Category: Oceania

Halal on the health menu

| 28/05/2009 | Reply
Halal on the health menu

Australia: CASEY Hospital will now have a range of more than 20 Halal meals on offer for patients. Southern Health’s
Director of Support Services, Veronica Jamison, said the approach was
approved by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils and compliant
with the Department of Human Services Victorian Nutrition Standards.

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A New Australian Delicacy now Available

| 16/05/2009 | Reply
A New Australian Delicacy now Available

Here’s an article showing a new Halal business opportunity with Halal quail being introduced into the Halal marketplace.

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Australia intents to boost Brunei Halal Brand

| 14/04/2009 | Reply
Australia intents to boost Brunei Halal Brand

THE
opportunity to further enhance trade cooperation between Brunei and
Australia particularly in promoting Brunei Halal Brand, seem to be wide
open with a business delegation from Australia expected to be in the
Sultanate later this year.





Speaking to The Brunei Times, the
National President of Australia-Brunei Darussalam Business Council
(Australia) and Councillor, Adelaide City Council Francis Wong, spoke
of his commitment and support for the Brunei Halal Brand initiative.

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New Zealand to resume talks on live sheep export

| 26/03/2009 | Reply
New Zealand to resume talks on live sheep export

In New Zealand, negotiations to resume exports of live sheep for slaughter, mainly to the Middle East,
are continuing but Agriculture Minister David Carter says a ban will
remain unless they meet the highest welfare standards.

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Sheep shipments will slaughter NZ’s overseas image

| 25/03/2009 | Reply
Sheep shipments will slaughter NZ’s overseas image

The Minister of Agriculture
David Carter has confirmed that New Zealand wants to
resume live sheep exports with Saudi Arabia. New
Zealand stopped live sheep exports in 2003 due to concern
about our overseas trading image. Now Awassi Ltd, a
majority owned Saudi company, is seeking permission to
resume the trade.

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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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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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Ex-slaughterman’s action threatens meat industry

| 07/12/2008 | Reply
Ex-slaughterman’s action threatens meat industry

Meat
Industry Association members said they were contacted by the Security
Intelligence Service (SIS) this week after Ahmed Ghanem, an
Egyptian-born halal slaughterman now living in Christchurch, published
articles on a British website decrying New Zealand slaughter methods as
inhumane and contrary to Islamic practice.

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Get halal certs, Aussie beef producers urged

| 02/12/2008 | Reply
Get halal certs, Aussie beef producers urged

PERTH:
Malaysia is encouraging Australian beef producers to get halal
certification from the Depart­ment of Islamic Development Ma­­laysia
(Jakim) to boost meat supplies in the country, said Veterinary
Ser­vices Department director-general Datuk Dr Abd Aziz Jamaluddin.

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Indonesian chefs, teachers ready to fill New Zealand market

| 30/11/2008 | Reply
Indonesian chefs, teachers ready to fill New Zealand market

Local
skilled workers will have a chance next year to try their luck in New
Zealand, which has agreed to open up to Indonesian workers as part of a
free trade agreement (FTA). The bilateral agreement, an auxiliary deal under the
ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA signed in August, will create new jobs
for chefs and semiskilled workers, Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu
said Friday.

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Live export protest across Australia

| 14/11/2008 | Reply
Live export protest across Australia


ANIMALS Australia will step up its campaign against live exports with a national day of action tomorrow. 


The animal rights group is urging its supporters to brandish petitions
at their workplace, school or university as part of its “Live Animal
Export: Indefensible” campaign.

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MLA targets Halal trade

| 04/11/2008 | Reply
MLA targets Halal trade

MEAT and Livestock Australia is counting on a strategic global
marketing campaign built around the Halal brand to help lift Australian
red meat sales in Muslim countries during what it predicts will be a
tough 12 months for the traditional meat markets.

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Australian Halal brand goes global

| 11/10/2008 | Reply
Australian Halal brand goes global

The
unique Halal brand that was developed last year by Meat & Livestock
Australia for use in the Middle East red meat market has now gone
global.The brand, which supports the majority of Australian-produced
Halal red meat sold in the Middle East, is now set to appear with
Australian red meat sold in Islamic countries around the world.

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Growing number of Australian manufacturers embracing Halal and Kosher certification

| 20/09/2008 | Reply
Growing number of Australian manufacturers embracing Halal and Kosher certification

Australia was the first non-Muslim country to place Halal
certification under legislation and, according to the Australian Halal
Food Directory, there are currently four recognized certifying bodies
in Australia for Halal food.

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Australia, NZ to sign ASEAN trade deal within weeks

| 27/08/2008 | Reply
Australia, NZ to sign ASEAN trade deal within weeks

Australia and New Zealand are likely to sign free-trade
agreements with 10 Southeast Asian nations within weeks, in a deal
aimed at boosting trade between the Pacific countries and a market of
over half a billion people.

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Aussie red meat sales in Mideast up 22pc

| 04/08/2008 | Reply
Aussie red meat sales in Mideast up 22pc

Australian red meat sales in the Middle East increased by 22 per cent in the second quarter this year, a report said.

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NZ fights Indonesian Halal beef ban

| 13/07/2008 | Reply
NZ fights Indonesian Halal beef ban

The saga of the Indonesian ban on NZ Halal beef exports continues, with NZ officials travelling to Jakarta to contest the ban. This is similar to the Malaysian ban a few years ago, in that it was announced with no forewarning…but for different reasons. While the Malaysian ban was based on concerns about thoracic sticking, this ban is to do with labeling, confirming our statement a while back that labeling is likely to be a more pressing issue for Halal producers than the illusive Halal standard issue.

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Chocolate Products of Australia has released a new cake topping range under the Nemar brand.

| 29/06/2008 | Reply
Chocolate Products of Australia has released a new cake topping range under the Nemar brand.

The Australians have figured out that getting Halal Certification for products that they produce is very beneficial to their sales. Of course we have the Halal Aussie beef and lamb but there are many many other products coming out of Australia that have nothing to do with the Halal meat sector that have added Halal certification to their label. Changing over to natural colouring is brilliant for all those parents with hyper active children. Good business sense that was also driven by the consumer!

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Beef to Indonesia

| 24/05/2008 | Reply
Beef to Indonesia

A record of 3,762 tonnes of Halal beef was shipped from Australia to Indonesia in April, an increase of 121 per cent from April 2007.

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From Adelaide to the World

| 07/03/2008 | Reply
From Adelaide to the World


When you hear Steve Marafiote has been working in the food business for
more than 20 years it might not come as a surprise to discover his
company turns over $25 million a year. What might surprise is that Marafiote is only 32. His company
Australian Quality Plus is less than five years old and his first job
in the industry was serving customers in his family’s fruit shop in
Adelaide.

Always nice to read a success story, especially when Halal is on the menu!

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