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Category: Meat & Poultry

Opinion: Chance for Halal Industry to raise the bar

| 25/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Chance for Halal Industry to raise the bar

It is well-known and accepted that supply chains are long, challenging and complicated. Going forward, non-halal manufacturers, who produce halal products, will either have to have dedicated factories for halal products, or they might consider dropping the product altogether.

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Sri Lanka Muslims try to diffuse halal meat row

| 23/02/2013 | Reply
Sri Lanka Muslims try to diffuse halal meat row

Islamic clerics in Sri Lanka tried to calm mounting religious tensions in the majority Buddhist nation Thursday by telling stores not to sell halal-slaughtered meat to non-Muslims.

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USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at Gulfood 2013

| 22/02/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at Gulfood 2013

Managing Director Jalel Aossey will also be delivering insights on food supply chain essentials, risk strategies, as well as Halal standards and issues to investors, restaurant owners, franchisees, and franchisors in the Food Franchising Workshop at the conference.

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UK: Birmingham school says sorry for serving non-Halal meat to Muslim pupils

| 20/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Birmingham school says sorry for serving non-Halal meat to Muslim pupils

The report went on to say that a disciplinary hearing took place on February 11 and a member of staff had been removed from the school. Direct Services catering staff will be fully retrained and signs will be displayed to indicate Halal food.

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Opinion: Pass the Tofu and Hold the Kebabs

| 20/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Pass the Tofu and Hold the Kebabs

In many Arab Muslim countries, a meal without meat is seen as substandard, not even a meal. A vegetarian’s dining experience can often become a quest to dodge the following attempts at corrective feeding: “Allah lets you eat meat, so you should eat it.”

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UK: No Horsing Around with ANSA

| 19/02/2013 | Reply
UK: No Horsing Around with ANSA

The current scandalous fraud involving the contamination of beef-labelled products with horsemeat and pork DNA demonstrates that there are unscrupulous people in the food industry. However, the Non stunned meat industry is unscathed by such reprehensible contamination.

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UAE: Chile offers Halal meat at Gulfood for first time in region

| 18/02/2013 | Reply
UAE: Chile offers Halal meat at Gulfood for first time in region

It has been two years since Chile received certification to export halal meat to the UAE but Chilean company Agromarin supported by ProChile was keen to wait until Gulfood 2013 to launch its product. The product will be launched at the Halal Corner at Gulfood.

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EU: EFSA meets stakeholders to discuss monitoring of animal welfare at slaughterhouses

| 18/02/2013 | Reply
EU: EFSA meets stakeholders to discuss monitoring of animal welfare at slaughterhouses

According to new EU legislation on animal welfare at slaughterhouses, business operators must carry out regular checks to ensure that animals do not present any signs of consciousness after stunning and before death.

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UAE: Golden Halal opportunity beckons at the heart of the Islamic World

| 17/02/2013 | Reply
UAE: Golden Halal opportunity beckons at the heart of the Islamic World

A book called Pig 05049 that proved pieces of one pig, the 05049 of the title, ended up in 185 separate products, from toothpaste to dough improver and desserts. Meindertsma’s book offers a lesson for everyone about how the processing of products has changed in the globalised world.

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UAE meat chain is not contaminated, say food authorities

| 15/02/2013 | Reply
UAE meat chain is not contaminated, say food authorities

Food authorities say DNA tests on meat in Abu Dhabi and Dubai would show up any horse flesh. Due to the complicated global trade of foods and religious beliefs, reliable and specific methods of species determination in a variety of food items are used.

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Dutchmen in horsemeat scandal also sold ‘halal’ horse: report

| 14/02/2013 | Reply
Dutchmen in horsemeat scandal also sold ‘halal’ horse: report

In Brussels, EU ministers held crisis talks Wednesday to seek a rapid response to the growing food fraud scandal which French President Francois Hollande warned could seriously damage France’s frozen food sector.

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Russia: Eurasian Union of Poultry Farmers founded to unify poultry farmers

| 14/02/2013 | Reply
Russia: Eurasian Union of Poultry Farmers founded to unify poultry farmers

Halal Certification Center has become one of the founders of the Eurasian Union of Poultry Farmers. Membership of this organisation will allow former Soviet Republics to work with a unique Halal standard and its requirements, in order to be competitive in the importing countries.

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UK: ‘New’ Halal Food Hub in the West Midlands

| 13/02/2013 | Reply
UK: ‘New’ Halal Food Hub in the West Midlands

Simply Halal Beef & Lamb products can now be purchased, direct from AS Audhali Farm Gate Poultry Ltd, at A.S Audhalis ‘New’ Halal Food Hub in the West Midlands.

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UAE grocers probe frozen food amid horsemeat scandal

| 13/02/2013 | Reply
UAE grocers probe frozen food amid horsemeat scandal

Fine Fare Food Market, which operates Spinneys and Waitrose supermarkets in the UAE, is running DNA tests on its frozen beef products after a Europe-wide food scandal revealed that some frozen beef burgers contain horsemeat.

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First Russian poultry producer approved for Halal exports

| 13/02/2013 | Reply
First Russian poultry producer approved for Halal exports

In addition to Saudi Arabia, Akashevo has also been approved to export to UAE, Iran and Bahrain. The total volume of the supply provided by the contract is 38,000 tonnes annually, and this volume could be increased in future.

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UK: Halal research commissioned

| 12/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal research commissioned

EBLEX’s research – due to take place during March – will look at issues surrounding the trade, including how and where Muslim consumers shop for meat, which species and cuts they buy most frequently and what influences the decision of where to shop.

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UK: HFA defends stance on certification process

| 10/02/2013 | Reply
UK: HFA defends stance on certification process

The Halal Food Authority (HFA) has spoken out against claims made about its auditing and certification practices in light of the discovery of pork DNA in halal foods made by a producer it certifies.

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Sri Lanka: Halal food certification – purely voluntary

| 10/02/2013 | Reply
Sri Lanka: Halal food certification – purely voluntary

The ‘Halal certification’ by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulamas (ACJU) has become a contentious issue inviting criticism among a section of the society while others curry favour with it. Last week the issue reached the topmost legislative body – the Parliament.

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UK: McAdam Foods names UK meat trader as horse meat scandal rumbles on

| 08/02/2013 | Reply
UK: McAdam Foods names UK meat trader as horse meat scandal rumbles on

The Irish company at the centre of the horse meat scandal has named the UK meat trader that allegedly supplied meat stored at Freeza Meats, which was found to contain 80% horse.

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UK: 100% horse meat prompts FSA to order testing of processed beef

| 08/02/2013 | Reply
UK: 100% horse meat prompts FSA to order testing of processed beef

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has ordered authenticity testing on all processed beef products after it was revealed that Findus found up to 100% horse meat in its beef lasagnes.

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