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Category: Meat & Poultry

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

| 28/10/2010 | Reply
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 | Reply
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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UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

Christian organisation appeals to the public to insist on Halal meat being sold to be labelled as such.

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UK: EDL targets Blackburn KFC in protest over Halal chicken

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
UK: EDL targets Blackburn KFC in protest over Halal chicken

A GROUP of 40 English Defence League supporters descended on Blackburn to protest about a fast food restaurant’s decision to sell Halal chicken.

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UAE: Al Islami Reinforces Saudi Presence

| 01/10/2010 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami Reinforces Saudi Presence

UAE-based halal food producer Al Islami Foods, proudly announced today its partnership with Saudi distributor Abbar and Zainy Cold Stores (AZCS), as part of a five-year plan to reinforce channel expansion and market growth in the region. From July 2010, Al Islami products are available in all locations within the AZCS distribution chain across the […]

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UK: MCB respond to ‘Mail on Sunday’ article

| 22/09/2010 | Reply
UK: MCB respond to ‘Mail on Sunday’ article

The Muslim Council of Britain have written a short response to the Mail On Sunday article about Halal food in the UK

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Grandin & Regenstein: Ritual Slaughter and Animal Welfare

| 21/09/2010 | Reply
Grandin & Regenstein: Ritual Slaughter and Animal Welfare

For the many HalaFocus readers who see beyond the current Halal meat dramas in the UK, and have a genuine interest in the science of animal welfare and slaughter, here is a reprint of the 1994 article from Meat Focus International by two of the most knowledgeable and widely respected scientists on this subject.

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Hundreds of jobs at UK’s ‘Simply Halal’ food park

| 29/05/2010 | Reply
Hundreds of jobs at UK’s ‘Simply Halal’ food park

A food park which will be a first for Europe and create up to 300 jobs is planned for south Norfolk. Within a year, the European Halal Food Park will create about 100 jobs at Moor Farm, to the north west of Banham. It will build on a small-scale, 100 per cent Halal meat abattoir and cutting plant currently running called Simply Halal, where meat is slaughtered according to Islamic law.

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UK: Meat Packers United

| 24/04/2010 | Reply
UK: Meat Packers United

Scandalous working conditions in industrial chicken sheds have led to a revolution. The labour movement has come back to life in the UK poultry sector– and forced supermarkets to act.

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UK: 2 Sisters adds Storteboom to form £1bn business

| 23/04/2010 | Reply
UK: 2 Sisters adds Storteboom to form £1bn business

Birmingham-based processing company 2 Sisters is to buy the Dutch-based poultry business Storteboom Group. The acquisition of Storteboom adds six sites to the 2 Sisters Group, turning it into a £1 billion-plus turnover business.

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BBC Radio Four: ‘The Food Programme’ looks at the Halal market in the UK

| 10/04/2010 | Reply
BBC Radio Four: ‘The Food Programme’ looks at the Halal market in the UK

BBC Radio’s ‘The Food Programme takes a serious look at the expanding Halal meat market in the UK, and goes into many of the key issues, such as stunning, and differences of interpretation, and includes a live visit to UK slaughter house to hear at first-hand what is involved.

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