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Category: Meat & Poultry

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 | 1 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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USA: A Meaty Question

| 08/02/2013 | Reply
USA: A Meaty Question

Few Western countries have laws explicitly regulating kosher or halal products—chiefly meat produced by the ritual slaughter of animals, subject to particular standards of health or hygiene. Governments prefer to rely on private companies and market forces to do the job.

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South Africa: Muslim Judicial Council says no to EU Chicken

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Muslim Judicial Council says no to EU Chicken

Notice given to all European slaughterers by the EU last quarter for increased voltage stunning came into effect on 1 January and has particular significance for Muslim consumers given an increase in European imported “halal” products into South Africa seen recently.

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UK: Halal board condemns pork DNA ‘lapse’

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal board condemns pork DNA ‘lapse’

The Sharia Halal Board has held a meeting to discuss a “recent lapse”, which saw pork-contaminated halal products being supplied to UK prisons and government organisations in England and Wales.

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UK: Horsemeat scandal: Food labelling and what’s changing

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Horsemeat scandal: Food labelling and what’s changing

The new food labelling rules being introduced from 13 December 2014 will require new practices for food manufacturers which will involve increased costs, possibly running into millions of pounds to ensure that packaging is compliant with the new legislation.

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UK: Meat tests to be revealed after pork DNA in halal food scandal

| 06/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Meat tests to be revealed after pork DNA in halal food scandal

The results of industry tests will be published “to provide a clearer picture of standards”, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said after a meeting attended by food and farming minister David Heath, and major food retailers and suppliers yesterday.

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UK: Britain ‘can’t afford to overlook’ Halal trade

| 05/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Britain ‘can’t afford to overlook’ Halal trade

The Halal meat market is a multi-million pound contributor to the British economy. Abattoirs, butchers, processors and retailers can’t afford to overlook it. Eblex has commissioned new research, which will follow on from a comprehensive publication it put out in 2010 by them.

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UK: Prison Reform Trust welcomes immediate apology and investigation

| 05/02/2013 | Reply
UK: Prison Reform Trust welcomes immediate apology and investigation

The Prison Service is investigating this as a matter of urgency. Its director Juliet Lyon said: ”This is not a matter of dietary preference but of Islamic law. There are clear hospital and prison rules that halal meat must be on the menu.’

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Open Letter from Muslim Arbitration Tribunal to HFA

| 05/02/2013 | Reply
Open Letter from Muslim Arbitration Tribunal to HFA

An Open Letter from the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal to the Halal Food Authority on the subject of the Pork DNA scandal.

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