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EU court upholds ritual slaughter bans, blow to Jewish and Muslim advocate

Israel’s ambassador to Belgium called the ruling “a blow to Jewish life in Europe.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
18/12/2020
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Jewish leaders concerned over Poland's proposed banning of kosher exports

The Polish Parliament began debate on the legislation back in September, after a bill was introduced to make kosher and halal meat permissible for Poles but not for export.

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Polish parliament drops proposal to ban export of kosher, halal meat

Animal welfare activists oppose the slaughter of animals for kosher and halal meat because it precludes stunning before the animals’ throats are cut.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
18/09/2020
A slaughterer transports beef carcasses at the Biernacki Meat Plant slaughterhouse in Golina near Ja

EU court consultant: Countries should not be allowed to ban kosher, halal meat

A similar debate is taking place in Europe and beyond about the nonmedical circumcision of boys.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
11/09/2020
A KOSHER slaughterhouse.

EU should overturn Belgian law against kosher, halal slaughter – adviser

Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter involve the animals' throats being cut with a sharp knife, which advocates say results in death almost immediately.

By REUTERS
10/09/2020
Packages of Halal food.

Polish parliament to debate bill on ending export of kosher, halal meat

Proponents of the practice argued the ruling applied to the entire industry, while opponents said for-export slaughter without stunning was illegal.

By KATARZYNA MARKUSZ / JTA
09/09/2020

Nathan's Famous partners with UAE branch of Mezzan to retail halal hot dogs

Halal translates to "permissible or lawful" in English. With reference to food, it is the notable dietary standard for observant Muslims, as prescribed in the Quran.

Halal meat is displayed in Paris

Kosher halal food should be on coronavirus programs, senators say

"Many in the Jewish and Muslim community only eat kosher or halal food, and have not been able to benefit from these programs if they do not provide these options."

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
10/07/2020
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What can be done when kosher and halal slaughter is vilified in Europe?

While the kosher-keeping world has been paying attention to developments by European governments and lawmakers, major food corporations have been facing a campaign of their own.

By RABBI JACOB SIEGEL/JTA
29/08/2019
KOSHER INSPECTOR Aaron Wulkan examines meat to ensure that the food is stored and prepared.

Halal, kosher meat cannot be labeled organic, EU court rules

Halal and kosher meat cannot be marketed as organic because the methods used to produce it are not animal friendly enough, the European Union’s top court ruled.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
01/03/2019
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