Around 80% of Germany’s five million Muslim residents buy their meat from specialist Turkish or Arabic butchers, a pattern repeated across all of Western Europe.

'Lack of trust' costs supermarkets halal meat sales

By Eliot Beer

European supermarkets are losing out on halal meat sales because of trust issues and a lack of clear labelling, driving Muslim consumers to independent butchers, according to Euromonitor.

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ASDA finds bute in corned beef

By Joseph James Whitworth

UK retail giant Asda has recalled a range of its ‘smart price’ corned beef after it was found to contain phenylbutazone (or bute).

Paramount Foods has made more than a quarter of its workforce redundant

Paramount axes 118 jobs after losing Morrisons contract

By Mike Stones

One of the UK’s largest manufacturers of chilled and frozen pizzas, Paramount Foods, has made 118 workers − more than 25% of its workforce − redundant after losing a key contract to supply Morrisons.

Radical new twist in Ajinomoto vs Asda 'nasty' battle

Radical new twist in Ajinomoto vs Asda 'nasty' battle

By Elaine Watson

The legal dispute between Ajinomoto and Asda over the right to call aspartame 'nasty' has taken a radical new turn following a Court of Appeal judgment effectively overturning last year's High Court ruling.


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