Category: Meat & Poultry

UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

| 25/02/2015 | Reply
UK: MPs cite “overwhelming” public support in debate on non-stun animal slaughter

The Government’s response to the petition stated that “there would be no ban on religious slaughter in the UK.” MPs voted simply to state that they had “considered the petition.”

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UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

The latest parliamentary debate on the future of shechita has seen MPs put forward robust defences of kosher and halal religious slaughtering practises.

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Opinion: Halal turning to haram

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion:  Halal turning to haram

It may not be well understood that something that is ‘halal’ may become haram at the various streams in the food supply chain.

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Pakistan: Call to enhance penetration in global halal market

| 23/02/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Call to enhance penetration in global halal market

Non-Muslim countries have dominated the growing halal market, while Pakistan halal exports could surpass textiles in five years if proper attention is paid.

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UK: Animal welfare lobby accused of ‘wild-eyed obsession’ with religious slaughter

| 23/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Animal welfare lobby accused of ‘wild-eyed obsession’ with religious slaughter

Jewish and Muslim leaders accuse animal welfare lobbyists of campaigning against the non-stun religious slaughter of animals to the exclusion of almost all other welfare issues.

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UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

The Muslim community in the UK has launched a campaign against active attempts to halt halal animal slaughter in the country.

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USA: Federal Court Delays Both Trials in Iowa ‘Halal’ Beef Export Case

| 11/02/2015 | Reply
USA: Federal Court Delays Both Trials in Iowa ‘Halal’ Beef Export Case

The two trials are being delayed as government and defense attorneys agree trial preparation is too complex to move quickly.

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US halal poultry exports to MidEast expected to cross $400m

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
US halal poultry exports to MidEast expected to cross $400m

The US is rapidly becoming one of the world’s largest suppliers of halal poultry products, said the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council at Gulfood.

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UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

Despite industry efforts, food industry experts warn that not all products labelled and sold as halal in some Arab countries are, actually, halal.

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UK: It’s Not A Halal Meat Problem: New Video Of Animal Abuse

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
UK: It’s Not A Halal Meat Problem: New Video Of Animal Abuse

While three men can be seen slamming a live pig against a wall after shooting it by a bolt gun, a cow is shown hanging up by a leg, still mooing.

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Ireland: Bord Bia calls for more Irish halal meat supply

| 09/02/2015 | Reply
Ireland: Bord Bia calls for more Irish halal meat supply

Irish trade mission Bord Bia says more meat processors in Ireland need to look to supplying halal meat to meet growing demand in the Middle East market.

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Global mark of quality for halal food begins with Australia and New Zealand exports to UAE

| 08/02/2015 | Reply
Global mark of quality for halal food begins with Australia and New Zealand exports to UAE

Halal food products from Australia and New Zealand are the first imports to be subject to the UAE’s new standards.

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Midamar launches new premium chicken line for foodservice sector

| 08/02/2015 | Reply
Midamar launches new premium chicken line for foodservice sector

Delegates at Gulfood will be able to meet Midamar representatives and enjoy samples of tasty, satisfying Halal finger foods at booths 105,107,109, and 111 in the USA Pavilion.

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UK: Temple Grandin calls for live video feed in abattoirs

| 05/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Temple Grandin calls for live video feed in abattoirs

Grandin points out that such flagrant abuse could, and does, occur in any number of under-supervised, poorly managed slaughterhouses, whether they employ pre-stunning or not.

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UK: Government withholds decision on CCTV in slaughterhouses

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Government withholds decision on CCTV in slaughterhouses

An MP has called on government to make CCTV monitoring in slaughterhouses compulsory and for the footage to be offered to independent inspectors for scrutiny.

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UK: Ukip bans non-stun slaughtering in abattoirs

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Ukip bans non-stun slaughtering in abattoirs

Stuart Agnew MEP, the party’s agricultural spokesman, had tried to persuade the party to allow stunning as long as kosher and halal meat is labelled.

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UK: Abattoir filmed in malpractice of halal slaughter says it takes ‘animal welfare extraordinarily seriously’

| 03/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Abattoir filmed in malpractice of halal slaughter says it takes ‘animal welfare extraordinarily seriously’

Slaughtermen in the North Yorkshire abattoir – who are not all reported to be Muslim – appear to be hacking at animals’ throats.

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UK: Outcry after undercover film exposes brutality in Halal slaughter

| 03/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Outcry after undercover film exposes brutality in Halal slaughter

The FSA said: “Four slaughtermen have had their licences suspended and we are investigating. It means they can’t operate as slaughtermen and work with live animals.

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UK: Increase in animals not being stunned before they are Halal slaughtered

| 30/01/2015 | 1 Reply
UK: Increase in animals not being stunned before they are Halal slaughtered

There has been a large increase in the proportion of animals killed through religious slaughter without first being stunned, a survey for the Food Standards Association has found.

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UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

The Government insists it has “no intention” of outlawing religious slaughter.

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