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Category: Meat & Poultry

Opinion: Is Self-certification an Abuse of the Term ‘Halal’?

| 17/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Is Self-certification an Abuse of the Term ‘Halal’?

Many products have the word Arabic ‘halal’ emblazoned across the packaging but with no mention of the certification body which has accredited the products as halal.

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USA: Midamar celebrates 40th year of doing business

| 10/04/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar celebrates 40th year of doing business

Midamar has been doing business in Southeast Asia for decades. They are pleased to be able to celebrate their 40th Anniversary in Singapore at the FHA Exhibition.

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UK: Poor Stunning Extremely Rare in UK Slaughterhouses

| 08/04/2014 | Reply
UK: Poor Stunning Extremely Rare in UK Slaughterhouses

“Animals in British slaughterhouses are correctly stunned before slaughter, according to official figures released by the Government.” Two sides of the story……

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Opinion: The Hunt For Halal

| 06/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The Hunt For Halal

With a trillion dollar opportunity available, as nations aspire to become global hubs for the Islamic economy, the Halal industry is not to be ignored.

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Malaysia: MIHAS 2014 set in conjunction with World Halal Week

| 02/04/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: MIHAS 2014 set in conjunction with World Halal Week

The World Halal Week 2014 will run from April 9 to 12 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) with the theme “Energizing halal business growth.’’

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New Zealand: more Halal meat for the world

| 01/04/2014 | Reply
New Zealand: more Halal meat for the world

If a big Muslim country wanted “a huge amount” of meat, audited right back to the paddock, then it could happen. New Zealand has been exporting halal meat since the 1970s.

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UK: Halal Meat Is Safe With Me, Says David Cameron

| 01/04/2014 | Reply
UK:  Halal Meat Is Safe With Me, Says David Cameron

He promised that the government would “keep on challenging the intolerant view of Muslims that exists in some parts of our country”.

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UK: Halal Food Intrinsic to UK Economic Growth

| 24/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Intrinsic to UK Economic Growth

International markets are now looking at UK Halal companies to provide produce and expertise overseas opening a key export market for UK Halal producers.

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Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

| 23/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: To stun or not to stun, that is not the question

By banning religious slaughter in Denmark and Poland it has highlighted the inhumane treatment of animals in the dark world of factory farming.

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Brazil’s Halal Chickens Meet Approval in Pakistan

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
Brazil’s Halal Chickens Meet Approval in Pakistan

Pakistan’s 95% Muslim population’s demand for Halal meat is something UBABEF President Francisco Turra said is within Brazil’s capabilities.

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UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

| 15/03/2014 | Reply
UK: New joint venture could increase meat exports

Certification companies Longbridge Veterinary Services and Assure-IP have formed a joint venture with the aim of increasing the volume of meat and dairy exports.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

A fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.”

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UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

| 10/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter prioritise animal welfare

It is deeply troubling that the BVA has chosen to focus its attention on religious slaughter rather than other, far more pressing animal welfare issues.

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UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

| 06/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

He called on Muslims and Jews to allow the livestock to be stunned unconscious before they are killed, or introduce labeling of non stun.

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UK: New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK:  New board set up in Leicester to review standards and practices

Following the withdrawal of Halal burgers last year a new board will review standards and practices for buying food in schools and other institutions.

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UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
UK: ANSA calls Cargill Meats’ halal trial into question

Cargill Meats Europe, a major supplier of halal meat in the UK and overseas, conducted a halal recovery trial in Spain on 8 January 2014.

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UAE: Riz Global reveals new Niagara Valley products

| 27/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Riz Global reveals new Niagara Valley products

Riz Global Foods used Gulfood as a platform to launch its halal beef bacon and breakfast strips under its in-house brand, Niagara Valley.

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Pakistan food Exports to UAE have huge potential

| 25/02/2014 | Reply
Pakistan food Exports to UAE have huge potential

The UAE is hub of the Middle East and North Africa region, especially for re-export. 60 per cent of trade volume among Gulf countries routes through the UAE.

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Azerbaijan prohibited sale of pseudo-halal products

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Azerbaijan prohibited sale of pseudo-halal products

Starting from April 1, 2014 it will impose prohibition for sale of products not conforming to standards AZS 757-2014 “Certification of “Halal” products”.

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Danish ‘halal’ ban stuns Muslims

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Danish ‘halal’ ban stuns Muslims

“There is no ban on Islamic slaughter in Denmark, and animal sacrifice according to Islamic principles is still legal in Denmark,” said Danish Embassy.

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