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UK: Defra withdraws stun legislation at eleventh hour


Defra’s decision to halt implementation of new EU regs on stunning have been welcomed by British poultry producers. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has suspended the application of an EU legislation which mandated higher currents (amperage) ...

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Ethical, organic, safe: the other side of halal food

Shazia Saleem

By Carla Power, The Guardian With concern over animal welfare, supermarkets and restaurants under fire and fears about ‘foreign ways’, halal meat is food’s most politically charged subject. But it’s now a £1bn a year market in the UK alone – ...

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Opinion: The Halal Smokescreen


By Ed Bedington, Meat Trades Journal Once again halal production is dominating the headlines of the tabloid press, and once again, it’s a case of not letting the facts stand in the way of a good story. The fact the ...

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