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Category: Meat & Poultry

New Zealand exporters resume lamb trade with Iran

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
New Zealand exporters resume lamb trade with Iran

On May 22 Wellington processor Taylor Preston will ship a modest 60 tonnes of frozen cuts to mark the resumption of the trade.

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Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

Mexico’s growing beef industry is targeting Muslim consumers in the Middle East for its prime cuts as it seeks to reduce dependence on buyers in the United States.

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UK: Halal counters at Asda – shop under one roof for all your Ramadan needs

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal counters at Asda – shop under one roof for all your Ramadan needs

With over 45 varieties of certified Halal meats by Haji Baba, in certain stores this Ramadan. Asda is your one stop shop for all your Iftari essentials.

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Pakistan failing to make money from halal goods trade

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Pakistan failing to make money from halal goods trade

The country has a less productive system with primitive processing system working in the absence of a value chain besides the very obvious quality control issues.

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Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

| 08/05/2017 | 2 Replies
Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

Belgium’s Wallooon region has voted to ban kosher and halal meats by outlawing the slaughter of unstunned animals.

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Pakistan: Meat exports on the decline

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Meat exports on the decline

The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) figures that the country’s meat exports have dropped to $140.345m in the first eight months of the ongoing year.

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Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

Saudi Arabia is not alone in its reliance on buying food from abroad. While it needs about 70% of its food imported, the UAE requires 80% and Qatar a staggering 90%.

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Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

Minister Maggi’s visit to the KSA and the UAE is a move to assure the premium quality of Brazilian products entering these markets which have continued to show their trust in Brazil’s meat industry.

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France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

“Slaughter without stunning, I’m sorry, it should have special labels,” Le Pen said. “Furthermore, I think that slaughter without stunning should be prohibited.”

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UK: Defra parliamentary questions round

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Defra parliamentary questions round

In response to a call from Shipley MP Philip Davies for all halal and kosher meat products to be ‘properly labelled’ at the point of sale.

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UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

Will the UK government wake up to the Halal market opportunities in the food and drink industry? They are already looking at opening up the market to sell British lamb to Kuwait.

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UK: Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK:  Pair who ‘betrayed all Muslims’ by selling turkey as halal lamb jailed

Two “greedy” businessmen who ran a scam to sell turkey as halal lamb meat have each been jailed for five years.

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USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

| 19/04/2017 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

Midamar Corp., which as a corporate entity, plead guilty to a single conspiracy court, has survived the criminal prosecution of the business and its officers.

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Norway: Politicians ask for state clearance of Halal meat

| 02/04/2017 | Reply
Norway: Politicians ask for state clearance of Halal meat

The government must ensure neutral clearance of halal meat, said Fremskrittspartiet (Progress Party / FrP) politicians.

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UK consumes more organic meat than any other country in Europe

| 29/03/2017 | Reply
UK consumes more organic meat than any other country in Europe

The UK is the largest market for organic meat across Europe, consuming 84,000t in 2016, new research has revealed.

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Brazilian meat in Malaysia not from sources under probe, says envoy

| 24/03/2017 | Reply
Brazilian meat in Malaysia not from sources under probe, says envoy

None of the 21 plants involved in the scandal are authorised to export to Malaysia due to halal compliance.

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Brazil scandal tests JBS, BRF push for overseas units IPOs

| 24/03/2017 | Reply
Brazil scandal tests JBS, BRF push for overseas units IPOs

The deals could fetch a combined $2.5 billion and help accelerate expansion outside Brazil. None of BRF Halal plants are suspended as part of the probe.

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UK: Halal at The International Food & Drink Event 2017

| 21/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal at The International Food & Drink Event 2017

And with over 40 Halal stalls spread across two halls holding around 1,350 exhibitors, IFE was a melting pot of cultural smells, flavours and cuisines.

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UK: AHDB appoints first Halal manager

| 21/03/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB appoints first Halal manager

Awal Fuseini will lead on all AHDB halal work, working with processors, certification bodies and retailers to drive collaboration between AHDB and this increasingly important sector.

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Export bans hit Brazil’s meat industry after scandal

| 21/03/2017 | Reply
Export bans hit Brazil’s meat industry after scandal

The fallout from Brazil’s rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban.

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