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Category: Meat & Poultry

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 | 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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Horn of Africa to double livestock exports to Saudi Arabia

| 28/03/2011 | Reply
Horn of Africa to double livestock exports to Saudi Arabia

Livestock traders in Somaliland welcomed the latest development in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom announced on Friday it will increase livestock imports from the Horn of Africa by two-fold by 2012.

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UK: Eblex to woo UAE trade reps

| 26/03/2011 | Reply
UK: Eblex to woo UAE trade reps

Eblex’s Halal Steering Group will meet trade representatives of the United Arab Emirates in a bid to open up halal meat export markets to the Middle East.

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USA: Hear about this new Halal Brand based on ethical consumerism at the World Halal Forum

| 25/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Hear about this new Halal Brand based on ethical consumerism at the World Halal Forum

Saffron Road, a pioneer in natural and organic food movement, is a praiseworthy brand for its pasture-raised and 100% vegetarian-fed livestock. Zahed Amanullah will be giving a case study on this exciting new brand to hit Wholefoods’ shelves.

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Pakistan: Investment Seminar to be held by MIDA in Kuala Lumpur

| 25/03/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Investment Seminar to be held by MIDA in Kuala Lumpur

The Board of Investment (BOI), in collaboration with the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), will be holding an investment seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 31, according to BOI Chairman Saleem H Mandviwalla.

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Malaysia: Price Of Chicken To Return To Normal By April

| 22/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Price Of Chicken To Return To Normal By April

Agriculture and Agro- based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar today gave the assurance that the price of chicken, which had gone up steeply to RM8.20 per kg, would return to normal by April.

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Denmark: We eat Halal meat without knowing it

| 21/03/2011 | Reply
Denmark: We eat Halal meat without knowing it

A vast majority of all Danish slaughter chickens – 99 percent – are butchered using the stunned halal method, with the majority being exported.

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Pakistan looking to Thailand to jointly explore Global Halal market

| 10/03/2011 | Reply
Pakistan looking to Thailand to jointly explore Global Halal market

Pakistan is calling upon their government and business community to try to get benefit from Thailand’s prominent standing in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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EU: Bovines to receive digital ID

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
EU: Bovines to receive digital ID

The European Commission is working on a proposal to introduce electronic identification in bovine animals, as the traceability of animals and animal products across Europe plays an important role in protecting both animal and consumer health.

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USA: Al-Safa Chicken Products are no Longer ‘Zabihah’ or Hand Slaughtered

| 07/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Al-Safa Chicken Products are no Longer ‘Zabihah’ or Hand Slaughtered

The company has recently changed to a new chicken supplier who does not exclusively employ the hand slaughter method at its facility and instead uses a mechanical slaughter process. They have now removed the “Zabihah” label from the Al-Safa package.

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Dubai: Midamar Halal Air Chilled Chicken Crowned “Best New Halal Food” at Gulfood Awards

| 04/03/2011 | Reply
Dubai: Midamar Halal Air Chilled Chicken Crowned “Best New Halal Food” at Gulfood Awards

The Gulfood Awards are organised by The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), in association with UK-based FoodBev Media, the awards attracted more than 150 entries from 23 countries in 16 different categories, and were judged by an international panel of experts.

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Pakistan: ECC ratifies amendments in trade policy

| 02/03/2011 | Reply
Pakistan:  ECC ratifies amendments in trade policy

Equity investment worth $1.5 crore has also been sanctioned for Holland-backed investment in Pakistan to be spent by Engro on export of Halal food items to Holland.

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Malaysia: Beef from Pakistan Reaches to 100 Stores Across Malaysia

| 25/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Beef from Pakistan Reaches to 100 Stores Across Malaysia

The first consignment of Pakistani beef has now reached around 100 Hyper market stores in Malaysia, much to the delight of the Malaysian consumers.

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Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia renews commitment to the region in Gulfood 2011

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Australia: Meat and Livestock Australia renews commitment to the region in Gulfood 2011

Over 18 meat exporters and producers from Australia will be hosted at the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) pavilion, widely anticipated to be at the centre of Gulfood visitors’ attention for its contribution to the estimated annual $860m red meat products’ trade between Australia and the MENA region.

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EU: Holland Moves To Ban All Ritual Slaughter, Unless Animal Is First Stunned

| 23/02/2011 | Reply
EU: Holland Moves To Ban All Ritual Slaughter, Unless Animal Is First Stunned

The Dutch parliament has begun legislation proceedings that will ultimately ban Jewish slaughter on the grounds that it causes undue suffering to animals and constitutes abuse of them. If the law is passed, Holland will become the first country to ban Jewish slaughter since the EU was formed. The Dutch parliament has begun legislation proceedings […]

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UK: Church of England concerns over Halal

| 14/02/2011 | Reply
UK: Church of England  concerns over Halal

The Church’s financial arm has also come under pressure to withdraw its investments – worth millions of pounds – in supermarkets that do not clearly label halal food.

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