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EU: E. coli outbreaks linked to Egypt Category: Food ProductionHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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30/6/11

By James GallagherHealth reporter, BBC News

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Egyptian fenugreek seeds have been linked to both outbreaks

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The First Cut: kosher killing ban shocks Jews Category: Animal welfareCampaignHomeIndustry News UK & WorldMeat & Poultry

30/6/11 www.thejc.com

European Jews fear future — and recall past horror — as Holland votes to ban kosher slaughter

The Netherlands was accused this week of following Nazi precedent by voting to outlaw the kosher slaughter of animals in a move which has shocked Jewish communities across Europe.

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UK: Campaigning for organic ‘kitemark’ Category: Animal welfareBehalal.org workConsumerFood ProductionHomeIndustry News UK & WorldMeat & PoultryPETITIONS

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30/6/11 www.thejc.com/news

It’s a Friday night staple in Israel and the US, but a kosher and organic certified roast chicken has never graced a Shabbat table in the UK.

However, growing interest in ethically reared meat has prompted campaigners to launch a petition to get kosher meat certified organic, or “organically reared”.

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US: Halal-focused poultry plant comes to Shore Category: HomeIndustry News UK & WorldMeat & Poultry

30/6/11 www.delmarvanow.com

By Liz Holland

PRINCESS ANNE — A company that plans to process chickens for the observant Muslim market has purchased a vacant building in the Princess Anne Industrial Park.

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Dutch government to vote on banning ritual slaughter of animals Category: Animal welfareCampaignHomeIndustry News UK & World

28/6/11 www.telegraph.co.uk

The Dutch parliament is to vote on Tuesday on banning ritual slaughter – animal rights legislation that has been compared to the Nazis by the country’s Jewish religious leader.

The Dutch parliament is to vote on Tuesday on banning ritual slaughter - animal rights legislation that has been compared to the Nazis by the country’s Jewish religious leader.  

Jonathan Sacks, Britain’s Chief Rabbi, joined the campaign to stop the ban last week amid Jewish fears that pressure to ban ritual slaughter is growing across the EU Photo: Andrew Crowley
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British firm suspends sales of sprouting seeds over feared link to French E.Coli outbreak Category: ConsumerHomeIndustry News UK & World

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27/6/11  www.telegraph.co.uk

A leading British seed company has suspended internet sales over fears their products may be linked to the E.Coli outbreak in France.

Britons have been warned against eating sprouting seeds such as been sprouts unless they have been properly cooked

Britons have been warned against eating sprouting seeds such as been sprouts unless they have been properly cooked Photo:
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Brazil: JBS develop beef market in Iraq Category: HomeIndustry News UK & WorldMeat & Poultry

27/6/11 www.meattradenewsdaily.co.uk

Roughly a year ago, the private Iraqi company Al Kafeel opened its first office in Brazil, drawn to lay down roots in a country that the major trader has increasingly relied on for Iraqi beef and poultry imports, to the tune of US$192 million over 2009 and 2010. According to Valor Economico newspaper, Brazilian exports to Iraq are only expected to increase in the coming years.

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Intertek responds to Indian Halal demand Category: ConsumerHomeIndustry News UK & World

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26/6/11 www.foodnavigator-asia.com

By Ankush Chibber, 24-Jun-2011

India has more than 175 million Muslim people but still does not have access to many Halal products from reputed brands, prompting Intertek to expand its services in India to include Halal certification of food products.

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The Amazing Oil That Trims Women’s Waistlines Category: ConsumerFood ProductionHealthHeart

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25/6/11 www.foodconsumer.org

By Dr. Mercola

A study has shown that dietary supplementation with coconut oil may result in a reduction in waist circumference and other benefits.

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UK: T Is For Trans Fats Category: ConsumerFood ProductionHealthHeartHomeIndustry News UK & World

25/6/11  www.mondaq.com

By Sarah Hanson, Jessica Burt, Dana Coey and Joanne Wheeler
Mounting evidence over the past decade that links trans fatty acids (TFAs) to greater risk of heart disease has meant that their inclusion in food has become increasingly controversial. Key to the issue of TFAs is whether voluntary arrangements are sufficient in the reduction of trans fats or whether legislation is needed to restrict them and/or specific labelling measures are required.

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US: Ecolab scoops IFT innovation award for zero trans fat cleaner Category: Food ProductionIndustry News UK & World

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25/6/11 www.foodproductiondaily.com

By Rory Harrington

Ecolab has won a prestigious innovation award for what it claims is an industry-first cleaning product that tackles the build-up of zero trans fat oils in food processing plants.

Dr Robert Ryther, Ecolab scientist, accepting the IFT award

Dr Robert Ryther, Ecolab scientist, accepting the IFT award

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British seed firm ‘linked to French E. coli outbreak’ Category: ConsumerHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

25/6/11 www.bbc.co.uk

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Sales of mustard, rocket and fenugreek seeds from Thompson and Morgan have been halted in France
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Study: Eat more nuts and fruit to ‘help weight loss’ Category: ConsumerHealth

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23/6/11 BBC News

Man eating a burger
No more burgers – topping up on nuts and yogurt is a better option.

Eating larger portions of healthy food is more important than dieting when it comes to staying slim, say scientists.

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UK: Asda celebrates 10 years with £1bn sales of local food Category: ConsumerHomeIndustry News UK & WorldTrends

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24/6/11

On the day that Asda celebrates its 10th year working with local suppliers, the retailer announces that is has clocked up £1bn of sales since it began working with local and ethnic suppliers in 2001.

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Netherlands: Culture clash over ritual slaughter ban Category: Animal welfareHomeIndustry News UK & World

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23/6/11 www.rnw.nl

By John Tyler

Two traditions clashed in the Dutch parliament on Wednesday evening: religious tolerance versus animal rights. The one rooted in centuries of Dutch history, the other a new development that seems to have rapidly become an element of 21st-century Dutch identity.

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