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UAE: Halal Congress Middle East to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 16 to 18 December 2013

| 15/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Halal Congress Middle East to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 16 to 18 December 2013

It will be organized alongside the 2nd OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition which is held under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

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UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

| 15/07/2013 | 1 Reply
UK: Halal wholesale business turns to franchise shops

The family-run business is set to open five franchise shops by the end of the year, all expecting a turnover of around £50,000 per week. Tariq Sheikh is a well-known figure in the halal industry and currently runs the business.

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Philippines: UAE examines PHL’s readiness to export frozen poultry

| 11/07/2013 | Reply
Philippines: UAE examines PHL’s readiness to export frozen poultry

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has conducted an audit of the certification system being implemented by the Philippines to find out whether local producers are ready to supply halal-certified frozen chicken.

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EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
EU: Poles divided over religious slaughter of animals

Lawmakers will vote Friday on a government draft law that would reinstate religious slaughter provided it is done only in slaughterhouses and excludes certain forms of immobilizing the animal.

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Ireland: Irish meat industry celebrates end of Gulf export ban

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
Ireland: Irish meat industry celebrates end of Gulf export ban

The Irish beef industry has received a much-needed vote of confidence after the lifting of an export ban from the Gulf region. The GCC has lifted the ban introduced over a decade ago on exports of both sheep and beef.

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Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

THE live export market suffers another blow, with a Queensland mission to Indonesia being told pre-slaughter cattle stunning won’t be allowed. There has been a marked shift against stunning by Indonesians.

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USA: Company plans to reopen central Indiana food plant to make Halal meat products

| 04/07/2013 | Reply
USA: Company plans to reopen central Indiana food plant to make Halal meat products

The Texas-based company will produce food such as beef hot dogs, bologna and breakfast strips for Islamic customers around the country. They expect the plant will also ultimately produce turkey and chicken products.

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Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

| 04/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

When Western/conventional companies undertake to serve the “religious” market, be it Thomson Reuters for Islamic finance or Nestle for halal, it implies a credible market worthy of committing budgets, resources and priorities to.

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Australia: Indonesia Tightens Halal Certification in Australia

| 30/06/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Indonesia Tightens Halal Certification in Australia

Sources told ABC that the halal certifying bodies allowed by the Indonesian government charge 300 per cent more than other companies. With this, The Australian Meat Council has already promised that it will work on resolving this issue

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UAE: Al Islami announces Dhs100m processed food facility in Dubai

| 30/06/2013 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami announces Dhs100m processed food facility in Dubai

Al Islami Foods announced that it will soon establish a new state-of-the-art food processing facility at an investment of Dhs100m, to meet the increasing regional demands for high-quality halal food products.

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Indonesia: No quality control of frozen meat ahead of Ramadhan

| 27/06/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: No quality control of frozen meat ahead of Ramadhan

The directorate general of animal husbandry at the Agriculture Ministry was unaware of a crooked practices concerning resale of frozen meat in certain supermarkets in Jakarta.

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UAE lifts ban on Philippines poultry products

| 27/06/2013 | Reply
UAE lifts ban on Philippines poultry products

The UAE previously imposed a general ban on food shipments from Asia following reports of incidents related to the avian flu. While local agencies are engaged in halal certification, a UAE team will be going over as part of a country-specific accreditation process.

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USA: McDonald’s drops halal food from U.S. menu

| 25/06/2013 | Reply
USA: McDonald’s drops halal food from U.S. menu

There have been only two McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. that have offered halal food. Both were in east Dearborn, Mich., which has a sizable population of Arab-American Muslims.

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EU: Slaughter ban harms halal butchery industry in Poland

| 24/06/2013 | Reply
EU: Slaughter ban harms halal butchery industry in Poland

Six months after the ritual slaughter of animals was banned by the country’s highest court, a fierce debate rages on both in and out of Parliament as critics of the ban, including Prime Minister Donald Tusk, push for it to be repealed.

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UK: Vets in animal welfare call over halal meat

| 19/06/2013 | Reply
UK: Vets in animal welfare call over halal meat

VETS have called for stricter labelling of halal and kosher meat and immediate post-slaughter stunning of animals being prepared for the religious markets in a bid to improve welfare conditions.

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Rise in Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
Rise in Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia

Australian red meat exports to Saudi Arabia have soared so far this year with analysts predicting further growth in the market.

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UK: British Government Decides To Allow Shechita Without Prior Stunning – For Now

| 06/06/2013 | Reply
UK: British Government Decides To Allow Shechita Without Prior Stunning – For Now

The UK’s Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced that the status quo governing religious slaughter will be remain in place for both Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter.

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UK: FSA rejects responsibility for Halal certification

| 05/06/2013 | Reply
UK: FSA rejects responsibility for Halal certification

Halal certification is not a responsibility for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), but that of halal certification bodies, an FSA report has confirmed.

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UK: Disagreement at heart of Eblex Halal Strategy Change

| 30/05/2013 | Reply
UK: Disagreement at heart of Eblex Halal Strategy Change

Issues in Eblex’s halal steering group, in part, led the organisation to pull the plug and launch a forum, information from a MeatInfo.co.uk source suggests.

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China: Meat balls-up angers Muslims

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
China:  Meat balls-up angers Muslims

The Muslim community was in shock yesterday following a report that beef balls being sold in some markets and shops actually contained pork.The Muslim community was in shock yesterday following a report that beef balls being sold in some markets and shops actually contained pork.

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