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Category: Meat & Poultry

Russia: Miratorg gains Angus Beef certification

| 29/04/2016 | Reply
Russia: Miratorg gains Angus Beef certification

Halal certification has opened up access for the company’s meat to the Middle East and North Africa.

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US halal food regulations… Are you up to speed?

| 08/04/2016 | Reply
US halal food regulations… Are you up to speed?

Halal food consumption among the nation’s fast-growing Muslim population has become a ballooning enterprise in the United States and is now estimated at over $20 billion.

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Planned halal slaughterhouse in Finland – 10,000 sheep a year

| 06/04/2016 | Reply
Planned halal slaughterhouse in Finland – 10,000 sheep a year

A Halal slaughterhouse was born of need, as the demand for halal meat in Finland has increased due to immigration of Muslims.

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Russian meat industry harbours export hope

| 06/04/2016 | Reply
Russian meat industry harbours export hope

Russian poultry processors are already preparing to export Halal chicken to countries in the Persian Gulf and North Africa.

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Pakistan: Intl Halal Conference, Exhibition to mark start of meat exports to China

| 05/04/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: Intl Halal Conference, Exhibition to mark start of meat exports to China

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) is holding 5th International Halal Conference and Exhibition, 2016 in Lahore from April 12 to 13.

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Canada: Former Atlantic Dairy and Forage Institute farm to sell fresh meat

| 01/04/2016 | Reply
Canada: Former Atlantic Dairy and Forage Institute farm to sell fresh meat

The couple say they will be able to offer customers halal meat if they choose. They say with influx of Syrian refugees coming to Canada they know there is a demand.

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Opinion: Why Jakim’s standards cannot be considered to be the only credible halal standards

| 01/04/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Why Jakim’s standards cannot be considered to be the only credible halal standards

Jakim who has positioned itself as an international Halal expert and authority may not be seen as the only international compliance regulatory framework on Halal.

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Opinion: Volume sales of red meat in the UK suffer decline

| 01/04/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Volume sales of red meat in the UK suffer decline

Muslim community are excluded as the roasting cuts promoted are not what the Muslim independent butchers would recommend to their Muslim customers.

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UK: Importance of Halal sector highlighted on British Muslim TV

| 31/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Importance of Halal sector highlighted on British Muslim TV

The levy board will also have a stand at the Muslim Lifestyle Show at London Olympia from 30 April to 1 May.

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South Africa: No doubt over Halal certification: MJCHT

| 31/03/2016 | Reply
South Africa: No doubt over Halal certification: MJCHT

This comes after the Department of Islamic affairs in Malaysia (JAKIM) delisted the Halal certifier, after they failed an external audit in November last year.

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UK: New owner for scandal-hit abattoir

| 30/03/2016 | Reply
UK: New owner for scandal-hit abattoir

An abattoir whose former owner collapsed into administration following allegations of animal cruelty has been acquired by a family-owned former rival.

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UK: Over 3,000 Halal butcher shops ignored during National Butchers’ Week 2016

| 18/03/2016 | 3 Replies
UK: Over 3,000 Halal butcher shops ignored during National Butchers’ Week 2016

Over 3,000 independent Halal butchers’ shops have been ignored due to their religious’ beliefs. National Butchers’ Week 2016 – 14th to 20th March.

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Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

One major point of contention is machine-slaughter, a common method used to kill chickens in poultry plants.

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New Zealand: Trade with Iran could bolster halal meat

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
New Zealand: Trade with Iran could bolster halal meat

Prime Minister John Key said the re-establishment of trade links with Iran could be a bonus for New Zealand’s halal meat industry.

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UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

At the proposed arbitration hearing, the Tribunal will enable both parties to make representations in support of their case for or against machine slaughter.

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Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

Some of China’s more than 23 million Muslims worry that businesses routinely flout Halal guidelines, selling sweets laced with lard, for instance, or pork disguised as beef.

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France: Mosques can ‘fund themselves’ through halal meat tax

| 14/03/2016 | Reply
France: Mosques can ‘fund themselves’ through halal meat tax

A 1% tax on halal meat would amount to €60 million in funding to build mosques in France, according to The Local.

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USA: Midamar Halal food execs sentenced following export fraud

| 12/03/2016 | Reply
USA: Midamar Halal food execs sentenced following export fraud

A judge in Iowa has sentenced two brothers who own companies that distribute and certify halal food products after they pleaded guilty to federal charges.

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UK: Debate between certification boards over halal machine slaughter

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Debate between certification boards over halal machine slaughter

An upcoming tribunal to determine the validity of machine slaughter in halal has received mixed support from certification boards.

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Dubai company plans office, plant in Brazil

| 07/03/2016 | Reply
Dubai company plans office, plant in Brazil

The halal food company Al Islami intends to open an office in São Paulo soon and is considering having a facility for processing poultry in the country.

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