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Category: Meat & Poultry

UAE allows French beef imports

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UAE allows French beef imports

The UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water has authorised French beef meat imports into the country after negotiations the French Ministry of Agriculture. All the imported beef meat products will be halal certified by French organizations authorised by local authorities.

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UK: Volys Star products are now available at Tesco’s

| 23/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Volys Star products are now available at Tesco’s

VOLYS STAR, the Belgian based market leader of Premium Halal Poultry Products, is now also available at selected Tesco retail stores in the UK. They will be starting with their Sliced Smoked Turkey Rashers. A must for anyone who wants to have a Halal BLT!

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UAE lifts ban on British beef

| 23/05/2012 | Reply
UAE lifts ban on British beef

The ban on the import of British beef and beef products into the country has been lifted with immediate effect. Products ranging from Aberdeen-Angus steaks to roast-beef flavoured potato crisps will soon be available in UAE restaurants and on supermarket shelves.

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UK: New butchers’ posters for halal market

| 22/05/2012 | Reply
UK: New butchers’ posters for halal market

Eblex has developed new posters for butchers catering for the halal market in order to satisfy increased demand from the sector. The free Lamb Cutting Guide for the Halal Market was developed as a training tool. You can also download The Halal Meat Guide.

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UK: Call for the defence of Halal and religious slaughter

| 22/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Call for the defence of Halal and religious slaughter

New Halal Legislation is being planned for implementation in the UK by January 2013 and is currently undergoing ‘consultation’. These new laws pose some of the biggest threats to the continuance of Halal in a generation.

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EU: Poland – Kosher slaughter alive and well

| 21/05/2012 | Reply
EU: Poland – Kosher slaughter alive and well

Polish Agricultural Minister Marek Sawicki said that banning ritual slaughter would be contrary to the Polish Constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion. Under Polish law, animals must be stunned before slaughter; the only exception is ritual slaughter.

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EU: Avoid Misuse of Religious Exemptions to Stunning

| 16/05/2012 | Reply
EU: Avoid Misuse of Religious Exemptions to Stunning

Recommendations on ritual slaughtering have been published in 2011 and a study is ongoing to evaluate the opportunity for informing the consumer on this type of slaughtering.

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USA: How Safe is Our Food? More and more countries are banning American food

| 15/05/2012 | Reply
USA: How Safe is Our Food? More and more countries are banning American food

Last week, Indonesia became the first country to halt imports of US beef following the discovery of an American dairy cow infected with mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

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UK – Opinion: Halal hysteria

| 15/05/2012 | Reply
UK – Opinion: Halal hysteria

With the threat from terrorism receding, Britain’s Islam-baiters have jumped on the anti-halal bandwagon, and not just the neo-fascists of the British National Party and the English Defence League, but mainstream commentators, too.

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Saudi Arabia Halts Shipments of U.S. Beef, USDA Agency Says

| 15/05/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia Halts Shipments of U.S. Beef, USDA Agency Says

Beef from the U.S. shipped on or after April 19 is not eligible for export to the country, the agency said today in a report on its website, without providing a reason for the ban.

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Indonesia suspends US beef imports over mad cow fears

| 14/05/2012 | Reply
Indonesia suspends US beef imports over mad cow fears

US Health authorities have said the diseased animal was never a threat to the nation’s food supply, in the first case of mad cow disease in the US since 2006.

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Opinion: Is Islamic slaughter cruel and inhumane or is it profit above Principle?

| 13/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Is Islamic slaughter cruel and inhumane or is it profit above Principle?

When the writer of this article applied to be shown around a number of halal slaughterhouses, calls went unreturned and messages unanswered for weeks. So he decided to go undercover, posing as a potential buyer of halal meat for a fictional chain of high-quality ‘bespoke meats’ to see what really goes on in an abattoir.

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Australia: RSPCA wants stunning exemptions killed

| 11/05/2012 | Reply
Australia: RSPCA wants stunning exemptions killed

THE RSPCA is renewing calls for a ban on slaughter practices that don’t use stunning for sheep and cattle if the Government does not move to reform current exemptions granted for religious reasons.

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UK: Meat firms Sher Halal Foods and United Halal Foods in Caernarfon cease trading

| 10/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Meat firms Sher Halal Foods and United Halal Foods in Caernarfon cease trading

An abattoir and a meat producer in Gwynedd have ceased trading after going into administration. The problems faced by the two business at Caernarfon suggested an “increasingly tough environment for the food processing industry”. It was reported the sale would result in a major overhaul, designed to improve productivity and raise standards.

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UK: Stunning before slaughter can cause pain, is cruel and tortures the animal

| 10/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Stunning before slaughter can cause pain, is cruel and tortures the animal

There is no scientific evidence, which has been properly done and agreed upon by a broad consensus of scientists, proving that unstunned animals, when properly practised during religious slaughter, suffer pain. Majid Katme establishes the facts about non-stun slaughter, to separate them from Fiction and Myth.

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UK: The Halal Slaughter Controversy

| 08/05/2012 | Reply
UK: The Halal Slaughter Controversy

Islamic Halal slaughter has increasingly come under attack. There are two distinct issues: there is the vegetarian agenda which wants to ban all consumption of animal products, and there is the animal rights lobby which argues for a humane method of slaughter.

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UK: Top Vets slams ‘unacceptable’ slaughter of animals without prior stunning

| 05/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Top Vets slams ‘unacceptable’ slaughter of animals without prior stunning

Prof Reilly’s comments come as the Welsh Government is preparing to consult on plans to restrict non-stun slaughter. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said its own figures showed most animals were stunned before being killed, after conducting a survey into animal welfare.

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Kenya: Arab Buyer Says Local Meat Expensive in Dubai

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Kenya: Arab Buyer Says Local Meat Expensive in Dubai

A MAJOR importer of meat and its products from Kenya, Blue Mountain Food Trading, has warned that Kenya may lose market in the United Arab Emirates because its products are expensive. Kenyan meat prices in UAE are higher than those from its competitors.

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Opinion: Eat halaal! Organic is no substitute

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Eat halaal! Organic is no substitute

This is a further opinion coming from North America on the topic of people eating meat that they consider Tayyib rather than Halal slaughtered meat. Also the importance of keeping up with the changing regulations for meat, as since the days of ‘mad cow’ disease, many changes have been made for animal feed, etc.

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Opinion: The “Halal Meat” Scam and Why I’m a Semi-Vegetarian

| 28/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The “Halal Meat” Scam and Why I’m a Semi-Vegetarian

Toronto, Canada: Though you hear objections from non Muslims about humane issues with Halal meat, there are also Muslims who agree and want to see changes in the way animals are raised, fed and treated pre-slaughter, and the way the slaughter is actually done in some cases.

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