Category: Meat & Poultry

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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Opinion: It isn’t just halal slaughter that Britain needs to make more humane

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: It isn’t just halal slaughter that Britain needs to make more humane

As a Muslim I support Lancashire’s ban on non-stunned halal meat in schools. But how we treat the animals we eat is the issue here – not religious compliance.

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USA: Midamar exhibits restaurant equipment at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Midamar exhibits restaurant equipment at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai

At Gulfood Manufacturing, the company is exhibiting the food manufacturing equipment and restaurant kitchen equipment to GCC business that want to expand operations or upgrade their facilities.

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UK: The Halal Council opposes religious discrimination in the name of animal welfare

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
UK: The Halal Council opposes religious discrimination in the name of animal welfare

Of particular interest for non-stun Food Business Operators is the importance being set on applying EU standards to imports and in promoting animal welfare in exports and the markets of non-EU countries.

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UK: Lancashire council votes to ban schools from serving non-stunned halal meat

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
UK: Lancashire council votes to ban schools from serving non-stunned halal meat

An animal welfare survey in abattoirs across Britain during one week in September 2013 found about 84% of animals slaughtered by the halal method were stunned before being killed.

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France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

The industrialisation of the rearing and slaughtering processes and hyper-consumerism have gradually emptied the concept of Halal of its essence.

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France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

An interview with Bionoor, its managing director, Hadj Khelil, explains the difficulties his company faces to make the concept of a meat that is both halal and organic palatable to organic certifiers and animal welfare organisations.

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Pakistan: Foreign group offers Sustainable Farming on BOT basis in Karachi

| 15/10/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Foreign group offers Sustainable Farming on BOT basis in Karachi

A conglomerate have submitted a proposal that includes a complete integrated Halal farming system in the province of Sindh with a farm-to-fork concept to cater to domestic and global demand of Halal food.

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Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

No central or local government has ever set any requirements for any halal certification body, let alone issued accreditation themselves. Europe has no halal standard or guidelines in place.

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Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

| 30/09/2017 | Reply
Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

Turkmenistan halal meat producer Taze Ay plans to increase sausage production by 400% after securing a loan from a London bank investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

| 22/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

The companies have the halal certification but during out latest audit, our Jakim auditor detected non-conforming findings that did not comply with Malaysia halal protocol.

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Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

BRF SA will reopen a food processing plant in Brazil by January, which is the first big move aimed at reviving profitability since the country’s No. 1 chicken exporter announced the departure of its CEO.

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