Category: Meat & Poultry

Opinion: World Halal Council Announces Gas Stunning Not Acceptable

| 13/09/2013 | 1 Reply
Opinion: World Halal Council Announces Gas Stunning Not Acceptable

WHC members, an umbrella body of Halal Certifiers worldwide, unanimously decided that gas stunning of animals before slaughtering is unacceptable as it is a non islamic and cruel way of killing animals.

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Pakistan: Halal is where the money is!

| 12/09/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal is where the money is!

Following the promise of Islamic finance, the Islamic meat market is growing at a promising rate. From negligible levels a decade and half ago, global Halal meat market currently stands close to $300 billion, according to most recent estimate by Halal Industry Research Center.

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Pakistan: Pak share in Halal market remains insignificant

| 11/09/2013 | Reply
Pakistan:  Pak share in Halal market remains insignificant

Pakistan’s strength is a 100 percent halal production base, with over 170 million consumers in Pakistan and a direct access to a 470 million halal consumers in Central Asia, Middle East and Europe.

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EU: Poland’s top court asked to rule on kosher, halal ban

| 04/09/2013 | Reply
EU: Poland’s top court asked to rule on kosher, halal ban

Leaders of both religious minorities in overwhelmingly Catholic Poland argue the ban violates their constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms.

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Pakistan: Halal products certification laws to be finalised soon

| 31/08/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal products certification laws to be finalised soon

Draft laws on Halal product certification have been prepared by Halal Development Agency working under Justice Khalilur Rehman and will take another 20 to 30 days to get final shape.

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Australia: Halal Show Bags Campaign Announced

| 29/08/2013 | Reply
Australia: Halal Show Bags Campaign Announced

The bags, which state “Halal certification schemes fund mosques, madrassas and jihad,” are designed to generate discussion amongst Australian consumers.

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UK: Janan Meat gains BRC accreditation for sixth year

| 28/08/2013 | Reply
UK: Janan Meat gains BRC accreditation for sixth year

Dedicated halal meat slaughterhouse Janan Meat UK has been awarded British Retail Consortium (BRC) Grade A accreditation for the sixth year in a row.

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UAE: Abu Dhabi intensifies efforts to increase locally sourced meat in the market

| 26/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi intensifies efforts to increase locally sourced meat in the market

The authority, which is responsible for agriculture and animal welfare, as well as food safety in the emirate, has started an awareness campaign among livestock owners to improve their animals’ health.

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China: Catering to Religion

| 23/08/2013 | Reply
China: Catering to Religion

China has already started to bring its halal food certification to the world arena for wider recognition. Ningxia Halal Food Certification Center in Yinchuan has signed agreements with counterparts in other countries.

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Pakistan: LCCI conference on ‘Halal Food Export’ on September 9

| 22/08/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: LCCI conference on ‘Halal Food Export’ on September 9

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is to organise a conference on ‘Halal Food Export’ on September 9, to discuss the potential of exports of Halal food products from Pakistan.

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EU: Ritual Slaughter Continues in Krakow Despite Ban

| 16/08/2013 | Reply
EU:  Ritual Slaughter Continues in Krakow Despite Ban

The pressure to ban ritual slaughter in Poland has come largely from animal welfare groups, who have responded to a huge increase in the production of kosher and halal meat for export.

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Pakistan notes lost opportunity for halal exports

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
Pakistan notes lost opportunity for halal exports

Pakistan meat sector executives believe their export sector is under performing, failing especially to seize sales in affluent international Halal markets.

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Denmark: Helle on halal: “We shouldn’t lose sight of our own culture”

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
Denmark: Helle on halal: “We shouldn’t lose sight of our own culture”

PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) has waded into the debate that has raged all summer concerning halal meat in public institutions and pork in the nation’s daycare institutions.

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Opinion: Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Religions asking if test-tube burgers allow them to keep the faith

When the world’s first test-tube beef burger was cooked and eaten this week, food critics all asked about its taste. For many Jews, Muslims and Hindus, the first question was whether their faith allowed them to try it.

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UAE: Dubai strives to be leader of halal certifications

| 06/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai strives to be leader of halal certifications

Halal integrity is an important factor that governs meat imports into the UAE, according to experts working on a related campaign with the Emirates Standardisation and Metrology Authority (Esma).

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Pork, horsemeat found in Bahrain food items

| 02/08/2013 | Reply
Pork, horsemeat found in Bahrain food items

Bahrain’s health ministry said that it had pulled out 22 imported products after inspection teams found them contaminated with either pork or horsemeat. The ministry said that six products contained pork while 16 had horsemeat and that their labels did not refer to either.

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Tajikistan certifies halal food

| 31/07/2013 | Reply
Tajikistan certifies halal food

Food that meets Tajikistan’s halal standards became available for public sale July 20. Six Tajik food producers already meet the new standards.

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Saudi Arabia: Agri, food focus for Saudi trade fair

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Agri, food focus for Saudi trade fair

The latest products, practices and techniques to meet Saudi Arabia’s surging food demands will be unveiled at an international food trade and industry show to be held in Riyadh in September.

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Saudi Arabia: Tyson Brazil Exports Green Chicken to Saudi

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Tyson Brazil Exports Green Chicken to Saudi

Tyson Brazil, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods, the largest beef processor in the world, has been exporting green chicken from its Brazilian unit to Saudi Arabia since March this year.

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UK: Halal food firm set for transformation

| 26/07/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food firm set for transformation

KQF is one of the region’s best-known independent halal food producers and the company is going through a transformation.

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