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Category: Meat & Poultry

Saudi Arabia: Saudi delegation seeks food products from Pakistan

| 06/03/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Saudi delegation seeks food products from Pakistan

The Saudi delegation’s plan is also to visit the meat exporting companies’ facilities in different Pakistani cities with an aim to award licenses to them and above all to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state-owned Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP). The plan is to boost exports of a range of food commodities from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, mainly meat, poultry and fish products.

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French politicians urge scrapping kosher, halal

| 06/03/2012 | Reply
French politicians urge scrapping kosher, halal

In an effort to woo the far-right, French politicians continue to oppose traditional Abrahamic religions by suggesting that Muslims and Jews put an end to Halal and Kosher food laws.

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Opinion: Using cameras in abbattoirs to monitor animal welfare

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Using cameras in abbattoirs to monitor animal welfare

Dr Temple Grandin has made humane treatment of cattle, her life’s work. She consults to Arrowsight in the US and has helped design over half of all the cattle abattoirs in North America. She says cameras have stopped false reporting by supervisors.

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Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

THE live export industry is facing fresh pressure to clean up its act with new vision of cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs uncovered by animal activists, despite strict new rules for exporters being in place for nearly six months.

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USA: Ahmad Adam, The Entrepreneur Behind Halal Chicken at Crescent Foods

| 29/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Ahmad Adam, The Entrepreneur Behind Halal Chicken at Crescent Foods

Yvonne Maffei of My Halal Kitchen interviews Ahmad Adam. “I would say that Mr. Ahmad Adam, the entrepreneur behind Crescent Foods, is doing more than just bring us all great chicken. He’s changing the way we think about halal, community, and the ability to rise to greater potential in this market.”

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UAE: Al Islami signs major Joint Venture for Pakistani Market at Gulfood

| 22/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami signs major Joint Venture for Pakistani Market at Gulfood

Under the terms of the agreement, M/s Neat Foods will be the sole partner of Al Islami in Pakistan to develop and re-export Al Islami products in Pakistan and in the international market. In addition, Neat Foods is constructing a state-of-the-art food production plant equipped with latest food production machinery.

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USA: Midamar wins 2012 “Best New Halal Food” and “Best New Fast Food Product” at Gulfood Awards in Dubai

| 21/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Midamar wins 2012 “Best New Halal Food” and “Best New Fast Food Product” at Gulfood Awards in Dubai

Midamar has been attending Gulfood since the first show was organized more than 25 years ago and was the first American company to participate in the event. Midamar has been promoting premium quality, USDA Certified US beef and poultry products in the Middle East and South East Asia for over 35 years.

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France: Meat bosses deny Halal claims

| 20/02/2012 | Reply
France: Meat bosses deny Halal claims

Front National presidential candidate Marine Le Pen made the statement in a speech in Lille, saying that “all the meat distributed in the Ile-de-France is halal”. She said that this was being done unknown by the consumer, adding that “all the abattoirs in Ile-de-France sell halal”. However professionals in the sector said Ms Le Pen had mixed up “distribution” and “slaughtering”.

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UAE: Gulfood Awards 2012 Recognise Excellence In The Food And Beverage Industry

| 20/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood Awards 2012 Recognise Excellence In The Food And Beverage Industry

HalalFocus would like to congratulate their advertiser Midamar Corporation, Iowa, USA, for winning the Best New Halal Food Award for the second year running at Gulfood 2012, the largest annual trade exhibition in the world. The award was presented for their Halal Black Pepper Smoked Beef Strips! Midamar has been producing Halal Food in the USA since 1974, and they are now a leading trusted brand for Halal food products all over the world.

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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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