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Category: Meat & Poultry

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 | 1 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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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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