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Category: Farm-to-Fork News

USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

| 21/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

Expect beef, chicken, turkey, eggs, fats and oils, cereals and dairy products to go up in price the most in the coming months. Americans have already reduced their meat consumption over the past few years because of higher prices.

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USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

| 17/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

In his research he discovered that the majority of vitamins in the market were not “halal” as most of them had pork derivatives, such as the gelatin used in capsules or in gummy vitamins.

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UK: Birmingham Trading Standards attempt to Clean up Halal raid

| 16/08/2012 | Reply
UK: Birmingham Trading Standards attempt to Clean up Halal raid

Birmingham companies and wholesalers have been raided by Birmingham Trading Standards for allegedly selling non Halal meat as Halal. They will be doing further investigation into the companies.

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UAE: Pakistan food brand makes UAE foray

| 16/08/2012 | Reply
UAE: Pakistan food brand makes UAE foray

The country’s leading brand in frozen Halal meat plans to make inroads in potential Gulf market by launching its products in Dubai to ensure significant business share in food segment.

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UK: Halal poultry supplier Gafoor sold

| 14/08/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal poultry supplier Gafoor sold

A £52m-turnover Halal poultry supplier has been bought out of administration by Gafoor Pure Halal. Preston-based Gafoor Poultry Products was founded in 1964 and is owned by the Patel family.

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Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

| 13/08/2012 | Reply
Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

As this demand grows, the need for reliable alternative sources to animal proteins from livestock is going to become vital. So what options does the food industry have when it comes to producing effective alternatives to meat products?

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UK: Halal abattoir meets growing opposition

| 10/08/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal abattoir meets growing opposition

Heading the campaign, Tess Turner, of Alford, claims the practices of slaughtering animals without stunning them first are inhumane and illegal if sold for consumption by those who are not Jewish or Muslim.

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Malaysia: Capitalise on halal economy or risk being left behind

| 10/08/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Capitalise on halal economy or risk being left behind

With a growing global Muslim community, existing gaps in the local halal industry supply chain need to be addressed urgently to ensure Malaysia continues to be at the forefront of the halal economy and not seen as a laggard.

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Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

Engro Foods Canada is poised to post a profit next year by increasing availability of its halal meat product line in major chains of retail outlets across the North American continent, Engro Foods CEO Afnan Ahsan said.

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USA: Walmart opens its doors to Halal

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Walmart opens its doors to Halal

Crescent Foods, the nations’ leading provider of Premium Halal Chicken is now supplying their quality products to a total of 77 Walmart Supercenter and Walmart Neighborhood Market locations across the USA

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Opinion: Halal industry: Pakistan has more potential than Malaysia to thrive

| 06/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Halal industry: Pakistan has more potential than Malaysia to thrive

Pakistan, with a huge Muslim population, stands a chance of becoming a global centre of excellence for halal business, if the government pays attention to this lucrative business sector.

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Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

| 04/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

Packaging is an increasing source of Halal food contamination, according to Genetic ID Europe. This is due to the leaching of animal fat-based lubricants used in the production of some paper-based materials into packaged products.

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Thailand: Sri Lankan Halal products look for global reach

| 03/08/2012 | Reply
Thailand: Sri Lankan Halal products look for global reach

Currently the ACJU- HD is in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding with both CICOT and the Halal Science Center to ensure all products locally certified by the ACJU – HD in Sri Lanka have global recognition.

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South Africa: Christian Group Petitions Courts to Challenge Halal Labeling

| 03/08/2012 | Reply
South Africa: Christian Group Petitions Courts to Challenge Halal Labeling

The group objects to the fact that a wide range of food products are religiously labelled, and there should be alternative products available without these labels. The complaint mainly targets the halal labeling.

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Brazil: $6.5m worth of orders for Brazilian food products signed by Arab importers

| 02/08/2012 | Reply
Brazil: $6.5m worth of orders for Brazilian food products signed by Arab importers

It was stated that Brazilian companies should invest more in the production of halal products. Arab importers are seeking halal-certified chocolate, sweets and food products.This represents a huge potential for Halal certified companies.

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France: French Muslim Shoppers Demand Halal Foods

| 01/08/2012 | Reply
France: French Muslim Shoppers Demand Halal Foods

In the Paris suburb of Livry Gargan supermarkets and manufacturers are scrambling to meet the demand for halal products that meet Muslim dietary laws.

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Spending by Muslim Tourists is Growing Faster than the Global Rate

| 30/07/2012 | Reply
Spending by Muslim Tourists is Growing Faster than the Global Rate

A new ground-breaking study, ‘Global Muslim Lifestyle Travel Market: Landscape & Consumer Needs,’ shows that Muslim tourists globally represent a major niche market worth $126.1 billion in 2011 growing at a 4.8% through 2020.

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South Africa: The Halal Kingdom

| 30/07/2012 | Reply
South Africa: The Halal Kingdom

Although it holds the world’s smallest percentage of Muslims, there are grounds for asserting that South Africa has a highly advanced halal certification programme. The Rainbow Nation is considered one of the five largest producers of halal products worldwide.

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UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

| 29/07/2012 | Reply
UAE: Ingredients Focus on Halal

Midamar’s Aossey also suggests the higher-end market is more lucrative: “We cater to a market that demands premium quality products. Our products are not mass produced and consumed. We still source our products from small, family-owned farms – not the cattle factories.”

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USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

| 27/07/2012 | Reply
USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

If technologies were withdrawn, 17 million more acres of land and 138 billion more gallons of water would be required to produce the same total amount of beef. 18 million extra metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) would be released in the United States alone.

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