The United Nations food standards body has introduced new regulations on food safety standard in order to protect the health of consumers across the world, noting that the new regulation will include the maximum level of melamine in liquid milk formula for babies.
Esma to regulate new unified halal codes for perfumes and cosmetics in Islamic countries from next year
Behalal comments: It was a matter of time when this (“excessive”) raised it’s head as another attempt to control the production of halal and kosher meat from religious slaughter methods. The over production is from pre-stunning methods which produce much higher yields. Assumptions have been drawn that halal means religious when this is not the case in practise.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) who conducted a survey into animal welfare in slaughterhouses in September said its own figures showed most animals were stunned before being killed. A spokesman said: “The results indicate that the number of animals not stunned prior to slaughter is relatively low, accounting for 3% of cattle, 10% of sheep and goats, and 4% of poultry.
“They also show that the majority of animals destined for the halal trade in both the red and white meat sectors are stunned before slaughter.”
The FSA said full details of the survey would be published ahead of a discussion at a board meeting on 22 May and these figures dispel the myth of over production of religious slaughtered meat.
Choosing healthier foods could be made easier thanks to a UK-wide consultation on front-of-pack labelling launched 14th May 2012.
Food producers may still be able to make unverified health claims about their products, despite tougher European regulations coming into force early next year.
18/6/11 BBC news
Scotland for Animals have learned as a result of our complaint that the Food Standards Agency are to approach the Halal Food Authority regarding their certification criteria.
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By James Thompson
Published Monday, 9 May 2011
Published on Thursday 5 May 2011
INSPECTORS found a catalogue of hygiene breaches at a Northampton shop, including dirty fridges, out-of-date milk on sale, and mouse droppings in bags of food, a court heard.
By Louise Gray
Consumers will be encouraged to adopt a “sniff it and see” approach to old food under Government plans to cut waste.
21/3/11 The Press Association
The Government is to review all health and safety laws with a view to scrapping any that put an “unnecessary” burden on business, it has been announced.
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