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Category: Meat & Poultry

Australia: Unstunned slaughter to continue in Australia

| 31/10/2011 | Reply
Australia: Unstunned slaughter to continue in Australia

Exemptions that allow some Australian abattoirs to conduct ritual slaughters without prior stunning will continue, after the country’s agriculture ministers last week failed to resolve discussions on calls for their withdrawal.

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USA: Halal meat practice heats national debate

| 29/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Halal meat practice heats national debate

The controversy over the appropriate method of slaughtering an animal while taking account of the Islamic rules and meeting consumers’ demand erupted again with a recent decision by the Al-Safa company. Halal Advocates of America says that Al Safa changed its slaughter process for chickens without informing its customers beforehand.

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Australia: Ministers to discuss banning religious exemptions from stunning

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
Australia: Ministers to discuss banning religious exemptions from stunning

Australia’s primary industries ministers tomorrow will discuss whether to ban religious exemptions from stunning animals at Australian abattoirs.

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Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

The British Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan, spoke at a reception for a UK trade delegation visiting the 6th Expo Pakistan 2011.
UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Syed Qamar Raza also said huge potential existed for increasing bilateral trade as there was immense demand of quality halal food products in the UK which Pakistan could export.

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UK: ANSA release ‘New’ Abattoir Standard for 100% dedicated Non-Stun Halal Meat Plants

| 22/10/2011 | Reply
UK: ANSA release ‘New’ Abattoir Standard for 100% dedicated Non-Stun Halal Meat Plants

ANSA are excited to announce the launch of the ‘New’ ANSA Abattoir Standards for its members. The ANSA standard will enable the consumer to have total confidence of the Halal integrity of meat products for the first time with full confidence in the Halal Food Chain from Farm to Fork.

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UAE: GCC Halal stamp likely on imported meat

| 19/10/2011 | Reply
UAE: GCC Halal stamp likely on imported meat

An authorised “Halal” stamp is likely to be made mandatory for all meat imported to Qatar and other GCC countries. Forcing the importers to put a Halal stamp on the meat is one of the proposals that are being seriously considered by the member countries.

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Jordon: Princess Alia bint al-Hussein of Jordan calls for cattle stunning before slaughter

| 17/10/2011 | Reply
Jordon: Princess Alia bint al-Hussein of Jordan calls for cattle stunning before slaughter

THE King of Jordan’s sister has been asking Australia’s agriculture department to stop the slaughter of conscious animals for halal meat.

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UK: £1bn export potential for Halal meat into the Middle East

| 14/10/2011 | Reply
UK: £1bn export potential for Halal meat into the Middle East

Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food attended the Anuga food show in Germany on Monday to support EBLEX’s export drive. He was accompanied by Peter Hardwick of EBLEX and visited all the export stands at the show, with half the export stands promoting Halal Meat. The personal visit of the Minister Jim Paice has created the possibility of opening up a £1bn export potential for Halal meat into the Middle East.

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USA: Food producers can now test their own products for porcine DNA

| 10/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Food producers can now test their own products for porcine DNA

HalalFocus interviews Hans C. Kastensmith (HCK), chairman and CEO, InstantLabs a machine they have designed called the Hunter RT PCR that can enable food producers to test products themselves for traces of porcine DNA

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Brunei: Opinion-Slow Boat To Halal Certification

| 30/09/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Opinion-Slow Boat To Halal Certification

A look at the Halal logos and Halal certification in Brunei. Are they giving reassurance or doubt to the consumers?

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Pakistan: PBIT, Thai Embassy hold Halal Food conference

| 29/09/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: PBIT, Thai Embassy hold Halal Food conference

Punjab has the world’s fourth largest population of livestock with over 43 livestock breeds. Therefore given the importance of potential in Punjab for becoming the Halal food hub for the world, Thai organisations were invited for an exchange of information on the Halal Foods Business and to discuss cooperation between Punjab and Thailand in the Halal Food Business.

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Brazil: The Halal Meat Trade

| 28/09/2011 | Reply
Brazil: The Halal Meat Trade

The number of Brazilian meat processors seeking Halal certification has grown rapidly within the last few years but may be leveling off, according to a main halal certifier. As the American dollar has consistently lost value against the Brazilian real currency over the last year, Halal-certified products have become more expensive for producers to export.

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Pakistan: Government to establish 200 acre Halal Industrial Park

| 26/09/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Government to establish 200 acre Halal Industrial Park

This industrial food products’ park will be provided full cover by the government and patronage from the top ranking departments, both from the private and public sector. This is the brainchild of Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) and direct liaison with the Punjab’s Livestock and Dairy Development Department.

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Pakistan: Belgium can provide technical, financial support

| 21/09/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Belgium can provide technical, financial support

Tariq Iqbal Puri, Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) while meeting with Michel Kempeneers, Director, Asia-Pacific Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX), Belgium asked him for Belgium’s technical and financial support in the areas of meat, pharmaceuticals, corporate agriculture and halal food meat certification and logistic etc.

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UAE: Inzi and Anwar’s new cut

| 20/09/2011 | Reply
UAE: Inzi and Anwar’s new cut

Pakistan’s batting legends Inzamam-ul-Haq and Saeed Anwar, who once used to butcher bowlers, are now bringing their meat brand “Meat One” to Dubai. Their main aim is to bring this trusted brand to the UAE to ensure supply of best quality fresh ‘halal meat’ to people there. They will be opening two branches in Dubai.

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USA: Halal standards in Muslim community up for interpretation

| 19/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Halal standards in Muslim community up for interpretation

Within the U.S. Muslim community, suspicion has grown in recent years about meat sold under the halal label as the number of suppliers expands and standards of animal slaughter get new, modern interpretation by a growing network of certifying agencies.

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Denmark: Muslims want independent body to supervise halal slaughter

| 19/09/2011 | Reply
Denmark: Muslims want independent body to supervise halal slaughter

The Danish Islamic Faith Society and 35 other Muslim associations joined together to stop what they say is non-halal meat (stun bolt) sold as halal.

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USA: Midamar Halal Foods Receives USDA Distinguished Community Service Award

| 17/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar Halal Foods Receives USDA Distinguished Community Service Award

Midamar was the first company in America to receive the USDA award “For exemplary work in providing Halal food options for Muslims in America and around the world”.

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Brunei: MoU signing with Sarawak signals more economic, technical cooperation

| 16/09/2011 | Reply
Brunei: MoU signing with Sarawak signals more economic, technical cooperation

Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management and Minister of Public Utilities Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan welcomed the signing of the MoU that also covered telecommunications, transportation, tourism, halal hub, agriculture and fisheries.

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Malaysia: Haoyue Group Invests RM350 Million In Halal Industry In Melaka

| 15/09/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Haoyue Group Invests RM350 Million In Halal Industry In Melaka

The group has agreed to invest in processing agricultural products; beef; beverages; and daily essentials needed by Muslims; apart from in the canned food industry and frozen food, said Invest Melaka general manager Ramli Mohd Ali.

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