Halal food http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29424/all en Pork found in British prisons' halal food http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/pork-found-british-prisons-halal-food <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Ministry of Justice suspended a supplier of halal meat to prisons on Friday after traces of pork were found inside meat pies and pasties.</p> <p>All prisons have been informed and the halal-labelled products were withdrawn immediately, an MoJ spokesman said.</p> <p>"This is an absolutely unacceptable situation and one which we regret greatly," said justice minister Jeremy Wright.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/pork-found-british-prisons-halal-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Business Food and drink Halal food AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743715 at http://www.globalpost.com Sri Lanka Muslims try to diffuse halal meat row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/sri-lanka-muslims-try-diffuse-halal-meat-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Islamic clerics in Sri Lanka tried to calm mounting religious tensions in the majority Buddhist nation Thursday by telling stores not to sell halal-slaughtered meat to non-Muslims.</p> <p>Food manufacturers have been labelling all their products "halal" for convenience, meaning until now non-Muslims have not had any choice in the matter.</p> <p>Buddhist hardliners argue they should not be forced to consume food that is prepared according to Islamic religious rites. They say the halal certificate represents the "undue influence" of Muslims and is an "affront" to non-Muslims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/sri-lanka-muslims-try-diffuse-halal-meat-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Food and drink Halal food Sharia Sri Lanka War AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:31:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761865 at http://www.globalpost.com Sri Lanka Muslims try to defuse halal meat row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/sri-lanka-muslims-try-defuse-halal-meat-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Islamic clerics in Sri Lanka tried to calm religious tensions Thursday by telling stores to sell halal meat only to Muslims, after protests by hardliners from the nation's Buddhist majority.</p> <p>Food manufacturers have long labelled all their products "halal" for convenience, meaning until now non-Muslims have not had any choice in the matter.</p> <p>Some Buddhists argue they should not be forced to consume food that is prepared according to Islamic religious rites. They say the halal certificate represents the "undue influence" of Muslims and is an "affront" to non-Muslims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/sri-lanka-muslims-try-defuse-halal-meat-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Halal Halal food Sharia Sri Lanka War AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:45:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761929 at http://www.globalpost.com Halal food label withdrawn in Sri Lanka after protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/halal-food-label-withdrawn-sri-lanka-after-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Islamic clerics announced the withdrawal of a halal labelling system for food in Sri Lanka on Monday "in the interests of peace" after protests from Buddhist hardliners on the Indian Ocean island. </p> <p>The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), Sri Lanka's main body of Islamic clergy, said the halal certificate issued by them would be used only for products that are exported to Islamic countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/halal-food-label-withdrawn-sri-lanka-after-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Halal food Sri Lanka Sri Lanka War AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:15:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779448 at http://www.globalpost.com Norway agency to file complaint over pork in halal food http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/norway-agency-file-complaint-over-pork-halal-food <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said Friday it would file a police complaint against a food company after finding large quantities of pork in its halal-labeled products.</p> <p>Kebab meat sold by Norwegian group Kuraas to restaurants contained between five and 30 percent pork even though it was marked as halal, the agency found.</p> <p>"We will file a complaint against the producer," Catherine Signe Svinland, an adviser at the food safety watchdog, told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/norway-agency-file-complaint-over-pork-halal-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> food Halal Halal food Islamic dietary laws AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784323 at http://www.globalpost.com Norway agency to file complaint over pork in halal food http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/norway-agency-file-complaint-over-pork-halal-food-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said Friday it would file a police complaint against a food company after finding large quantities of pork in its halal-labeled products.</p> <p>Kebab meat sold by Norwegian group Kuraas to restaurants contained between five and 30 percent pork even though it was marked as halal, the agency found.</p> <p>"We will file a complaint against the producer," Catherine Signe Svinland, an adviser at the food safety watchdog, told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/norway-agency-file-complaint-over-pork-halal-food-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Halal food Sharia AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:45:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784672 at http://www.globalpost.com 2 McDonald's in Mich. stop selling halal food; company didn't say if related to settlement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130624/2-mcdonalds-mich-stop-selling-halal-food-company-didnt-say-i <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - The only two McDonald's restaurants in the United States that were serving food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped several weeks after a $700,000 settlement over a lawsuit that alleged the items weren't consistently halal.</p> <p>The fast-food giant said in a statement Monday that the locations in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, which has a large Muslim population, are no longer offering a halal McChicken sandwich or Chicken McNuggets in order "to focus on our national core menu."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130624/2-mcdonalds-mich-stop-selling-halal-food-company-didnt-say-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Food and drink Halal Halal food Labor Law The Canadian Press Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:34:46 +0000 The Canadian Press 5866288 at http://www.globalpost.com Demand growing for halal food as industry looks for ways to boost standards and products http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140313/demand-growing-halal-food-industry-looks-ways-boost-standard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The global industry for halal food and lifestyle products — ones that meet Islamic law standards of manufacture — is estimated to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars and is multiplying as Muslim populations grow. Producers outside the Muslim world, from Brazil to the U.S. and Australia, are eager to tap into the market.</p> <p>The United Arab Emirates is positioning itself to be their gateway, part of its push to become a global centre of Islamic business and finance.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140313/demand-growing-halal-food-industry-looks-ways-boost-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Food and drink Halal food Islam The Canadian Press Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:30:37 +0000 The Canadian Press 6094760 at http://www.globalpost.com Demand growing for halal food as industry looks for ways to boost standards and products http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140313/demand-growing-halal-food-industry-looks-ways-boost-standa-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The global industry for halal food and lifestyle products — ones that meet Islamic law standards of manufacture — is estimated to be worth hundreds of billions of dollars and is multiplying as Muslim populations grow. Producers outside the Muslim world, from Brazil to the U.S. and Australia, are eager to tap into the market.</p> <p>The United Arab Emirates is positioning itself to be their gateway, part of its push to become a global centre of Islamic business and finance.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140313/demand-growing-halal-food-industry-looks-ways-boost-standa-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Food and drink Halal food Islam The Canadian Press Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:30:37 +0000 The Canadian Press 6094761 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysian halal food companies primed to feed Muslims' taste for travel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140520/malaysian-halal-food-companies-primed-feed-muslims-taste-travel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yantoultra Ngui</p> <p>KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - On some of its international routes, ANA Holdings Inc &lt;9202.T&gt; is starting to offer an unusual type of snack - rice crackers that are certified halal, an Arabic word meaning "permissible".</p> <p>Such rice crackers will become less unusual as Japan's biggest airline teams up with a Malaysian halal caterer to overhaul its menu and better meet the dietary requirements of Muslim travelers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140520/malaysian-halal-food-companies-primed-feed-muslims-taste-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Food and drink Halal food Islam Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 20 May 2014 22:13:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6152353 at http://www.globalpost.com Competing halal standards leave food industry with indigestion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140615/competing-halal-standards-leave-food-industry-indigestion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stuart Grudgings and Trinna Leong</p> <p>KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The storm of bad publicity that hit confectioner Cadbury in Malaysia after its chocolates tested positive for traces of pork highlights the costly, religious minefield food companies must navigate as they rush to tap the surging $1 trillion global halal market.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140615/competing-halal-standards-leave-food-industry-indigestion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Halal food Islam Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:02:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6177383 at http://www.globalpost.com Competing halal standards leave food industry with indigestion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140615/competing-halal-standards-leave-food-industry-indigestion-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stuart Grudgings and Trinna Leong</p> <p>KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The storm of bad publicity that hit confectioner Cadbury in Malaysia after its chocolates tested positive for traces of pork highlights the costly, religious minefield food companies must navigate as they rush to tap the surging $1 trillion global halal market.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140615/competing-halal-standards-leave-food-industry-indigestion-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Halal food Islam Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:02:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6177384 at http://www.globalpost.com Halal tourism takes off in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140709/halal-tourism-takes-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.</p> <p>For a largely homogeneous country with only around 100,000 practising Muslims, that means groping its way through unfamiliar customs as it looks to tap a growing market to help it double the number of overseas visitors by 2020.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140709/halal-tourism-takes-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Halal Halal food Travel AFP Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:03:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6199965 at http://www.globalpost.com French court overturns ruling ordering halal food in jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140722/french-court-overturns-ruling-ordering-halal-food-jail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French court on Tuesday cancelled a November ruling ordering a prison to provide halal meals for Muslim prisoners, in the latest legal battle over an issue that has caused controversy in the secular republic.</p> <p>The French government had sought to overturn the ruling by an administrative tribunal that argued that the Saint-Quentin-Fallavier jail in southeast France should provide the meals on the basis that failing to do so would violate Muslim prisoners' right to practise their religion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140722/french-court-overturns-ruling-ordering-halal-food-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diets Food law Halal food Social Issues AFP Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:49:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6212183 at http://www.globalpost.com Moscow hotel goes 'halal' in bid to woo Muslim visitors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/141020/moscow-hotel-goes-halal-bid-woo-muslim-visitors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special "halal" service as Russia tries to attract visitors from the Muslim world.</p> <p>"Around 70 percent of our guests are from overseas and 13 percent of these -- or some 5,000 people -- come from Muslim countries, especially Iran," said Lyubov Shiyan, marketing director at the Aerostar hotel. </p> <p>"Our Muslim visitors were constantly asking for a separate prayer room or a special menu," she said. "We wanted everyone who came here to feel at home." </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/141020/moscow-hotel-goes-halal-bid-woo-muslim-visitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diets Food law Halal food Religion AFP Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:28:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6290364 at http://www.globalpost.com