Category: Meat & Poultry

Indonesia threatens Aust beef exporters

| 08/06/2009 | Reply
Indonesia threatens Aust beef exporters

Indonesia’s agriculture minister has reportedly said
that Australian beef-certifying bodies must meet new Islamic halal
guidelines otherwise Australian beef imports will banned.

But
Indonesia’s council of clerics, which decides proper halal practices,
says that all of Australia’s certifying bodies have been approved.

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NZ beef ban may reflect overtures from Brazil

| 08/06/2009 | Reply
NZ beef ban may reflect overtures from Brazil

The Indonesian government has delisted the two Muslim
authorities responsible for certifying halal meat in New Zealand,
and appears to be planning to import cheaper meat from Brazil.

Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim country, and its
moves threaten millions of dollars worth of New Zealand meat
exports.

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Thai, UAE talks to set up livestock farms

| 04/06/2009 | Reply
Thai, UAE talks to set up livestock farms

The UAE Government is holding talks with Thailand about plans to
develop huge livestock farms and produce halal products in the
Southeast Asian country.

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Chicken injected with beef waste sold in UK

| 04/06/2009 | Reply
Chicken injected with beef waste sold in UK

Muslims and Jews conned into eating meat bulked out with cow and pig products.

Cafes and restaurants across Britain have been selling chicken secretly injected with beef and pork waste, The Independent can reveal today.

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Local Meat Producers Urged To Compete In Global Halal Market

| 03/06/2009 | Reply
Local Meat Producers Urged To Compete In Global Halal Market

Local producers of
halal meat and meat products in Malaysia have been urged to increase their
production as well as the promotion of their products to capture some
of the global halal products and services market which is valued at
RM7.6 trillion annually. Local meat is considered more fresh considered they are kept frozen for a shorter period of time than imported meat.

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Ban on Electric Stunning in the EU?

| 30/05/2009 | Reply
Ban on Electric Stunning in the EU?

Are you ready to give up electrical stunning?  You could have no
choice.  Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton from www.meatingplace.com attended the Annual meeting of the European Branch
of World Poultry Science’s Poultry Welfare Conference, and this is what she heard when she was there, and her view on it.

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Betong chicken ready to take flight

| 23/05/2009 | Reply
Betong chicken ready to take flight

Thailand: After years of lower sales resulting from the
bird flu epidemic and violence in the southernmost provinces of the
country, the Betong chicken industry is now getting a boost from state
agencies and expects a bright outlook.




The project would cover farms, a standard slaughterhouse and a
processing plant that meet Good Agricultural Practices and halal
production requirements with a capacity to process 2,000 to 3,000
chickens per day.

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U.S. beef gaining traction in Middle East

| 23/05/2009 | Reply
U.S. beef gaining traction in Middle East

High-quality
U.S. beef is becoming a popular item in the Middle East, which
traditionally has been a strong market for beef livers and other
variety meats, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. In the first quarter of 2009, U.S. beef muscle-cut exports rose 84
percent in volume and more than 40 percent in value over the same
quarter last year.

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A New Australian Delicacy now Available

| 16/05/2009 | Reply
A New Australian Delicacy now Available

Here’s an article showing a new Halal business opportunity with Halal quail being introduced into the Halal marketplace.

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Strategy being pursued to control meat prices

| 27/04/2009 | Reply
Strategy being pursued to control meat prices

Islamabad—The government is pursuing a comprehensive
strategy to control meat prices by increasing its supply and in this
regard it has suspended export of livestock. Provincial authorities
have been asked to check unauthorized movement of live animals
across the country to ensure smooth supply of meat to the people at
a reasonable price.

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Restricting Trade: Export of livestock suspended to control meat prices

| 25/04/2009 | Reply
Restricting Trade: Export of livestock suspended to control meat prices

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has suspended export of livestock and
allowed import of halal meat to control prices in the country.

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W.Va. Farmers Aim at Growing Muslim Market

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
W.Va. Farmers Aim at Growing Muslim Market

In a room where farmers in camouflage baseball caps and John Deere
jackets mix with women in head scarves, Larry Gardner is scolding
himself for forgetting Ramadan last year.



 



After 30 years raising lambs, the Waverly farmer is learning something
new about the business. There’s a growing demand in West Virginia for
sheep and goats from Muslim residents tired of traveling hundreds of
miles for meats prepared in accordance with their faith’s dietary
requirements.

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Irish Halal Products for the Home Market

| 10/04/2009 | Reply
Irish Halal Products for the Home Market

In October 2008, the west Waterford poultry processor, Cappoquin
Chickens, was brought out of receivership by Perwiaz Latif and Zahid
Hussain, who immediately set the company on a new path that focuses on
gradual growth and re-establishing its market share. 

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FDA officially delays feed ban implementation

| 08/04/2009 | Reply
FDA officially delays feed ban implementation

The
Food and Drug Administration announced it has officially delayed for 60
days the 2008 BSE final rule prohibiting the use of certain cattle
materials in feed for all animals. The effective date is pushed back to
June 26 from April 27.

So, in case you thought that the rule prohibiting the use of rendered spinal cords and brains from use in animal feeds was already in force in the USA…think again!

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Halal and Organic…Finally!

| 08/04/2009 | Reply
Halal and Organic…Finally!

Although Halal is coming into its own as a food group, and Organic is
already mainstream, the words Halal and Organic are rarely seen
together. HalalFocus was surprised and pleased to come across BlossomPure in Toronto, suppliers of Halal Organic meat

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Poultry sector sizzles up with large-scale consolidation drive

| 01/04/2009 | Reply
Poultry sector sizzles up with large-scale consolidation drive

The dull world of the Bangladesh’s poultry sector has suddenly sizzled
up with top farms embarking on an investment spree never seen in the
country’s history.


Thai poultry giant CP has triggered the battle with a war chest of
$60 million, forcing top player Kazi Farms to throw the gauntlet with
its own two-year expansion scheme in feed, meat processing and
retailing.

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Cargill adds remote video auditing at slaughter plants

| 31/03/2009 | Reply
Cargill adds remote video auditing at slaughter plants

Cargill
said Monday it has begun implementing a third-party video auditing
program to bolster the company’s animal welfare protection systems and
will have the program in place at all of its U.S. beef slaughter plants
by the end of 2009. I wonder if this practise will find its way into their Better Beef plant in Canada, and other facilities in the Halal sector?

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South Carolina firm recalls meat and poultry products

| 31/03/2009 | Reply
South Carolina firm recalls meat and poultry products

York, S.C.-based Halal International Processing is recalling nearly
2,925 pounds of beef, chicken, goat and lamb products that were
mislabeled, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.




Not only are these products mislabeled according to USDA, but they also have on the label that they are from a company called ‘Halal International’ but there is no Halal certification on the products. This is a case for needing a regulatory body for Halal foods in the US.

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MEPs give green light to halal poultry

| 30/03/2009 | Reply
MEPs give green light to halal poultry

The EU Agriculture Committee has approved a proposal to update the rules on animal welfare at slaughter, giving the green light to halal poultry,  meaning that stunning prior to slaughter is not compulsory for Halal producers. However, they rejected an amendment calling for Halal products to be specially labeled.

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Pilgrim’s gets six more months to file reorganization plan

| 28/03/2009 | Reply
Pilgrim’s gets six more months to file reorganization plan

Pilgrim’s Pride
Corp. has been granted an additional six months to submit its plan of
reorganization for emerging from bankruptcy protection, according to
court documents filed on Thursday.

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