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Category: Meat & Poultry

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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Iranian investors launch largest slaughterhouse in Armenia

| 11/09/2015 | Reply
Iranian investors launch largest slaughterhouse in Armenia

The facility is one of the biggest in the country and one of the biggest in the Caucuses sending beef and lamb to Iran and the Gulf.

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US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America each entered guilty pleas in federal court in Cedar Rapids to one count of conspiracy to make false statements on export certificates.

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Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

| 08/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

A LEADING halal consultant has slammed “corrupt, unethical and improper” practices in the multi-million dollar halal food certification industry.

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Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

Halal certifiers in Australia have offered tens of thousands of dollars to Indonesia’s top halal authority — the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) to ensure greater access.

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Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

For now the primary beneficiary of PHA would be the halal meat industry of Pakistan since meat is currently country’s only halal product that gets exported.

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USA: Midamar Statement on Settlement with US DoJ

| 04/09/2015 | Reply
USA: Midamar Statement on Settlement with US DoJ

Midamar reached final settlement agreements with the US Department of Justice and USDA resolving charges stemming from a December 2014 indictment of the company.

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Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

| 03/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded training programmes for butchers and Halal slaughtering.

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Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

| 26/08/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Ramly Group building RM1b facility in Klang

Ramli Food Industries, a subsidiary of Ramly Group, is investing RM1 billion in a new processing facility to boost its export market capacity.

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UK: AHDB to launch Guidelines for Qurbani in the UK

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
UK: AHDB to launch Guidelines for Qurbani in the UK

This is to bring awareness that the Qurbani sacrifice can ONLY be performed after Eid-ul-Adha prayers otherwise it is unlawful.

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Poland to start exporting beef to Israel

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Poland to start exporting beef to Israel

In 2013 that as much as 90 percent of Polish beef was exported, with a third destined for the kosher and halal markets in the Middle East.

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UK: Charges against controversial slaughterhouse dropped in court

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
UK: Charges against controversial slaughterhouse dropped in court

The firm’s £3m slaughterhouse has faced major opposition from villagers after plans were unveiled in 2011 to revive the dormant facility.

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UK: Halal sector hits TV screens

| 21/08/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal sector hits TV screens

A new 15-minute film about sheep meat production for the halal market is hoping to educate viewers.

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Group Protests Aossey Jail Time

| 19/08/2015 | Reply
Group Protests Aossey Jail Time

During the past five weeks, Bill Aossey has been in jail with no set bond, which had his family and friends protesting Monday afternoon.

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Australia: Halal certification ‘creates more value than it costs’

| 14/08/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification ‘creates more value than it costs’

Halal certification enables up to $13bn in food exports each year, according to Australia’s peak body for food and drink manufacturers.

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