Category: Europe

Netherlands: Cautious optimism

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
Netherlands: Cautious optimism

Although senators will not vote until Dec. 20, it appeared from Tuesday’s debate that several parties that initially backed the ban on slaughtering meat without stunning in parliament — including the Netherlands’ two largest — have changed their mind.

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UK: ANSA welcomes withdrawal of proposed Dutch religious slaughter ban

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
UK: ANSA welcomes withdrawal of proposed Dutch religious slaughter ban

The Association of Non Stun Abattoirs (ANSA), an industry body representing traditional UK Halal slaughterhouses, on Wednesday welcomed the news that the proposed parliamentary bill to ban religious slaughter of animals in the Netherlands had been withdrawn.

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Ritual slaughter ban fails in Dutch Senate

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
Ritual slaughter ban fails in Dutch Senate

Animal Rights Party leader Marianne Thieme’s plan to introduce a ban on ritual slaughter has failed to make it through the Senate, the upper house of the Dutch parliament. Ms Thieme withdrew from the debate after intervention by Agriculture Minister Bleker.

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Turkey: Union demands new constitution include ‘halal consumption’

| 10/12/2011 | Reply
Turkey: Union demands new constitution include ‘halal consumption’

Parliament should include an article to protect Turkish citizens’ rights to consume goods that are produced in accordance with their religious teachings in the planned new constitution, Food Auditing and Certification Research Association (GIMDES) Chairman Hüseyin Kami Büyüközer told Today’s Zaman, adding they expect to convey such a suggestion to Ankara shortly.

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Europe: Halal certified food is on the upswing

| 02/12/2011 | 1 Reply
Europe: Halal certified food is on the upswing

Within the EU there are 16 million Muslims and throughout all of Europe approximately 54 million. Even though not all Muslims interpret the halal requirements in the same way and not all Muslims follow these rules strictly, the significance of the halal market is obvious.

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UK: New base for Brunei Halal food company

| 24/11/2011 | Reply
UK: New base for Brunei Halal food company

FOOD company Brunei Halal, part of the global Wafiri Holdings brand, has opened a new sales and distribution centre in Birmingham. The company has signed a five-year lease on a 25,000 sq ft unit at Saltley Business Park and created 30 new jobs in the process.

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EU: Euro Halal Conference Postponed

| 23/11/2011 | Reply
EU: Euro Halal Conference Postponed

With the social, political and the subsequent economic shocks in the Arab world and secondly, with the resonance of the new financial crisis that hit the world economy, the organisers of the Eurohalal Market regret the need to postpone the European Halal Trade Fair to the 26th, 27th & 28th of November 2012.

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Are airline meals labeled Muslim Meals really Halal?

| 21/11/2011 | 2 Replies
Are airline meals labeled Muslim Meals really Halal?

The MOML – “Muslim Meal” is just a meal “without pork and without Alcohol “(In the jargon Airline Caterer term it is called a “Non-Pork”-Meal). Everything else does not meet the Islamic dietary laws. It is also not the laid down claim that the meat would be Halal slaughtered or the ingredients are Halal-compliant.

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Italy: Halal International Authority (HIA) Recognized by MUI

| 18/11/2011 | 1 Reply
Italy: Halal International Authority (HIA) Recognized by MUI

The decree has been provided to Sheikh Prof.Dr.Eng. Sharif Lorenzini, as the President of HIA Italy, because according to the head of the MUI, this Halal Certification Body of Italy which has its headquarters in Bari, and branch offices in Milan, Italy has fulfilled the requirements and in compliance with the conditions stipulated by MUI in the aspects of halal certification.

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UK: Pure Halal Beauty

| 08/11/2011 | Reply
UK: Pure Halal Beauty

Pure Halal Beauty, a store dedicated solely to Halal Certified and Vegan Registered beauty products, opened its doors last Christmas in Birmingham’s Pavilions Shopping Centre. Now less than a year after opening the business is booming.

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UK: Women & Islam – The rise and rise of the convert

| 06/11/2011 | Reply
UK: Women & Islam – The rise and rise of the convert

Three-quarters of Britons who become Muslim are female. Now a major new study has shed light on the difficulties they face in adjusting to their new life.

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UK: No room for complacency in red meat market

| 04/11/2011 | Reply
UK: No room for complacency in red meat market

The livestock industry needs to think more carefully about animal health and increasing consumer interest in red meat if it is to continue to benefit from current high prices.

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UAE: 2nd Global Islamic Marketing Conference

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
UAE: 2nd Global Islamic Marketing Conference

Call for papers! Join Islamic Marketing scholars, researchers and experts from more than 30 countries, meet many ambassadors and commercial counselors, listen to UAE business gurus, win major awards, and publish in three international journals, and more!

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UK: ANSA release ‘New’ Abattoir Standard for 100% dedicated Non-Stun Halal Meat Plants

| 22/10/2011 | Reply
UK: ANSA release ‘New’ Abattoir Standard for 100% dedicated Non-Stun Halal Meat Plants

ANSA are excited to announce the launch of the ‘New’ ANSA Abattoir Standards for its members. The ANSA standard will enable the consumer to have total confidence of the Halal integrity of meat products for the first time with full confidence in the Halal Food Chain from Farm to Fork.

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Bosnia – Uncharted Land

| 21/10/2011 | Reply
Bosnia – Uncharted Land

Bosnia could easily become a major halaal tourist destination, tapping the huge potential of the growing Muslim consumer market, the country’s cultural heritage and strategic geographic location, according to Amir Sakic, the head of the regional halaal certification institution – the Agency for Halaal Quality Certification.

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International Halal Congress Opened in Turkey

| 18/10/2011 | Reply
International Halal Congress Opened in Turkey

This ground-breaking International Congress was organized by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Center (SESRIC) and the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines.

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EU: HSBC’s Islamic unit says funds to exceed $10bn

| 18/10/2011 | Reply
EU: HSBC’s Islamic unit says funds to exceed $10bn

Demand for Islamic funds has risen in the past three to six months as the global economic slowdown prompted investors to seek alternative investments to help manage risk, according to Germain Birgen, Luxembourg-based global head of HSBC Amanah Securities. The unit will help set up more than 30 Sharia-compliant funds globally.

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EU: Halal food market grows, 5 bln-euro potential in Italy

| 17/10/2011 | Reply
EU: Halal food market grows, 5 bln-euro potential in Italy

Halal (conforming to Islamic rules) food is seeing double-digit growth the world over and even in Italy – due to rising interest by companies in the sector – it could soon become normal to find ”Islamically correct” labelled products on supermarket shelves.

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UK: £1bn export potential for Halal meat into the Middle East

| 14/10/2011 | Reply
UK: £1bn export potential for Halal meat into the Middle East

Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food attended the Anuga food show in Germany on Monday to support EBLEX’s export drive. He was accompanied by Peter Hardwick of EBLEX and visited all the export stands at the show, with half the export stands promoting Halal Meat. The personal visit of the Minister Jim Paice has created the possibility of opening up a £1bn export potential for Halal meat into the Middle East.

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France: State is not ‘Halal’: resentful immigrants turn to Islam in France

| 09/10/2011 | Reply
France: State is not ‘Halal’: resentful immigrants turn to Islam in France

Local communities in France’s immigrant suburbs increasingly organise themselves on Islamic lines rather than following the values of the secular republic, according to a major new sociological study.

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