Category: Meat & Poultry

Australia: RSPCA wants stunning exemptions killed

| 11/05/2012 | Reply
Australia: RSPCA wants stunning exemptions killed

THE RSPCA is renewing calls for a ban on slaughter practices that don’t use stunning for sheep and cattle if the Government does not move to reform current exemptions granted for religious reasons.

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UK: Meat firms Sher Halal Foods and United Halal Foods in Caernarfon cease trading

| 10/05/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Meat firms Sher Halal Foods and United Halal Foods in Caernarfon cease trading

An abattoir and a meat producer in Gwynedd have ceased trading after going into administration. The problems faced by the two business at Caernarfon suggested an “increasingly tough environment for the food processing industry”. It was reported the sale would result in a major overhaul, designed to improve productivity and raise standards.

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UK: Stunning before slaughter can cause pain, is cruel and tortures the animal

| 10/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Stunning before slaughter can cause pain, is cruel and tortures the animal

There is no scientific evidence, which has been properly done and agreed upon by a broad consensus of scientists, proving that unstunned animals, when properly practised during religious slaughter, suffer pain. Majid Katme establishes the facts about non-stun slaughter, to separate them from Fiction and Myth.

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UK: The Halal Slaughter Controversy

| 08/05/2012 | 2 Replies
UK: The Halal Slaughter Controversy

Islamic Halal slaughter has increasingly come under attack. There are two distinct issues: there is the vegetarian agenda which wants to ban all consumption of animal products, and there is the animal rights lobby which argues for a humane method of slaughter.

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UK: Top Vets slams ‘unacceptable’ slaughter of animals without prior stunning

| 05/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Top Vets slams ‘unacceptable’ slaughter of animals without prior stunning

Prof Reilly’s comments come as the Welsh Government is preparing to consult on plans to restrict non-stun slaughter. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said its own figures showed most animals were stunned before being killed, after conducting a survey into animal welfare.

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Kenya: Arab Buyer Says Local Meat Expensive in Dubai

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Kenya: Arab Buyer Says Local Meat Expensive in Dubai

A MAJOR importer of meat and its products from Kenya, Blue Mountain Food Trading, has warned that Kenya may lose market in the United Arab Emirates because its products are expensive. Kenyan meat prices in UAE are higher than those from its competitors.

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Opinion: Eat halaal! Organic is no substitute

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Eat halaal! Organic is no substitute

This is a further opinion coming from North America on the topic of people eating meat that they consider Tayyib rather than Halal slaughtered meat. Also the importance of keeping up with the changing regulations for meat, as since the days of ‘mad cow’ disease, many changes have been made for animal feed, etc.

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Opinion: The “Halal Meat” Scam and Why I’m a Semi-Vegetarian

| 28/04/2012 | 3 Replies
Opinion: The “Halal Meat” Scam and Why I’m a Semi-Vegetarian

Toronto, Canada: Though you hear objections from non Muslims about humane issues with Halal meat, there are also Muslims who agree and want to see changes in the way animals are raised, fed and treated pre-slaughter, and the way the slaughter is actually done in some cases.

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Canada: Halal foods served at gourmet shop

| 27/04/2012 | Reply
Canada: Halal foods served at gourmet shop

Driven by the urge to unite “halal” and “gourmet,” Mohamad Fakih built Paramount Butcher Shop in Mississauga. The Lebanese-Canadian entrepreneur built it for his wife, after she complained about the grungy state of Halal meat counters.

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UK: Bid to label all Halal and Kosher meat blocked by Parliament after Manchester MP forces vote

| 24/04/2012 | 4 Replies
UK: Bid to label all Halal and Kosher meat blocked by Parliament after Manchester MP forces vote

Conservative MP Philip Davies wanted customers in the UK to be fully informed about what products they bought however Labour’s Gorton MP Sir Gerald Kaufman spoke out. MPs voted to block the Food Labelling (Halal and Kosher Meat) Bill 73 to 70, a majority of three.

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Pakistan: Chief Minister says Halal meat export can fetch billions

| 21/04/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: Chief Minister says Halal meat export can fetch billions

Halal meat has been exported to Malaysia from Punjab for first time in the national history, therefore, local investors and exporters should benefit from the increasing opportunities in the Halal sector.

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EU: Some Germans Intolerant of Islamic Animal Slaughter

| 17/04/2012 | Reply
EU: Some Germans Intolerant of Islamic Animal Slaughter

How Germans slaughter the animals they eat is strictly regulated, more than in most EU countries. Today Germans are intolerant of the Halal slaughter tradition of its four million Muslims.

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Kenyan meat risks being locked out of Middle East market

| 15/04/2012 | Reply
Kenyan meat risks being locked out of Middle East market

Unscrupulous traders are forging Kenya Meat Commission stamps to export poor quality meat products that fail the test of food health standards and Halal standards.

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Living a Halal Lifestyle

| 14/04/2012 | Reply
Living a Halal Lifestyle

A discourse by Ahmad Adam, CEO and Founder of Crescent Foods of Chicago. How many CEO’s of food manufacturers could deliver a discourse this? No wonder the chicken tastes good!

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Opinion: Making halal a legal reality in France

| 10/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Making halal a legal reality in France

France is home to the largest Muslim community in the Western world. For several years now, France’s national standardisation body AFNOR has been working with other standardisation bodies in Europe to develop a European halal standard.

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Pakistan: Pak food brands set to make UAE foray

| 08/04/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: Pak food brands set to make UAE foray

Leading Pakistan brands in frozen meat, edible oil and herbal products are set to launch their operations in the emirate that will boost food business between the two countries.

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USA/UAE: Award winning Midamar Halal Air Chilled Organic Chicken now available in Dubai

| 04/04/2012 | Reply
USA/UAE: Award winning Midamar Halal Air Chilled Organic Chicken now available in Dubai

Midamar has introduced the first USDA Certified, Halal, Air Chilled, Antibiotic Free and Organic chicken out on the market today. The chickens are humanely raised and processed in Iowa, USA.

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Opinion: Political bias against halal meat market

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Political bias against halal meat market

Pakistan’s private sector and commerce ministry have miserably failed to capture even a small share of the global halal market because of indifference, lethargy, poor business vision and short-sightedness.

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Canada: Halal meat is more humane than factory meat

| 27/03/2012 | Reply
Canada: Halal meat is more humane than factory meat

In North America billions of animals are raised annually in massive industrial operations, where they simply become living widgets. As a society we condone such cruelty because of our insatiable appetite for 99-cent breakfast sandwiches and burgers.

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UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

| 25/03/2012 | Reply
UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

British ministers are seeking to change a law to ensure that meat slaughtered using Islamic, or halal, methods cannot be sold without proper labeling.

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