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UK: The British Veterinary Association’s desperate and incompetent attempts to undermine religious slaughter Category: Behalal.org workHalal ConcernHomeIndustry News UK & World

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8/4/14  www.behalal.org

By Behalal.org Staff Reporter

British Veterinary Association

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) have recently appeared in the media claiming that religious slaughter is inhumane. Muslim and Jewish faith leaders and lobbyists responded to state that mis-stuns occur during pre-stunning methods used to slaughter animals that are inhumane and impact on animal welfare. Animal welfare being stated as the main concern of the BVA who are opposing religious slaughter. The BVA advocate pre-stunning methods claiming that pre-stunning methods are more humane. Last week they reacted by claiming that the percentage of mis-stunning is insignificant.

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Study: Vegetarians have ‘poorer quality of life’ study claims Category: HealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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7/4/14  ww.nhs.uk

The study did find that vegetarians tended to be of a healthy weightAround 1 in 50 people in the UK are vegetarian

“Vegetarians are ‘less healthy and have a lower quality of life than meat-eaters’,” The Independent reports. A study from Austria suggests there is an association between a vegetarian diet and an increased risk of certain chronic diseases.

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Malaysia: World Halal Conference in Malaysia to address global food security concerns Category: Halal ConcernHomeIndustry News UK & World

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7/4/14  www.themalaymailonline.com

File picture of halal cosmetics. Organised by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC), the World Halal Conference also aims to create a sustainable halal industry for future generations. — file picture File picture of halal cosmetics. Organised by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC), the World Halal Conference also aims to create a sustainable halal industry for future generations. — file picture

KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) will host the World Halal Conference this week to address the escalating food security concerns worldwide.

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The Hunt For Halal Category: HomeIndustry News UK & World

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5/4/14  gulfbusiness.com

As nations aspire to become global hubs for the Islamic economy, the Halal industry is not to be ignored

Halal consumption is a cornerstone of Islam, covering sectors as varying as food, pharmaceuticals, clothing and cosmetics.

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France’s far-right to ban faith-based school lunch options Category: HomeIndustry News UK & World

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5/4/14  uk.reuters.com

(Reuters) – Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday it would prevent schools from offering special lunches to Muslim pupils in the 11 towns it won in local elections, saying such arrangements were contrary to France‘s secular values.

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UK: London-based Umex eyes trade finance for halal sector Category: HomeIndustry News UK & World

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4/4/14  uk.reuters.com

(Reuters) – London-based Umex Securities has launched an Islamic trade finance service targeting firms in the halal sector, addressing their limited access to sharia-compliant working capital and financing.

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UK: Muslim groups are putting their faith in food banks to help tackle poverty Category: HomeIndustry News UK & World

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3/4/14  www.theguardian.com

Once a preserve of Christian charities, Muslim-run food banks are now catering for diverse communities in need

Sufra food bank Kilburn

A Sufra food bank volunteer in Kilburn, north London, hands over a bag of food to a woman and child. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian

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EU: World Halal Food Council sees Italy as potential Halal hub Category: HomeIndustryTrends

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3/4/14  www.ansamed.info

The message after Rome meeting of the WHFC

(ANSAmed) – BARI, MARCH 31 – “Islamic finance and capital are ready to pull Europe out of crisis” and “Italy in particular” as long as the countries follow Halal food standards (“conformance” in Arabic) in “production, logistics and commercialization” consistent with the precepts of Sharia, the laws that establish what is licit or prohibited for a Muslim. This is the message of the World Halal Food Council (WHFC), which was held in Rome March 26-30.

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UK: Halal safe with me, says PM Category: HomeIndustry News UK & World

3/4/14  www.meatinfo.co.uk

By Oli Haenlein

With the debate about halal slaughter intensifying in recent weeks, Prime Minister David Cameron has declared that as long as he is in power, halal will be safe.

In the wake of Denmark’s ban on non-stun slaughter, Cameron has moved to assure UK Muslims that similar action will not be taken here. However, the reaction from prominent figures in the halal industry has been mixed, with some claiming the statement means little.

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Malaysia: JAKIM de-list HFA (UK), IAOH (China) and NZ certification organisations Category: Halal ConcernHomeIndustry News UK & World

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2/4/14  www.halal.gov.my

       NZ Islamic Meat Management & NZ Islamic Processed Food Management

 

Please be informed that Halal Hub Jakim has withdrawn the following three (3) Halal Certification Bodies in China, New Zealand and United Kingdom from the Recognised List effective 6 February, 2014:

1.Islamic Association Of Henan (China);

2.NZ Islamic Meat Management & NZ Islamic Processed Foods Management(New Zealand);

3.Halal Food Authority(United Kingdom)

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UK: David Cameron says halal meat will be protected as long as he Prime Minister Category: HomeIndustry News UK & World

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2/4/14   www.independent.co.uk

His comments come after the production of halal and kosher meat was banned in Denmark last month

David Cameron has said he will keep halal meat “safe in Britain” and would never impose restrictions on religious slaughter as long as he is Prime Minister.

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Malaysia: MIHAS 2014 set in conjunction with World Halal Week Category: EventsHomeIndustry News UK & World

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2/4/14 www.arabnews.com

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    Last year, MIHAS 2013 recorded some RM411 million in negotiated and immediate sales.

World Halal Week 2014 (WHW 2014) is set to open its doors to welcome thousands of participants and guests consisting of local and foreign companies, business leaders, scholars, government agencies and trade organizations from all over the world.
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NZ: More meat for the Muslim world Category: HomeIndustry News UK & World

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1/4/14  www.stuff.co.nz

Halal butcher's

KIRK HARGREAVES/Fairfax NZ
STOCKING UP: Sirwan Mohamadi, his wife Lavin Shirzad and their 5-month-old son, Ariaz, in a halal butcher’s shop in Lincoln Rd.

New Zealand has been exporting halal meat since the 1970s – for the most part with little government involvement, but times have changed. How did the meat industry asked for more regulation to prove the “halalness” of its products?

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EU: World Halal Food Council sees Italy as potential Halal hub Category: HomeIndustry News UK & World

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31/3/14 w ww.ansamed.info

The message after Rome meeting of the Whfc

In Italy 270 companies are Halal-certified

In Italy 270 companies are Halal-certified

(ANSAmed) – BARI, MARCH 31 – “Islamic finance and capital are ready to pull Europe out of crisis” and “Italy in particular” as long as the countries follow Halal food standards (“conformance” in Arabic) in “production, logistics and commercialization” consistent with the precepts of Sharia, the laws that establish what is licit or prohibited for a Muslim. This is the message of the World Halal Food Council (WHFC), which was held in Rome March 26-30.

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Anyone Who Eats Food Needs To See These Three Charts From A Massive Report On Climate Change Category: HomeIndustry News UK & World

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31/3/14 www.businessinsider.com

For several decades, yields of the world’s major food crops have increased. But the rate of increase has slowed over the past few years as a result of climate change, a massive new report from the United Nations warns.

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