Category: Meat & Poultry

UK: Controversial abattoir under new management

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Controversial abattoir under new management

The former Boosbeck abattoir Banaras Halal Meats in Birmingham has been taken over by a Middle East consortium led by government Halal Advisor Mohammed Saleem.

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UK: Halal operators plan conference boycott

| 02/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal operators plan conference boycott

“We pay a lot of money towards the levies and the resources are being spent on campaigns like Red Tractor which doesn’t recognise religious slaughter.”

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Pakistan: Al Shaheer profit up by Rs76m

| 31/10/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Al Shaheer profit up by Rs76m

Al Shaheer Corporation Limited, which recently held its initial public offering (IPO), boosted its net profit by more than half for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

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Canada: Halal slaughter in Quebec complicated by animal rights bill

| 25/10/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal slaughter in Quebec complicated by animal rights bill

Farmers and animal rights activists don’t often agree, but Bill 54, ‘An Act to improve the legal situation of animals in Quebec,’ might be changing that.

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UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing: 27-29 October 2015, DWTC, Dubai

| 22/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing: 27-29 October 2015, DWTC, Dubai

Position of strength for regional food industry already operating in Islamic economies; Halal meat & poultry key drivers for growth.

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Saudi Arabia’s expanding poultry sector

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s expanding poultry sector

Poultry meat remains the most competitive source of animal protein in Saudi Arabia, where total consumption is projected to reach about 1.54 million MT in 2015.

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USA: Midamar, Islamic Services Hit With $600,000 Forfeiture

| 09/10/2015 | Reply
USA: Midamar, Islamic Services Hit With $600,000 Forfeiture

The order was entered after the business entities each pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

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Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

| 08/10/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

One of the largest exporters of meat, Al Shaheer saw its revenues for the year rise 12% to Rs5 billion compared to Rs4.4 billion in FY14.

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EU: Animal welfare at heart of European organic farming proposals

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
EU: Animal welfare at heart of European organic farming proposals

“Appropriate and humane pre-stunning should be compulsory for all organic animals at the time of slaughter.”

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Study explores untapped Islamic economy potential of the African market

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Study explores untapped Islamic economy potential of the African market

A Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry study to be launched at Africa Global Business Forum reveals large investment opportunities in the untapped sectors.

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Bosnian Processor Builds Plant With Eye on Turkish Market

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Bosnian Processor Builds Plant With Eye on Turkish Market

In total, along with the planned increase in workforce and exports, the project could be worth up to BAM 30m (€58.6m), the meat processor says.

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UAE Imposes Indefinite Ban On Ethiopian Meat Exports

| 06/10/2015 | Reply
UAE Imposes Indefinite Ban On Ethiopian Meat Exports

UAE has officially banned the commodity for an unlimited period of time as of October 1, 2015. It was imposed over problems related to a rushed order for the Eid ul-Adha holiday.

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Kenya: Sh350 million halal abattoir in Nairobi

| 05/10/2015 | Reply
Kenya: Sh350 million halal abattoir in Nairobi

More than 3,000 small scale farmers from Narok, Kajiado, Samburu and Isiolo counties raised the cash and built Halal Slaughterhouse.

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Australia: UAE, Saudi remain Victoria’s top food, fibre export markets

| 01/10/2015 | Reply
Australia: UAE, Saudi remain Victoria’s top food, fibre export markets

The Mena region is also an important destination for Victorian red meat, with export volumes up 10 per cent.

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Australia: No Link Between Halal Certification and Funding of Terrorists

| 25/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: No Link Between Halal Certification and Funding of Terrorists

An investigation has not found any connection between the collection of fees for certifying halal food and the funding of terrorism.

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UK: Growing CK Foods opens £5m plant in city

| 25/09/2015 | Reply
UK:  Growing CK Foods opens £5m plant in city

Family-owned CK Foods is introducing Halal poultry products into its business having previously specialised in Halal certified cheese.

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Australia: Bernardi inquiry scheduled on Muslim holy day

| 16/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: Bernardi inquiry scheduled on Muslim holy day

No halal certifiers will appear at Cory Bernardi’s upcoming public hearings into food labelling, which has been scheduled for one of Islam’s holiest days.

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UK: Confirmation of Qurbani from Moon Sighting Saudi Judiciary

| 16/09/2015 | Reply
UK: Confirmation of Qurbani from Moon Sighting Saudi Judiciary

A Qurbani guide has been issued by AHDB Beef & Lamb to help industry, butchers and consumers during the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha.

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UK: Cargill takes steps to tackle campylobacter

| 16/09/2015 | Reply
UK: Cargill takes steps to tackle campylobacter

It has been proven effective at reducing campylobacter in an environmentally friendly way without chemicals, with only water a a modest amount of energy.

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USA: Aossey brothers convicted in Midamar halal beef export scheme

| 12/09/2015 | Reply
USA: Aossey brothers convicted in Midamar halal beef export scheme

Sentencings for the brothers haven’t been set at this time. William Aossey remains in jail pending sentencing.

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