Category: Meat & Poultry

Opinion: It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

| 02/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

“Ban halal and kosher meat in the UK.” This is the demand of an online petition signed by more than 88,000 people doing the rounds on social media.

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Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

Alberta’s Department of Agriculture started paying close attention to halal economic opportunities at least 15 years ago. It has now become a major focus.

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UK: County council backs down over decision to ban unstunned halal meat in schools

| 24/01/2018 | Reply
UK: County council backs down over decision to ban unstunned halal meat in schools

LANCASHIRE County Council has backed down over its controversial decision to ban the serving of unstunned halal meat in its schools, after the threat of a legal challenge.

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USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

| 23/01/2018 | Reply
USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

The ascendance of high-tech meat companies has sparked novel conversations in Jewish and Muslim circles over whether these novel products are kosher and halal.

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UK: Halal meat could be labelled with method of slaughter after Brexit

| 02/01/2018 | Reply
UK: Halal meat could be labelled with method of slaughter after Brexit

“We fully support the labelling or meat, and even to make that distinction between stunned meat and unstunned meat. But it’s important that all meats are labelled accurately,” Muslim Council of Britain.

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UK: Halal school meals ban could be challenged in court

| 22/12/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal school meals ban could be challenged in court

A move to ban unstunned halal meat from Lancashire schools could be delayed or overturned after the threat of a judicial review was made to Lancashire County Council.

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‘Pakistan can become leader in global halal trade’

| 16/12/2017 | Reply
‘Pakistan can become leader in global halal trade’

Livestock is an integral part of agriculture sector of the country and have the potential to get huge share in the international Halal trade of over $ 300 billion.

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Poland: Poultry producer launches exports to UK

| 15/12/2017 | Reply
Poland: Poultry producer launches exports to UK

“Imposing a ban on non-stun slaughter could generate losses for both meat processors and breeders,” Zarzycki said. “We export such meat to France, Lebanon and Germany, and we also sell it in Poland.?”

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UK: Focus on future at free producer open meetings

| 12/12/2017 | Reply
UK: Focus on future at free producer open meetings

Beef and sheep producers are invited to a series of open meetings across the country to find out how AHDB Beef & Lamb is ensuring the industry is fit for the future.

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UK: Farm visit for Halal sector stakeholders

| 07/12/2017 | Reply
UK: Farm visit for Halal sector stakeholders

“We have received excellent feedback from the event and as result AHDB are planning to make this farm visit an annual event.”

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Turkey: World Halal Summit 2017 highlighted prospects for rapidly growing Global Halal Market

| 05/12/2017 | Reply
Turkey: World Halal Summit 2017 highlighted prospects for rapidly growing Global Halal Market

Pointing out that livestock products, meat and poultry come to the fore in halal food, Ete said halal food certification is important for products containing additives.

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EU slaughter rules do not curb halal, kosher practices, top court adviser says

| 01/12/2017 | Reply
EU slaughter rules do not curb halal, kosher practices, top court adviser says

A European Union stipulation that ritual slaughter must take place in slaughterhouses does not curb religious rights, an adviser to the bloc’s top court said.

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EU: ‘Ban on kosher meat forces choice between Belgium and religion’

| 30/11/2017 | Reply
EU: ‘Ban on kosher meat forces choice between Belgium and religion’

The umbrella group representing French-speaking Jewish communities in Belgium filed an appeal with a federal court against a regional ban on the production of kosher and halal meat.

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UAE receives first shipment of fresh halal meat from Pakistan

| 29/11/2017 | Reply
UAE receives first shipment of fresh halal meat from Pakistan

UAE and Pakistani businessmen signed deals worth nearly $200 million during the Expo Pakistan 2017 which was held in Karachi on November 9-12.

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Malaysia’s chicken producers must team up to boost production and exports

| 25/11/2017 | Reply
Malaysia’s chicken producers must team up to boost production and exports

Malaysia is a net exporter of chicken, churning 1.5 million chickens a day worth RM10 billion a year, but only 7 per cent is exported.

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UK: Non-stun halal abattoirs far more likely to break animal welfare rules

| 18/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Non-stun halal abattoirs far more likely to break animal welfare rules

Leading vets last night called for an investigation into why non-stun halal abattoirs had a much higher rate of welfare violations.

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USA: Beyond Meat Launches The Beyond Burger®

| 18/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Beyond Meat Launches The Beyond Burger®

The Beyond Burger is the world’s only burger that looks, cooks, and tastes like ground beef from cows but is made entirely from plants, without GMOs, soy, or gluten.

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UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

| 14/11/2017 | Reply
UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

ESMA in the UAE and Philippines are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding before year end that will create a government agency back home authorized to certify halal products for the Emirates.

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UK: Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

| 13/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

Legislation is expected to be introduced in the New Year, and come into force in the Spring, with all slaughterhouses required to comply following an adjustment period of up to 6 months.

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Canada: Customer focus drives lamb processor partnerships with farmers

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Canada: Customer focus drives lamb processor partnerships with farmers

The Zamani family runs Simcoe Street Meat Packers and processes lamb in Kawartha Lakes for its retail stores in Toronto. They specialize in “truly halal products”.

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