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Category: Meat & Poultry

EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

| 02/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

A Dutch businessman under investigation in a Europe-wide probe into a horse-for-beef food scandal on Thursday was given a suspended sentence and fined 50,000 euros for selling horsemeat as Islamic halal-slaughtered beef in France.

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UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

Dubai: The Ministry of Environment and Water and Spain yesterday discussed ways to enhance cooperation, and facilitate trade between the UAE and the Iberian country.

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Canada: Chai Kosher sells to Halal meat processor

| 25/04/2013 | Reply
Canada: Chai Kosher sells to Halal meat processor

Chai Kosher Poultry has sold its rights to purchase live chickens in Ontario to Halal chicken processor Sargent Farms in Milton. Sargent Farms supplies halal chickens to both foodservice and retail establishments within Ontario.

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Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

Issues surrounding halal certification and pre-slaughter stunning have underlined the ongoing challenges beef and cattle exporters continue to face in Indonesia. MUI has delisted key Halal certifier, Australian Halal Food Services AHFS.

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EU: Poland to reintroduce kosher, halal slaughter methods

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
EU: Poland to reintroduce kosher, halal slaughter methods

According to Prime Minister Donald Tusk, “the new regulations on the matter will however eliminate the most shocking methods of animal slaughter.” They will be working on “reducing the suffering of animals as much as is possible.”

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UK: Update: Contamination of Humza Halal Meat products

| 12/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Update: Contamination of Humza Halal Meat products

Eight products were originally tested, one of which, Humza Brand Chicken Burgers in a pack of 20 with a best before date of 10th May 2013, tested positive for pork contamination. This specific product should be returned to the shop or disposed of.

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Pakistan: Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University Sign Agreement

| 12/04/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University Sign Agreement

Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University will work together for the development of Halal Industry. Halal Research Council has started an 8-month Post Graduate Diploma to provide trainings on Halal industry internationally.

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UK: Lamb abattoir in Wales closes today with loss of 300 jobs

| 11/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Lamb abattoir in Wales closes today with loss of 300 jobs

The move to close the plant was taken following the decision by its key customer, ASDA, to move its fresh lamb business to an alternative supplier.

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Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

| 11/04/2013 | Reply
Denmark: Pork found in halal-marked salami

The agency did not disclose how much falsely marked meat had been sold or for how long it had been on the market. European countries have stepped up food controls in response to the recent food scandal.

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USA: Midamar Corporation Welcomes Return of Seized Funds

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation Welcomes Return of Seized Funds

On March 1, 2013 the government officially returned all of the funds that were frozen and seized last October. The return of funds was not accompanied by any information or explanation as to why the raid or such seizure actions took place.

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Brazil agency targets food exports to Saudi

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Brazil agency targets food exports to Saudi

Brazilian exports to Saudi Arabia were valued at $3 billion in 2012, according to recent figures, with around 585 Brazilian companies currently exporting various products, including chicken, sugar, maize, iron ore and soy among other items.

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EU: Dutch uncover large-scale meat fraud

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch uncover large-scale meat fraud

Some 50,000 tonnes of meat supplied by two Dutch trading companies and sold as beef across Europe since January 2011 may have contained horsemeat. 132 companies in the Netherlands and some 370 more around Europe are affected.

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Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

More meat and poultry is now produced as covert halal than ever before, which may act as a spanner in the works for a cohesive community. It is creating unnecessary hostility, as more and more people are being forced to consume halal without being told.

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UK: Covert Halal damages British consumers Confidence

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Covert Halal damages British consumers Confidence

Naved Syed Board member of EBLEX Halal steering Group said that In his opinion the main problem with halal meat and poultry here in the UK is that so many companies are doing covert halal.

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Malaysia: Pakistani companies showcase products at MIHAS

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Pakistani companies showcase products at MIHAS

The Pakistan High Commissioner urged the Malaysian government to consider importing processed Pakistani meat, especially beef and chicken, to meet its domestic requirements.

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Moscow meat products to be tested for Halal certification abroad

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Moscow meat products to be tested for Halal certification abroad

Halal products from Moscow’s Tsaritsyno meat processing plant will be examined in laboratories in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following recent reports that pig DNA has been detected in them.

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UK: Pork found in halal chicken burgers

| 31/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork found in halal chicken burgers

Birmingham City Council’s environmental health team discovered the Humza brand burgers, sold in packs of 20, contained pork protein after the officers were checking for horsemeat.

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UK: Halal food producer presses for higher monitoring standards

| 28/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food producer presses for higher monitoring standards

Halal food producer, KQF, has denounced as ‘shameful’ recent lapses in food monitoring processes that have allowed British manufacturers and retailers to sell horse, pork and other uncertified meats as part of food products labelled as ‘halal’.

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Russia: Pig DNA Found in Halal Meat Plant in Moscow

| 27/03/2013 | Reply
Russia: Pig DNA Found in Halal Meat Plant in Moscow

“The DNA traces that have been discovered may be a result of contact with raw meat consisting of pork or pork products,” said Boris Gutnik of the Gorbatov All-Russian Meat Research Institute.

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UAE: Initiative to provide Halal meat to aid agencies

| 26/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: Initiative to provide Halal meat to aid agencies

Noor Awqaf, a Dubai-based joint venture between Noor Investment Group and the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), launched a humanitarian project that will give aid agencies around the world access to relief aid in Halal meat during natural disasters.

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