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Opinion: Newspapers have a bright future with tablets, but digital advertising is an issue

| 05/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Newspapers have a bright future with tablets, but digital advertising is an issue

Tablets may be the talk of this week’s World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum, but problems remain when it comes to digital ad revenues.

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Opinion: Halal toothpaste, anyone? Religious observance has become a global brand

| 01/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Halal toothpaste, anyone? Religious observance has become a global brand

The unstoppable growth of halal products shows we are all fair game for marketers. A few years ago, the only “halal” signs one saw were on butchers’ shops, But now halal is turning into a global brand.

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UK-Opinion: In the Shadow of Fiction: How Television Is Making (Up) Muslim History

| 31/08/2012 | Reply
UK-Opinion: In the Shadow of Fiction: How Television Is Making (Up) Muslim History

Two educated responses to Channel 4’s insulting programme ‘Islam: The Untold Story’, that claims there is no historical evidence for the seventh century origins of Islam, which included many historically inaccurate hypotheses.

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Turkey: Commercial hub Istanbul to host ‘Halal’ conventions

| 30/08/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Commercial hub Istanbul to host ‘Halal’ conventions

Istanbul is preparing to host two large “halal” conventions in a row, as well as a series of smaller ones, as the Islamic world’s interest in Turkey expands beyond trade and tourism. The Tesettür Fair, an int’l modest clothing event kicks off Sept. 13.

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Ireland: Halal accreditation crucial to Cappoquin success

| 23/08/2012 | Reply
Ireland: Halal accreditation crucial to Cappoquin success

Judge Cooke said the retention of the halal processing accreditation through the company’s continued adherence to particular slaughter techniques laid down under Muslim law was crucially important for the success of the Examinership.

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UK: £17.5m Cambridge mosque gets planning approval

| 22/08/2012 | Reply
UK: £17.5m Cambridge mosque gets planning approval

Planning permission was today granted for Cambridge’s £17.5 million new mosque after the designs were praised as “breathtaking”. The application was approved unanimously. Next target is to raise the £13 million construction cost.

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UK: The rise of the affluent Muslim traveller

| 20/08/2012 | Reply
UK: The rise of the affluent Muslim traveller

A recent study conducted by Dinar Standard, a US-based consultancy that tracks the Muslim lifestyle market, found that Muslims spent about 102bn euros (£85bn, $126bn) during their travels last year.

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UK: Birmingham Trading Standards attempt to Clean up Halal raid

| 16/08/2012 | Reply
UK: Birmingham Trading Standards attempt to Clean up Halal raid

Birmingham companies and wholesalers have been raided by Birmingham Trading Standards for allegedly selling non Halal meat as Halal. They will be doing further investigation into the companies.

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UK: The Future is Halal

| 16/08/2012 | Reply
UK: The Future is Halal

Is this burgeoning international industry simply driven by the desire for business profit or is it really supporting Muslim values? This BBC Radio 4 programme will be airing on Tuesday 21 August.

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UK: Halal poultry supplier Gafoor sold

| 14/08/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal poultry supplier Gafoor sold

A £52m-turnover Halal poultry supplier has been bought out of administration by Gafoor Pure Halal. Preston-based Gafoor Poultry Products was founded in 1964 and is owned by the Patel family.

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Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

| 13/08/2012 | Reply
Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

As this demand grows, the need for reliable alternative sources to animal proteins from livestock is going to become vital. So what options does the food industry have when it comes to producing effective alternatives to meat products?

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Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

| 04/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

Packaging is an increasing source of Halal food contamination, according to Genetic ID Europe. This is due to the leaching of animal fat-based lubricants used in the production of some paper-based materials into packaged products.

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France: French Muslim Shoppers Demand Halal Foods

| 01/08/2012 | Reply
France: French Muslim Shoppers Demand Halal Foods

In the Paris suburb of Livry Gargan supermarkets and manufacturers are scrambling to meet the demand for halal products that meet Muslim dietary laws.

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Turkey: 3rd Halal & Healthy Products fair in Istanbul

| 25/07/2012 | Reply
Turkey: 3rd Halal & Healthy Products fair in Istanbul

The 3rd Halal & Healthy Products Fair will take place in CNR Expo Istanbul between the 11-14 October 2012. It will take place simultaneously with the 14th Int’l MUSIAD Fair and 16th Int’l Business Forum.

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Saudi Arabia follows Egypt, UAE, Algeria to exempt Olympics athletes from fasting

| 22/07/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia follows Egypt, UAE, Algeria to exempt Olympics athletes from fasting

Hakmi said that as the athletes are traveling with the intention of returning, not to stay there. Therefore, they and whoever accompanies them can skip their Ramdan fasting, even if their stay “reaches 15 or 19 days.

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Opinion: What happens to your body during your fast

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: What happens to your body during your fast

During a fast, your body generates its own energy by burning stored resources made from excess fats, carbohydrates and sugars to produce energy. Fasting is also a healing for the mind, body and soul in more ways than one.

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Ramadan in France represents €350 million for retail business

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
Ramadan in France represents €350 million for retail business

In Ramadan, France’s Muslims, a community of roughly five million people, spend the most in food products.French polling firm IFOP found that 71% of Muslims in France observe Ramadan compared to 60% in 1989.

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UK: Faccenda Group opts out of Halal poultry operation

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
UK: Faccenda Group opts out of Halal poultry operation

FACCENDA Group, who supplied halal chickens for KFC, has opted out of its Halal poultry operation for them, from 6th July after 40 of the leading scholars unanimously decided that machine slaughter of chickens was not halal.

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EU: Port of Zeebrugge receives Halal certificate

| 17/07/2012 | Reply
EU: Port of Zeebrugge receives Halal certificate

To ensure a halal treatment for food products, the port has initiated a specific halal procedure in cooperation with Zeebrugge Food Logistics to guarantee complete halal treatment for products in the logistical chain

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UK: Ritual slaughter and animal welfare

| 29/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Ritual slaughter and animal welfare

Halal Food Authority is working to achieve agreement with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs over the rules governing ritual slaughter of animals ahead of full implementation of new regulations.

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