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Category: Meat & Poultry

Germany: Lack of Halal Food in German Supermarkets

| 07/06/2011 | Reply
Germany: Lack of Halal Food in German Supermarkets

The offer of halal foods in German supermarkets is scarce and many of them are reluctant to widen their range of food that meets the requirements of practicing Muslims, even though the demand is increasing and the potential for future sales promising.

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Australia: Uniform Halal regulations key to live exports

| 07/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Uniform Halal regulations key to live exports

AUSTRALIA should pressure its Islamic neighbours to end cruelty in the live cattle trade, a Territory Senator said yesterday. “We need a uniform interpretation of Islamic law across the region which takes account of basic animal welfare standards and modern technology.”

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Australia: Butchers treat halal beef ‘with respect’

| 02/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Butchers treat halal beef ‘with respect’

Local beef processers and halal butchers in Australia have hit out at the brutal treatment of cattle in Indonesian abattoirs as horrific, saying it went against Muslim beliefs.

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Australia: Taking Stock

| 22/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Taking Stock

An ABC interview on live trade of animals to Indonesia. The Indonesian people want to make change and want to improve things, and this has been seen quite significantly over the past five years – right at an industry level, at the facilities themselves, and also with the Indonesian government.

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Australia: Premier rules out funding for halal businesses

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Premier rules out funding for halal businesses

PREMIER Ted Baillieu has quashed a Muslim organisation’s call for taxpayers to pay for the expansion of Islamic schools and halal food outlets into mainstream suburbs.

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UK: BVA calls for total pre-stunned slaughter

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
UK:  BVA calls for total pre-stunned slaughter

Last month, the EU Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee voted in favour of new labelling regulations requiring meat to be labelled as stunned or non-stunned. The new measures will be put forward for full approval by the parliament in July.

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Pakistan: MoU signed with Malaysia for meat exports

| 15/05/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: MoU signed with Malaysia for meat exports

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Punjab government and Peneng State Government Malaysia regarding cooperation in halal industry at Chief Minister’s Secretariat here on Saturday.

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Oman: A’Saffa Foods sponsors health education walk

| 12/05/2011 | Reply
Oman: A’Saffa Foods sponsors health education walk

The company is totally committed to being a good corporate citizen and putting something back on a regular basis to the communities where the company works and supplies its 100% pure Halal products to across the Sultanate.

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Pakistan: Engro to purchase Al Safa Halal in North America

| 10/05/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro to purchase Al Safa Halal in North America

Engro Corporation is all set to enter the halal food business in North America as the company has finalised and signed an agreement with US-based Al Safa Halal to purchase its food business.

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The rise of Pakistan in the global meat trade

| 09/05/2011 | Reply
The rise of Pakistan in the global meat trade

At a time when Pakistani businessmen have a hard time selling even high-quality products to foreign customers due to Pakistan’s negative country brand, meat processing companies report customers practically begging for Pakistani red meat to be exported to countries in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

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Malaysia: Pig DNA found in popular Halal meat product

| 08/05/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Pig DNA found in popular Halal meat product

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) has found traces of pig DNA in meat products supplied by Lucky Food Processing resulting in the revocation of its Halal certification with immediate effect.

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NZ: Halal slaughtermen meet in city

| 02/05/2011 | 2 Replies
NZ: Halal slaughtermen meet in city

A celebration was planned to mark New Zealand winning the Halal Journal Award, the first non-Muslim country to achieve this. The union nominated the New Zealand Food Safety Authority for the award, which recognises New Zealand as having the best halal system in place.

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Australia: Camel Meat Exports Aim to Turn Pest into Profit

| 26/04/2011 | Reply
Australia: Camel Meat Exports Aim to Turn Pest into Profit

As populations and food needs grow across the Middle East, one Egyptian businessman has spotted a niche export opportunity for Australia: camel meat.

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Plan to label ritually slaughtered meat angers religious groups

| 24/04/2011 | Reply
Plan to label ritually slaughtered meat angers religious groups

MEPs’ initiative to label meat from animals that have not been stunned before slaughter will be voted on in June.

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UK: UAE Royal guests attend UK export meeting

| 23/04/2011 | Reply
UK: UAE Royal guests attend UK export meeting

As part of the visit, the Al Mualla ruling family of Umm Al Qaiwain and UAE trade representatives, discussed certification of meat in the UK to ensure that Halal principles on the slaughter line are compliant with UAE standards.

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EU: Dutch consider banning religious animal slaughter

| 09/04/2011 | Reply
EU: Dutch consider banning religious animal slaughter

In the Netherlands, an unlikely alliance of an animal rights party and the xenophobic Freedom Party is spearheading support for the ban on kosher and halal slaughter methods that critics say inflict unacceptable suffering on animals.

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UK: Farming Minister supports plans to label kosher meat

| 08/04/2011 | Reply
UK: Farming Minister supports plans to label kosher meat

Slaughtering animals without pre-stunning is banned in the UK, but there is currently an exception for Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter which require the animal to be alive and well when it is killed.

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UAE: UAE Minister of Environment & Water meets with Dubai Chamber members in the meat trading sector

| 01/04/2011 | Reply
UAE: UAE Minister of Environment & Water meets with Dubai Chamber members in the meat trading sector

His Excellency told attendees there are a number of new meat markets that need to be explored in order to improve food security in the country. He said that the Ministry is currently in the process of accrediting halal certificates and coordinating health regulations from a number of new countries.

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UK: Religious slaughter meat should be labelled?

| 01/04/2011 | 1 Reply
UK: Religious slaughter meat should be labelled?

Jim Paice, the food and farming minister, has told the Daily Telegraph that he would like to introduce a labelling system that allows consumers to see whether meat has been stunned or not before it has been slaughtered.

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NZ: The world launch of the first Robot for automated sheep meat processing

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
NZ: The world launch of the first Robot for automated sheep meat processing

Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) and nine industry members, with the support of two research organisations, the research consortium aims to enhance sheep processing productivity and quality through the use of automation.

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