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Halal reindeer on sale

Norway’s first-ever halal reindeer meat will soon make it to the dinner tables of Muslims across Norway and places as distant as Dubai. Vilteksperten, a slaughterhouse that specialises in game meat, has slaughtered 105 reindeer according to Muslim law, in cooperation with the Islamic Council of Norway. “It’s the tastiest[…]

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Meat labels safer

Meat retailers, manufacturers and consumers must get to grips with new regulations around product labelling, according to a Stellenbosch University researcher. Scientists at the university exposed the illegal labelling of processed meat products earlier this year, compelling government to look at new meat labelling legislations, which come into effect next[…]

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Meat labelling laws strict

When word broke in Europe that beef has been disguised as horse meat, many other parts of the world was in frenzy about how this would affect them. Not only was it worrying to the general population but also to the many different religions especially those who have different religious[…]

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Sanha AGM Nov 10

In line with its commitment to be a transparant and accountable institution, the South African National Halal Authority (Sanha) has invited the public to attend its Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is due to take place on November 10 in Durban. The keynote address will be done by Mufti Zubair[…]

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SA cuts Brazil chicken

While the Middle East is one of the few parts of the world that have increased purchases of chicken from Brazil this year, exports to Africa was down after South Africa – the biggest importer on the continent – introduced antidumping measures. This means that prices of imported products face[…]

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PNP complaint resolved

The Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) has completed an inspection of the newly revamped Pick ‘n Pay Waterfront, following a complaint that meat products were not placed correctly. A regular customer visited the refurbished store and found that certified halal cold meats are being stored next to unhalal meat.[…]

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Sahuc gets flack

The absence of the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) at the World Hajj and Umrah Convention in Cape Town sparked concern amongst VOC listeners on Tuesday, who questioned why the regulator did not attend. Following an interview with Sahuc president Shaheen Essop, numerous listeners called in to have[…]

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