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UK: MP’s Anger after they are secretly served Halal meat

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: MP’s Anger after they are secretly served Halal meat

ANGRY MPs last night urged tougher laws on food labelling after discovering that Muslim halal meat has been secretly served in House of Commons restaurants.

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UK: Inspectors swoop on Glasgow Halal butchers

| 09/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Inspectors swoop on Glasgow Halal butchers

Food safety officers have swooped on Glasgow’s halal butchers after claims they were selling cheap cuts of beef as lamb.

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USA: Goats Butt into US Livestock Picture

| 09/11/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: Goats Butt into US Livestock Picture

Do you know what the fastest-growing segment of the livestock industry in America is? It’s a somewhat unusual one for a nation raised on beef and pork and chicken. The answer is…goats.

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Australia: Live export debate continues

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
Australia: Live export debate continues

Australia is the world’s largest annual exporter of live animals to be slaughtered. According to the RSPCA, Australia sends ‘4 million sheep, 600,000 cattle and 25,000 goats’ overseas every year. The journeys, which can last up to three weeks, are made with economic, religious, cultural and logistical concerns in mind. Yet animal welfare groups have long-held concerns that live transportation is contrary to the health and welfare of animals.

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Philippines: Halal poultry standards set off

| 05/11/2010 | Reply
Philippines: Halal poultry standards set off

For the promotion and development of the Philippine Halal Industry, the Department of Agriculture through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) and Livestock Division of the agency, held an International Halal Poultry Standards Training Workshop.

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UK: FSA re-issues Guidance Notes on Halal Food to Enforcement Officers

| 03/11/2010 | Reply
UK: FSA re-issues Guidance Notes on Halal Food to Enforcement Officers

Naved Syed, MD of Janan Meat in the West Midlands, today welcomed the recent re-issue of Guidance Notes on Halal Food Issues to food enforcement officers by the Food Standards Agency.

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USA: Egg Industry, Regulators Aim to Increase Food Safety

| 30/10/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: Egg Industry, Regulators Aim to Increase Food Safety

A half a billion eggs and thousands of illnesses later, both regulators and industry are moving towards increasing food safety protections for egg production. More injections proposed for salmonella in chickens who are eating contaminated feed in the US.

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France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

REPORTERS – With 5 million potential consumers, demand for halal food in France is soaring. Industry and supermarket chains are taking notice. But there’s no regulatory body ensuring compliance with religious law. France 24 takes a closer look at this burgeoning market, where profit often supersedes religious concerns.

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France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

Danisco has added a valuable new advantage to its TEXEL range of maturation and surface cultures for cured processed meats following halal certification of its plant in Dangé Saint Romain in France.

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Religious Slaughter in Europe : Consumer Deception and DialRel’s Failure

| 28/10/2010 | 2 Replies
Religious Slaughter in Europe : Consumer Deception and DialRel’s Failure

The industrialization of farming and slaughter of animals has led to the emergence of new forms of abuse against food animals. From birth until slaughter, the animal is often seen as a source of raw materials. And when we read the governmental animal welfare regulations or hear the claims of certain institutionalized animal protection organizations, we wonder why animals are at times poorly treated by those who are supposedly responsible for them.

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UK: First Halal School of Excellence for Halal Butchers

| 24/10/2010 | 6 Replies
UK: First Halal School of Excellence for Halal Butchers

With 3500 Independent Halal Butchers in the UK, Janan Meat in conjunction with NPD Services Ltd, are to open the first dedicated school of excellence for Halal Butchery & Abattoir training.

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UK: Kosher Shechitah scare over McDonald’s meat

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Kosher Shechitah scare over McDonald’s meat

Kosher consumers suffered a double blow this week when a major abattoir in Ireland closed its kosher facility and a second in the north of England temporarily suspended operations. The decision was prompted by media stories that halal meat was being used without the knowledge of the public by some McDonald’s restaurants.

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UK: Daily Mail halal reports fail to hit sales

| 19/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Daily Mail halal reports fail to hit sales

Media campaigns to stir up concern on halal production are failing to hit home with consumers at the point of purchase, retailers have claimed.

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Malaysia: BIMP-Eaga eyes bigger Halal market sharelatest!

| 12/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: BIMP-Eaga eyes bigger Halal market sharelatest!

Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area’s (BIMP-Eaga) proponent projects, Halal poultry was set to capture at least two per cent of the demand for 770,000 metric tonnes per year of Halal food products in the Gulf States, including Jordan and Yemen.

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Eating Halal goes far beyond scientific reasoning

| 11/10/2010 | Reply
Eating Halal goes far beyond scientific reasoning

While mostly overlooked, the halal industry is a key Islamic industry whose model is derived directly from the Quran. The model is even more fascinating when studied under an economic microscope which explains its simplicity and why it is unshakeable.

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Bangladesh: Halal food certification board on cards

| 11/10/2010 | Reply
Bangladesh: Halal food certification board on cards

The Bangladesh government has moved to form a high-profile committee to recommend ways to establish a board for certification for halal foods after repeated appeals from processed food exporters.

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UK: Opinion: Halal industry is being misrepresented by Radicals

| 10/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Opinion: Halal industry is being misrepresented by Radicals

Comments on the recent news items regarding Halal being sold, but not labeled as such, in the past couple of weeks.

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UK: Chicken McHalal

| 10/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Chicken McHalal

Fast-food giant McDonald’s has admitted selling halal chicken without telling its customers. The poultry was used in popular menu items such as Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken Sandwich in its 1,200 British outlets.

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UK: U-turn on halal-only menus for schools

| 08/10/2010 | Reply
UK: U-turn on halal-only menus for schools

Operations manager at the Halal Food Authority, Saqib Mohammed, responded to the council’s U-turn, saying: “I think that from a community perspective it is a good thing that all foods are labelled and all religious groups and their dietary requirements are met, so the decision to move away from halal-only menus is a good thing.

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UK: Harrow Interfaith Council collects 300,000 signatures on Halal only meat menus

| 07/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Harrow Interfaith Council collects 300,000 signatures on Halal only meat menus

The strength of national opposition to the policy of offering only meat prepared using the Islamic tradition is growing as the issue with Harrow school dinners roll on.

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