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Category: Meat & Poultry

Pakistan: Thai agri-business giant to set up halal meat farms

| 15/02/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: Thai agri-business giant to set up halal meat farms

CP Group, an agri-business giant of Thailand which has investments in 14 countries, has planned to invest and set up state-of-the-art animal feed, hatchery and halal meat farms in Faisalabad.

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Oman: A’saffa Foods in major expansion spree

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
Oman: A’saffa Foods in major expansion spree

A’saffa Foods, in its bid to become a major food producer in the region, is setting out on major expansion plans. The company is increasing its poultry production by about 24 per cent with a capital expenditure of RO 4 million. The expanded facility is expected to begin commercial production by the middle of the first quarter of this year.

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Oman: Sultanate’s Participation in Riyadh’s Halal Food Conference

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
Oman: Sultanate’s Participation in Riyadh’s Halal Food Conference

The Sultanate’s participation in this conference comes within the framework of exchanging expertise, data and to view the latest developments and changes in halal food area, as well as to coordinate efforts and activities among states participating in the conference.

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USA: Midamar directors and partners to speak at Gulfood Franchise Workshop

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Midamar directors and partners to speak at Gulfood Franchise Workshop

US Halal food pioneer and global supply chain leader Midamar, will be exhibiting in the American Pavilion at Gulfood 2012, in Dubai on February 19 to 22. Midamar will be introducing its new line of specialty Halal beef strips at the exhibition.

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UK: ANSA re-iterates commitment to Prophetic Dhabihah, welcomes IHCA

| 13/02/2012 | Reply
UK: ANSA re-iterates commitment to Prophetic Dhabihah, welcomes IHCA

ANSA (Association of Non Stun Abattoirs) would like to welcome the formation of the Independent Halal Certification Authority (IHCA). ANSA understands that IHCA is a professional body of Muslim Scholars with a national network of qualified and experienced Imams and Muftis with a specialism in Islamic Jurisprudence.

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USA: Malaysia Remains Asean’s Leading Exporter To US

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Malaysia Remains Asean’s Leading Exporter To US

The New York MATRADE office, which has been organising the Malaysia Kitchen Programme, in an effort to popularise Malaysian food and promote exports of food products and ingredients, is keen to increase its food supplies to US importers.

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Canada: Halal meat carving out niche market in growing Muslim community

| 03/02/2012 | Reply
Canada: Halal meat carving out niche market in growing Muslim community

A different category of meat is gracing restaurant menus and filling grocery store shelves in Nova Scotia. As the Muslim community across the province grows, the number of businesses from butchers to restaurants selling halal meat has grown in lockstep.

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UK: European Halal Food Park is now open for Business!

| 01/02/2012 | Reply
UK: European Halal Food Park is now open for Business!

The park is in its final stages of construction and ready to open its EU Licensed Factory for SME’s to come on board. The venture can expect to have a turnover of 15 million plus in the first year and has a number of committed partners. It is expected to be in full operation within the next six months.

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New Zealand: Malaysia beef trade starts to recover

| 25/01/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Malaysia beef trade starts to recover

The beef trade to one of New Zealand’s important Muslim markets, Malaysia, is starting to recover after being largely blocked for six years.

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The future of ritual slaughter in the U.S.

| 13/01/2012 | Reply
The future of ritual slaughter in the U.S.

‘Meatingplace’ contacted Joe M. Regenstein, professor in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University, to discuss recent issues and the future of ritual slaughter in the United States.

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Brunei: Use of RFID to track Halal food products

| 12/01/2012 | Reply
Brunei: Use of RFID to track Halal food products

Under this pilot project, the RFID traceability system will be developed by John Harith Technology Sdn Bhd to authenticate and track the Halal status for food products where the initial focus will be on detection of chicken and raw meat produced by the local abattoir.

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Oman: A’Saffa Foods – New Identity, New Brands

| 10/01/2012 | Reply
Oman: A’Saffa Foods – New Identity, New Brands

A’Saffa Foods, one of the Sultanate’s largest producers of poultry products has changed its name from A’Saffa Poultry to A’Saffa Foods to facilitate its plans to diversify and expand their range of Halal and 100 per cent healthy and tasty food products into new markets.

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China province first to get a Halal status tracking system

| 05/01/2012 | Reply
China province first to get a Halal status tracking system

With an eye on the small but growing halal food market in China, Malaysia-based Fahim Technologies has expanded its halal integrity solution services to the country’s autonomous Muslim-populated province of Ningxia.

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UK: MPs and peers reject demands to serve Halal meet at Westminster

| 01/01/2012 | Reply
UK: MPs and peers reject demands to serve Halal meet at Westminster

Muslim MPs and peers have been told they cannot have meat slaughtered in line with Islamic tradition because the method – slitting an animal’s throat without first stunning it – is offensive to many of their non-Muslim colleagues.

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Brazil company to expand ME chicken exports

| 29/12/2011 | Reply
Brazil company to expand ME chicken exports

The endeavour is aligned with the growing Brazilian poultry exportation to the region, a statement from the company said. The total Brazilian poultry production reached 13 million tons in 2011, almost 6.9 percent increase from 2010.

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USA: Where Kosher Meets Halal

| 29/12/2011 | Reply
USA: Where Kosher Meets Halal

“There’s a lot of misunderstanding about what religious slaughter is, and it is being combined successfully by those interested in animal welfare with anti-Semitism and Islamophobia,” Dr. Regenstein, head of Cornell’s Kosher and Halal Food Initiative, said.

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New Zealand: $3 trillion industry challenges New Zealand firms

| 28/12/2011 | Reply
New Zealand: $3 trillion industry challenges New Zealand firms

The New Zealand Trade and Enterprise recommends companies stay up to date with this rapidly changing global Halal market said to be worth $2.95 trillion. Food products comprise 61% pharmaceutical products 26% and cosmetics 11%.

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Opinion: Blessed Meat

| 27/12/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Blessed Meat

Ali Berlow Editor, ‘Edible Vineyard’ It was truly blessed meat. Over every animal held in arms and slaughtered, a prayer was said as the swift, sharp deed of taking life in sacrifice was made. There is no denying the gravity of these transforming moments when man, animal, prayer, blade and blood meet. Life is messy […]

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South Africa: MJC pulls Orion certification

| 22/12/2011 | Reply
South Africa: MJC pulls Orion certification

EXCLUSIVE – Following an “in-depth” investigation in the wake of a halal scandal that saw imported products – including pork – being deliberately relabelled and sold as fit for Muslim consumption, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) on Tuesday withdrew its registration and cancelled all halal certification of Orion Cold Storage.

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Netherlands: No veterinarian present? Then no ritual slaughter, says minister

| 21/12/2011 | Reply
Netherlands: No veterinarian present? Then no ritual slaughter, says minister

The government is to make it compulsory for a veterinarian to be present during the ritual slaughter of animals, junior minister Henk Bleker is quoted as saying in a briefing to the senate on Tuesday.

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