Category: Meat & Poultry

USA: How Halal Exports Boost the US Economy

| 18/07/2012 | Reply
USA: How Halal Exports Boost the US Economy

The growing demand from the Muslim world for quality halal products presents the US meat industry with an opportunity as well as a challenge. The Middle East imports 80-90% of its food requirements, and fresh meats continue to be undersupplied.

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UK: Ritual slaughter and animal welfare

| 29/06/2012 | 2 Replies
UK: Ritual slaughter and animal welfare

Halal Food Authority is working to achieve agreement with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs over the rules governing ritual slaughter of animals ahead of full implementation of new regulations.

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Malaysia: British fare goes halal

| 28/06/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: British fare goes halal

Victoria Crest Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian company that specialises in the production of high-quality halal meat products, emerged due to a lack of quality halal European meat products available on the market.

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UK: Muslim scholars reject machine slaughtered meat as halal

| 27/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Muslim scholars reject machine slaughtered meat as halal

Around 40 of the country’s leading Islamic Scholars have called on fast food giant KFC to stop selling their meat as halal which they say is slaughtered using machines.

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Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

| 25/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

Due to the dearth of kosher meat products available, and even higher scarcity of halal meat in the US, many Muslims feel comfortable purchasing kosher meat.

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Pakistan: Halal cell set up to promote exports

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
Pakistan:  Halal cell set up to promote exports

The Punjab government has set up a Halal Development Authority Cell to help local businesses increase their meat exports from the province.

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EU: Polish attorney general wants probe into halal, kosher slaughter

| 22/06/2012 | Reply
EU: Polish attorney general wants probe into halal, kosher slaughter

Polish Attorney General Andrzej Seremet has asked the Constitutional Tribunal to review whether halal and kosher ritual slaughter violates the country’s animal treatment laws.

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UAE: Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority stresses animals welfare

| 21/06/2012 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority stresses animals welfare

This initiative comes in line with ADFCA’s keenness to avoid the spread on common diseases passed from animals to humans during and/or after slaughter, or when trading in any form.

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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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