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Category: Meat & Poultry

Case Study: Challenges within UAE poultry sector

| 03/02/2016 | Reply
Case Study: Challenges within UAE poultry sector

The UAE poultry sector continues to grow modestly, despite facing serious challenges of which disease, and notably avian influenza, is the greatest problem.

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UK: Industry in disagreement over lack of animal slaughter policy

| 02/02/2016 | Reply
UK: Industry in disagreement over lack of animal slaughter policy

“Vets and the public are united in their concern about animal welfare at slaughter,” said BVA president Sean Wensley.

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UK: Glasgow food businesses to be inspected

| 27/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Glasgow food businesses to be inspected

Full traceability inspections are to be carried out at all halal butchers in Glasgow during 2016, following concerns over meat transparency.

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UK: Defra’s interpretation on WATOK 1099/2009 for Kosher and Halal slaughtering.

| 26/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Defra’s interpretation on WATOK 1099/2009 for Kosher and Halal slaughtering.

Some of the important points to note about the sheep’s natural behaviour and restraint, particularly in an abattoir environment.

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UK: A tonne of meat seized by food safety officers

| 25/01/2016 | Reply
UK:  A tonne of meat seized by food safety officers

Glasgow City Council’s environmental health teams have been investigating allegations that halal meat is being supplied by illegal sources to city food outlets.

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Dubai: Largest halal beef farm to be built in Kazakhstan

| 22/01/2016 | Reply
Dubai: Largest halal beef farm to be built in Kazakhstan

One of the main specifications of the new complex is that it will mainly focus on the export of beef products to Muslim countries.

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Saudi Arabia imposes ban on some French poultry, egg imports

| 19/01/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia imposes ban on some French poultry, egg imports

Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority imposed a temporary ban on importing poultry and eggs from seven regions in France, after the emergence of bird flu hot spots.

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Saudi Arabia’s Salic buys $188m stake in Brazil’s Minerva

| 13/01/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s Salic buys $188m stake in Brazil’s Minerva

Saudi Arabia’s Salic investment body has bought a 19.95% stake in Brazilian beef producer, Minerva, for US$188.4m, following the kingdom’s lifting of a ban on Brazilian beef.

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The French government confirms the legality of ritual slaughter

| 12/01/2016 | Reply
The French government confirms the legality of ritual slaughter

This response should reassure Jews and Muslims in France, which regularly concerned about the questioning of ritual slaughter.

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Latvia boosted by halal meat exports

| 08/01/2016 | Reply
Latvia boosted by halal meat exports

Last year they exported 420t of religiously slaughtered beef. 50t to Egypt, 100t Lebanon and the rest to the EU.

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USA: Sentencing in Food Safety Cases Are Not Without Complications

| 05/01/2016 | Reply
USA: Sentencing in Food Safety Cases Are Not Without Complications

After every successful prosecution comes the sentencing. But in several criminal cases involving food safety, sentencing is turning out to be pretty complicated.

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UK: Distribution boss fined after running illegal meat processing plant

| 05/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Distribution boss fined after running illegal meat processing plant

The site was raided by the Food Standards Agency, Bradford Council environmental health officers and Home Office Immigration Enforcement.

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UK: B Riley & Sons falls into administration, 131 jobs lost

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
UK: B Riley & Sons falls into administration, 131 jobs lost

This is one of the largest abbattoirs in the North of England working within Halal beef and lamb verticals, as well as meat processing.

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Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

Saudi Agriculture & Livestock Investment Co. (Salic) was formed three years ago to improve Saudi food security by investing in agriculture and livestock around the world.

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Russia: Grodno Meat-Packing Plant, Rastelli Foods Group to export beef to UAE

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Russia: Grodno Meat-Packing Plant, Rastelli Foods Group to export beef to UAE

Shipments will start once the company completes the certification of halal products and when it passes the verification inspection.

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Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

| 18/12/2015 | Reply
Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

Rychla Dansk Folkeparti worries Islamic rules are taking up too much space in the Danish society If you are buying a Danish duck from a supermarket this Christmas, chances are it was slaughtered the halal way, reports Jyllands-Posten. Dansk And, the only industrial duck slaughterhouse in Denmark, uses this religious method to minimise the animals’ […]

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Kazakhstan launches major halal meat processing plant

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Kazakhstan launches major halal meat processing plant

The project will result in an increase in the number of livestock and will expand the export potential of the region.

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Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

Austrian supermarket chain Spar will stop selling Halal meat after only two weeks because the test sale caused a storm of outraged online comments.

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Australia: Halal certification is a “purely commercial exchange” – Senate inquiry

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification is a “purely commercial exchange” – Senate inquiry

One recommendation is to establish a single, national registered trademark for halal certified products.

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Brazil: Event brings new food importers to Brazil

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Event brings new food importers to Brazil

A matchmaking event for Brazilian exporters and Arab importers of foodstuffs began this Tuesday (1st) at the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.

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