Category: Farm-to-Fork News

USA: Midamar Corporation continues to supply customers worldwide

| 29/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation continues to supply customers worldwide

Midamar facilities were recently raided by government agencies and a business account was frozen. They were not informed of the purpose or the cause of the investigation. There is no evidence that Midamar’s halal integrity has been compromised by this investigation.

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EU: Polish court bans ritual slaughter, EU gives go-ahead

| 27/11/2012 | Reply
EU: Polish court bans ritual slaughter, EU gives go-ahead

The Constitutional Court’s ruling appeared largely symbolic, as it enters into force on January 1, the same day it is over-riden by a European Union directive setting common rules for the production of kosher and halal meat across the 27-nation bloc.

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UK: LCM Warning for children not to eat school dinners

| 27/11/2012 | Reply
UK: LCM Warning for children not to eat school dinners

The call comes amid fears by Lancashire Council of Mosques that LCC’s latest suppliers of Halal products are not accredited by a certifying organisation that is in line with the Halal criteria adopted by the LCM in 2007.

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Malaysia: First NFC halal app to be launched soon

| 27/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: First NFC halal app to be launched soon

Developed by Malaysia Microelectronic Solutions (My-MS) Sdn Bhd, the first of its kind application is set to bring great advantage to Muslims globally, as consumers would be able to identify and authenticate restaurants and hotels that are halal certified.

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UAE: Dubai sets menu for exporters of food

| 26/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Dubai sets menu for exporters of food

About 90% of the UAE’s food is imported, posing a significant challenge to authorities wanting to impose a uniform set of labelling and safety rules. The municipality is working on making sure the food they export next year is safe and properly labelled.

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UK: Mullaco Batley wins Halal Butcher of the year Award

| 26/11/2012 | Reply
UK: Mullaco Batley wins Halal Butcher of the year Award

Butchers Shop of the Year awards is an annual competition organised by a trade magazine. A judge said that he was impressed with the professionalism and the enthusiasm of the Halal butchers who made the final of this year’s Awards.

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UAE: Midamar serving Authentic Greek Gyros at SIAL 2012 in Abu Dhabi

| 24/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Midamar serving Authentic Greek Gyros at SIAL 2012 in Abu Dhabi

Midamar will be exhibiting at SIAL Middle East which will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 26-28. This year at SIAL, Midamar will be featuring its authentic Greek style gyros and serving samples.

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Philippines: Government support for ‘halal’ industries sought

| 23/11/2012 | Reply
Philippines:  Government support for ‘halal’ industries sought

Stakeholders are apprehensive the “halal” industries and business regulation system in Southern Mindanao might not take off without utmost support from the national government.

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Russian Halal Certification Center successfully aids first export of Halal poultry

| 23/11/2012 | Reply
Russian Halal Certification Center successfully aids first export of Halal poultry

For the first time in the history the Russian Halal Certification Center has helped to facilitate Halal poultry to cross the Russian border and begin exporting to Arab countries.

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Bangladesh: Govt mulls Halal certification law to tap global market

| 23/11/2012 | Reply
Bangladesh: Govt mulls Halal certification law to tap global market

The ministry will sit with the stakeholders, that include the different ministries, Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution, business bodies and exporters, in December to finalise the law.

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UAE moves to certify organic food

| 22/11/2012 | Reply
UAE moves to certify organic food

Organic farms in the UAE and imported organic foods are being certified by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) for the first time. 17 farms in the UAE have already been certified and others are under process.

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Turkey: SMIIC Forum 2012

| 21/11/2012 | Reply
Turkey: SMIIC Forum 2012

One of the most important outcomes of the Forum was the participation of high-ranking officials of Turkey, which emphasised that the Turks approach is very serious to everything that is connected with the Halal Industry.

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UK: Premier Halal Meats opens its new Halal abattoir in Skegness

| 21/11/2012 | Reply
UK: Premier Halal Meats opens its new Halal abattoir in Skegness

The firm endeavors to create further employment and regeneration in the area to benefit all communities which in return will stimulate and regenerate the farming industry, making it one of the largest employers in Skegness, Lincolnshire.

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EU: EC to research stunning information on meat labels

| 20/11/2012 | Reply
EU: EC to research stunning information on meat labels

The European Commission (EC) will launch a study next year to ask consumers whether they would like meat labels to contain information about stunning methods used before the animal was slaughtered.

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UK: Halal food back on the menu at Lancashire schools

| 19/11/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal food back on the menu at Lancashire schools

The new range of Halal meat products has been tested for quality by the county council’s menu planning team, and all the appropriate food safety, traceability and Halal accreditations are in place.

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UAE named Chairman of Halal Standards Committee

| 19/11/2012 | Reply
UAE named Chairman of Halal Standards Committee

The UAE was granted a three year chairmanship of the first technical committee for Halal food standards. The UAE was also selected as Chairman of the Halal Cosmetics Committee (TC2).

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Philippines: 10th General Assembly Meeting of the World Halal Council (WHC)

| 16/11/2012 | Reply
Philippines: 10th General Assembly Meeting of the World Halal Council (WHC)

The Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines, Inc. (IDCP) is hosting this event, and, in addition, a 2-day Halal World Forum (HWF) 2012 for Halal manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, academe and consumers is also being organized on 21 & 22 November 2012

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USA: Dubai’s AWGAL in talks to purchase Texas cattle farms

| 15/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Dubai’s AWGAL in talks to purchase Texas cattle farms

“The appeal is simply the fact that people prefer American beef; it’s the best. We want Halal-certified American-approved beef,” Zubair A Razzaq, CEO and President, said, declining to give a figure for investment.

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USA: Mobile food carts increasing

| 15/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Mobile food carts increasing

These new food carts are more elaborate, virtual stainless steel kitchens on wheels, and are raising questions about whether a growing number will hurt traditional restaurants that have been the backbone of the business community.

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