Category: Meat & Poultry

UK: Vets in animal welfare call over halal meat

| 19/06/2013 | Reply
UK: Vets in animal welfare call over halal meat

VETS have called for stricter labelling of halal and kosher meat and immediate post-slaughter stunning of animals being prepared for the religious markets in a bid to improve welfare conditions.

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Rise in Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
Rise in Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia

Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia have soared so far this year with analysts predicting further growth in the market.

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UK: British Government Decides To Allow Shechita Without Prior Stunning – For Now

| 06/06/2013 | Reply
UK: British Government Decides To Allow Shechita Without Prior Stunning – For Now

The UK’s Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced that the status quo governing religious slaughter will be remain in place for both Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter.

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UK: FSA rejects responsibility for Halal certification

| 05/06/2013 | Reply
UK: FSA rejects responsibility for Halal certification

Halal certification is not a responsibility for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), but that of halal certification bodies, an FSA report has confirmed.

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UK: Disagreement at heart of Eblex Halal Strategy Change

| 30/05/2013 | Reply
UK: Disagreement at heart of Eblex Halal Strategy Change

Issues in Eblex’s halal steering group, in part, led the organisation to pull the plug and launch a forum, information from a MeatInfo.co.uk source suggests.

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China: Meat balls-up angers Muslims

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
China:  Meat balls-up angers Muslims

The Muslim community was in shock yesterday following a report that beef balls being sold in some markets and shops actually contained pork.The Muslim community was in shock yesterday following a report that beef balls being sold in some markets and shops actually contained pork.

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Russia: Working group on Exporting Russian Halal poultry and eggs is organized

| 25/05/2013 | Reply
Russia: Working group on Exporting Russian Halal poultry and eggs is organized

Halal certification Center became a member of the working group organized in order to create a conditions to export Russian producers of poultry meat and eggs to the Middle East, Africa and Asia countries.

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UK: EBLEX Halal Steering Group being disbanded angers Muslims

| 23/05/2013 | Reply
UK: EBLEX Halal Steering Group being disbanded angers Muslims

In a move which has proven unpopular among some within the Halal sector, red meat levy body Eblex has established a new open Halal Forum to replace the current Halal Steering Group.

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Saudi Arabia: At Saudi Food, importers seek Brazilian beef

| 22/05/2013 | 2 Replies
Saudi Arabia: At Saudi Food, importers seek Brazilian beef

Arab importers visiting the 18th Saudi Food, Hotel & Hospitality Fair, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, are interested in buying Brazilian beef, but are stunted by an embargo on the product.

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UK: Paragon Quality Foods denies its halal burgers contained pork

| 17/05/2013 | Reply
UK:  Paragon Quality Foods denies its halal burgers contained pork

The company accused of supplying halal burgers containing pork to schools across the city has said independent tests have revealed it has done nothing wrong. Leicester firm ESPO conducted the tests on behalf of the city council.

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Kyrgyzstan to develop Halal standards

| 17/05/2013 | Reply
Kyrgyzstan to develop Halal standards

Halal standards and certification process could be a win-win for the Kyrgyz government as they will protect consumer rights and benefit the economy. Kyrgyzstan plans to issue uniform standards and to form a National Halal Association.

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EU: Polish exports of meat for Jews, Muslims in limbo

| 16/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Polish exports of meat for Jews, Muslims in limbo

Millions of euros were being made exporting the halal and kosher meat to countries like Egypt, Iran and Israel, as well as to Muslim and Jewish markets inside Europe. The kosher and halal business had boomed until January, when the ban took effect.

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UK: Pork Found In Halal Lamb Burgers In Schools

| 09/05/2013 | Reply
UK:  Pork Found In Halal Lamb Burgers In Schools

An investigation is being carried out by the Food Standards Agency and Doncaster Council into how and where the contaminating meat got into the lamb.

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China: West Halal Food Base

| 08/05/2013 | Reply
China:  West Halal Food Base

The Xi’an Yongxin Halal Food Company has invested in the West Halal Food Base, located in the Xi’an Bonded Area and covering an area of 70 mu (about 4.67 hectares). The products of Xi’an Yongxin Halal Food Company are available around China

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Russia: Major poultry complex planned for North Caucasus

| 08/05/2013 | Reply
Russia: Major poultry complex planned for North Caucasus

The Russian government has approved the construction of the largest poultry complex in the Republic of North Caucasus, in the southern part of the country. It will be located in the territory of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.

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USA: Muslims having problem in “halal meat” in US

| 07/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Muslims having problem in “halal meat” in US

Ali Kucukkarca, the owner of the biggest halal slaughter facility in the east, said, “60 percent of the meat which is being sold with halal certificate in New York and New Jersey is not Halal.” Many institutions which gave a halal certificate are not reliable.

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UK: Luton Council of Mosques ban’s halal meals in 18 local schools

| 06/05/2013 | 1 Reply
UK: Luton Council of Mosques ban’s halal meals in 18 local schools

The authority has reassured parents that there is no issue relating to the source or safety of the meat and poultry that has been served previously. Schools are now having to offer pupils vegetarian meals while the review is taking place.

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EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

| 02/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

A Dutch businessman under investigation in a Europe-wide probe into a horse-for-beef food scandal on Thursday was given a suspended sentence and fined 50,000 euros for selling horsemeat as Islamic halal-slaughtered beef in France.

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UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

Dubai: The Ministry of Environment and Water and Spain yesterday discussed ways to enhance cooperation, and facilitate trade between the UAE and the Iberian country.

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Canada: Chai Kosher sells to Halal meat processor

| 25/04/2013 | 1 Reply
Canada: Chai Kosher sells to Halal meat processor

Chai Kosher Poultry has sold its rights to purchase live chickens in Ontario to Halal chicken processor Sargent Farms in Milton. Sargent Farms supplies halal chickens to both foodservice and retail establishments within Ontario.

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