Category: Meat & Poultry

NZ: Meat exporter gains from Halal challenge

| 21/06/2012 | 2 Replies
NZ: Meat exporter gains from Halal challenge

New Zealand has gone from being a “distant farm” for Great Britain to establishing itself as a world leader in the halal meat market. The country has 48 certified processing plants and employs more than 200 qualified halal meatworkers.

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Dutch upper house rejects ban on ritual slaughter

| 19/06/2012 | Reply
Dutch upper house rejects ban on ritual slaughter

European Union regulations require animals to be stunned before slaughter but allow exceptions for ritual slaughter, which the European Court of Human Rights has ruled is a religious right.

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UK: Bangers ban in hundreds of schools

| 17/06/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: Bangers ban in hundreds of schools

Head teachers are deciding for “cultural” and “religious” reasons to drop traditional sausages and ham from children’s lunches. Muslim and Jewish leaders said they had never asked for schools to ban pork.

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South Africa: IHRP Report on Muslim Judicial Council

| 16/06/2012 | Reply
South Africa: IHRP Report on Muslim Judicial Council

The Independent Halal Review Panel (IHRP), has released their 60 page report on the halal certification operations of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC). There is concern about maintaining the Halal chain.

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Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

| 15/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

Mustafa Davis will be partnering with Halal food company Saffron Road on the Club Halal Tour of the Western United States. He has been skeptical of the meat and poultry industry, but is learning about animals raised with certified Humane standards.

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Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

| 13/06/2012 | 3 Replies
Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

Blossom Pure focuses primarily on the ethical treatment of animals as well as supporting local farmers. They deal mainly with certified organic farmers who raise their cattle on pasture (for beef, lamb and goat) with the emphasis being on treating the animals with utmost care and humanity.

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UK: Islamic scholars reject machine slaughter

| 13/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Islamic scholars reject machine slaughter

Leading Islamic scholars have unanimously rejected the automated slaughter of halal poultry using machines with rotary blades, insisting each animal must be killed with a hand held knife.

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UK: Government to review non-stun slaughter

| 08/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Government to review non-stun slaughter

“The position of the government is absolutely clear. We would prefer to see all animals stunned before slaughter but we do respect the right for people to eat meat which is prepared in a way that reflects their religious beliefs and we will continue to allow religious slaughter.”

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USA: Alternative Meat Markets and Halal Production workshop in Norwich, NY

| 08/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Alternative Meat Markets and Halal Production workshop in Norwich, NY

During this workshop, on Wednesday, June 20th at Norwich Meadows Farm in Norwich, NY, Zaid Kurdieh will explain how Norwich Meadows Farm has expanded their farm to include on-farm Halal Processing.

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UK: Islamic scholars say ’NO to machine slaughtered animals’

| 07/06/2012 | 3 Replies
UK: Islamic scholars say ’NO to machine slaughtered animals’

Machine slaughter of animals for halal consumption has been unanimously rejected by 40 of the country’s top Islamic scholars a UK conference has heard. With over 3.5 million poultry being slaughtered halal by machines, this method could now be stopped.

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Pakistan earns $123.61mn through meat exports this year

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
Pakistan earns $123.61mn through meat exports this year

The future road map has a clear milestone in the shape of entering into global Halal Food Trade Market. The focus will be to encourage and promote high yielding animal production and their crossbreeding through artificial insemination services.

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Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

It is said that the face of cities are reflected in their streets. With a growing Muslim population moving to Verdun, Muslims entrepreneurs see opportunities to have a business that attracts both halal-eaters and non-halal-eaters.

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EU: Dutch groups agree on ritual animal slaughter reforms

| 05/06/2012 | 3 Replies
EU: Dutch groups agree on ritual animal slaughter reforms

Dutch Agriculture Deputy Minister Henk Bleker signed an agreement with Dutch Muslim and Jewish religious leaders yesterday to make ritual slaughter more humane, including stunning animals after 40 seconds. The agreement comes into force today.

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UK Halal Commission Launched

| 05/06/2012 | Reply
UK Halal Commission Launched

The UK Halal Commission will invite representatives from all segments of the British Muslim community to put forward representations to the body. MCB’s deputy secretary general Dr. Shuja Shafi, will act as interim chairman to help put in place a proper governance structure.

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UK: Muslims of all major branches of Islam sign “Birmingham Declaration”

| 03/06/2012 | Reply
UK:  Muslims of all major branches of Islam sign “Birmingham Declaration”

A proposal was made to set up a UK Halal Commission at a meeting set up by the Association of Non Stun Abbatoirs and led partly the the Muslim Council of Britain. The ‘Birmingham Declaration’, stating the need for this central body, was signed at the event.

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UK: Unanimous decision to support defense of unstunned slaughter

| 03/06/2012 | Reply
UK:  Unanimous decision to support defense of unstunned slaughter

An event organised the Halal Monitoring Committee confirmed the unanimous decision to continue to support the defence of unstunned Halal in the UK. It also included discussion on the campaign against mechanical slaughter.

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Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

| 01/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

Traditional religious slaughter does not intend for farm animals to suffer when slaughtered for food. In fact, the opposite is true if the tenets of the Abrahamic religions are studied. The belief is that all animals should be treated with respect at all times and all safeguards should be deployed to minimise suffering during the entire life of farm animals.

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UK: ANSA congratulates participants of ground-breaking Ulama meeting

| 31/05/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: ANSA congratulates participants of ground-breaking Ulama meeting

Top Scholars, politicians and motivated Religious leaders from across the UK will gather in Birmingham this Saturday to kickstart plans to defend the prophetic method of Zabihah.

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UK: Halal judgment day

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal judgment day

Over 40 Mufti’s and Imam’s, from the country’s most respected Islamic scholars will pass a vote on whether machine slaughter of animals for halal consumption is strictly permitted under Islamic law or not, at a conference being held in the UK on the 3rd June.

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USA: USDA offers Outdoor Barbecuing Food Safety Tips

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
USA: USDA offers Outdoor Barbecuing Food Safety Tips

Whether it is snowing or hot and sunny, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. There’s something for everyone to learn in this article.

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