Category: Europe

UK: Vets in animal welfare call over halal meat

| 19/06/2013 | Reply
UK: Vets in animal welfare call over halal meat

VETS have called for stricter labelling of halal and kosher meat and immediate post-slaughter stunning of animals being prepared for the religious markets in a bid to improve welfare conditions.

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UAE Halal Cosmetics Market Opportunity Analysis Report 2013

| 14/06/2013 | Reply
UAE Halal Cosmetics Market Opportunity Analysis Report 2013

Cosmetics market in UAE is witnessing a new drift towards the increasing demand of Halal certified cosmetics products. The exponentially increasing preference for Halal cosmetics products has led to change in business strategy.

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UK: ‘Industry’s Halal Forum lacks focus on Muslims’

| 14/06/2013 | Reply
UK: ‘Industry’s Halal Forum lacks focus on Muslims’

A new industry forum set up to discuss halal meat production issues fails to focus on Muslims’ main concerns and shows the industry’s understanding of the Muslim community to be “lagging behind”, according to Halal Authority Board.

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UAE Minister to visit Macedonia and Kosovo

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
UAE Minister to visit Macedonia and Kosovo

Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, on Sunday will lead a delegation on an official visit to Macedonia and Kosovo as part of efforts to promote economic, trade and investment cooperation with the two friendly countries.

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UK: British Government Decides To Allow Shechita Without Prior Stunning – For Now

| 06/06/2013 | Reply
UK: British Government Decides To Allow Shechita Without Prior Stunning – For Now

The UK’s Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced that the status quo governing religious slaughter will be remain in place for both Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter.

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UK: Disagreement at heart of Eblex Halal Strategy Change

| 30/05/2013 | Reply
UK: Disagreement at heart of Eblex Halal Strategy Change

Issues in Eblex’s halal steering group, in part, led the organisation to pull the plug and launch a forum, information from a MeatInfo.co.uk source suggests.

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Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

According to DinarStandard, the travel industry would do well to respond to Muslim travel needs given that by 2020, growth will have reached nearly five percent compared to the global figure of 3.8 per cent.

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UAE: Business is looking good for UK cosmetics firms in the Middle East

| 28/05/2013 | Reply
UAE: Business is looking good for UK cosmetics firms in the Middle East

Beautyworld Middle East, is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This is the 18th year of Beautyworld, and UK companies are back in increasing numbers, with the support of UK Trade & Investment in the region.

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Opinion: Consuming passions

| 25/05/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Consuming passions

Trends used to be set by majority Muslim countries in the Middle East and South East Asia. Now they come as much from the Muslim minorities in the West. An overview on the growth of Halal into various sectors.

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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 | 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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