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UK: New Scottish food standards body planned Written by The behalal team for Home Industry News UK & World

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28/6/12 www.bbc.co.uk

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The Scottish body will be responsible for food safety, nutrition, labelling and meat inspection

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EU urged to end “excessive” ritual slaughter Written by The behalal team for Campaign Home Industry News UK & World The Law

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17/5/12  www.europolitics.info

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.

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UK: Gluten advice for consumers Written by The behalal team for Food Production Home Industry News UK & World

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12/1/12  www.food.gov.uk

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The Agency has produced a factsheet to help people who have an intolerance to gluten (a protein found in cereals) understand a new food labelling law, which came into force on 1 January 2012. Gluten intolerance is a serious illness that can result in damage to the digestive system so foods are not absorbed properly, which can lead to poor growth, anaemia and bone disease. » read more

Australia: Call for meat slaughter method labelling Written by The behalal team for Animal welfare Home Industry News UK & World Meat & Poultry

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24/8/11  www.heraldsun.com.au

AUSTRALIAN meat should be labelled according to the slaughtering techniques, a Liberal senator has told parliament.

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France: Food label health claims reviewed Written by The behalal team for Consumer Home Industry News UK & World

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2/8/11 www.connexionfrance.com

THOUSANDS of health claims made by food manufacturers could be banned or reworded due to new regulations.

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Australia: AFGC launches food labelling smartphone app Written by The behalal team for Consumer Home Industry News UK & World Trends

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iphone_barcode_scanner.jpgThe Australian Food and Grocery Council, together with not-for-profit barcode standards body GS1 Australia, have called for industry support for their new smartphone app, GS1 GoScan, which will allow extended labelling of products via barcode scanning by consumers.

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California Must Label Genetically Engineered Fish Written by The behalal team for Consumer Industry News UK & World

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24/5/11 www.huffingtonpost.com

Today, Assembly Member Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), decided to postpone a vote on his bill, AB 88, The Consumer Right To Know Act, which would require the labeling of genetically engineered fish sold in California.

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UK: Religious slaughter: fact file Written by The behalal team for Animal welfare Home Industry News UK & World

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1/4/11 www.telegraph.co.uk

The religious slaughter of animals in Britain has become an increasingly controversial topic, but has been practised for at least a century in this country. Here we explain what are the key elements that constitute a religious slaughter.


UK – Church of England jump into meat debate Written by The behalal team for Campaign Home Industry News UK & World

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1/3/11 www.meattradenewsdaily.co.uk

The Church of England has told its schools to ensure they are serving non-halal food after concerns that a number are only providing meat slaughtered according to Islamic law.

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UK: Call for clearer halal labelling Written by The behalal team for Industry Industry News UK & World

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