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Category: Meat & Poultry

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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Denmark’s ban says more about human hypocrisy than animal welfare

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark’s ban says more about human hypocrisy than animal welfare

To complain about the halal or kosher slaughter of battery chickens or factory farmed veal is a truly monstrous absurdity.

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UK: Declaration on Machine Slaughter of poultry

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Declaration on Machine Slaughter of poultry

Commencing 3rd March 2014 machine slaughter will not be certified Halal by recognised certifiers in the UK.

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Pakistan: Terrorism hampering business growth

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Pakistan:  Terrorism hampering business growth

Bad law and order, and terrorism are hampering growth of the whole Halal industry as foreign buyers are not prepared to visit Pakistan.

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USA: Midamar in USA Pavilion at Gulfood 2014

| 20/02/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar in USA Pavilion at Gulfood 2014

Midamar celebrates its 40th year of doing business in the Middle East at Gulfood, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE on February 23-27, 2014.

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Qatar: Scholars slam Danish move on halal meat

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
Qatar:  Scholars slam Danish move on halal meat

Reacting to the ban, several Qatar-based Islamic scholars have made it clear that animals stunned by electrocution are considered dead and not permitted.

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UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

Genetically modified (GM) food is flooding into the UK through the back door with many consumers unaware.

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UK: British politicians will not be outlawing Halal slaughter

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: British politicians will not be outlawing Halal slaughter

The organisation for the English beef and sheep industry (EBLEX) has called for two different Halal logos – one for stunned and one for non-stunned.

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Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

Slaughter is not normally conducted without anesthetizing in Denmark and the new law only legalized the ongoing practice.

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UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
UK: HFA stance on Stunning under EU Regulation EC1099/2009

Halal Food Authority has issued the following statement on the conditions with which it will certify poultry that goes through bath stunning.

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Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods

A new law requires that all animals are stunned before being slaughtered. Religious rights do not come before animal rights.

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Brazilian food exports to Arab countries reach record 17 million tons in 2013

| 13/02/2014 | Reply
Brazilian food exports to Arab countries reach record 17 million tons in 2013

‘Frozen chicken cuts’ contributed the most to the robust Brazilian export figures, accounting for 15 % of the total food and other items traded.

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EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

| 05/02/2014 | Reply
EU: After Polish ritual slaughter ban, competitors carve up a lucrative market

The ruling shut down Poland’s $500 million kosher and halal meat industry last year.

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UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

| 04/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

The owners of one of the UK’s first halal organic farms are calling on British Muslims to become more aware about where their meat comes from.

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