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UK: Borough food outlets fall short in hygiene ratings Category: HomeIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

19/3/11 www.walesonline.co.uk

TWENTY-ONE borough food outlets have been given a zero rating for hygiene by food inspectors.

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UK: Health and safety inspection cuts ‘will put workers’ lives at risk’ Category: HomeIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

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9/3/11 www.mirror.co.uk

by Mark Ellis, Daily Mirror

The number of surprise visits by health and safety inspectors is set to be slashed by a third – with union leaders warning: “These cuts will kill”.

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India: The Slaughtering by Machine Category: HomeIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

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4/3/11   ifa-india.org

The issue of Zabiha by machine’ was discussed and pondered over at the Ninth Fiqh Seminar of the Islamic Fiqh Academy held at Bharuch. The delegates had unanimously decided it’s validities and invalidities under various circumstances. However, the scholars and jurists were divided over one of the aspects of Zabiha by machine.

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Codex Alimentarious – Halal guide Category: ReferenceThe Law

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1 CAC/GL 24-1997

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR USE OF THE TERM “HALAL”

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UK: Local food claims questioned Category: The Law

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UK: Training changes for small companies Category: The Law

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EU: Scrapping of meat labelling plans ‘step backwards’ Category: CampaignHomeIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

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2/3/11  www.farmersguardian.com

1 March 2011 | By Ben Briggs

THE British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its disappointment with the decision to scrap plans for compulsory labelling of meat from animals slaughtered without stunning.

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UAE: McDonald’s showcases high food safety standards at Dubai International Food Safety Conference 2011 Category: HomeIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

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28/2/11

Proving once more its dedication to food safety and quality, McDonald’s showcased its commitment to high food safety management standards through its participation in the sixth Dubai International Food Safety Conference. The conference, held at the World Trade Center from the 27th of February to the 1st of March 2011, aims at providing delegates with a good understanding of current food safety issues, Food Safety Management Techniques and the best practices followed in the food industry.

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UK: More food outlets achieve top marks Category: HomeIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

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Holland moves to ban non-stun ritual slaughter Category: CampaignHomeIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

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24/2/11 www.meatinfo.co.uk

The Dutch parliament has begun legislation to ban all ritual slaughter – unless the animal is stunned first – on the grounds that it causes unnecessary suffering.

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UK: FSA E.coli guidance “draconian” Category: HomeIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

19/2/11 www.meatinfo.co.uk

– Published:  17 February, 2011

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) new guidance aimed at controlling the risks from E.coli have been branded “draconian” by butchery bosses.

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UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety Category: Food ProductionHealthHomeIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

3/2/11  By Dina Aboul Hosn, Staff Reporter, Gulf News

Dubai: The Sixth Dubai International Food Safety Conference will provide insight into food safety and help spread awareness of best practices at source countries which exported about six million tonnes of food to the UAE in 2010, Dubai Municipality’s Food Control Department revealed yesterday.

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US: FDA report notes improved food safety in retail food outlets Category: HomeIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

14/1/11  By David Mitchell  (www.thepacker.com)

Food safety compliance has improved significantly in fast food restaurants, full-service restaurants, and produce markets and departments, according to a Food and Drug Administration study that monitored more than 800 retail food establishments from 1998-2008.

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UK: Food Standards Agency boss invites meat industry anger Category: Animal welfareThe Law

17/12/10 meatinfo.co.uk

Meat processing leaders have hit out at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) boss Tim Smith, accusing him of “scaremongering” and “demonising” the industry following an interview on BBC Radio 4.

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EU: A European Standard on Halal food? Category: HomeIndustry News UK & WorldThe Law

26/11/10  European Committee for standardization.

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) set up a Working Group to analyse the feasibility of a European Standard on halal food. Its first meeting was held late October 2010 by the Austrian Standards Institute in Vienna.

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