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Category: Meat & Poultry

Opinion: What’s the big fuss about Halal certification?

| 28/10/2014 | Reply
Opinion: What’s the big fuss about Halal certification?

Increased trade with the Middle East and South East Asia means Halal certification is a booming business in Australia.

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US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

| 25/10/2014 | Reply
US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

The founder of a popular line of food products has been charged with shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn’t meet the countries’ import requirements.

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France: Saudi firm takes stake in French poultry producer

| 24/10/2014 | Reply
France: Saudi firm takes stake in French poultry producer

The Saudi-Arabian food group Almunajem has taken a stake of 25 percent in the French poultry producer Groupe Doux.

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Qatar withdraws ‘un-halal’ US meat products from shelves

| 23/10/2014 | Reply
Qatar withdraws ‘un-halal’ US meat products from shelves

Qatari authorities have pulled several American-branded, pre-packaged meat products from supermarket shelves, claiming they were un-halal.

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USA: Midamar celebrates 40 years as a Halal food production and USA export supply company

| 23/10/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar celebrates 40 years as a Halal food production and USA export supply company

At the celebration Midamar gave awards to employees who have assisted the company for decades in its growth and development.

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Chiba to be gateway for Malaysian Halal products into Japan

| 21/10/2014 | Reply
Chiba to be gateway for Malaysian Halal products into Japan

However, the Japanese government has requested an undertaking and guarantee on the status of the bird flu epidemic in Malaysia.

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France: A Made in France ‘Halal test’ to check for pork

| 20/10/2014 | Reply
France: A Made in France ‘Halal test’ to check for pork

In a similar style to a pregnancy test, the test consists of a strip which the consumer must put into a glass of warm water containing a sample of food.

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Egypt Beef Plant Audits and Halal Issues

| 02/10/2014 | Reply
Egypt Beef Plant Audits and Halal Issues

MALR-GOVS conducts individual plant audits to determine the eligibility of beef plants to export to Egypt.

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Belgian far-right party to push for ritual slaughter ban

| 30/09/2014 | Reply
Belgian far-right party to push for ritual slaughter ban

Weyts’ ban was seen as designed to stop the killing of thousands of sheep in provisionary slaughterhouses operated by Muslims for Eid al Fitr.

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Test on halal meat undermines the reasons for ritual slaughter

| 30/09/2014 | Reply
Test on halal meat undermines the reasons for ritual slaughter

HALAL and kosher meat has been placed under the microscope to undermine one of the key arguments for religious slaughter.

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Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

The focus of some non-Muslims, individuals and organisations is the cruelty invoked on the animal for both stunned and non-stunned halal slaughter.

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Pakistan: Engro to sell North America meat and food business

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro to sell North America meat and food business

Engro Foods Limited (EFOODS) is selling its North American business including meat business company Al-Safa Halal and Engro Foods Canada Limited.

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Opinion: Eating your ethics – Halal meat

| 23/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Eating your ethics – Halal meat

The issue of animal welfare is an important one, but it is equally important that concern for these issues extends beyond just the method of slaughter.

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Organic farming gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia

| 18/09/2014 | Reply
Organic farming gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia

Today, there are more than 112 organic farms, certified according to Saudi organic standards. The organic animal production is 3,575.

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Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

| 17/09/2014 | Reply
Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

GIMDES meets experts from 15 different countries at the 7th Conference on Halal and Tayyib Products and present final Statement.

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UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Humber halal hub a step closer

A multi-million pound halal factory and business hub in the Humber has moved a step closer with the signing of a deal between East Yorkshire and Malaysia.

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UK: Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

| 11/09/2014 | Reply
UK:  Birmingham wholesaler fined £35,000 for selling non-halal meat to Muslims

Birmingham Trading Standards swooped on JKY Food Solutions in Bissell Street, Highgate, in July 2012 as part of Operation Swordfish, a city-wide investigation.

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UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

| 09/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

It is a principle of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), that sheep for Qurbani should be healthy and have the build and maturity of the minimum of a 1 year old animal.

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UK: College responds to Halal meat controversy

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
UK: College responds to Halal meat controversy

A college spokeswoman said controversy erupted after an unnamed student emailed a newspaper, but added: “There has been no ‘row’ or ‘outrage’ and this story.”

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USA: New slaughterhouse in Tampa caters to Muslims

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
USA:  New slaughterhouse in Tampa caters to Muslims

Slaughter is done daily, under the watch of a USDA inspector charged to oversee each carcass for safe human consumption and to enforce the Humane Slaughter Act.

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