Category: Meat & Poultry

UK: Muslims of all major branches of Islam sign “Birmingham Declaration”

| 03/06/2012 | Reply
UK:  Muslims of all major branches of Islam sign “Birmingham Declaration”

A proposal was made to set up a UK Halal Commission at a meeting set up by the Association of Non Stun Abbatoirs and led partly the the Muslim Council of Britain. The ‘Birmingham Declaration’, stating the need for this central body, was signed at the event.

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UK: Unanimous decision to support defense of unstunned slaughter

| 03/06/2012 | Reply
UK:  Unanimous decision to support defense of unstunned slaughter

An event organised the Halal Monitoring Committee confirmed the unanimous decision to continue to support the defence of unstunned Halal in the UK. It also included discussion on the campaign against mechanical slaughter.

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Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

| 01/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

Traditional religious slaughter does not intend for farm animals to suffer when slaughtered for food. In fact, the opposite is true if the tenets of the Abrahamic religions are studied. The belief is that all animals should be treated with respect at all times and all safeguards should be deployed to minimise suffering during the entire life of farm animals.

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UK: ANSA congratulates participants of ground-breaking Ulama meeting

| 31/05/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: ANSA congratulates participants of ground-breaking Ulama meeting

Top Scholars, politicians and motivated Religious leaders from across the UK will gather in Birmingham this Saturday to kickstart plans to defend the prophetic method of Zabihah.

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UK: Halal judgment day

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal judgment day

Over 40 Mufti’s and Imam’s, from the country’s most respected Islamic scholars will pass a vote on whether machine slaughter of animals for halal consumption is strictly permitted under Islamic law or not, at a conference being held in the UK on the 3rd June.

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USA: USDA offers Outdoor Barbecuing Food Safety Tips

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
USA: USDA offers Outdoor Barbecuing Food Safety Tips

Whether it is snowing or hot and sunny, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. There’s something for everyone to learn in this article.

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UK: MPs want curbs on ‘unacceptable’ religious slaughter

| 28/05/2012 | Reply
UK: MPs want curbs on ‘unacceptable’ religious slaughter

The government is facing renewed calls to curb the slaughtering of animals that have not first been rendered unconscious – a debate that pits religious sensitivities against the convictions of animal welfare campaigners. “New measures” might be needed to enforce the law properly, she said.

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EU: Animal welfare group slams EU organics verdict

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
EU: Animal welfare group slams EU organics verdict

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) has criticised the decision to recognise US organic food standards as equivalent to those in the EU. US organic standards are far lower than they are in the EU, and the use of antibiotics is permitted.

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UAE allows French beef imports

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UAE allows French beef imports

The UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water has authorised French beef meat imports into the country after negotiations the French Ministry of Agriculture. All the imported beef meat products will be halal certified by French organizations authorised by local authorities.

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UK: Volys Star products are now available at Tesco’s

| 23/05/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Volys Star products are now available at Tesco’s

VOLYS STAR, the Belgian based market leader of Premium Halal Poultry Products, is now also available at selected Tesco retail stores in the UK. They will be starting with their Sliced Smoked Turkey Rashers. A must for anyone who wants to have a Halal BLT!

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UAE lifts ban on British beef

| 23/05/2012 | Reply
UAE lifts ban on British beef

The ban on the import of British beef and beef products into the country has been lifted with immediate effect. Products ranging from Aberdeen-Angus steaks to roast-beef flavoured potato crisps will soon be available in UAE restaurants and on supermarket shelves.

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UK: New butchers’ posters for halal market

| 22/05/2012 | Reply
UK: New butchers’ posters for halal market

Eblex has developed new posters for butchers catering for the halal market in order to satisfy increased demand from the sector. The free Lamb Cutting Guide for the Halal Market was developed as a training tool. You can also download The Halal Meat Guide.

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UK: Call for the defence of Halal and religious slaughter

| 22/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Call for the defence of Halal and religious slaughter

New Halal Legislation is being planned for implementation in the UK by January 2013 and is currently undergoing ‘consultation’. These new laws pose some of the biggest threats to the continuance of Halal in a generation.

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EU: Poland – Kosher slaughter alive and well

| 21/05/2012 | Reply
EU: Poland – Kosher slaughter alive and well

Polish Agricultural Minister Marek Sawicki said that banning ritual slaughter would be contrary to the Polish Constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion. Under Polish law, animals must be stunned before slaughter; the only exception is ritual slaughter.

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EU: Avoid Misuse of Religious Exemptions to Stunning

| 16/05/2012 | Reply
EU: Avoid Misuse of Religious Exemptions to Stunning

Recommendations on ritual slaughtering have been published in 2011 and a study is ongoing to evaluate the opportunity for informing the consumer on this type of slaughtering.

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USA: How Safe is Our Food? More and more countries are banning American food

| 15/05/2012 | Reply
USA: How Safe is Our Food? More and more countries are banning American food

Last week, Indonesia became the first country to halt imports of US beef following the discovery of an American dairy cow infected with mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

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UK – Opinion: Halal hysteria

| 15/05/2012 | Reply
UK – Opinion: Halal hysteria

With the threat from terrorism receding, Britain’s Islam-baiters have jumped on the anti-halal bandwagon, and not just the neo-fascists of the British National Party and the English Defence League, but mainstream commentators, too.

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Saudi Arabia Halts Shipments of U.S. Beef, USDA Agency Says

| 15/05/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia Halts Shipments of U.S. Beef, USDA Agency Says

Beef from the U.S. shipped on or after April 19 is not eligible for export to the country, the agency said today in a report on its website, without providing a reason for the ban.

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Indonesia suspends US beef imports over mad cow fears

| 14/05/2012 | Reply
Indonesia suspends US beef imports over mad cow fears

US Health authorities have said the diseased animal was never a threat to the nation’s food supply, in the first case of mad cow disease in the US since 2006.

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Opinion: Is Islamic slaughter cruel and inhumane or is it profit above Principle?

| 13/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Is Islamic slaughter cruel and inhumane or is it profit above Principle?

When the writer of this article applied to be shown around a number of halal slaughterhouses, calls went unreturned and messages unanswered for weeks. So he decided to go undercover, posing as a potential buyer of halal meat for a fictional chain of high-quality ‘bespoke meats’ to see what really goes on in an abattoir.

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