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Category: Meat & Poultry

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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UAE: Government certification to be must for halal products

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Government certification to be must for halal products

All Halal meat products and slaughtering facilities will require government certification after Dubai introduces its new accreditation norms for the Halal industry in 2014.

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UAE: Consumer comes first for would-be halal foods empire in Dubai

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Consumer comes first for would-be halal foods empire in Dubai

Just as the emirate has set itself a three-year target to be the hub of the global Islamic economy, so Mr Lootah has set his sights high in the food industry.

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New Zealand: Demand grows for Halal meat exports

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
New Zealand: Demand grows for Halal meat exports

Questions are being raised about whether all New Zealand meat should become halal. Today was the first-ever meeting in New Zealand of the Muslim World Forum.

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UAE: Demand on halal products to grow by 15%

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Demand on halal products to grow by 15%

While Islami Food is a leading halal industry in the UAE, Lootah expected an increase in the number of investors in the halal market.

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UK: Halal body to withdraw poultry approval if EU’s new stunning rule is enforced

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal body to withdraw poultry approval if EU’s new stunning rule is enforced

UK poultry processors certified by the HFA have claimed they are caught in the middle and set to lose a lot of money if the government enforces the EU Regulation.

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Pakistan: Focus on Halal meat market

| 19/11/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Focus on Halal meat market

It is only in recent years that Pakistan has begun to realise the importance and export potential of halal food. In fact no Muslim country features among top 10 halal meat exporters.

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Opinion: Faking It

| 13/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Faking It

For many Muslim brands, the failure to be truly Islamic is not through lack of trying – Shari’ah-compliant funding simply isn’t there.

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USA: Barkaat Foods leading charge in growing US halal industry

| 03/11/2013 | Reply
USA: Barkaat Foods leading charge in growing US halal industry

Barkaat Foods is a zabiha halal USDA-inspected meat packing plant (abattoir). It is one of the three largest slaughter plants of this size and capability in North America for lamb, goat and veal.

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UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

| 02/11/2013 | Reply
UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

KQF, the British manufacturer of halal meat products, has announced the launch of two new ranges of frozen convenience foods, which are available to both trade and consumer clients.

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Canada: Quebec looks to tighten regulations on kosher, halal meat production

| 30/10/2013 | Reply
Canada: Quebec looks to tighten regulations on kosher, halal meat production

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, or CFIA, oversees animal slaughter regulations nationally, so Quebec could only regulate meat that is produced within the province and not exported.

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UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

Delegates at EBLEX’s first Halal forum, dedicated to airing issues affecting the Halal market, overwhelmingly showed their support for the proposed scheme.

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UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

Not stunning animals before slaughter is acceptable, according to 50% of UK Muslims in a recent survey. However, MeatInfo.co.uk can reveal, 12% disagreed and said animals could be stunned.

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