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Category: Meat & Poultry

Australia: MP claims Halal meat is converting Aussies to Islam

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: MP claims Halal meat is converting Aussies to Islam

In a speech to Parliament, backbencher Luke Simpkins said most Australians did not know that most of the meat they ate came from animals killed in accordance with Muslim law.

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Pakistan: Shahpur Kanjran slaughterhouse nearing completion

| 23/11/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Shahpur Kanjran slaughterhouse nearing completion

LAHORE – Lahorites may start getting fresh and hygienically slaughtered meat form December as Punjab government’s state-of-the-art slaughterhouse project at Shahpur Kanjran has entered in its completion stage.

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USA: NY Farm Raises Organic, Halal Turkeys and More

| 22/11/2011 | Reply
USA: NY Farm Raises Organic, Halal Turkeys and More

His flock of turkeys — 150 at the peak of the season — is raised and slaughtered to comply with both NOFA and Islamic halal regulations, and though not certified kosher, they are near-kosher, which is acceptable to some Jews.

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USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at SIAL Abu Dhabi

| 21/11/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at SIAL Abu Dhabi

Midamar Halal Foods, America’s first and largest Halal brand will be exhibiting in the American Pavilion at SIAL Abu Dhabi November 21 to 23. Midamar will be introducing new USDA Certified Halal Organic Beef and Chicken line at the event.

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UK: EBLEX’s Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year awards 2011

| 19/11/2011 | Reply
UK: EBLEX’s Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year awards 2011

Mirchi Cash & Carry with stores in Swindon and Oxford have scooped EBLEX’s Halal Butcher of the year 2011 for the second year in a row, the award took place at the Landmark Hotel, London on Wednesday 16 November .

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Italy: Halal International Authority (HIA) Recognized by MUI

| 18/11/2011 | Reply
Italy: Halal International Authority (HIA) Recognized by MUI

The decree has been provided to Sheikh Prof.Dr.Eng. Sharif Lorenzini, as the President of HIA Italy, because according to the head of the MUI, this Halal Certification Body of Italy which has its headquarters in Bari, and branch offices in Milan, Italy has fulfilled the requirements and in compliance with the conditions stipulated by MUI in the aspects of halal certification.

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Australia: Jordanian princess pushes for live export restrictions

| 11/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: Jordanian princess pushes for live export restrictions

With financial support from the Australian Government and advice from animal advocacy charity Animals Australia, the Princess Alia Foundation has introduced stunning for more than 80 per cent of all livestock slaughtered in Jordan.

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UK: No room for complacency in red meat market

| 04/11/2011 | Reply
UK: No room for complacency in red meat market

The livestock industry needs to think more carefully about animal health and increasing consumer interest in red meat if it is to continue to benefit from current high prices.

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Canada: Popeyes in fight over Halal chicken

| 03/11/2011 | Reply
Canada: Popeyes in fight over Halal chicken

A group of Muslim restaurant franchisees is fighting fast-food chain Popeyes Louisiana Chicken in court over the right to sell hand-slaughtered Halal meat for religious reasons.

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USA: Midamar Director Jalel Aossey Speak on Keys to Success in the Halal Industry

| 01/11/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar Director Jalel Aossey Speak on Keys to Success in the Halal Industry

As the first Halal Food company to develop an e-commerce site in the year 2000 and the first Halal brand to export from the USA to Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, Midamar has established itself as an innovative leader in the Halal Industry.

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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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