Category: Meat & Poultry

Putting some meat on our beef industry

| 08/11/2009 | Reply
Putting some meat on our beef industry

It’s commonly known Manitoba’s cattle industry depends heavily on exports. So much so, people in the sector have tended to look at you funny
whenever you float the idea of marketing more of what our farmers
produce into local markets. After all, we’re told Manitoba consumers
can only eat between 13 and 15 per cent of the cattle produced in the
province.

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The Eco-Halal Revolution: Clean food for Muslims

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
The Eco-Halal Revolution: Clean food for Muslims

A growing movement of
Muslims is seeking to revolutionize the production and supply of halal
meat in the U.S. This drive for a more transparent and environmentally
sound approach to halal meat reflects the natural juncture of Islamic
dietary principles and the increasingly popular but almost entirely
secular sustainable-food movement sweeping across the country.

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A’Saffa introduces halal chicken to Qatar

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
A’Saffa introduces halal chicken to Qatar

A’Saffa
is the Gulf’s newest and most innovative chicken producer and is
committed to ensuring its chickens have the best natural feed,
conditions to grow on a state of the art facility in the south of Oman
with every bird slaughtered by hand according to the most stringent of
Halal processes.

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Brunei Meat Exports Via Halal Brand Probable

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Brunei Meat Exports Via Halal Brand Probable

Ghanim International Food Corp Sdn Bhd is
keeping its doors open to the possibility of helping domestic poultry
producers export their goods to Singapore using the premium Brunei
Halal brand.

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A higher calling

| 30/10/2009 | Reply
A higher calling

Kosher
and halal meats are gaining popularity among both growing U.S. Jewish
and Muslim populations as well as non-religious consumer groups.
A growing number of non-Jewish and non-Muslim consumers who are turning
to kosher and halal foods, particularly meat, since both types of meat
have to meet stringent standards.

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Punjab invites investment in dairy, livestock sectors

| 27/10/2009 | Reply
Punjab invites investment in dairy, livestock sectors

LAHORE: The Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) is facilitating
investment in the resource-rich livestock and dairy sector.

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Brunei trains sights on Singapore poultry market

| 27/10/2009 | Reply
Brunei trains sights on Singapore poultry market

BRUNEI’S
Agriculture Department is positive domestic poultry producers will be
able to ship their goods to Singapore next year, hopefully under the
Sultanate’s Brunei Halal brand. This will involve the doubling of current poultry production in the
country, which already enjoys 100 per cent self-sufficiency in poultry,
Dr Dabeding Hj Dullah, assistant director of the department, said in an
interview with The Brunei Times.

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Brunei’s Abbattoir Eyes Mideast Market, Wants Halal Brand

| 26/10/2009 | Reply
Brunei’s Abbattoir Eyes Mideast Market, Wants Halal Brand

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN — Mulaut Abattoir is
considering obtaining a licence to use the Brunei Halal brand to help
ease its entry in lucrative Islamic markets for beef products, said the
company’s acting deputy general manager.

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Ostrich meat gains popularity in Brunei

| 26/10/2009 | Reply
Ostrich meat gains popularity in Brunei

Restaurants serving ostrich meat are noting its rising popularity even
as a Malaysian lecturer cast doubt whether the meat is Halal.

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Proof of pain leads to calls for ban on ritual slaughter

| 19/10/2009 | Reply
Proof of pain leads to calls for ban on ritual slaughter

Scientists
are used to being attacked by anti-vivisectionists for causing
unnecessary suffering to animals in the course of research. But a new
study into the pain felt by dying animals has animal rights groups on
side – and has led to renewed calls for Islamic and Jewish slaughter
rituals to be brought into line with secular practices.

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Postville plant’s owner outlines plans for kosher production

| 14/10/2009 | Reply
Postville plant’s owner outlines plans for kosher production

Hershey Friedman, whose company bought the former Agriprocessors
facility in Postville, Iowa, says he will use E-Verify, pay
higher-than-minimum wages but seek to provide “affordable” kosher meat
to Jewish consumers, according to a report by the
Associated Press.

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Mulaut Abattoir holds 3-in-1 event

| 13/10/2009 | Reply
Mulaut Abattoir holds 3-in-1 event

Mulaut Abattoir Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Royal Brunei Airlines, marked
the first anniversary of importing beef from Haoyue Halal Meat Company
Limited, Jilin ChangChun Province, People’s
Republic of China, a thanksgiving prayer and Hari Raya gathering
recently.

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Pakistan offers services to Malaysia to set up buffalo industry

| 06/10/2009 | Reply
Pakistan offers services to Malaysia to set up buffalo industry

Pakistan is ready to offer
expertise to Malaysia for joint research and development in buffalo industry for
a mutually beneficial cooperation. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Malaysia Lt Gen (retd)
Tahir Mahmud Qazi said in a meeting with Dato Dr Abd Aziz bin Jamaluddin,
Director General Veterinary Services of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

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Ecological activists see duty as ‘sacred’

| 29/09/2009 | Reply
Ecological activists see duty as ‘sacred’

A growing trend in the US to combine religion and environmental
activism has aroused interest in the UAE following the screening of a
documentary about the concept here. The movement behind the film, Green Zabiha, was founded in
Washington, DC, by Yasir Syeed and his wife Karima Shamma. Among its
projects is the promotion and distribution of halal meat and poultry
raised on organic and so-called compassionate farms.

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MEAT & Livestock Australia (MLA) appoints

| 29/09/2009 | Reply
MEAT & Livestock Australia (MLA) appoints

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the
international marketing arm of Australian meat producers, has appointed
Mr. Lachlan Bowtell to the post of Regional Manager Middle East &
North Africa with the responsibility to maintain and increase the
Australian meat and livestock industries’ leading market positions
across the GCC, the Levant, Egypt and the Maghreb countries.

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Halal red meat exports up 17pc

| 21/09/2009 | Reply
Halal red meat exports up 17pc

IN
the 2008-09 financial year, Australia exported an estimated 187,671
tonnes (shipped weight) of certified halal red meat products, up more
than 17 percent year-on-year.

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Halal Meat in UK Supermarkets

| 21/09/2009 | Reply
Halal Meat in UK Supermarkets

National Halal products, from fresh lamb and mutton to burgers, can be
obtained nationwide, from as far south as Slough west of London to
Bradford Yorkshire in the north of England. Tesco and Asda are now
displaying the National Halal products.

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Argentina to help set up meat, fruit processing plants

| 21/09/2009 | Reply
Argentina to help set up meat, fruit processing plants

In October, two Argentine
companies will be visiting Punjab, and possibly Balochistan, to work on
the installation of brand new slaughterhouses (under Halal
certification), meat processing plants and fruit processing plants,
including a project for the apple production of Balochistan.

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Halal meat now permitted in Latvia

| 16/09/2009 | Reply
Halal meat now permitted in Latvia

Saeima
Economic, Agricultural, Environment and Regional Policy Committee
supported in the final reading amendments to animal rights protection
law, stipulating that from now on animal slaughter based on religious
tradition will be allowed in Latvia.

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Poultry demand rises in Turkey during Ramadan

| 14/09/2009 | Reply
Poultry demand rises in Turkey during Ramadan

“Poultry exports have exploded recently. Our annual poultry exports,
which used to stand at 25,000 tons annually, increased to 100,000 tons
within the past couple of years,” said Necmettin Çal??kan, general director of Beyza Piliç, a
poultry producer based in the southern city of Adana. Many Muslim countries
prefer to import poultry from Turkey, he added.

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