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Category: Meat & Poultry

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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Egyptian Head of Food Safety says Halal Meat Is Not So Halal

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
Egyptian Head of Food Safety says Halal Meat Is Not So Halal

He also publicly stated that none of the slaughter methods used on animals today are applicable with the Islamic rules and instructions.

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USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

| 22/06/2015 | Reply
USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

New Jersey adopted the Halal Food Consumer Protection Act in 2000, requiring halal food sellers to disclose whether they sell both Halal and non-Halal food.

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USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

Not only is it difficult to regulate, but some critics raise questions about whether the doctrine of church-state separation means governments should even get involved.

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USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

The man who built a worldwide Halal beef exporting company from Iowa will go to federal criminal trial in Cedar Rapids on July 7, beginning with jury selection.

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China: Halal meat opportunities identified in China

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
China: Halal meat opportunities identified in China

GHC based in Sharjah is teaming up with the China International Trade Promotion Centre (CITPC) to roll out certification in China for halal meat products.

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UK: Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
UK:  Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

George Eustice said that he would review a decision made last year to shelve EU laws intended to ensure that chickens were unconscious before being killed.

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UK: 2 Sisters poultry processing plant taken over by 1Stop Halal

| 10/06/2015 | Reply
UK: 2 Sisters poultry processing plant taken over by 1Stop Halal

A chicken processing plant in Suffolk is to change hands next month with a halal meat operation taking over the site.

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EU Report on Consumer Information about Stunning

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
EU Report on Consumer Information about Stunning

Covering 13,500 respondents (500 from each of the EU-27 member states), the report attempted to ascertain if meat products need labelling information on the method of slaughter, primarily whether stunned or un-stunned.

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USA: Cedar Rapids company wants halal mislabeling charges dropped

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Cedar Rapids company wants halal mislabeling charges dropped

Islamic Services of America filed a dismissal motion Friday in U.S. District Court, asserting that the charges are a violation of the First Amendment.

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Pakistan: ’Halal’ meat producing companies to get Income Tax exemption

| 06/06/2015 | Reply
Pakistan:  ’Halal’ meat producing companies to get Income Tax exemption

Companies which set up `Halal’ meat production plants and obtain `Halal’ certification by 31st December 2016, would be given exemption.

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Australia’s Largest Beef Business Ramps Up Halal Production

| 02/06/2015 | Reply
Australia’s Largest Beef Business Ramps Up Halal Production

DM Capital announced that it had recently provided a loan of USD18m to finance a rights issue between the shareholders of Yeeda Pastoral Company.

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Push for common halal standard in Denmark

| 29/05/2015 | Reply
Push for common halal standard in Denmark

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC/Landbrug & Fødevarer) has invited the country’s leading meat industry players to round-table talks.

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Brazil: Halal broadens export opportunities

| 28/05/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Halal broadens export opportunities

Certification for various products, including non-foodstuffs, heightens the chance of selling to more demanding Islamic consumers.

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UK: Companies must stop self certifying products Halal

| 22/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Companies must stop self certifying products Halal

This is one of the key issues that Muslims face in the UK, when companies do self certification thinking they have the right to actively mislead Muslim consumers.

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USA: Trials Scheduled for Iowa Defendants in Halal Case

| 18/05/2015 | Reply
USA: Trials Scheduled for Iowa Defendants in Halal Case

The ongoing story on the disportionate persecution of America’s oldest exporter of Halal goods and services to the Muslim world.

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