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Category: Meat & Poultry

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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UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

| 14/11/2012 | Reply
UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

The government has no plans to ban religious slaughter of animals. However, changes to all rules on welfare at slaughter will be required when a new EU Regulation on welfare at the time of killing comes into effect in January 2013.

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Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

Research has shown that increased stress in the feedlot, during transportation and at the slaughterhouse can lead to an overall decreased tenderness. These negative quality traits influence the producer’s bottom line and the consumer’s.

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USA: East Coast expansion for Crescent Foods

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
USA: East Coast expansion for Crescent Foods

In response to a sizeable and growing demand on the East Coast, Crescent Foods, the leading provider of premium Halal chicken, is now available in retail stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.

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Malaysia: Sudan beef to enter Malaysian mart in mid Nov 2012

| 01/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Sudan beef to enter Malaysian mart in mid Nov 2012

Beef supply shortage in Malaysia, particularly during the run-up to festive seasons, will be a thing of the past when halal beef from Sudan starts entering the Malaysian market in mid-November. The beef, will bear the brand name “Sudan Beef”.

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Turkey: Unsaturated halal market promising large revenues

| 29/10/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Unsaturated halal market promising large revenues

The halal market is a growing one with a potential well within the multitrillion dollar range, but only a small portion of it is utilized, according to World Halal Council’s (WHC) Turkish chairman Hüseyin Kami Büyüközer.

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Halal meat made in Switzerland

| 23/10/2012 | Reply
Halal meat made in Switzerland

According of the Swiss law, it is prohibited to slaughter the animals according to Islamic law. But being unhappy to lose such a great market, many slaughterhouses in Switzerland started to do it with a small change in the Halal slaughter.

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Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
Indonesia works on animal welfare in abattoirs

A global animal welfare organisation has embarked on a three-year project with veterinarians in Indonesia to improve welfare standards in the country’s abattoirs.

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USA: HALAL – The Muslims’ Business in New Jersey

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
USA: HALAL – The Muslims’ Business in New Jersey

In the year 2000, New Jersey became the first state in the U.S. to pass a bill regarding halal slaughtering and distribution. It was administered by the Halal Food Enforcement Unit of New Jersey, a subsidiary to the New Jersey Office of Consumer Protection.

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South Africa: Halal meat, a major export business?

| 12/10/2012 | Reply
South Africa: Halal meat, a major export business?

In this CNN video Errol Barnett looks at South Africa’s Halal industry. He visits the Karan Beef feeding lots, which are a major supplier of Halal meat to Muslim populations in the Middle East. 15% of the meat produced in South Arica is Halal, with a 2% Muslim population.

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UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) – which works with major manufacturers including Premier Foods and Kerry Foods ­– has mounted a staunch defence of his organisation after it came under fire by Halal organisations.

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