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Category: Meat & Poultry

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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UAE: Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

| 03/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

‘Google-funded lab burger, and ‘cultured meat and leather developed by Modern Meadow’ – is this really the way forward?

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UAE: MoEW officials check Philippine halal facilities

| 31/01/2014 | Reply
UAE: MoEW officials check Philippine halal facilities

So far, eggs and poultry as well as some meat products from the Philippines have passed halal accreditation.

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UK: EBLEX assurance scheme could clear up halal confusion

| 30/01/2014 | Reply
UK: EBLEX assurance scheme could clear up halal confusion

What EBLEX is proposing through its Halal Forum is to introduce two logos – one for stunned beef and lamb and one for non-stunned.

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UK: NBA slams retailers after beef import rise

| 29/01/2014 | Reply
UK: NBA slams retailers after beef import rise

Polish imports have increased since last summer after the country’s ban on Halal slaughter caused surplus supplies to come into EU market.

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Brazil’s first Shari’ah compliant livestock finance programme

| 21/01/2014 | Reply
Brazil’s first Shari’ah compliant livestock finance programme

Brazil’s first Shari’ah-compliant livestock finance programme of $25 million, to fund fattening of 70,000 cattle heads initiated.

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Pakistan: Going into the international halal food market

| 21/01/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Going into the international halal food market

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) is ready to step up to foster the halal industry of Pakistan by maintaining international standards.

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UK: RSPCA renews call for non-stun meat labels

| 15/01/2014 | Reply
UK: RSPCA renews call for non-stun meat labels

The welfare group is campaigning for an end to non-stun meat. Until then, it wants to see meat labelled clearly with production methods.

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UAE: Scientist behind Lab Burger to speak at GFIA

| 14/01/2014 | Reply
UAE: Scientist behind Lab Burger to speak at GFIA

Dr Post and other world-leading experts in the fields of agricultural innovation and research will give their ‘Visions for an Agricultural Revolution’.

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Thailand: Uncontrolled growth of halal food sector

| 12/01/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Uncontrolled growth of halal food sector

An increase in the number of non-Muslims also preferring Halal foods has led to the uncontrolled growth of the halal food sector. Certifications are not strict enough.

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Bahrain: Investcorp Acquires Minority Stake In Turkish Food Producer

| 09/01/2014 | Reply
Bahrain: Investcorp Acquires Minority Stake In Turkish Food Producer

Namet is a major Turkish producer of fresh cut and packaged processed red meat. All of its products are certified halal.

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Saudi Arabia may lift ban on Pakistan poultry

| 04/01/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia may lift ban on Pakistan poultry

Saudi Arabia is all set to lift ban on the import of poultry products from Pakistan after having been satisfied with the standard of poultry facilities.

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Australian beef “as Halal as it gets,” reporters discover

| 02/01/2014 | Reply
Australian beef “as Halal as it gets,” reporters discover

A group of food and lifestyle journalists from the Middle East region visited Australia late last year under an education program underwritten by Meat and Livestock Australia.

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Canada: Say hello to halal

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Canada: Say hello to halal

Senior director of marketing at Maple Leaf Foods, points to Nielsen sales volume stats that show the halal segment of fresh chicken is growing at 6% per year.

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UK: Demand for Halal turkey on the rise in the UK

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Demand for Halal turkey on the rise in the UK

Last December, the Halal Monitoring Council certified 5,500 turkeys slaughtered in UK abattoirs. In 2011, they certified none. Last week alone, the HMC certified 1,500 turkeys.

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UAE: Al Islami eyes Halal expansion in Russia and CIS

| 15/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami eyes Halal expansion in Russia and CIS

An Al Islami spokesperson said that awareness about Halal food has been increasing exponentially among Muslim and non-Muslim residents in the CIS countries.

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UK: Sharia Halal Board Committed To Providing 100% Halal

| 08/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Sharia Halal Board Committed To Providing 100% Halal

No matter what the outcome of the new law in 2014 regarding stunning, Sharia Halal Board will remain 100% committed to ensuring the Muslim consumer receives ONLY 100% Halal product.

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UAE: Call to unify halal standards in the UAE

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Call to unify halal standards in the UAE

With more than 300 halal certification bodies in about 48 countries, confusion among consumers and authorities has increased.

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