Category: Meat & Poultry

UK: Muslim and Jewish groups object to labelling of ritually slaughtered meat

| 20/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Muslim and Jewish groups object to labelling of ritually slaughtered meat

Religious groups argue that slaughter of animals for halal and kosher meat which is unstunnned is humane.

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UK: Arson probe after Gafoor Poultry Products factory fire

| 17/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Arson probe after Gafoor Poultry Products factory fire

This follows Gafoor’s recent successful application for British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Standard Grade B accreditation following a £4m investment to automate the Preston site’s infrastructure over the past four years; the company is also planning imminent product launches for mainstream and halal markets.

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USA: Urban slaughterhouses on the rise

| 16/12/2010 | Reply
USA: Urban slaughterhouses on the rise

“New York Live Poultry,” is one in a vast and growing network of over a dozen urban slaughterhouses in the Bronx where customers can choose their dinner from a cage and have the animal slaughtered and butchered within minutes.

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UK: Gafoor invest in Halal poultry processor

| 16/12/2010 | Reply
UK:  Gafoor invest in Halal poultry processor

Gafoor Poultry Products Ltd, one of the UK’s longest serving Halal poultry processors, is reaping the benefits from a substantial investment at the purpose-built high-tech processing plant in Preston.

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Malaysia, New Zealand Ink Agreement On Halal Certification

| 14/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia, New Zealand Ink Agreement On Halal Certification

Veterinary Services Department director-general Datuk Dr Abd Aziz Jamaluddin said with the signing of the Malaysia Meat and Meat Products Halal Requirements (Overseas Market Access Notification) Notice 2010, Malaysians need no longer worry about the halal status of meat and dairy products from New Zealand.

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UK: Halal meat to stay on school dinner menus

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal meat to stay on school dinner menus

A CAMPAIGN led by the BNP to take halal meat off school menus has been defeated.

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Malaysia Establishes Pilot Breeding Project Of Nili Ravi Buffaloes

| 10/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia Establishes Pilot Breeding Project Of Nili Ravi Buffaloes

The first ever consignment of 170 Nili Ravi buffaloes from Pakistan have arrived in Malaysia. The buffaloes will be used to establish a pilot breeding project in the country.

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UK: Kosher bosses welcome EU labelling decision

| 10/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Kosher bosses welcome EU labelling decision

The kosher body has said it is pleased that a European Council meeting where a new draft of the food information regulation was agreed, did not include Amendment 205, which would have required that all meat and meat products slaughtered by kosher and halal methods to be pejoratively labelled.

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Opinion: Halal Hysteria

| 08/12/2010 | 2 Replies
Opinion: Halal Hysteria

Leaving aside any references to what Muslims and Jews say about halal and kosher slaughter (which has been dismissed by Johann Hari as “pseudoscience: the intelligent design of animal welfare”), there is in fact a significant body of independent scientific evidence that seems to have been conveniently ignored which shows that at the very least the alleged humaneness of stunning is a very grey issue indeed.

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USA: Alaska’s First Mosque

| 08/12/2010 | Reply
USA: Alaska’s First Mosque

Fifteen years ago Anchorage was home to fewer than 200 Muslims. Today, the city boasts three Halal grocery stores, a Halal-by-request pizzeria and a population of more than 3,000 Muslims who hail from places like Albania, Somalia, Pakistan and Malaysia.

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Pakistan wakes up to Halal certification

| 08/12/2010 | Reply
Pakistan wakes up to Halal certification

Pakistan has never set any legal standards for the sale of halal meat in the country. CEO Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TdAP) Tariq Iqbal Puri told the press that, “certified industries require more vigilance in quality maintenance,” and the ‘halal label’ will help the industries boost revenues by at least 20 percent.

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World Halal Forum Europe approves EU’s rejection of Amendment 205

| 08/12/2010 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe approves EU’s rejection of Amendment 205

Amendment 205, which proposed that meat from non-stunned Kosher and Halal slaughter be labelled in a negative manner was omitted by the EU legislators at their recent council meeting on labelling on 6th December 2010.

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EU: European Council agrees on new labeling rules for food

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
EU: European Council agrees on new labeling rules for food

The version of the regulation that the Council has sent back to the European Parliament for their consideration does not include Amendment 205 the clause which would have required that all meat and meat products slaughtered by the shechita/Halal method be pejoratively labeled.

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UK: A Cautious Welcome from Shechita UK to EU Council’s Rejection of 205

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
UK: A Cautious Welcome from Shechita UK to EU Council’s Rejection of 205

Shechita UK has welcomed the outcome of Tuesday’s European Council meeting, where a new draft of the food information regulation was agreed. The version of the regulation that the Council has sent back to the European Parliament for their consideration does not include Amendment 205 the clause which would have required that all meat and meat products slaughtered by the shechita method be pejoratively labeled.

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EU: Clerics call for religious freedom in Europe

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
EU: Clerics call for religious freedom in Europe

Fifty clerics from Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States petitioned Van Rompuy to protect their freedom of religion at a time when some right-populist parties are calling for bans to certain non-Christian religious practices, including circumcision for minors and kosher and halal butchering of meat.

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Pakistan: NA speaker to support halal food promotion bill

| 05/12/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: NA speaker to support halal food promotion bill

National Assembly will fully support the passing of bill for marketing and promotion of Halal food, said the Speaker for the National Assembly, Dr Fehmida Mirza, at the 1st Global Halal Congress

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UK: Turning Halal can Increase Restaurant Margins during the Recession

| 04/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Turning Halal can Increase Restaurant Margins during the Recession

Inventive Edinburgh restaurateur Michael Yip, owner of Dragon Way, Newington, believes he has found the way and has recently received a quality Halal Seal of Approval, to become the capital’s first certified Halal Chinese restaurant. This is not the first time Michael has looked at ways to increase profit margins and retain customers in the current economic climate.

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UK: Birmingham Muslim Community Outraged

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Birmingham Muslim Community Outraged

Members of the Birmingham Muslim community raised concerned to the Birmingham EHO with regards to halal poultry falsely labeled by major high street chain KFC.

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Malaysia: Website for quality Halal beef launched

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Website for quality Halal beef launched

Real Food Company Sdn Bhd (RFC) has set up a one-stop centre for consumers to order premium Gemas Gold Meat (GGM) beef brand online.

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UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

| 02/12/2010 | Reply
UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

New Zealand’s Burger Fuel chain of restaurants, known for its grass fed halal meat, will open 15 outlets in the UAE, within the next five years.

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