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Gulf countries breached Australian slaughter rules for Eid sacrifices

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21-Sep-2016 - Australian livestock exporters have identified unapproved supply chains in use in the Middle East over the recent Eid al Adha festival of sacrifice.

Dubai prepares to be home to world’s first global halal standard

The UAE is poised to unveil the world’s first international halal certification network as the Dubai-based International Halal Accreditation Forum drafts a set of bylaws that should come into operation later this year.

Gulf ‘food gap’ widens as 90% of supplies are shipped from abroad

The Gulf imports nearly 90% of its food, according to a study into the food gap across the region.

USDA: Egyptian livestock feed costs high despite low global commodity pricing

Despite global commodity prices being at their lowest levels in years, livestock producers in Egypt face surging input costs on the back of a depreciating Egyptian Pound, according to the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. 

Multiple lysine forms support growth, production of catfish, Nile tilapia

Channel catfish and Nile tilapia diets provide platform for comparing forms of lysine used in feed, say researchers. 

Dubai’s Al Ghurair snags first F&B franchise brand

Fruit-based beverage retailer Smoothie King has expanded into the Gulf through a partnership with Dubai conglomerate Al Ghurair and opened of its first outlet in the region. 

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