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UK: Luxury Halal Sun & Beach Resort Holidays

| 14/03/2011 | Reply
UK: Luxury Halal Sun & Beach Resort Holidays

In 2009 a group of visionary Muslims with senior management experience from travel and bluechip companies came together to realise the Crescent Tours vision – Holidays with an Islamic ethos.

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EU: Bovines to receive digital ID

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
EU: Bovines to receive digital ID

The European Commission is working on a proposal to introduce electronic identification in bovine animals, as the traceability of animals and animal products across Europe plays an important role in protecting both animal and consumer health.

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McDonald’s no longer biggest restaurant chain

| 08/03/2011 | Reply
McDonald’s no longer biggest restaurant chain

There are now more places around the world to ‘Eat Fresh’ as Subway becomes the number one restaurant chain on the planet.…

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Switzerland eyes summer vacationers from Saudi Arabia

| 03/03/2011 | Reply
Switzerland eyes summer vacationers from Saudi Arabia

Swiss tourist officials on Tuesday exuded confidence that they would get summer vacationers from Saudi Arabia despite the holy month of Ramadan, which this year coincides with the holiday season. “We are here to inform the local hotels, travel agencies and tour operators that our country is fully prepared to meet all of Ramadan requirements including halal food and shisha.”

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Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

And as debate and discussion on the meaning of halal grows, mainstream supermarkets, food producers, and restaurants are finding that there is plenty of overlap between traditional definitions of halal food and Western standards of quality and ethics.

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EU: Holland Moves To Ban All Ritual Slaughter, Unless Animal Is First Stunned

| 23/02/2011 | Reply
EU: Holland Moves To Ban All Ritual Slaughter, Unless Animal Is First Stunned

The Dutch parliament has begun legislation proceedings that will ultimately ban Jewish slaughter on the grounds that it causes undue suffering to animals and constitutes abuse of them. If the law is passed, Holland will become the first country to ban Jewish slaughter since the EU was formed. The Dutch parliament has begun legislation proceedings […]

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UK: Church of England concerns over Halal

| 14/02/2011 | Reply
UK: Church of England  concerns over Halal

The Church’s financial arm has also come under pressure to withdraw its investments – worth millions of pounds – in supermarkets that do not clearly label halal food.

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France: French Muslims Confused Over Halal Restrictions

| 14/02/2011 | Reply
France: French Muslims Confused Over Halal Restrictions

Reaching a consensus on halal standards will be difficult among France’s diverse, disparate Muslim population. Lacking an international structure like the Catholic Church to replicate at the national level, French Muslims remained largely unorganized until 2003, when government authorities helped found the French Council of the Muslim Faith as the representative of France’s “official Islam.” However, the organization has continually been undercut by rival factions and clashing loyalties that have made uniting French Muslims under a single structure — or unified halal Code — impossible.

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Appeal to change labelling airline meals to Halal Meal instead of Muslim Meal

| 12/02/2011 | Reply
Appeal to change labelling airline meals to Halal Meal instead of Muslim Meal

The following letter has been sent to Senior management in International Air Transport Association IATA, by the CEO of Halal India, in order to request a change in the labeling of meals served to Muslim travellers to ‘Halal Meal’. In some instances the label ‘Muslim Meal’ has not guaranteed an actual Halal certified meal being served on the aircraft when requested. They may just have ensured there were no pork dishes.

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Opinion: Abandoning hurdles in the race for Halal Branding

| 06/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Abandoning hurdles in the race for Halal Branding

Many discussions and practices talk of halal as being a brand – it’s not! Also, what is halal branding – does that mean branding in a halal way, or a brand which identifies a product or service as comprising of halal components? Halal is a descriptor and therefore can be termed an Ingredient Brand, but on it’s own it definitely isn’t a brand.

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France: Suspension of Herta halal production

| 04/02/2011 | Reply
France: Suspension of Herta halal production

Nestle’s Position Statement on their withdrawal of Herta Halal products until full assessment has been made of the necessary supply chain needs.

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UK: Pak Butchers of Bristol: a Halal story worth telling

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
UK: Pak Butchers of Bristol: a Halal story worth telling

Abdul Raoof Malik, the Founder of Pak Butchers, became the voice for ‘Halal’ in the south west; he did many press interviews and won several awards for his hard work and dedication to his Bristol community.

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France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

“We have decided to carry out DNA tests so this will delay deliveries … As a result we are suspending production in France until we find a new production process,” a spokeswoman said.

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Belgium: Plans for European halal-hub at Liege airport

| 24/01/2011 | Reply
Belgium: Plans for European halal-hub at Liege airport

The management of Liège Airport (Belgium) is planning to develop a European hub at the airport, dedicated to processing halal foods.

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UK: Is HMC becoming a bit too successful?

| 24/01/2011 | Reply
UK: Is HMC becoming a bit too successful?

This is an ongoing story with the British Muslims and going to the link for original story you might also be interested to read the ‘Comments’ on this article. What it shows clearly is the need for a Halal accreditation agency in the country. Will MCB be the ones to take that on as they declared in their MOU signing at the World Halal Forum Europe in November?

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Opinion: Europe goes Halal

| 21/01/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Europe goes Halal

With the exponential growth of Europe’s Muslim population in recent years, thousands of tons of religiously slaughtered halal meat is now entering the general food chain, where it is being unwittingly consumed by the non-Muslim population.

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UK: Halal Statement- For Better Coexistence

| 17/01/2011 | Reply
UK: Halal Statement- For Better Coexistence

The Christian Muslim Forum is the national organization bringing together Christians and Muslims to build better relationships and dialogue with each other, as well as with British society generally.

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France: ‘Halal champagne’ falls a little flat

| 31/12/2010 | Reply
France: ‘Halal champagne’ falls a little flat

Trumpeted by its manufacturer as one more way that Muslims can integrate into European society, especially during the holiday season, the drink has been widely derided as a misguided and ultimately demeaning attempt to imitate non-Muslim habits.

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New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

| 26/12/2010 | Reply
New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

New move would require halal and kosher meat producers to state on their packaging that animals were not stunned before slaughter, as required by EU rules, a move that has angered the Jewish and Muslim communities.

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Opinion: Is machine slaughter Halal?

| 25/12/2010 | Reply
Opinion: Is machine slaughter Halal?

A survey carried out by Islamic Scholars here in the UK said that machine slaughter was deemed not to be Halal.

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