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Category: Meat & Poultry

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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Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

| 15/10/2013 | Reply
Sweden: Swedish Parents Furious Over Halal Meat In Schools

Schools in southern Sweden have been serving halal chicken in their school cafeterias for four years, but some students’ parents only recently found out and were furious at the news.

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Canada: Halal Certified Turkey to Hit Grocery Stores this Week

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
Canada: Halal Certified Turkey to Hit Grocery Stores this Week

Many Muslims are planning to serve turkey alongside their traditional Eid meal as they celebrate with family and friends over the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday.

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20 tons of ‘Halal’ pork in China

| 03/10/2013 | Reply
20 tons of ‘Halal’ pork in China

Police in Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi province, have seized more than 20 thousand kilograms of pork being sold off as halal beef products. The pork had been treated with chemicals such as paraffin wax and industrial salts to make it look like beef.

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UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme

The Halal meat sector could get its own assurance scheme, with red meat levy body Eblex currently working on draft proposals ahead on an industry meeting being held next month.

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Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

| 26/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Why is Halal food so hard to find in Britain?

Halal meat accounts for up to 15% of meat sales in the UK yet the options for Muslim foodies, or ‘haloodies’, are limited. But a new halal food festival hopes to highlight a market waiting to be tapped.

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UK: Efficiency at heart of Gafoor Pure Halal expansion

| 24/09/2013 | Reply
UK: Efficiency at heart of Gafoor Pure Halal expansion

The company, which processes its halal-certified poultry meat in a plant 10 minutes from the centre of town, says it has expanded throughput sevenfold over the last eight years, and is now looking to take on more farmers.

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Opinion: Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

| 22/09/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  Move over organic – the new big business in food is halal

One company seeking to profit from Britain’s taste for halal, worth an estimated £3bn, is DB Foods, the country’s largest meat wholesaler. This week they will launch a new online business, halal2go, to sell direct to consumers.

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Tatarsan: JSC Kazan Meat Factory will be the Official Sponsor of ‘The longest Halal Kebab’

| 21/09/2013 | Reply
Tatarsan: JSC Kazan Meat Factory will be the Official Sponsor of ‘The longest Halal Kebab’

JSC Kazan Meat Factory is one of the largest enterprises for the meat industry in the Republic of Tatarstan. The company is the major national supplier of meat, meat products and canned meat.

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EU: Saudi group Almunajem mulls Doux investment in France

| 21/09/2013 | Reply
EU: Saudi group Almunajem mulls Doux investment in France

Saudi food distributor Almunajem is considering taking a stake in French poultry processor Doux, which is looking to exit administration within two months.

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Australia: Halal expert earns processing industry’s highest honour

| 21/09/2013 | Reply
Australia: Halal expert earns processing industry’s highest honour

As part of his long-standing responsibilities as an AMIC processor board member, Mr Hayes has taken a key role in representing Australia’s interests in the field of Halal certification, allowing Australian exports to access a growing number of Halal-dependent markets around the world.

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UAE: Brazilian Food Group to build production plant in Abu Dhabi

| 19/09/2013 | Reply
UAE: Brazilian Food Group to build production plant in Abu Dhabi

The Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, announced it has secured a deal that will see BRF invest US$91.3m in the manufacturing and logistics hub’s food cluster. They will produce meat, marinated processed foods and bakery lines.

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