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Category: Meat & Poultry

Canada: Halal foods served at gourmet shop

| 27/04/2012 | Reply
Canada: Halal foods served at gourmet shop

Driven by the urge to unite “halal” and “gourmet,” Mohamad Fakih built Paramount Butcher Shop in Mississauga. The Lebanese-Canadian entrepreneur built it for his wife, after she complained about the grungy state of Halal meat counters.

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UK: Bid to label all Halal and Kosher meat blocked by Parliament after Manchester MP forces vote

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
UK: Bid to label all Halal and Kosher meat blocked by Parliament after Manchester MP forces vote

Conservative MP Philip Davies wanted customers in the UK to be fully informed about what products they bought however Labour’s Gorton MP Sir Gerald Kaufman spoke out. MPs voted to block the Food Labelling (Halal and Kosher Meat) Bill 73 to 70, a majority of three.

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Pakistan: Chief Minister says Halal meat export can fetch billions

| 21/04/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: Chief Minister says Halal meat export can fetch billions

Halal meat has been exported to Malaysia from Punjab for first time in the national history, therefore, local investors and exporters should benefit from the increasing opportunities in the Halal sector.

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EU: Some Germans Intolerant of Islamic Animal Slaughter

| 17/04/2012 | Reply
EU: Some Germans Intolerant of Islamic Animal Slaughter

How Germans slaughter the animals they eat is strictly regulated, more than in most EU countries. Today Germans are intolerant of the Halal slaughter tradition of its four million Muslims.

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Kenyan meat risks being locked out of Middle East market

| 15/04/2012 | Reply
Kenyan meat risks being locked out of Middle East market

Unscrupulous traders are forging Kenya Meat Commission stamps to export poor quality meat products that fail the test of food health standards and Halal standards.

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Living a Halal Lifestyle

| 14/04/2012 | Reply
Living a Halal Lifestyle

A discourse by Ahmad Adam, CEO and Founder of Crescent Foods of Chicago. How many CEO’s of food manufacturers could deliver a discourse this? No wonder the chicken tastes good!

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Opinion: Making halal a legal reality in France

| 10/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Making halal a legal reality in France

France is home to the largest Muslim community in the Western world. For several years now, France’s national standardisation body AFNOR has been working with other standardisation bodies in Europe to develop a European halal standard.

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Pakistan: Pak food brands set to make UAE foray

| 08/04/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: Pak food brands set to make UAE foray

Leading Pakistan brands in frozen meat, edible oil and herbal products are set to launch their operations in the emirate that will boost food business between the two countries.

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USA/UAE: Award winning Midamar Halal Air Chilled Organic Chicken now available in Dubai

| 04/04/2012 | Reply
USA/UAE: Award winning Midamar Halal Air Chilled Organic Chicken now available in Dubai

Midamar has introduced the first USDA Certified, Halal, Air Chilled, Antibiotic Free and Organic chicken out on the market today. The chickens are humanely raised and processed in Iowa, USA.

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Opinion: Political bias against halal meat market

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Political bias against halal meat market

Pakistan’s private sector and commerce ministry have miserably failed to capture even a small share of the global halal market because of indifference, lethargy, poor business vision and short-sightedness.

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Canada: Halal meat is more humane than factory meat

| 27/03/2012 | Reply
Canada: Halal meat is more humane than factory meat

In North America billions of animals are raised annually in massive industrial operations, where they simply become living widgets. As a society we condone such cruelty because of our insatiable appetite for 99-cent breakfast sandwiches and burgers.

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UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

| 25/03/2012 | Reply
UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

British ministers are seeking to change a law to ensure that meat slaughtered using Islamic, or halal, methods cannot be sold without proper labeling.

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UK: Halal Meat Training Academy Opens in Norfolk

| 24/03/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal Meat Training Academy Opens in Norfolk

A New Halal Meat Training Academy & Product Development Centre is now fully operational & open for business at the European Halal Food Park in Banham, Norfolk. The Halal Meat Academy, is the first of its kind in the UK, and is perfectly located to offer specialised training courses and workshops for all sectors of […]

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Qatar Halal Festival

| 22/03/2012 | Reply
Qatar Halal Festival

The first Qatar Halal Festival will take place this week, kicking off on Thursday March 22nd. Organised by Katara, the cultural village, the week-and-a-half long event will delve into an important part of the nation’s heritage and give an insight to the Halal animal trade.

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Canada: The halal affair: Shameless prejudice imported from France

| 21/03/2012 | Reply
Canada: The halal affair: Shameless prejudice imported from France

The Parti Québécois, which in today’s incarnation eagerly seizes any excuse to exploit Quebecers’ cultural insecurities for electoral gain, promptly piled on, denouncing the halal propagation as an unreasonable accommodation incompatible with Quebec values.

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France: Butchers beef up French presidential campaign

| 18/03/2012 | Reply
France: Butchers beef up French presidential campaign

President Nicolas Sarkozy has lamented the decline of the traditional French butcher and now wants all meat clearly marked—halal, kosher or French—while Prime Minister Francois Fillon has suggested the ritual slaughter of animals by Muslims and Jews is out of sync with modern times.

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Canadian political parties rail against ritual slaughter

| 17/03/2012 | Reply
Canadian political parties rail against ritual slaughter

The pro-independence party said it was worried that mainstream companies are selling halal meat without labeling to unsuspecting consumers. It wants to know how many companies are involved in producing halal meat and the number of animals that are being slaughtered annually under Islamic ritual.

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Canada: PQ claims halal meat ‘slams against Quebec values’

| 14/03/2012 | Reply
Canada: PQ claims halal meat ‘slams against Quebec values’

The Parti Quebecois is sounding the alarm bell over an Islamic food ritual, calling slaughter for halal meat an affront not only to the rights of animals but to the values cherished by Quebecers.

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France: Halal meat drama enters election campaign

| 11/03/2012 | Reply
France: Halal meat drama enters election campaign

The confrontation between traditional Muslim ways and Europe’s Christian heritage has erupted in several European countries as the number of Muslims increases across the continent because of continuing immigration and the customary large families of Muslim immigrants. But it is particularly raw in France. This is true in part because it has emerged as an issue in the election campaign.

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France: French premier tries to soothe Jewish, Muslim leaders over animal slaughter practices

| 08/03/2012 | Reply
France: French premier tries to soothe Jewish, Muslim leaders over animal slaughter practices

For many, France’s prime minister Francois Fillon’s comments went too far. He hosted Jewish leaders Wednesday and was expected to meet with Muslim leaders Thursday in what appeared to be an attempt to ease concerns about his comments on French radio this week.

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