kosher and halal methods, prior to the ban.

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UK: More in store for British Muslims during Ramadan

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
UK: More in store for British Muslims during Ramadan

Tesco is the UK’s largest retailer, with more than 6,000 stores, of which 315 carry the Ramadan promotion. Its strategy for the holy month is clearly working, with an estimated sales increase of £30 million (Dh169.1m).

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EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

The Commission included a study into informing consumers about animal stunning in its list of planned actions 2012-2015 animal welfare strategy.

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UK: Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK:  Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

Former county council Tory leader Coun Geoff Driver had called for a method of stunning which would be acceptable to the Lancashire Council of Mosques and the Halal Monitoring Committee.

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UK: New ‘ChoosingHalal.org’ Blog

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK: New ‘ChoosingHalal.org’ Blog

Faruk Vali is managing director of a Lancashire based halal food business and, having developed an insider’s view of the industry, he made the decision to launch his own blog to help ordinary Muslim consumers.

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UK: Row over pork DNA in halal flares up again

| 21/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Row over pork DNA in halal flares up again

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) this week said it would send letters to 1,400 UK mosques telling worshippers to avoid products certified by the Halal Food Authority (HFA) until HFA has offered assurances.

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Germany: HALAL EXPO STUTTGART celebrates its premiere in 2014

| 18/07/2013 | Reply
Germany: HALAL EXPO STUTTGART celebrates its premiere in 2014

The new HALAL EXPO STUTTGART Messe Stuttgart is starting the first trade fair for Islamic products and services in the German-speaking world. The premie?re takes place from 25 to 27 May 2014.

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Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

| 17/07/2013 | Reply
Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

Poland’s agricultural minister, Stanislaw Kalemba said in Brussels, however, that the government would challenge the vote in parliament last Friday, upholding a decision by the Constitutional Court in December 2013.

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UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

| 15/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

The family-run business is set to open five franchise shops by the end of the year, all expecting a turnover of around £50,000 per week. Tariq Sheikh is a well-known figure in the halal industry and currently runs the business.

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EU: Polish parliament rejects ritual animal slaughter

| 13/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Polish parliament rejects ritual animal slaughter

Poland’s parliament on Friday rejected the ritual slaughter of livestock for food, angering the Jewish community as well as farmers and exporters of meat towards Israel and Muslim countries.

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EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

Lawmakers will vote Friday on a government draft law that would reinstate religious slaughter provided it is done only in slaughterhouses and excludes certain forms of immobilizing the animal.

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Ireland: Irish meat industry celebrates end of Gulf export ban

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
Ireland: Irish meat industry celebrates end of Gulf export ban

The Irish beef industry has received a much-needed vote of confidence after the lifting of an export ban from the Gulf region. The GCC has lifted the ban introduced over a decade ago on exports of both sheep and beef.

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Malaysia: Poland Hopes To Penetrate Malaysia’s Halal Industry

| 09/07/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: 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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Norway agency to report find of pork in halal food

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Norway agency to report find of pork in halal food

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said Friday it would file a police complaint against a food company after finding large quantities of pork in its halal-labeled products.

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UK to be first non-Muslim country to host Islamic Economic Forum

| 06/07/2013 | Reply
UK to be first non-Muslim country to host Islamic Economic Forum

London will host the ninth World Islamic Economic Forum in October, the first time that the event will be held outside of a Muslim country, as the British capital looks to become a global hub for Sharia finance.

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EU: Slaughter ban harms halal butchery industry in Poland

| 24/06/2013 | Reply
EU: Slaughter ban harms halal butchery industry in Poland

Six months after the ritual slaughter of animals was banned by the country’s highest court, a fierce debate rages on both in and out of Parliament as critics of the ban, including Prime Minister Donald Tusk, push for it to be repealed.

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