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Category: Meat & Poultry

EU: Clerics call for religious freedom in Europe

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
EU: Clerics call for religious freedom in Europe

Fifty clerics from Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States petitioned Van Rompuy to protect their freedom of religion at a time when some right-populist parties are calling for bans to certain non-Christian religious practices, including circumcision for minors and kosher and halal butchering of meat.

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Pakistan: NA speaker to support halal food promotion bill

| 05/12/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: NA speaker to support halal food promotion bill

National Assembly will fully support the passing of bill for marketing and promotion of Halal food, said the Speaker for the National Assembly, Dr Fehmida Mirza, at the 1st Global Halal Congress

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UK: Turning Halal can Increase Restaurant Margins during the Recession

| 04/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Turning Halal can Increase Restaurant Margins during the Recession

Inventive Edinburgh restaurateur Michael Yip, owner of Dragon Way, Newington, believes he has found the way and has recently received a quality Halal Seal of Approval, to become the capital’s first certified Halal Chinese restaurant. This is not the first time Michael has looked at ways to increase profit margins and retain customers in the current economic climate.

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UK: Birmingham Muslim Community Outraged

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Birmingham Muslim Community Outraged

Members of the Birmingham Muslim community raised concerned to the Birmingham EHO with regards to halal poultry falsely labeled by major high street chain KFC.

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Malaysia: Website for quality Halal beef launched

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Website for quality Halal beef launched

Real Food Company Sdn Bhd (RFC) has set up a one-stop centre for consumers to order premium Gemas Gold Meat (GGM) beef brand online.

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UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

| 02/12/2010 | Reply
UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

New Zealand’s Burger Fuel chain of restaurants, known for its grass fed halal meat, will open 15 outlets in the UAE, within the next five years.

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New Zealand: NZ selling Haram meat to Muslim countries

| 01/12/2010 | Reply
New Zealand: NZ selling Haram meat to Muslim countries

New Zealand companies are exporting non-kosher [haram] beef and lamb to Muslim countries by suppressing the fact that the animals were not slaughtered but killed with bolt gun after being stunned.

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New Zealand: MP Carter makes quick u-turn

| 28/11/2010 | Reply
New Zealand: MP Carter makes quick u-turn

Carter was being sued by the Auckland Hebrew Congregation for changing the law in May to make traditional Jewish slaughter of animals illegal. The case was set to begin in the High Court at Wellington tomorrow – until an embarrassing backdown by Carter who on Friday overturned the ban he asked Cabinet to support.

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USA: Midamar sees opportunity for meat exports to Indonesia

| 25/11/2010 | Reply
USA: Midamar sees opportunity for meat exports to Indonesia

Indonesia and Malaysia are two of the fastest-growing export markets for the United States. Some economists forecast that Indonesia, with income from natural gas, oil, timber and mineral exports, could become the world’s seventh-largest economy before 2050.

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UK: New report offers a unique insight into the Halal market

| 22/11/2010 | Reply
UK: New report offers a unique insight into the Halal market

The unique report, entitled ‘The Halal meat market: Specialist supply chain structures and consumer purchase and consumption profiles in England’, gives an overview of the Halal market and provides an insight into Muslim consumers’ attitudes to Halal meat, using qualitative and quantitative research supported by extensive desk research.

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USA: US grocer to pay 15 mln dlrs for scamming military: govt

| 20/11/2010 | Reply
USA: US grocer to pay 15 mln dlrs for scamming military: govt

Samir Itani and his Houston-based company American Grocers Ltd (AGL) are accused of adding in bogus trucking costs, concealing discounts from suppliers and falsifying health certificates and halal certificates that proved meat was in compliance with Islamic dietary laws.

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UK: Supermarket chain pledges CCTV in abattoirs to stamp out cruelty

| 19/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Supermarket chain pledges CCTV in abattoirs to stamp out cruelty

Secret footage shot inside a West Country slaughterhouse has reignited a row over abattoir cruelty, following a series of undercover films that have shed new light on the way animals are killed behind closed doors. These are not Halal slaughterhouses.

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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 | 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 | 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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