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Category: Meat & Poultry

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the news that the proposed parliamentary bill to ban religious slaughter of animals in the Netherlands had been withdrawn.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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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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