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Category: Meat & Poultry

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 | 2 Replies
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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Republic of Tatarstan capitalizes on its Muslim heritage

| 14/09/2011 | Reply
Republic of Tatarstan capitalizes on its Muslim heritage

The Republic of Tatarstan, a Muslim-majority region, has proved to be an interesting investment destination for funds with Muslim shareholders or that are based in Muslim countries. The Malaysian private equity firm Amanah Raya Capital Group, has launched several projects the republic. Their first project was the Kazan Halal Hub.

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Pakistan: Pakistan urges Malaysia to expand import base of Pak products

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Pakistan urges Malaysia to expand import base of Pak products

Pakistan and Malaysia have agreed to enhance bilateral economic cooperation and explore avenues for joint ventures in a host of sectors, including agriculture, construction and Halal industry at the first ever meeting of the Pakistan Malaysia Joint Committee on Review of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries.

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US business mission eyes Saudi agro-food deals

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
US business mission eyes Saudi agro-food deals

The mission consists of top companies specializing in agricultural production, irrigation, livestock breeding, processed and halal food, organic fertilizers, soil treatment, animal feed and feed additives, land-use mapping, and low water use grass seeds.

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Opinion: Uncommon alliances: Muslim and Jew, left and right

| 02/09/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Uncommon alliances: Muslim and Jew, left and right

In October, the Dutch Senate will consider the ban on ritual slaughter enacted by the parliament’s lower house in June 2011. Self-described as “an institution that pays little heed to ideas which happen to be fashionable at the time,” the Senate has no one party that holds a majority. It will therefore be interesting to see whether it is able to protect religious freedom or succumb to the pressure to limit it through this law.

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Turkey: Turkish companies’ eye on $1 trillion halal food market

| 01/09/2011 | Reply
Turkey: 	 Turkish companies’ eye on $1 trillion halal food market

The TSE announced in June that it would start issuing halal certificates this fall. According to the TSE, interest from Turkish food companies, mainly meat producers, is high as more than 20 applications for a halal certificate from the TSE came in last month.

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Australia: Call for meat slaughter method labelling

| 26/08/2011 | Reply
Australia: Call for meat slaughter method labelling

Senator Bernardi said he wanted labels on packaging to explain whether meat had been slaughtered according to rituals and whether stun guns were used.

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Pakistan: Advertisements for Halal food on the rise

| 24/08/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Advertisements for Halal food on the rise

Currently, Pakistan has no laws on halal product certification but in March 2011 a team of Malaysian experts in halal certification visited the country to advise the Sindh government on creating a regulatory framework for halal certification.

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Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

An overview on Halal in France, Russia, USA, UK and Europe. As numbers grow, Muslims continue to maintain purchasing habits that align with their Islamic faith. Muslims want to be able to look at a product and see a recognizable Halal logo. There is an increasing demand for products that are inclusive.

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