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Category: Meat & Poultry

Pakistan: Need for establishing ‘accredited laboratories’ for Halal products stressed

| 17/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Need for establishing ‘accredited laboratories’ for Halal products stressed

Punjab Halal Development Authority (PHDA) Chairman former Justice Khalil ur Rehman has stressed the need for establishing ‘accredited laboratories’ for Halal products especially meat to maximise exports from Punjab.

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Ireland: Coveney vows to name firms involved in meat controversy

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
Ireland: Coveney vows to name firms involved in meat controversy

There was a plausible explanation for the presence of pig DNA because meat from different animals was processed in the same meat plants but “there is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA in products emanating from meat plants that do not use horse meat.

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UK: ANSA is dismayed with pig DNA found in burgers from Ireland

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
UK: ANSA is dismayed with pig DNA found in burgers from Ireland

The Association of non stun abattoirs is seeking assurity and support that the halal burgers in the Birmingham market do not have any pork DNA protein in them after a recent Food Standards Agency Ireland report claiming 23 products analysed contained pig DNA.

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France: ANSA Joins ASIDCOM and Warns European Muslims

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
France: ANSA Joins ASIDCOM and Warns European Muslims

The Association of Non-Stun Abattoirs teamed up with ASIDCOM and warned Muslims at the Association Awareness, Information and Consumer Defence Muslims seminar launch of their Traditional Halal Butchers Survey: Northern France in LILLE.

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Pakistan needs to be active in global halal market

| 13/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan needs to be active in global halal market

Pakistan is still developing its own halal standards and there is no official halal certification body in Pakistan. The countries with Muslims majority are the most obvious target market for halal products especially for meat and meat products.

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India: Halal products must be certified and labelled

| 07/01/2013 | Reply
India: Halal products must be certified and labelled

The new draft rules framed by the FSSAI on food labelling claims has set a separate section for a provision to be made for claims related to religious practices, like ‘halal’, so that the food conforms to the requirements of the appropriate religious or ritual authorities.

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Pakistan faces problems in the meat industry

| 07/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan faces problems in the meat industry

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Standing Committee on Halal Meat Convener Nasib Ahmad Saifi said that one of the major problems facing the Halal meat sector in Pakistan is the loss of electricity and gas.

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China looks to meat exports to boost ties to Arab world

| 27/12/2012 | Reply
China looks to meat exports to boost ties to Arab world

With U.S. and European markets still recovering, the Arab world is an increasingly enticing market for Chinese exports and a potential source of investors for Chinese projects. The short-term goal of increasing Halal meat going to Arab countries is to build up the local Ningxia economy.

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UK: Caterlink suspends meat to specific schools

| 21/12/2012 | Reply
UK: Caterlink suspends meat to specific schools

Further to a request by schools and the Local Authority a review is being conducted by the Local Education Partnership (LEP) into the provision of halal meat to determine whether its supply chain can provide halal meat that is approved by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC).

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UK: New Halal counter at Tesco Store

| 20/12/2012 | Reply
UK: New Halal counter at Tesco Store

The National Halal Centre now have a halal counter in a major store in Lancashire.

Their counter is based at the Tesco Store Blackburn. They also have a halal counter at the Tesco Cheetham Hill Store in Manchester.

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USA: Midamar Corporation continues to supply customers worldwide

| 29/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation continues to supply customers worldwide

Midamar facilities were recently raided by government agencies and a business account was frozen. They were not informed of the purpose or the cause of the investigation. There is no evidence that Midamar’s halal integrity has been compromised by this investigation.

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EU: Polish court bans ritual slaughter, EU gives go-ahead

| 27/11/2012 | Reply
EU: Polish court bans ritual slaughter, EU gives go-ahead

The Constitutional Court’s ruling appeared largely symbolic, as it enters into force on January 1, the same day it is over-riden by a European Union directive setting common rules for the production of kosher and halal meat across the 27-nation bloc.

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UAE: Dubai sets menu for exporters of food

| 26/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Dubai sets menu for exporters of food

About 90% of the UAE’s food is imported, posing a significant challenge to authorities wanting to impose a uniform set of labelling and safety rules. The municipality is working on making sure the food they export next year is safe and properly labelled.

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UK: Mullaco Batley wins Halal Butcher of the year Award

| 26/11/2012 | Reply
UK: Mullaco Batley wins Halal Butcher of the year Award

Butchers Shop of the Year awards is an annual competition organised by a trade magazine. A judge said that he was impressed with the professionalism and the enthusiasm of the Halal butchers who made the final of this year’s Awards.

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UAE: Midamar serving Authentic Greek Gyros at SIAL 2012 in Abu Dhabi

| 24/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Midamar serving Authentic Greek Gyros at SIAL 2012 in Abu Dhabi

Midamar will be exhibiting at SIAL Middle East which will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 26-28. This year at SIAL, Midamar will be featuring its authentic Greek style gyros and serving samples.

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Philippines: Government support for ‘halal’ industries sought

| 23/11/2012 | Reply
Philippines:  Government support for ‘halal’ industries sought

Stakeholders are apprehensive the “halal” industries and business regulation system in Southern Mindanao might not take off without utmost support from the national government.

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Russian Halal Certification Center successfully aids first export of Halal poultry

| 23/11/2012 | Reply
Russian Halal Certification Center successfully aids first export of Halal poultry

For the first time in the history the Russian Halal Certification Center has helped to facilitate Halal poultry to cross the Russian border and begin exporting to Arab countries.

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UK: Premier Halal Meats opens its new Halal abattoir in Skegness

| 21/11/2012 | Reply
UK: Premier Halal Meats opens its new Halal abattoir in Skegness

The firm endeavors to create further employment and regeneration in the area to benefit all communities which in return will stimulate and regenerate the farming industry, making it one of the largest employers in Skegness, Lincolnshire.

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EU: EC to research stunning information on meat labels

| 20/11/2012 | Reply
EU: EC to research stunning information on meat labels

The European Commission (EC) will launch a study next year to ask consumers whether they would like meat labels to contain information about stunning methods used before the animal was slaughtered.

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UK: Halal food back on the menu at Lancashire schools

| 19/11/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal food back on the menu at Lancashire schools

The new range of Halal meat products has been tested for quality by the county council’s menu planning team, and all the appropriate food safety, traceability and Halal accreditations are in place.

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