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UK animal welfare groups have called for an end to non-stun slaughter

Animal welfare firms urge DEFRA to end non-stun slaughter

By Ashley Williams

UK-based animal welfare organisations the RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association have sent an open letter to the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to ban non-stun slaughtering of animals.

Almarai said the move would further enhance its footprint for expansion in the foodservice channels

Almarai acquires Alamar Foods’ Premier Foods business

By Ashley Williams

Saudi Arabian-based dairy manufacturer Almarai has reached an agreement with Alamar Foods, a franchise operator for the foodservice industry in the Middle East, to acquire all of its shares in its Premier Foods business.

Saqib Mohammed (pictured in the middle with a white suit) will relocate to Dubai

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Halal Food Authority CEO to step down

By Aidan Fortune

The chief executive officer of the Halal Food Authority (HFA), Saqib Mohammed, is to step down from the role.

Impossible Foods' practices and ingredients adhered to Islamic dietary laws

Impossible Foods receives ‘milestone’ halal certification

By Ashley Williams

US-based meat alternative firm Impossible Foods has gained halal certification from the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) as it bids to make plant-based meats available for those with dietary restrictions.

India launches meat cleanliness initiative

India food safety initiative to boost meat cleanliness

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is launching a hygiene and cleanliness drive in the Indian meat industry though training, food safety audits, certification of animal feed and pushing retailers to make health and safety improvements....

Cherkizovo, Miratorg and GAP Resource have shown increasing interest in halal meat

Russian meat giants drive up halal exports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia exported 50,000 tonnes (t) of halal meat in 2017, up almost twofold compared to 2016, as major agricultural holdings Cherkizovo, Miratorg and GAP Resource have shown increasing interest in this segment, according to the International Center for...