Category: Meat & Poultry

Opinion: Is Halal Meat Healthier than Conventional Meat?

| 29/07/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Is Halal Meat Healthier than Conventional Meat?

Halal refers to Muslim criteria for how food is raised slaughtered and prepared. But do the requirements make the food healthier?

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Denmark Bans Unstunned Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter

| 29/07/2015 | Reply
Denmark Bans Unstunned Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter

Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on unstunned religious slaughter of animals Monday, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives.

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USA: Iowa Businessman Convicted of Fraud Over Halal Beef Exports

| 14/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Iowa Businessman Convicted of Fraud Over Halal Beef Exports

Aossey is the founder of the Midamar Corp., a Cedar Rapids-based company that is considered a pioneer in the sale of halal meat and food products.

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USA: Jurors consider case alleging fraud in halal beef exports

| 13/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Jurors consider case alleging fraud in halal beef exports

Federal jurors in Cedar Rapids are considering 19 counts against Bill Aossey Jr., including conspiracy, fraud and money laundering.

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Magic meat in Sweden, eat Halal, morph into Muslim

| 09/07/2015 | Reply
Magic meat in Sweden, eat Halal, morph into Muslim

A Swedish politician has been ridiculed after claiming that halal meat had magical powers that made people turn into Muslims.

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Ireland: Halal non-stunning of cattle pre-slaughter is a contentious issue, says vet

| 08/07/2015 | Reply
Ireland:  Halal non-stunning of cattle pre-slaughter is a contentious issue, says vet

The vet also says that if there is a line done in a non-stun way, if there is a surplus to requirements to a specialist market, there’s nothing stopping them putting it into the chain.

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USA: Trial of Midamar Founder commences in Iowa

| 08/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Trial of Midamar Founder commences in Iowa

Defense contends former operations manager was behind halal meat scheme. The prosecution, however, argues that Midamar founder William Aossey called ‘the shots’ of the operation.

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UK: Blakemore Wholesale Launch New Halal Range with bruneihalal

| 06/07/2015 | Reply
UK: Blakemore Wholesale Launch New Halal Range with bruneihalal

The partnership established by Ghanim International UK Ltd enables Blakemore Wholesale to offer an extensive range of top quality Halal meat and poultry products.

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UK: Bigger retailers taking an increasing interest in authentic Halal products

| 06/07/2015 | Reply
UK: Bigger retailers taking an increasing interest in authentic Halal products

The last 12 months have been a period of steady expansion for KQF and, from their experience, interest in Halal foods seems to be growing all the time.

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Turkey: GIMDES will organize the international Halal and Tayyib workshops.

| 03/07/2015 | Reply
Turkey: GIMDES will organize the international Halal and Tayyib workshops.

In addition to the workshops, GIMDES is also organizing 6th International Halal and Tayyib Expo 2015 which will held in Istanbul.

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UK: The importance of labeling Halal Food as Stun or Non Stun.

| 02/07/2015 | Reply
UK: The importance of labeling Halal Food as Stun or Non Stun.

The labeling of all foods is an important and direct means of communicating product information between buyers and sellers.

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UK: Food company Freeza Meats fined £70,000 costs

| 30/06/2015 | Reply
UK: Food company Freeza Meats fined £70,000 costs

The company, which no longer trades, was at the centre of a horsemeat scandal in 2013.

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Hungary eyes Saudi market with setup of Halal slaughterhouses

| 29/06/2015 | Reply
Hungary eyes Saudi market with setup of Halal slaughterhouses

Levente Magyar, minister of state for economic diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungary has a $130 billion food products market.

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Growing Demand For Halal Foodstuff In Kazakhstan

| 29/06/2015 | Reply
Growing Demand For Halal Foodstuff In Kazakhstan

Fuelled by growing awareness among its Muslim community on the importance of consuming food prepared in compliance with Islamic laws.

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Aussie halal inquiry ‘targets Muslims’

| 28/06/2015 | Reply
Aussie halal inquiry ‘targets Muslims’

A parliamentary inquiry into food labelling has been accused of targeting the Muslim community and could threaten Australia’s lucrative food export industry.

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Pakistan: Industry baffled over tax exemption measure for Halal meat

| 28/06/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Industry baffled over tax exemption measure for Halal meat

The local meat industry said the country has always been producing Halal meat and will only serve the interest of those those that are about to commence production.

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UK: EBLEX rebrands as AHDB Beef & Lamb

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UK: EBLEX rebrands as AHDB Beef & Lamb

On 10 June 2015 EBLEX was rebranded as ‘AHDB Beef & Lamb’ as part of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s change in branding for it’s six sectors.

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UK: New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UK: New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market

A new ethical food label assured by the RSPCA has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals.

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UAE: Nestle to open factory in UAE

| 25/06/2015 | Reply
UAE: Nestle to open factory in UAE

This is coming at a very strategic time with the new Halal regulations coming into place in the UAE, and closer monitoring of Halal certification of products.

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UK: Halal Opportunities Highlighted for Lamb

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal Opportunities Highlighted for Lamb

The importance of the Halal sector and the value it adds to the UK sheep meat sector is highlighted in a new publication.

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