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The Growth of the Halal Market in USA

| 13/06/2011 | Reply
The Growth of the Halal Market in USA

With a population of eight to 10 million Muslims in the United States, plus more than one billion overseas, the Islamic market represents a vast, potentially lucrative market for any company involved in the food industry. The challenge, however, is in providing food that both tastes good and is appropriate for the target population.

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USA: Krispy Krunchy Chicken experiencing growth spurt

| 11/06/2011 | Reply
USA: Krispy Krunchy Chicken experiencing growth spurt

Krispy Krunchy Chicken features Extended Shelf Life (ESL) chicken; chicken exclusively produced by Tyson; and Halal chicken, all with a proprietary preparation process.

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Uganda: Iranians start to build an abattoir in Mpigi

| 10/06/2011 | Reply
Uganda: Iranians start to build an abattoir in Mpigi

‘The meat is for all people and it will be exported to the Middle East and Africa,’ said Eshragi. About 300 people will be employed during the construction works of phase one, which is expected to last two years.

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EU: Resistance grows to ritual slaughter ban

| 10/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Resistance grows to ritual slaughter ban

Resistance is growing to the proposed ban on ritual slaughter which would stop the production of kosher and halal meat in the Netherlands, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday.

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Opinion: An Islamic approach to ethical consumerism

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: An Islamic approach to ethical consumerism

Until recently, halal foods were defined only by ritual slaughter and mass-market production. But today’s ethical consumer trends are making the industry take a second look at what halal really means.

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UK: Meat Management Awards 2011 – Best Poultry Product

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Meat Management Awards 2011 – Best Poultry Product

This year saw Lancashire based family firm Gafoor Poultry Products awarded as a
finalist in the best poultry product category with two entries from their own brand ‘Gafoor Pure Halal’.

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UAE Minister of Environment and Water updates Dubai Chamber members about developments in meat import sector

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
UAE Minister of Environment and Water updates Dubai Chamber members about developments in meat import sector

As part of its efforts to facilitate communication between the public and private sectors, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a second open dialogue between its members operating in the frozen and chilled meat sector and UAE Government officials at its head office recently.

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Canada: The goat gambol

| 08/06/2011 | Reply
Canada:   The goat gambol

Fuelling the demand is Alberta’s diverse ethnic population. Goat meat is eaten regularly outside of North America and as these communities resettle here in Alberta, so does the demand for goat meat. The most common place to find goat meat today in Alberta is at a Halal meat shop.

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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 | Reply
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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