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Category: Meat & Poultry

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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Goat and the Bengali Intelligentsia

| 11/09/2009 | Reply
Goat and the Bengali Intelligentsia

In this country (USA) we, the Bengalis, try hard to hold on to our
culture and traditions. Hence goat meat is an integral part of that
effort. Goat meat is not sold in most American butcher shops, but that
is hardly an impediment. We travel miles to find a “Indo-Pak Halal”
meat shop to get our quota of red meat.

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A’Saffa helping celebrate the true spirit of ramadan by offering true halal products

| 08/09/2009 | Reply
A’Saffa helping celebrate the true spirit of ramadan by offering true halal products

A’Saffa Poultry, Oman’s leading chicken producer,
is encouraging consumers across Oman to celebrate Ramadan with the
confidence that their range of poultry products are all produced using
real Halal techniques at their state of the art farm facility in the
south of the country.

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Officers Monitor Slaughter Of Cattle

| 04/09/2009 | Reply
Officers Monitor Slaughter Of Cattle

Bandar Seri Begawan – Two officers from the Halal Food Control Unit
in Changchun province, China, monitored 100 cattle being slaughtered at
the HaoYue Halal Meat Company. The rest of the cattle herd will be slaughtered this week where the
processed meat will be packaged and delivered to the port of Dalian.
The processed meat will be packed in plastic bags and stored in a
freezer to be sent to Brunei by ship.

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Bahrain Butchers Face Customers’ Ire after Govt Put Limits on Sales

| 26/08/2009 | Reply
Bahrain Butchers Face Customers’ Ire after Govt Put Limits on Sales

MANAMA — Butchers at Bahrain’s central markets
have been facing the wrath of customers nowadays after the government
imposed a ban on selling more than 7kg of meat per customer during
Ramadan.

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For meat heads, it’s prime time

| 24/08/2009 | Reply
For meat heads, it’s prime time

Boston, once home to scores of ethnic butchers, now has a modest
five to 10 such stores. Local meat sellers say it is impossible to
compete with supermarkets, which reduce meat prices because they can
offset any losses through higher costs on other consumer goods.

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Meat imports surge ahead of Ramadan

| 23/08/2009 | Reply
Meat imports surge ahead of Ramadan

Meat
imports to the UAE and the Gulf are expected to rise by as much as 15
per cent during the month of Ramadan, according to importers. The
next four weeks will also be one of the busiest periods of the year for
the global meat industry, and Ramadan coincides with high seasonal
demand from European, US and Australian markets.

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Wilmington family business offers fresh meat at farmers markets

| 19/08/2009 | Reply
Wilmington family business offers fresh meat at farmers markets

The cows are raised in Texas eating
grass, and then he takes them to Greensboro where they are fed on grain
for 60 to 120 days. They are then taken one at a time to Chaudry Halal
Meats in Siler City for slaughter. The beef is then aged for a minimum
of 21 days. After the aging, the outer edges of the meat are trimmed
away to add flavor. This method is in-depth, and definitely not cost
effective, but Koster said he wouldn’t have it any other way.

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