Category: Meat & Poultry

EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

| 24/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch press EU study on labeling meat produced without stunning

The Commission included a study into informing consumers about animal stunning in its list of planned actions 2012-2015 animal welfare strategy.

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UK: Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK:  Task force in Lancashire will investigate Halal meat practises

Former county council Tory leader Coun Geoff Driver had called for a method of stunning which would be acceptable to the Lancashire Council of Mosques and the Halal Monitoring Committee.

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UK: New ‘ChoosingHalal.org’ Blog

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
UK: New ‘ChoosingHalal.org’ Blog

Faruk Vali is managing director of a Lancashire based halal food business and, having developed an insider’s view of the industry, he made the decision to launch his own blog to help ordinary Muslim consumers.

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UK: Row over pork DNA in halal flares up again

| 21/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Row over pork DNA in halal flares up again

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) this week said it would send letters to 1,400 UK mosques telling worshippers to avoid products certified by the Halal Food Authority (HFA) until HFA has offered assurances.

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Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

| 17/07/2013 | Reply
Israel summons Polish ambassador over kosher ban

Poland’s agricultural minister, Stanislaw Kalemba said in Brussels, however, that the government would challenge the vote in parliament last Friday, upholding a decision by the Constitutional Court in December 2013.

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Malaysia: MOA Issues Licence To 34 Companies To Import Chicken Immediately

| 15/07/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  MOA Issues Licence To 34 Companies To Import Chicken Immediately

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) has issued licence with immediate effect to 34 companies to import chicken from producing countries, such as China, Thailand, Australia and the EU.

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UAE: Halal Congress Middle East to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 16 to 18 December 2013

| 15/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Halal Congress Middle East to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 16 to 18 December 2013

It will be organized alongside the 2nd OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition which is held under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

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UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

| 15/07/2013 | 1 Reply
UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

The family-run business is set to open five franchise shops by the end of the year, all expecting a turnover of around £50,000 per week. Tariq Sheikh is a well-known figure in the halal industry and currently runs the business.

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Philippines: UAE examines PHL’s readiness to export frozen poultry

| 11/07/2013 | Reply
Philippines: UAE examines PHL’s readiness to export frozen poultry

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has conducted an audit of the certification system being implemented by the Philippines to find out whether local producers are ready to supply halal-certified frozen chicken.

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EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

Lawmakers will vote Friday on a government draft law that would reinstate religious slaughter provided it is done only in slaughterhouses and excludes certain forms of immobilizing the animal.

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Ireland: Irish meat industry celebrates end of Gulf export ban

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
Ireland: Irish meat industry celebrates end of Gulf export ban

The Irish beef industry has received a much-needed vote of confidence after the lifting of an export ban from the Gulf region. The GCC has lifted the ban introduced over a decade ago on exports of both sheep and beef.

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Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

THE live export market suffers another blow, with a Queensland mission to Indonesia being told pre-slaughter cattle stunning won’t be allowed. There has been a marked shift against stunning by Indonesians.

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USA: Company plans to reopen central Indiana food plant to make Halal meat products

| 04/07/2013 | Reply
USA: Company plans to reopen central Indiana food plant to make Halal meat products

The Texas-based company will produce food such as beef hot dogs, bologna and breakfast strips for Islamic customers around the country. They expect the plant will also ultimately produce turkey and chicken products.

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Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

| 04/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

When Western/conventional companies undertake to serve the “religious” market, be it Thomson Reuters for Islamic finance or Nestle for halal, it implies a credible market worthy of committing budgets, resources and priorities to.

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Australia: Indonesia Tightens Halal Certification in Australia

| 30/06/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Indonesia Tightens Halal Certification in Australia

Sources told ABC that the halal certifying bodies allowed by the Indonesian government charge 300 per cent more than other companies. With this, The Australian Meat Council has already promised that it will work on resolving this issue

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UAE: Al Islami announces Dhs100m processed food facility in Dubai

| 30/06/2013 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami announces Dhs100m processed food facility in Dubai

Al Islami Foods announced that it will soon establish a new state-of-the-art food processing facility at an investment of Dhs100m, to meet the increasing regional demands for high-quality halal food products.

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Indonesia: No quality control of frozen meat ahead of Ramadhan

| 27/06/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: No quality control of frozen meat ahead of Ramadhan

The directorate general of animal husbandry at the Agriculture Ministry was unaware of a crooked practices concerning resale of frozen meat in certain supermarkets in Jakarta.

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UAE lifts ban on Philippines poultry products

| 27/06/2013 | Reply
UAE lifts ban on Philippines poultry products

The UAE previously imposed a general ban on food shipments from Asia following reports of incidents related to the avian flu. While local agencies are engaged in halal certification, a UAE team will be going over as part of a country-specific accreditation process.

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USA: McDonald’s drops halal food from U.S. menu

| 25/06/2013 | Reply
USA: McDonald’s drops halal food from U.S. menu

There have been only two McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. that have offered halal food. Both were in east Dearborn, Mich., which has a sizable population of Arab-American Muslims.

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EU: Slaughter ban harms halal butchery industry in Poland

| 24/06/2013 | Reply
EU: Slaughter ban harms halal butchery industry in Poland

Six months after the ritual slaughter of animals was banned by the country’s highest court, a fierce debate rages on both in and out of Parliament as critics of the ban, including Prime Minister Donald Tusk, push for it to be repealed.

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