Category: Oceania

Animal Welfare Groups call on Federal Agriculture Minister to Stop Slaughter Without Stunning

| 06/02/2008 | Reply
Animal Welfare Groups call on Federal Agriculture Minister to Stop Slaughter Without Stunning

ANIMAL welfare groups have called on federal Agriculture Minister Tony
Burke to halt the slaughter by throat slitting of up to 4000 sheep a
week at four Victorian abattoirs for new kosher exports, which began
last month. The
previous agriculture minister Peter McGauran announced a review of the
standard for ritual slaughter in August last year after The Age
revealed animals were being slaughtered without stunning for halal meat
exports. The review will examine the
science of how much suffering this causes to conscious animals and
whether the practice is inhumane.


Let’s hope that this review is made public.

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Brunei exports closer

| 06/02/2008 | Reply
Brunei exports closer

The Religious Council of
Brunei is soon expected to authorise commencement of a Halal
accreditation process for interested Australian companies wanting to be
a part of the global Brunei Halal Brand.
The opportunity for Ararat
producers to export Halal certified grain, meat and other products to
Brunei is about to move a step closer.

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Brunei-Australia Trade Growing

| 28/01/2008 | Reply
Brunei-Australia Trade Growing

Australian food producers are
involved in Brunei’s international halal brand in planning and
coordinating the Brunei Halal Brand product, which is expected to
launch in the middle of this year.

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Australian Producers Eye Poultry Venture in Malaysia

| 22/11/2007 | Reply
Australian Producers Eye Poultry Venture in Malaysia

Two large scale chicken producers from
Australia are exploring Malaysia’s East Coast Economic Region (ECER)’s
potential as poultry hub.

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Brunei-Australia Plan For World’s First International Halal Brand

| 11/11/2007 | Reply
Brunei-Australia Plan For World’s First International Halal Brand

The world’s first international halal
brand, which is expected to be launched by the middle of next year, is
being developed by the Brunei government with the involvement of
Australian food producers. Brian Norwood, chairman of Elders International Australia Ltd, the
company that is co-ordinating the project in Australia, told Bernama
the brand would be carried by only those products that are
“unquestionably genuine halal”.

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Aussie plan to push for halal standard rejected

| 10/10/2007 | Reply
Aussie plan to push for halal standard rejected

The issue of developing international Halal standards continues to appear in all corners of the world. This issue was recently brought up in the Australian parliament, to use the Australian Government Muslim Slaughter (AGMS) programme as an international benchmark, but it was rejected.

We expect to see some further initiatives on international standards coming up under the OIC umbrella in the near future.

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Aussies work on first global halal brand

| 24/09/2007 | Reply
Aussies work on first global halal brand

A GROUP of Victorian businesses are working with the Government
of Brunei to develop the world’s first global halal brand. This initiative is poised to be the first realistic cross-border collaboration that may actually go beyond the talking stage. The coming year will be critical, to get some results before the Brunei Halal Expo in August 2008.

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MLA sponsors meat study program for UAE students

| 26/07/2007 | Reply
MLA sponsors meat study program for UAE students

Meat
and Livestock Australia (MLA) sponsored a program in which the
students from the Abu Dhabi Men’s College studied the MLA’s HALAL and meat safety programs, including Quality
Assurance, and export documentation for meat products that are exported
to the Middle East. Good bit of PR and marketing from the Aussies.

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