Category: G-20 News

Animal rights outcry at Euro slaughter decision

| 26/06/2009 | Reply
Animal rights outcry at Euro slaughter decision

Animal rights groups have reacted with outrage at a European
Union ruling earlier this week protecting Jewish and Muslim methods of
slaughtering animals.

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Global Halal Conference at Anuga 2009

| 23/06/2009 | Reply
Global Halal Conference at Anuga 2009

News from the Anuga Trade Show that is held in Cologne, Germany 10-14 Oct. 2009:

“Halal” food
and beverages is one of the food industry’s most dynamically growing
product groups, a trend that also can be served by European suppliers,
of course. Due to the fact that especially Muslim communities are
growing in numbers, a further growth of the demand for Halal Food is
one of the fastest and effective growing food sectors in the world and
will remain so for many years. With the first “Global Halal Conference”
at Anuga featuring the participation of experts from all over the
world, we want to emphasize and highlight this aspect.

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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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Foodservice customers seeking healthy, local meat

| 30/05/2009 | Reply
Foodservice customers seeking healthy, local meat

Sodexo Canada provides dining services globally in college, corporate,
government and healthcare facility cafeterias, as well as sports
arenas, retirement community dining rooms and a number of other venues.
As the executive chef at Sodexo Canada, Suman Roy has a front-row seat
to North American consumer preferences when it comes to protein
choices. Meatingplace asked him to share his insights.

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Exports are Turkey’s first venture into halal market

| 24/05/2009 | Reply
Exports are Turkey’s first venture into halal market

Following
the global trend in the certification of halal foods, goods prepared in
accordance with Islamic law, the Food Auditing and Certification
Research Association (G?MDES) has become the first body to issue halal
certificates in Turkey, currently for foodstuffs that are being
exported outside the country.

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Little Halal store on the Prairies

| 14/05/2009 | Reply
Little Halal store on the Prairies

Pakistani immigrants Marjan Shah and Mehboob Ahmad open Regina, Saskatchewan’s first Halal store.

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Bringing the Halal to Saint John

| 01/05/2009 | Reply
Bringing the Halal to Saint John

A new online Halal grocery store specializing in East Indian and Middle Eastern foods has begun operating in Saint John.

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Italian dining experience – the halal way

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
Italian dining experience – the halal way

This is an article on a new Halal restaurant concept in the UK bringing Halal Italian food for the first time to the Muslim community of Bradford. This is not just for whetting their appetite for European food but also for health reasons, to combat the problems of diabetes in the Asian Community, by offering Mediterranean food.

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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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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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Turkey plans Halal trade expo in August

| 26/03/2009 | Reply
Turkey plans Halal trade expo in August

HALALISTEXPO
– Halal Products Trade Fair will be held at Istanbul Exhibiton Center
between August 13th and 16th. It is expected that hundreds of companies
from around the world will join Halalistexpo and 3 billion dollars
worth of trade is targeted.

NB Dates changed to 4-7 Feb 2010.

See www.halalistexpo.com for details

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Don’t be sheepish about a new industry

| 25/03/2009 | Reply
Don’t be sheepish about a new industry

British Columbia currently supplies
less than 25 per cent of the domestic lamb market. That means that
three-quarters of the lamb consumed in this province is imported from
Alberta, the United States, or New Zealand. At one of the Saturday
agriculture discussions last year we heard about a sheep farmer in New
Zealand who regularly sold his entire flock to a processor in Surrey,
B.C.

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The Growing Halal and Kosher Markets

| 07/03/2009 | Reply
The Growing Halal and Kosher Markets

It isn’t just kosher-observant Jews and halal-observant Muslims who are
driving the sacred foods market. Many consumers who are concerned about
food safety are turning to kosher- and halal-certified foods because of
the perception that they are “cleaner” and more closely supervised
during the manufacturing process.

Vegans, vegetarians and consumers
with food intolerances are drawn to the products as well because the
certification labeling means that they can quickly see if a food
contains, for example, dairy. Manufacturers are also pursuing
certification because it can help open up new regional markets in
cities where buyers are more likely to be accepting of certified
products.

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Turkey, Iran can work together in halal food

| 29/01/2009 | Reply
Turkey, Iran can work together in halal food

Turkish
State Minister for foreign trade Kursad Tuzmen has held separate
meetings with Iranian Agriculture Minister Mohammed Reza Eskandari and
Petroleum Minister Qolam Hosein Nozari in Tehran. At the meeting with Eskandari, Tuzmen said that Turkey and Iran should increase agricultural trade. Tuzmen said the two countries could work together in halal food.

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Protestors boycott Manchester Halal Subway

| 20/01/2009 | Reply
Protestors boycott Manchester Halal Subway

PROTESTORS have launched an internet
campaign asking people to boycott a sandwich retailer for only stocking
Halal meat in two of its stores in Manchester.

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Brazilian Halal exports to the Middle East to cross US$6.38 billion in 2008

| 19/11/2008 | Reply
Brazilian Halal exports to the Middle East to cross US$6.38 billion in 2008

Brazilian
Halal exports to the Middle East are expected to exceed USD 6.38
billion in 2008, as the demand for beef meat and poultry continues to
rise in the region. Industry reports have revealed that 33 per cent of
Brazilian poultry and 40 per cent of its meat production are being
supplied to the global Halal market, which is largely concentrated
within the region.

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UK Company’s interest to be active in Halal Certification filed

| 06/11/2008 | Reply
UK Company’s interest to be active in Halal Certification filed

The Board of Directors of Ics Registrars company announced their
interest for common activity in the fields of documentation of audit
system, and Halal certification according to the regulations of ISO17021
concluding codex and necessary practical methods, the auditing of check
list, evaluation methods, holding free training of Halal common laws
and Hygiene and safety of food products, like, issuance of common Halal
certificate among ICRIC and Ics Register with common signature and
mutual certifying in England and ICRIC.

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cooperation of the governments to unify Halal criterions for proposals

| 01/11/2008 | Reply
cooperation of the governments to unify Halal criterions for proposals

The 24th session of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial
Cooperation (COMSEC) of the Organization of the Islamic Conference(OIC)
that was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 20 to 24 October 2008. In
addition to trade and investment among the member states, economical
cooperation strateg, solutions to combat poverty and stagnation, the
specification of the criterions in Halal food in Islamic countries were
issues of the discussion.

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Halal tourism tipped to rise as World Travel Market opens

| 16/11/2007 | Reply
Halal tourism tipped to rise as World Travel Market opens

New trends identified at the opening of the World Travel Market 2007 in the UK
included the rise of Halal tourism in the Middle East, the role of
mobile phones in revolutionizing the Asian travel industry and the
growth of “voluntourism.”

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