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Category: Meat & Poultry

UK: Halal abattoir meets growing opposition

| 10/08/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal abattoir meets growing opposition

Heading the campaign, Tess Turner, of Alford, claims the practices of slaughtering animals without stunning them first are inhumane and illegal if sold for consumption by those who are not Jewish or Muslim.

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Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

Engro Foods Canada is poised to post a profit next year by increasing availability of its halal meat product line in major chains of retail outlets across the North American continent, Engro Foods CEO Afnan Ahsan said.

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USA: Walmart opens its doors to Halal

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Walmart opens its doors to Halal

Crescent Foods, the nations’ leading provider of Premium Halal Chicken is now supplying their quality products to a total of 77 Walmart Supercenter and Walmart Neighborhood Market locations across the USA

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South Africa: Christian Group Petitions Courts to Challenge Halal Labeling

| 03/08/2012 | Reply
South Africa: Christian Group Petitions Courts to Challenge Halal Labeling

The group objects to the fact that a wide range of food products are religiously labelled, and there should be alternative products available without these labels. The complaint mainly targets the halal labeling.

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Brazil: $6.5m worth of orders for Brazilian food products signed by Arab importers

| 02/08/2012 | Reply
Brazil: $6.5m worth of orders for Brazilian food products signed by Arab importers

It was stated that Brazilian companies should invest more in the production of halal products. Arab importers are seeking halal-certified chocolate, sweets and food products.This represents a huge potential for Halal certified companies.

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UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

| 29/07/2012 | Reply
UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

Midamar’s Aossey also suggests the higher-end market is more lucrative: “We cater to a market that demands premium quality products. Our products are not mass produced and consumed. We still source our products from small, family-owned farms – not the cattle factories.”

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USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

| 27/07/2012 | Reply
USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

If technologies were withdrawn, 17 million more acres of land and 138 billion more gallons of water would be required to produce the same total amount of beef. 18 million extra metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) would be released in the United States alone.

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Brazil: Halal Chicken for All Markets

| 24/07/2012 | Reply
Brazil: Halal Chicken for All Markets

Brazilian Agricultural Cooperative Lar promotes halal slaughter in 100 per cent of its poultry production. Demand arose from countries in Europe and the poultry is currently sold in seven Arab countries. The company slaughters 246,000 chickens a day, of which 50 per cent is exported.

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USA: IFANCA 2012 White Paper: Halal Boosts US Economy & Exports

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
USA: IFANCA 2012 White Paper:  Halal Boosts US Economy & Exports

Cumulatively, halal consumers at home and abroad have contributed to the employment of millions of Americans in the beef, poultry, lamb, dairy ingredients, nutritional foods and nutritional supplement industries.

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UK: Faccenda Group opts out of Halal poultry operation

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
UK: Faccenda Group opts out of Halal poultry operation

FACCENDA Group, who supplied halal chickens for KFC, has opted out of its Halal poultry operation for them, from 6th July after 40 of the leading scholars unanimously decided that machine slaughter of chickens was not halal.

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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 | Reply
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 | 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 | Reply
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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