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Category: Meat & Poultry

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 | 1 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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UK: Row over Halal meat at Larkswood Primary School in Chingford

| 23/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Row over Halal meat at Larkswood Primary School in Chingford

Management at Larkswood Primary in New Road, Chingford, will stop providing meat slaughtered using ‘standard’ methods and replace it with food which is prepared according to the rituals of Islam from mid-April.

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UK: Safeguard against Halal product contamination, warns Eblex

| 23/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Safeguard against Halal product contamination, warns Eblex

Trace contamination in halal meat products can be safeguarded against if processors across England work with religious communities, Eblex has said.

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UK: Halal authority says contamination issue can be resolved

| 20/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal authority says contamination issue can be resolved

Industry needs to take more time and look more closely at the meat they are labelling as Halal. Muslims and the halal certification bodies to get it right and not the UK Government.

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UK: Pork ‘halal meat’ scare: Meat pulled from schools’ menus

| 15/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork ‘halal meat’ scare: Meat pulled from schools’ menus

All meat is now off school menus in the central London borough where evidence of pork DNA was found in halal chicken sausages.

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Norway agency to file complaint over pork in Halal food

| 15/03/2013 | Reply
Norway agency to file complaint over pork in Halal food

Kebab meat sold by Norwegian group Kuraas to restaurants contained between five and 30 percent pork even though it was marked as halal, the agency found. “We will file a complaint against the producer,” Catherine Signe Svinland, an adviser at the food safety watchdog.

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UK: Pork DNA in halal sausages at Westminster primary school

| 14/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork DNA in halal sausages at Westminster primary school

Tests on a sample from Burdett Coutts School revealed the presence of lamb and pork DNA in lean minced beef. The items have been removed from all school meals and the contractor was asked not to use its meat supplier.

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Malaysia: UTM to assist in Halal certification and Halal accreditation projects in Madinah

| 09/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: UTM to assist in Halal certification and Halal accreditation projects in Madinah

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Taiba Care, the provider of healthcare and education business in Saudi Arabia will work together to implement UTM’s halal certification and halal accreditation related technologies.

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South Africa: Halal expertise needed

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Halal expertise needed

Despite the shocking revelations made after two studies undertaken by the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Western Cape about the level of mislabeling in the SA meat industry, Muslim consumers are still not aware enough of how this impacts on their right to consume halal.

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UK: Norfolk Halal abattoir investigated in BSE probe

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
UK:   Norfolk Halal abattoir investigated in BSE probe

A Norfolk abattoir has reassured the public there is no risk of infection from mad cow disease after beef quarters were sold containing bone that should have been removed.

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