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Category: Meat & Poultry

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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Mideast tops world in 2010 Aussie lamb sales

| 11/02/2011 | Reply
Mideast tops world in 2010 Aussie lamb sales

The Middle East established itself as Australia’s largest lamb export destination in 2010, surpassing the US, with shipments increasing 2% on the previous year, to a record 36,670 tonnes according to figures released by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries – DAFF in Australia.

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France: Suspension of Herta halal production

| 04/02/2011 | Reply
France: Suspension of Herta halal production

Nestle’s Position Statement on their withdrawal of Herta Halal products until full assessment has been made of the necessary supply chain needs.

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UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

In reply to a question about halal food in the UAE, Sharif said the country’s strategy since 1986 is based on three main points to verify whether imported food is halal, which include the commitment of the source country, the food export documents and field inspection visits to food plants in other countries.

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UK: Pak Butchers of Bristol: a Halal story worth telling

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
UK: Pak Butchers of Bristol: a Halal story worth telling

Abdul Raoof Malik, the Founder of Pak Butchers, became the voice for ‘Halal’ in the south west; he did many press interviews and won several awards for his hard work and dedication to his Bristol community.

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France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

“We have decided to carry out DNA tests so this will delay deliveries … As a result we are suspending production in France until we find a new production process,” a spokeswoman said.

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Pakistan: Engro expanding the Halal way

| 02/02/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro expanding the Halal way

Many in Pakistan understand the importance of putting their best foot forward in international markets, but few actually take a step. Engro Corp, however, is one such company that recently decided to take the plunge, to mark its presence in the international community. The Pakistani conglomerate recently announced that it has reached an agreement with a Canada-based company to purchase its halal food business.

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Oman: A’Saffa Foods leading private sector effort to create food security in Oman

| 01/02/2011 | Reply
Oman: A’Saffa Foods leading private sector effort to create food security in Oman

A’Saffa Foods, Oman’s leading homegrown poultry producer, is taking a leading role in the campaign of domestic self sufficient for its food requirements and reducing the nation’s dependence on imported products.

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Pakistan: Global diversification: Engro acquires US-based food company

| 26/01/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Global diversification: Engro acquires US-based food company

Engro Corporation is all set to enter the halal food business in North America as the company has signed an agreement with US-based Al Safa Halal to purchase its food business, Engro announced in a communique to the Karachi Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

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UK: Is HMC becoming a bit too successful?

| 24/01/2011 | Reply
UK: Is HMC becoming a bit too successful?

This is an ongoing story with the British Muslims and going to the link for original story you might also be interested to read the ‘Comments’ on this article. What it shows clearly is the need for a Halal accreditation agency in the country. Will MCB be the ones to take that on as they declared in their MOU signing at the World Halal Forum Europe in November?

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Opinion: Europe goes Halal

| 21/01/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Europe goes Halal

With the exponential growth of Europe’s Muslim population in recent years, thousands of tons of religiously slaughtered halal meat is now entering the general food chain, where it is being unwittingly consumed by the non-Muslim population.

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USA: Midamar introduces Halal air chilled, antibiotic free and organic chicken

| 17/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar introduces Halal air chilled, antibiotic free and organic chicken

Air Chilled Halal Chicken is another pioneering first by Midamar Halal Foods. Midamar has introduced the first Halal, Air Chilled, Antibiotic Free and Organic chicken out on the market today. The chickens are humanely raised and processed in Iowa, USA.

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UK: Halal Statement- For Better Coexistence

| 17/01/2011 | Reply
UK: Halal Statement- For Better Coexistence

The Christian Muslim Forum is the national organization bringing together Christians and Muslims to build better relationships and dialogue with each other, as well as with British society generally.

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Kenya: Farmer’s Choice targets UAE meat market

| 15/01/2011 | Reply
Kenya: Farmer’s Choice targets UAE meat market

The company said plans are complete and within the next few months, the company would roll out the expansion plan also targeting Egypt within Africa. Farmer’s Choice recently completed the construction of a $4 million dollar slaughter house facility.

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Iran to enhance trade with Asian countries

| 13/01/2011 | Reply
Iran to enhance trade with Asian countries

Iran and Pakistan can increase trade with each other and the private sectors of both countries should come forward to exploit these trade opportunities, said Iran’s Commerce Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari, while addressing a meeting at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)

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Pakistan: UPM team meets UVAS vice chancellor

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: UPM team meets UVAS vice chancellor

A seven-member delegation from University of Putra, Malaysia, (UPM) on Friday called on the Vice-Chancellor of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Professor Dr Muhammad Nawaz and discussed prospects of both universities’ mutual co-operation. He also discussed the as ways and means to enhance the quality of education and research collaboration in the field of veterinary sciences especially, Halal products.

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New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

| 26/12/2010 | Reply
New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

New move would require halal and kosher meat producers to state on their packaging that animals were not stunned before slaughter, as required by EU rules, a move that has angered the Jewish and Muslim communities.

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Opinion: Is machine slaughter Halal?

| 25/12/2010 | Reply
Opinion: Is machine slaughter Halal?

A survey carried out by Islamic Scholars here in the UK said that machine slaughter was deemed not to be Halal.

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Russia: Yamal Looks to Export Reindeer Meat to Qatar

| 22/12/2010 | Reply
Russia: Yamal Looks to Export Reindeer Meat to Qatar

When rival energy producers Russia and Qatar talk business, it’s no longer only about natural gas — they’re talking reindeer meat, which Russia has promised to export and butcher according to Muslim dietary law.

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