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Category: Meat & Poultry

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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Pakistan: Red meat export potential exists to cross $500m

| 20/12/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Red meat export potential exists to cross $500m

Red meat export from the country, which is presently at around US$ 100 million, has the potential to surpass US$500 million mark during next five years by complying with the international codes . Currently the largest market shares are Australia, Brazil and India.

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South Africa: Orion: all eyes on MJC

| 19/12/2011 | Reply
South Africa: Orion: all eyes on MJC

Following last week’s meeting between the country’s four halal issuing authorities to root out malpractice in the industry, all eyes are now on the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) who has yet to take a decision on whether it would certify halal imports for Orion Cold Storage.

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Thailand to cooperate with Pakistan for Halal meat

| 18/12/2011 | Reply
Thailand to cooperate with Pakistan for Halal meat

Pakistan and Thailand will extend their co operation in livestock and poultry industry sectors in the form of Halal meat preparation and exchange of faculty, students and skilled manpower.

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USA: Export Requirements for United Arab Emirates

| 17/12/2011 | Reply
USA: Export Requirements for United Arab Emirates

With Gulfood coming up, and many companies wanting to enter the UAE with their goods, please find attached the export requirements for eligible products being sent to the region.

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Canada: Winnipeg beef packing project to press ahead

| 17/12/2011 | Reply
Canada: Winnipeg beef packing project to press ahead

A major element of its business plan is to process kosher and halal beef, which requires having religious personnel on site to ensure cows are slaughtered in a way prescribed by Jewish and Muslim dietary laws.

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Netherlands: Cautious optimism

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
Netherlands: Cautious optimism

Although senators will not vote until Dec. 20, it appeared from Tuesday’s debate that several parties that initially backed the ban on slaughtering meat without stunning in parliament — including the Netherlands’ two largest — have changed their mind.

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UK: ANSA welcomes withdrawal of proposed Dutch religious slaughter ban

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
UK: ANSA welcomes withdrawal of proposed Dutch religious slaughter ban

The Association of Non Stun Abattoirs (ANSA), an industry body representing traditional UK Halal slaughterhouses, on Wednesday welcomed the news that the proposed parliamentary bill to ban religious slaughter of animals in the Netherlands had been withdrawn.

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Ritual slaughter ban fails in Dutch Senate

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
Ritual slaughter ban fails in Dutch Senate

Animal Rights Party leader Marianne Thieme’s plan to introduce a ban on ritual slaughter has failed to make it through the Senate, the upper house of the Dutch parliament. Ms Thieme withdrew from the debate after intervention by Agriculture Minister Bleker.

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Pakistan: Trade relations with India in agriculture

| 08/12/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Trade relations with India in agriculture

On the heels of Australia, New Zealand and Canada, India has captured a large share of Halal meat market globally. Though India is exporting Halal meat of all categories from poultry to red meat, it is buffalo meat that has earned India a lucrative market and burgeoning revenue.

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Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

| 29/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

Warren Farr, the sales manager of Brisbane-based stunning equipment supplier Kentmaster Australia, says arrangements were already in place with its Indonesian agent, Pt. Agro Giri Perkasa (AGP), to introduce mandatory preslaughter stunning as a supply requirement well before the Federal Government suspended the trade for a month based on Indonesian abattoir cruelty allegations.

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Scientific Report on the Bleeding of Lambs during Halal Slaughter is released.

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
Scientific Report on the Bleeding of Lambs during Halal Slaughter is released.

The document reviews the effect of different slaughter practices on the bleeding of lambs at slaughter. It makes up part of a postgraduate dissertation submitted by Mr Rizvan Khalid for his MSc in Meat Science and Technology from the University of Bristol.

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