Category: Meat & Poultry

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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UK: Large increase reported in number of animals not being stunned at abattoirs

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Large increase reported in number of animals not being stunned at abattoirs

The overwhelming majority of animals killed using halal methods are stunned before killing; around 80 per cent, according to the British Veterinary Association.

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UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

| 27/01/2015 | Reply
UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

KQF Halal Macon Rashers – strips of smoked beef or chicken that can be used in exactly the same ways as bacon.

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UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

| 23/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Vets protest non-stun halal abattoir

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called on the Welsh government to end talks with a halal meat provider over an approved non-stun slaughterhouse.

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USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

A former Midamar operations manager pleaded guilty to making and delivering false USDA marks of inspection of shipments of Halal beef in federal court Monday.

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Pakistan: Meaty rise seen in country’s Halal exports

| 04/01/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Meaty rise seen in country’s Halal exports

Halal meat exports in Pakistan grew by 9.5% in fiscal year 2014, reaching a record high of $230 million.

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Saudi Arabia: AAHC plans $266m investment in food sector

| 31/12/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: AAHC plans $266m investment in food sector

Abdulaziz Alsaghyir Holding , plans to pump about SR1 billion ($266 million) into the food sector in the next five years.

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US halal firm invites industry leaders to visit facility

| 25/12/2014 | Reply
US halal firm invites industry leaders to visit facility

Midamar has extended an open invitation to Islamic scholars and designated community leaders in the US, Asia and the Middle East to visit its facilities.

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US firm vows to clear name in fake Gulf halal food case

| 24/12/2014 | Reply
US firm vows to clear name in fake Gulf halal food case

“Since 2010 Midamar has been fully compliant with USDA export regulations. This administrative labeling infraction is being misconstrued and sensationalized by the media.”

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UK: Halal and kosher food labelling: shoppers will be told how their meat has been killed – (maybe)

| 20/12/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal and kosher food labelling: shoppers will be told how their meat has been killed – (maybe)

George Eustice, an environment minister, has given the clearest signal yet that the Government will introduce compulsory labelling of halal or kosher products.

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USA: Plea hearing set for ex-manager in halal food case

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Plea hearing set for ex-manager in halal food case

A former manager at an Iowa-based halal food supplier is expected to plead guilty as part of a federal criminal investigation into the company’s exporting and marketing practices.

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UAE: Controversial US ‘halal beef’ not imported to UAE

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Controversial US ‘halal beef’ not imported to UAE

Although an Associated Press report said the fake halal beef was exported to the UAE and Islamic Services of America was approved by the UAE, the UAE official rebutted it.

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USA: Midamar Defendants Plead Not Guilty in Halal Case

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar Defendants Plead Not Guilty in Halal Case

Midamar does not accept these allegations and is now seeking to understand what the government is basing these allegations on.

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Malaysia: Jakim – Implicated US beef exporter not on our list

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim – Implicated US beef exporter not on our list

Jakim Halal Hub Division director said the Midamar Corporation processing plant is not on the list approved by the Malaysian Veterinary Services Dept.

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Malaysia: Shortage of turkeys in KL hotels

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  Shortage of turkeys in KL hotels

Once again hotels and restaurants in the country are facing a shortage of halal turkey for the Christmas and New Year festivities.

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