22-Nov-2013 - Eight MEPs have tabled a Written Declaration to the European Parliament, calling for compulsory method of slaughter labelling on animals that have not been pre-stunned.
17-Oct-2013 - Anuga 2013 proved a huge success with visitors from across the globe flocking to see the latest trends across the food and drink industry. Meat was no exception, and with exhibitors across more than two halls, there was plenty for visitors to see.
07-Oct-2013 - The Halal Research Council is to hold an international workshop on halal meat in Dubai on 8 October.
25-Sep-2013 - With the worldwide consumption of meat growing, the international meat trade will be travelling to Germany next month to take part in one of the world’s largest food trade fairs.
12-Aug-2013 - Pakistan meat sector executives believe their export sector is underperforming, failing especially to seize sales in affluent international halal markets.
17-Jul-2013 - The Dutch government has been using diplomatic pressure to push for a European Union (EU) law ordering that halal and kosher meat is specially labelled when from livestock slaughtered without stunning.
16-Jul-2013 - Poland’s parliament has infuriated religious groups and the meat industry by rejecting a bill that would have legalised slaughter without stunning for kosher and halal meat.
25-Jun-2013 - The global halal meat market has reached $300bn in volume sales, according to the Halal Research Council (HRC).
25-Jun-2012 - Russia reached self-sufficiency in halal meat production last year and exported halal poultry for the first time in its history, statistics have revealed.
19-Apr-2012 - Meat ingredients specialist BHJ UK Protein Foods has secured halal certification for its SCANPRO Beef 95 functional protein ingredient.
16-Apr-2012 - An eminent group of UK halal scholars have created a new Shariah-compliant halal certification scheme for the food industry, which they hope will be adopted as a worldwide standard.
05-Apr-2012 - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has declared that the rise in Campylobacter and E.coli cases in Europe was “directly related” to an alleged increase in ritual slaughterings, which she called a “sanitary bomb”.
16-Mar-2012 - Canadian Parti Québécois (PQ) deputy André Simard has asked the province’s assembly to give a public report on ritual slaughter by 23 March, arguing that halal meat is being sold without consumers’ knowledge.
09-Mar-2012 - A relaxed attitude to ritual slaughter in some EU member states has led to systematic slaughtering without stunning, regardless of consumer need, according to EU welfare experts.
08-Mar-2012 - The EU is still New Zealand’s most important export market for chilled lamb, but the balance is shifting as the country opens up new avenues.
06-Mar-2012 - The French cattle and meat industry association INTERBEV has released a statement to put an end to the political row started by far-right candidate Marine Le Pen on halal meat.
24-Feb-2012 - French craft butchers have asked for national and European regulation to make halal labelling mandatory following a transparency controversy in the Paris region.
22-Feb-2012 - Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has sparked controversy by declaring all the meat consumed in the Paris region was halal.
20-Feb-2012 - Saudi Arabia has called on all non-Muslim countries which export halal products to tighten their adherence to Islamic regulations, and has requested that an approved set of guidelines be drawn up to help importers ensure these are being met.
16-Feb-2012 - A halal food plant that aims to supply meat to Muslim consumers across Europe has received approval and funding from the UK agriculture ministry (Defra).
03-Feb-2012 - New Zealand is hoping to increase beef exports to Malaysia after getting halal approval on 14 meat plants.
24-Oct-2003 - French meat processor Duc saw turnover slump by nearly 12 per cent in the first half of the year, as it felt the impact of competition from both cheaper and more expensive products.
19-May-2003 - New proposals governing the humane slaughter of animals in the UK could have huge implications for Jewish and Muslim communities, as well as the British meat processing industry as a whole.
22-Apr-2003 - With the French poultry sector in decline as a result of falling prices, increased competition and overproduction, Duc is looking to foreign markets - and innovative products - to help it survive.
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