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UK: WHF Europe Strengthens Int’l Alliance on Halal Accreditation

| 18/11/2010 | 1 Reply
UK: WHF Europe Strengthens Int’l Alliance on Halal Accreditation

The International Halal Integrity Alliance (IHI), The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), The American Halal Association (AHA) and the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) signed an agreement to collaborate on issues relating to Halal Standards development and the formation of a network of national Halal Accreditation bodies to ensure Halal integrity throughout the supply chain at the recent WHF Europe in London.

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UK: MP’s Anger after they are secretly served Halal meat

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: MP’s Anger after they are secretly served Halal meat

ANGRY MPs last night urged tougher laws on food labelling after discovering that Muslim halal meat has been secretly served in House of Commons restaurants.

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UK: Halal-row MPs in labelling call

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal-row MPs in labelling call

MPs are now calling for the Government to introduce legislation to make sure halal meat is properly labelled by restaurants, food wholesalers and supermarkets.

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UK: World Halal Forum Europe Deemed a Success by Speakers and Delegates

| 16/11/2010 | Reply
UK: World Halal Forum Europe Deemed a Success by Speakers and Delegates

The forum, UK’s first major halal industry event to date, was set amidst controversial debates on Halal currently taking place in the UK. It was timely as it offered a highly focused platform for industry players, decision makers, and scholars alike to gather under one roof to discuss and deliberate issues and opportunities unique to the European sector and draw their own resolutions.

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UK: Inspectors swoop on Glasgow Halal butchers

| 09/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Inspectors swoop on Glasgow Halal butchers

Food safety officers have swooped on Glasgow’s halal butchers after claims they were selling cheap cuts of beef as lamb.

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USA: Education Can Fight Halal Backlash

| 06/11/2010 | Reply
USA: Education Can Fight Halal Backlash

Nazia Hussain, Head of Strategy Ogilvy Noor, said that, where Islamic branding is concerned, “fear is generally born of ignorance”, which is best met with a “deeper understanding of what halal actually means.”

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UK: MP Letter to Minister re Supermarkets selling Halal Meat

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
UK: MP Letter to Minister re Supermarkets selling Halal Meat

The public should be able to make informed choices about whether they find this method of slaughter acceptable and it appears they have not been given this opportunity by unknowingly consuming halal meat products from many well know and supposedly high welfare retailers which is unacceptable.

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Adnan Durrani: the Halal market opportunity in the west

| 02/11/2010 | Reply
Adnan Durrani: the Halal market opportunity in the west

The Chief Halal Officer of the American Halal Corporation gives a compelling and articulate picture of the undeniable – and overlooked – opportunities that are on offer in the Halal markets in Europe and the USA. A must-see clip! If you missed him at the AMCC…well, better luck next year! It was a great event.

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France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

REPORTERS – With 5 million potential consumers, demand for halal food in France is soaring. Industry and supermarket chains are taking notice. But there’s no regulatory body ensuring compliance with religious law. France 24 takes a closer look at this burgeoning market, where profit often supersedes religious concerns.

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France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

Danisco has added a valuable new advantage to its TEXEL range of maturation and surface cultures for cured processed meats following halal certification of its plant in Dangé Saint Romain in France.

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UK: Halal expert Nizar Boga forms new grading service

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal expert Nizar Boga forms new grading service

Halal meat expert Nizar Boga has joined forces with inspection body Exova to launch a new halal accreditation and inspection service.

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UK: First Halal School of Excellence for Halal Butchers

| 24/10/2010 | 6 Replies
UK: First Halal School of Excellence for Halal Butchers

With 3500 Independent Halal Butchers in the UK, Janan Meat in conjunction with NPD Services Ltd, are to open the first dedicated school of excellence for Halal Butchery & Abattoir training.

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UK: Kosher Shechitah scare over McDonald’s meat

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Kosher Shechitah scare over McDonald’s meat

Kosher consumers suffered a double blow this week when a major abattoir in Ireland closed its kosher facility and a second in the north of England temporarily suspended operations. The decision was prompted by media stories that halal meat was being used without the knowledge of the public by some McDonald’s restaurants.

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UK: Daily Mail halal reports fail to hit sales

| 19/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Daily Mail halal reports fail to hit sales

Media campaigns to stir up concern on halal production are failing to hit home with consumers at the point of purchase, retailers have claimed.

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Muslim brands keep faith with their audience

| 19/10/2010 | Reply
Muslim brands keep faith with their audience

If Muslim products stand a chance of going head-to-head with their Westernised counterparts, they need ethical branding and mainstream global positioning, writes Josh Colley.

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Building bridges: Muslims, Jews, Christians join forces for peace

| 16/10/2010 | Reply
Building bridges: Muslims, Jews, Christians join forces for peace

The keynote speaker, Joshua Dubois, head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, said the current administration believes interfaith action is “the future of grassroots engagement.”

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Malaysia: Matrade To Grow Malaysian Presence In France’s Halal Food Sector

| 16/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Matrade To Grow Malaysian Presence In France’s Halal Food Sector

Through participation at major food events, like the upcoming Salon International de I’Alimentation (SIAL) Paris 2010 from Oct 17 to 21, Malaysian companies will be able to market their products to France’s Muslim community which is the largest in Europe.

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Eating Halal goes far beyond scientific reasoning

| 11/10/2010 | Reply
Eating Halal goes far beyond scientific reasoning

While mostly overlooked, the halal industry is a key Islamic industry whose model is derived directly from the Quran. The model is even more fascinating when studied under an economic microscope which explains its simplicity and why it is unshakeable.

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UK: Opinion: Halal industry is being misrepresented by Radicals

| 10/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Opinion: Halal industry is being misrepresented by Radicals

Comments on the recent news items regarding Halal being sold, but not labeled as such, in the past couple of weeks.

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UK: Chicken McHalal

| 10/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Chicken McHalal

Fast-food giant McDonald’s has admitted selling halal chicken without telling its customers. The poultry was used in popular menu items such as Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken Sandwich in its 1,200 British outlets.

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