Category: Meat & Poultry

US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America each entered guilty pleas in federal court in Cedar Rapids to one count of conspiracy to make false statements on export certificates.

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Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

| 08/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

A LEADING halal consultant has slammed “corrupt, unethical and improper” practices in the multi-million dollar halal food certification industry.

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Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

Halal certifiers in Australia have offered tens of thousands of dollars to Indonesia’s top halal authority — the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) to ensure greater access.

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Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

For now the primary beneficiary of PHA would be the halal meat industry of Pakistan since meat is currently country’s only halal product that gets exported.

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USA: Midamar Statement on Settlement with US DoJ

| 04/09/2015 | Reply
USA: Midamar Statement on Settlement with US DoJ

Midamar reached final settlement agreements with the US Department of Justice and USDA resolving charges stemming from a December 2014 indictment of the company.

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Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

| 03/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded training programmes for butchers and Halal slaughtering.

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Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

| 26/08/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

Ramli Food Industries, a subsidiary of Ramly Group, is investing RM1 billion in a new processing facility to boost its export market capacity.

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UK: AHDB to launch Guidelines for Qurbani in the UK

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
UK: AHDB to launch Guidelines for Qurbani in the UK

This is to bring awareness that the Qurbani sacrifice can ONLY be performed after Eid-ul-Adha prayers otherwise it is unlawful.

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Poland to start exporting beef to Israel

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Poland to start exporting beef to Israel

In 2013 that as much as 90 percent of Polish beef was exported, with a third destined for the kosher and halal markets in the Middle East.

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UK: Charges against controversial slaughterhouse dropped in court

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
UK: Charges against controversial slaughterhouse dropped in court

The firm’s £3m slaughterhouse has faced major opposition from villagers after plans were unveiled in 2011 to revive the dormant facility.

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UK: Halal sector hits TV screens

| 21/08/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal sector hits TV screens

A new 15-minute film about sheep meat production for the halal market is hoping to educate viewers.

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Group Protests Aossey Jail Time

| 19/08/2015 | Reply
Group Protests Aossey Jail Time

During the past five weeks, Bill Aossey has been in jail with no set bond, which had his family and friends protesting Monday afternoon.

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Australia: Halal certification ‘creates more value than it costs’

| 14/08/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification ‘creates more value than it costs’

Halal certification enables up to $13bn in food exports each year, according to Australia’s peak body for food and drink manufacturers.

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Euromonitor promises a 26% rise of halal meat market

| 13/08/2015 | Reply
Euromonitor promises a 26% rise of halal meat market

Euromonitor International has published research “Doing business in the halal market: products, trends and growth opportunities”.

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Pakistan: Legal Cover for Halal Sector

| 10/08/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Legal Cover for Halal Sector

The Pakistan Halal Authority (PHA), is the new body that will be the first legal entity at the federal level dealing with the Halal sector in Pakistan.

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US beef industry seeks better access to Indonesian market

| 09/08/2015 | Reply
US beef industry seeks better access to Indonesian market

Indonesian government policies are keeping U.S. beef from re-entering the once-booming market.

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USA: Halal Food Exporter Detained Until Sentencing

| 03/08/2015 | Reply
USA: Halal Food Exporter Detained Until Sentencing

After a 3.5-day jury trial in July, Aossey was convicted on 15 counts, including conspiracy, making false statements on export certificates, and wire fraud.

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Australia: Halal committee receives hundreds of views

| 31/07/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal committee receives hundreds of views

Source: AAP Hundreds of submissions have been sent to a parliamentary committee investigating the third party certification of food, with halal the hot topic. More than 500 submissions have been made in preparation for a Senate committee investigation into the hot topic of the halal certification of food in Australia. The majority voiced opposition to […]

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South Korea: Six charged for schemes involving fake halal food

| 30/07/2015 | Reply
South Korea: Six charged for schemes involving fake halal food

Six people have been charged for their alleged involvement in the mass sale of fake halal food that appears to have affected Muslims nationwide.

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Australia: Frequently asked questions about Halal Certification

| 29/07/2015 | Reply
Australia:  Frequently asked questions about Halal Certification

HALAL certification and its place in the Australian grocery market is a consumer debate still cluttered by rumours and innuendo.

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