Category: G-20 News

Brazil’s Halal Chickens Meet Approval in Pakistan

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
Brazil’s Halal Chickens Meet Approval in Pakistan

Pakistan’s 95% Muslim population’s demand for Halal meat is something UBABEF President Francisco Turra said is within Brazil’s capabilities.

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UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority visits GIMDES in Turkey

HFA said that GIMDES efforts to increase cooperation between Halal certification bodies are appreciated and supported by HFA.

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How the meat industry killed the free market

| 17/03/2014 | Reply
How the meat industry killed the free market

The dark secrets behind America’s meat industry are enough to make us sick – and according to journalist Christopher Leonard, that’s only the start of it. Our health, the well-being of animals and large swaths of rural America are all under threat.

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World Jewish Congress calls on UN Human Rights Council

| 16/03/2014 | Reply
World Jewish Congress calls on UN Human Rights Council

WJC has called on the UN Human Rights Council to recognize as violations of religious freedom any bans or limitations on the right to practice Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter of animals.

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UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

| 15/03/2014 | Reply
UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

Certification companies Longbridge Veterinary Services and Assure-IP have formed a joint venture with the aim of increasing the volume of meat and dairy exports.

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UK: New Halal range of products launches at Morrisons

| 12/03/2014 | Reply
UK: New Halal range of products launches at Morrisons

With doubt about the authenticity of the Halal label recently in the media, Simply Halal is uniquely offering consumers full traceability from farm to fork.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU to develop food factory in Saudi Arabia

| 12/03/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU to develop food factory in Saudi Arabia

The MOU is with Dhyafa to collaborate on and establish a joint venture company to develop food manufacturing, production and services in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

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UK: Why Religious Slaughter Must Stay

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Why Religious Slaughter Must Stay

Muslims are instructed to eat meat that is “halal and tayyib (pure)”. This means the animals must be cared for well, fed natural foods, be treated with kindness. In fact, Islam set down what we would now term as “animal rights” some 1,500 years ago.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

A fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.”

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China: Chinese, Malaysian companies sign cooperative agreements

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
China: Chinese, Malaysian companies sign cooperative agreements

According to statistics, the development of Chinese Halal industries around the world is not so optimistic.

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Opinion: DinarStandard supports Dubai as Islamic Economy Capital

| 10/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: DinarStandard supports Dubai as Islamic Economy Capital

In an exclusive interview with Rafi-uddin Shikoh, founder and CEO of DinarStandard, we meet the man who established a successful research and advisory firm.

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UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

| 10/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

It is deeply troubling that the BVA has chosen to focus its attention on religious slaughter rather than other, far more pressing animal welfare issues.

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Japan: Chubu Airport to provide prayer rooms and Halal food

| 06/03/2014 | Reply
Japan: Chubu Airport to provide prayer rooms and Halal food

Chubu Airport will open prayer rooms and offer halal foods for Muslim travelers to coincide with the start of a new route to Malaysia, Central Japan International Airport Co. announced March 4.

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UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

| 06/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

He called on Muslims and Jews to allow the livestock to be stunned unconscious before they are killed, or introduce labeling of non stun.

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USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

ISNA Rep Joins Muslim-Jewish Delegation to meet with Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S. on Danish Halal/Kosher Ban.

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UK: Amazon set to expand fresh online sales

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Amazon set to expand fresh online sales

Online retail giant Amazon is poised to deliver “a fresh approach” to the UK grocery market, with online sales of fresh, chilled, frozen and ambient food products delivered direct to customers, predicted Charles Wilson, Booker chief executive.

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Turkey’s Agribusiness Attracts GCC Investors

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
Turkey’s Agribusiness Attracts GCC Investors

In early December 2013, Dubai-based private equity firm the Abraaj Group acquired an 80% stake in leading Turkish dairy company Yörsan. This was followed in January with news that Bahrain’s Investcorp had purchased a stake in Turkish meat product Namet.

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Indonesia: Minister asks MUI to give up Halal label

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Minister asks MUI to give up Halal label

Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali persuaded the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) to hand over the authority on halal certification to the government.

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Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

| 04/03/2014 | 1 Reply
Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

According to KPPU, issuing halal certificates is actually a state duty. The task may be handed over to other agencies only if the state is unable to do so.

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UK: New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK:  New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

Following the withdrawal of Halal burgers last year a new board will review standards and practices for buying food in schools and other institutions.

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