Category: Meat & Poultry

USA: Trial of Midamar Founder commences in Iowa

| 08/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Trial of Midamar Founder commences in Iowa

Defense contends former operations manager was behind halal meat scheme. The prosecution, however, argues that Midamar founder William Aossey called ‘the shots’ of the operation.

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UK: Blakemore Wholesale Launch New Halal Range with bruneihalal

| 06/07/2015 | Reply
UK: Blakemore Wholesale Launch New Halal Range with bruneihalal

The partnership established by Ghanim International UK Ltd enables Blakemore Wholesale to offer an extensive range of top quality Halal meat and poultry products.

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UK: Bigger retailers taking an increasing interest in authentic Halal products

| 06/07/2015 | Reply
UK: Bigger retailers taking an increasing interest in authentic Halal products

The last 12 months have been a period of steady expansion for KQF and, from their experience, interest in Halal foods seems to be growing all the time.

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Turkey: GIMDES will organize the international Halal and Tayyib workshops.

| 03/07/2015 | Reply
Turkey: GIMDES will organize the international Halal and Tayyib workshops.

In addition to the workshops, GIMDES is also organizing 6th International Halal and Tayyib Expo 2015 which will held in Istanbul.

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UK: The importance of labeling Halal Food as Stun or Non Stun.

| 02/07/2015 | Reply
UK: The importance of labeling Halal Food as Stun or Non Stun.

The labeling of all foods is an important and direct means of communicating product information between buyers and sellers.

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UK: Food company Freeza Meats fined £70,000 costs

| 30/06/2015 | Reply
UK: Food company Freeza Meats fined £70,000 costs

The company, which no longer trades, was at the centre of a horsemeat scandal in 2013.

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Hungary eyes Saudi market with setup of Halal slaughterhouses

| 29/06/2015 | Reply
Hungary eyes Saudi market with setup of Halal slaughterhouses

Levente Magyar, minister of state for economic diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungary has a $130 billion food products market.

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Growing Demand For Halal Foodstuff In Kazakhstan

| 29/06/2015 | Reply
Growing Demand For Halal Foodstuff In Kazakhstan

Fuelled by growing awareness among its Muslim community on the importance of consuming food prepared in compliance with Islamic laws.

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Aussie halal inquiry ‘targets Muslims’

| 28/06/2015 | Reply
Aussie halal inquiry ‘targets Muslims’

A parliamentary inquiry into food labelling has been accused of targeting the Muslim community and could threaten Australia’s lucrative food export industry.

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Pakistan: Industry baffled over tax exemption measure for Halal meat

| 28/06/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Industry baffled over tax exemption measure for Halal meat

The local meat industry said the country has always been producing Halal meat and will only serve the interest of those those that are about to commence production.

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UK: EBLEX rebrands as AHDB Beef & Lamb

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UK: EBLEX rebrands as AHDB Beef & Lamb

On 10 June 2015 EBLEX was rebranded as ‘AHDB Beef & Lamb’ as part of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s change in branding for it’s six sectors.

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UK: New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UK: New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market

A new ethical food label assured by the RSPCA has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals.

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UAE: Nestle to open factory in UAE

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UAE: Nestle to open factory in UAE

This is coming at a very strategic time with the new Halal regulations coming into place in the UAE, and closer monitoring of Halal certification of products.

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UK: Halal Opportunities Highlighted for Lamb

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal Opportunities Highlighted for Lamb

The importance of the Halal sector and the value it adds to the UK sheep meat sector is highlighted in a new publication.

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Egyptian Head of Food Safety says Halal Meat Is Not So Halal

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
Egyptian Head of Food Safety says Halal Meat Is Not So Halal

He also publicly stated that none of the slaughter methods used on animals today are applicable with the Islamic rules and instructions.

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USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

| 22/06/2015 | Reply
USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

New Jersey adopted the Halal Food Consumer Protection Act in 2000, requiring halal food sellers to disclose whether they sell both Halal and non-Halal food.

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USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

Not only is it difficult to regulate, but some critics raise questions about whether the doctrine of church-state separation means governments should even get involved.

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USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

The man who built a worldwide Halal beef exporting company from Iowa will go to federal criminal trial in Cedar Rapids on July 7, beginning with jury selection.

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China: Halal meat opportunities identified in China

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
China: Halal meat opportunities identified in China

GHC based in Sharjah is teaming up with the China International Trade Promotion Centre (CITPC) to roll out certification in China for halal meat products.

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UK: Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
UK:  Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

George Eustice said that he would review a decision made last year to shelve EU laws intended to ensure that chickens were unconscious before being killed.

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