Category: Europe

Asda And National Halal Food Group in Unique Store Link

| 12/11/2007 | Reply
Asda And National Halal Food Group in Unique Store Link

This unique joint venture partnership between the supermarket chain and
Birmingham-based “National Halal Food Group” is seen as a
groundbreaking move for both parties and reflects a growing demand from
the Muslim community for Halal meat and poultry products.

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Asda under fire over plan to sell halal meat

| 08/11/2007 | Reply
Asda under fire over plan to sell halal meat

The deal by the National Halal group in Birmingham to sell Halal meat via their own store-in-store is a ground-breaking move for the UK Halal market. National Halal sell only high quality unstunned meat, and this will naturally cause some controversy, especially in the UK where the animal welfare lobby is very vocal.  National Halal defend their non-stun policy by saying that it is the most trauma-free method, a position that we support.

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Halal skincare launched in the UK

| 09/10/2007 | Reply
Halal skincare launched in the UK


Halo Skincare was launched a fortnight ago by Soni Zuberi Shah, after
her own search for trusted halal skincare products revealed that there
was very little choice in the UK market for those wishing to make a
faith-based skincare purchase.

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Rochdale Subway goes halal

| 09/10/2007 | Reply
Rochdale Subway goes halal

Sandwich franchise Subway continue their rollout of Halal outlets catering to the UK Muslim community.

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Halal grants for new businesses in UK

| 30/09/2007 | Reply
Halal grants for new businesses in UK

UK’s Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB) has joined forces with a Bolton business
support network to boost halal enterprises in the region. This demonstrates the increasing awareness of the significance of the Muslim minority in the UK, and thre role played within the local economy. This trend, already visible in multi-cultural countries like Malaysia, is expected to increase.

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Al Islami Foods sets up European hub to reach $16 billion

| 28/09/2007 | Reply
Al Islami Foods sets up European hub to reach $16 billion

UAE Halal food producer Al Islami Foods has set up its European hub, after
signing a strategic joint venture with UK-based foodservice distributor
3663 First for Foodservice. If Al Islami, with their ‘no grey areas’
policy regarding Halal integrity, can establish a strong European
presence, this will be a big step forward for their expansion ambitions.

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Turkey misses out on $2.1 trillion halal market

| 26/09/2007 | Reply
Turkey misses out on $2.1 trillion halal market

Turkey’s moved to develop Halal standards, and play a significant role in the Halal market are – perhaps predictably – beset with difficulties. Finding the balance between Islamic and secular issues, as far as Halal is concerned, is likely to be a delicate balancing act. If they cannot resolve this issue, they will find themselves falling behind as more countries develop national Halal standards. Whether this issue can be resolved under the OIC umbrella remains to be seen.

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Janan Meats Halal success

| 16/09/2007 | Reply
Janan Meats Halal success

This is an example of a Halal company being given a ‘Certificate of Recognition’ by an independent international auditing company which has used a Halal standard set out by the UK Halal Corporation compatible with the BRC Global Standard.



More and more these big companies will get involved in the auditing of these Halal firms to give them international credibility above their local Halal certification.

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Asda Go Halal In Time For Ramadan

| 12/09/2007 | Reply
Asda Go Halal In Time For Ramadan

British
Muslim community is bracing itself for a real sweet treat in time for
Ramadan as 30 Asda stores across the UK are gearing up to launch a
range of halal chocolate bars. Expect to see more competition among the major retail chains as they target the Halal consumers in the UK…and elsewhere.

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Religious slaughter most humane?

| 10/08/2007 | Reply
Religious slaughter most humane?

The
Muslim Council of Britain and the London Muslim Centre jointly
organised a seminar on ‘Religious Slaughter – Halal and Humane’ on
Friday July 26. Guest speaker, Joe Regenstein, Professor of Food
Sciences at Cornell University believes that religious slaughter will in the future prove to be the most humane method – if someone does the research correctly.

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A Whole lot of Trouble?

| 07/08/2007 | Reply
A Whole lot of Trouble?

An interesting piece from New Zealand about environmental awareness and the food industry, from the NZ perspective. It is probably a good indication of where the healthfood sector is heading and how this will in turn put considerable demands on producers. Interesting to note that Halal lamb puts in an appearance at the chic end of the market.

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EU to review all food additives

| 31/07/2007 | Reply
EU to review all food additives

The EU’s decision to review all food additives is likely to have a long-term and deep impact on the food industry. It is all still in its early stages, but initial results indicate that many additives currently in use are a cause for concern, and the old E number system may soon be a thing of the past. Smart Halal food manufacturers and ingredient producers please take note!

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Subway continues Halal roll-out in UK

| 28/07/2007 | Reply
Subway continues Halal roll-out in UK

The expansion of Halal in the fast-food sector continues, here in the UK, with sandwich chain Subway going Halal in the Manchester area. This follows their move to go Halal in London recently.

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UK Halal Meat Report 2006

| 06/05/2006 | Reply
UK Halal Meat Report 2006

ACCORDING
TO Mintel, halal meat accounts for 11% of all UK meat sales – a figure
which all in the meat industry should be alert to, because the
percentage of Muslims in the country is only 3%. Estimates of the UK’s
Muslim population range from 1.5 to 1.9 million, but consumption of
halal is not restricted to followers of Islam.

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