Category: Meat & Poultry

UK: Halal Statement- For Better Coexistence

| 17/01/2011 | Reply
UK: Halal Statement- For Better Coexistence

The Christian Muslim Forum is the national organization bringing together Christians and Muslims to build better relationships and dialogue with each other, as well as with British society generally.

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Kenya: Farmer’s Choice targets UAE meat market

| 15/01/2011 | Reply
Kenya: Farmer’s Choice targets UAE meat market

The company said plans are complete and within the next few months, the company would roll out the expansion plan also targeting Egypt within Africa. Farmer’s Choice recently completed the construction of a $4 million dollar slaughter house facility.

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Iran to enhance trade with Asian countries

| 13/01/2011 | Reply
Iran to enhance trade with Asian countries

Iran and Pakistan can increase trade with each other and the private sectors of both countries should come forward to exploit these trade opportunities, said Iran’s Commerce Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari, while addressing a meeting at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)

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Pakistan: UPM team meets UVAS vice chancellor

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: UPM team meets UVAS vice chancellor

A seven-member delegation from University of Putra, Malaysia, (UPM) on Friday called on the Vice-Chancellor of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Professor Dr Muhammad Nawaz and discussed prospects of both universities’ mutual co-operation. He also discussed the as ways and means to enhance the quality of education and research collaboration in the field of veterinary sciences especially, Halal products.

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New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

| 26/12/2010 | 2 Replies
New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

New move would require halal and kosher meat producers to state on their packaging that animals were not stunned before slaughter, as required by EU rules, a move that has angered the Jewish and Muslim communities.

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Opinion: Is machine slaughter Halal?

| 25/12/2010 | Reply
Opinion: Is machine slaughter Halal?

A survey carried out by Islamic Scholars here in the UK said that machine slaughter was deemed not to be Halal.

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Russia: Yamal Looks to Export Reindeer Meat to Qatar

| 22/12/2010 | Reply
Russia: Yamal Looks to Export Reindeer Meat to Qatar

When rival energy producers Russia and Qatar talk business, it’s no longer only about natural gas — they’re talking reindeer meat, which Russia has promised to export and butcher according to Muslim dietary law.

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Malaysia To Resume Import Of New Zealand Beef

| 22/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia To Resume Import Of New Zealand Beef

Malaysia will resume the import of beef from New Zealand next month, Islamic Development Department Deputy Director-General (Policy) Othman Mustapha said Tuesday.

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Malaysia Seeks to Export Its Halal Credentials to China

| 22/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia Seeks to Export Its Halal Credentials to China

MasterMalaysia Global , which is based in Kuala Lumpur, is planning to help export Malaysia’s knowledge of producing halal goods, food permissible under Islam to China.

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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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