Category: Meat & Poultry

U.S. poultry exports hit record in 2008

| 23/02/2009 | Reply
U.S. poultry exports hit record in 2008

Exports
of U.S. broiler meat, excluding chicken paws, rose 18 percent in 2008
from 2007 to a record quantity of 3.2 million metric tons, as their
value soared to a record $3.5 billion, an increase of 28 percent,
according to the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council.

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Filipino brand of halal sausages hits Doha

| 19/02/2009 | Reply
Filipino brand of halal sausages hits Doha

Doha:
The first-ever Asian brand of Philippines-made halal sausages is now in Doha and has
been well received by consumers, Imelda Madarang, RFM Vice President
for exports told The Peninsula yesterday. Qatar is the first country in
which RFM, a food and beverage firm based in the Philippines, has
exported halal sausages.

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Bengal Meat Moves Fast to Ensure Smooth Supply Chain

| 02/02/2009 | Reply
Bengal Meat Moves Fast to Ensure Smooth Supply Chain

Global economic recession has bit into Bengal
Meat as plunging demand has caused the country’s lone meat processing
company to suspend mutton exports, an official said Saturday. Senior
executive of the company Sharif Ahmed Chowdhury said the
Sirajganj-based company has suspended its mutton exports to Dubai’s
upmarket stores since November.

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UK Farming Minister Kennedy launches animal slaughter consultation

| 29/01/2009 | Reply
UK Farming Minister Kennedy launches animal slaughter consultation

UK FARMING Minister Jane Kennedy has launched a consultation on proposed new rules on the welfare of animals at slaughter. The rules follow an EU proposal and will see
measures introduced for all animals including poultry to ensure animals
are slaughtered by a method that leads to instant death or death after
stunning. She also confirmed exemptions would be available for
slaughter in accordance with religious rites, such as for Halal and
Kosher meat.

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Australia-MLA Halal accredited brand.

| 23/01/2009 | Reply
Australia-MLA Halal accredited brand.

The global expansion of the MLA’s Halal Brand, is an important step
towards expanding markets for Australian red meat, according to Ian
Ross the Middle East regional manager for the MLA.




Ross said “with 28% of the worlds population being Moslem and with most
of these people living in countries with growing economies, its vital
the Australian red meat industry positions itself in the best possible
way to supply these important markets”.The world has over 2 billion
Moslems and the market for Halal products, exceeds US$500 billion.

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United Kingdom-Tesco and Asda stock Halal meat.

| 23/01/2009 | Reply
United Kingdom-Tesco and Asda stock Halal meat.

National Halal Meat Company in Birmingham, have opened new franchise’s for their product in Tesco and Asda supermarkets. National Halal products, from fresh lamb and mutton to burgers, can be
obtained nationwide, from as far south as Slough west of London to
Bradford Yorkshire in the north of England. Tesco and Asda are now
displaying the National Halal products.

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Malaysia plan temporary stop to chicken from China

| 23/01/2009 | Reply
Malaysia plan temporary stop to chicken from China

PUTRAJAYA:
The Veterinary Services Department has recommended a temporary
suspension on the import of chicken from China after the Chinese New
Year following the avian flu outbreak there.

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Halal Pizza UK

| 21/01/2009 | Reply
Halal Pizza UK

Domino Pizza, have launched a new Halal meat pizza in Birmingham, where there are close to one million Muslims living.

This comes only months after National Halal meats of Birmingham, opened
franchise with Tesco and Asda supermarkets, with a Halal meat sales
section. The company has plans to open 37 more with the supermarket
giants in 2009.



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Brazil-Leading world poultry company in big trouble.

| 10/01/2009 | Reply
Brazil-Leading world poultry company in big trouble.

Sadia, Brazil’s second largest meat company, has seen 32% wiped off the value of
the company in December, after the large losses in currency trading now
subject to numbers law suits from investors.
The company is rumored to have taken out a new line of credit, for the
12 meat plants based in Brazil as well as its global operations.

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Indonesia to Import Meat from Brazil

| 07/01/2009 | Reply
Indonesia to Import Meat from Brazil

Indonesia plans to open the way for Brazilian meat imports in an effort
to lower domestic meat prices, Agriculture Minister Anton Aprijantono
said Monday in Jakarta.

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Augrid Global Holdings Corporation

| 07/01/2009 | Reply
Augrid Global Holdings Corporation

AUGRID Global Holdings Corp. (PINKSHEETS: AGHG), a holding company dedicated to acquiring and managing ownership
interests in a diverse range of businesses, re-negotiated very favorable
terms for the Halal meat processing plant acquisition.

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Award for UK Halal Meat Company

| 06/01/2009 | Reply
Award for UK Halal Meat Company

Janan Meats, In the West Midlands of England, has the distinction of being the first Halal abattoir
in England that practices the halal method of slaughter, to receive the
accreditation of the Red Tractor Scheme, which assures customers that
the animals welfare and slaughter are done within all the legislation
of government and animal rights.

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US Halal Meat Company in trouble

| 25/12/2008 | Reply
US Halal Meat Company in trouble

MOHAMMED Fayyez Hayat, the owner of American Halal Meat Processors Inc,
has appeared in court in Texas, where he pleaded guilty to numerous
charges of dishonesty.

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Halal Turkeys sales in UK booming

| 25/12/2008 | Reply
Halal Turkeys sales in UK booming

Here is a BBC news clip about the increasing sales for Halal turkeys in Britain’s north east



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7798465.stm

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Globalisation impacts the Australian meat industry

| 23/12/2008 | Reply
Globalisation impacts the Australian meat industry

Speaking at the 2008 Australian Bureau of Agricultural and
Resource Economics (ABARE) Outlook, Glen Feist of Meat and Livestock
Australia said it was imperative that the safe and healthy status of
Australian beef be maintained, particularly in the Japanese market.
Overall, 60-70% of Australian beef and lamb is exported.

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Southeast Asia to benefit from halal market

| 23/12/2008 | Reply
Southeast Asia to benefit from halal market

Over
the next 12 months, an ambitious poultry project in the BIMP-EAGA
sub-region, which consists of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the
Philippines, will align their resources together to boost poultry
production and take advantage of the growing halal export market.

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Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Sign up for farm-to-fork traceability software

| 21/12/2008 | Reply
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Sign up for farm-to-fork traceability software

FoodLogiQ,
the leading provider of On Demand food safety and traceability
software, today announced that they have signed an agreement with the
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association to provide a value added traceability
solution to its members.

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The Latest Twist in the Story of Ethical Meat

| 16/12/2008 | Reply
The Latest Twist in the Story of Ethical Meat

When
Maple Leaf Foods announced that listeria had infected its processing
plant on Sheppard Avenue, people purged their fridges and freezers, and
vowed never to eat mass-produced bologna again. Sales of cold cuts
plummeted across Canada. But not at Blossom­Pure, a small retail
and wholesale business in Mississauga, Ontario where sales remained strong. The
store’s owner, Fahim Alwan, fielded calls from prospective customers
anxious to know the provenance of his salami.

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Holidays bring increased demand for goat meat

| 13/12/2008 | Reply
Holidays bring increased demand for goat meat

As the holiday season hits full swing, immigrants are flocking to
butcher shops, meatpacking plants and farms for the food they crave:
goat. Muslims
who marked the three-day Eid al-Adha festival that ended Wednesday
divided goat carcasses into portions of three—honoring the idea of
sacrifice by feeding the poor as well as cooking up the sweetly pungent
meat for their families.

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Crescent Halal Chicken Lands On Wal-Mart Shelves

| 06/12/2008 | 1 Reply
Crescent Halal Chicken Lands On Wal-Mart Shelves

Crescent Foods, the Chicago-based Halal chicken producer, recently
sealed a deal to supply Halal chicken products to Wal-Mart, the world’s
biggest retail chain. In a move that reflects the growing demand for
Halal products, five Wal-Mart superstores in the Michigan area now
stock a range of Crescent chicken products. This is further evidence that Halal is really moving into the mainstream.

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