Category: Meat & Poultry

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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Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

In Cumbres Mayores, a town in the heart of Spain’s most traditional ham-producing region, a Tunisian émigré has created the country’s first halal jamón.

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USA: Midamar Statement on Indictment

| 15/12/2014 | 1 Reply
USA: Midamar Statement on Indictment

Midamar will continue to work in good faith with the government and make every attempt towards a quick resolution.

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Australia: Business on the Halal battleground

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Australia:  Business on the Halal battleground

One of a number of anti-halal lobbyists urges its followers to bombard specific businesses with complaints in the hope they will cancel their halal registration.

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EU: Polish court overturns ban on ritual slaughter

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
EU: Polish court overturns ban on ritual slaughter

The court argued that the constitution guarantees the freedom of religious practice. It is a victory for Poland’s small Jewish and Muslim and agriculture communities.

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US Halal Food Companies, Execs Charged With Fraud

| 10/12/2014 | Reply
US Halal Food Companies, Execs Charged With Fraud

Two Iowa-based companies that supply and certify food products for observant Muslims and two executives have been indicted on fraud charges.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s enter MoU with Australian company to set up abbattoir

| 03/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s enter MoU with Australian company to set up abbattoir

Brahim’s Holdings Bhd plans to develop an abattoir, designed to meet all China, European Union and the US Halal requirements, in partnership with Carpenter Beef Pty Ltd (CB).

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USA: Trial of Halal Businessman in Iowa Postponed to March

| 02/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Trial of Halal Businessman in Iowa Postponed to March

The October indictment of the founder of a Halal business based in Iowa will not be followed by a December trial.

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UK: Morrisons to trial first halal counter

| 01/12/2014 | Reply
UK: Morrisons to trial first halal counter

Morrisons will pilot its first-ever stand-alone halal meat concession at its re-fitted Preston North End store.

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UAE: BRF opens Abu Dhabi plant

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
UAE: BRF opens Abu Dhabi plant

The unit inaugurated this Wednesday (26th) in the United Arab Emirates capital will process poultry-based products for distribution to Middle East countries.

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UAE may start increasing share in meat market

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
UAE may start increasing share in meat market

The UAE may soon start increasing its share in the meat market by raising supply levels, and competing with countries such as Australia and New Zealand.

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UK: NSA urges caution over stun labels

| 14/11/2014 | Reply
UK: NSA urges caution over stun labels

NEW MEAT labelling laws that would differentiate between animals that are stunned before slaughter and those that are not could have ‘unintended consequences’ on the UK lamb market.

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