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Polish kosher meat may soon be banned from being exported

Polish kosher meat could be banned from export market

By Helen Arnold

Polish kosher meat may soon be banned from being exported, after a request by the country’s ombudsman to make kosher slaughter - or shechita - legal only for local consumption, according to Jewish news website The Forward. 

Midamar and its executives have been accused of money laundering, mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to make and use false statements and documents.

Midamar manager admits faking Halal shipment info

By Eliot Beer

A former manager at US meat producer Midamar has pleaded guilty to faking certificates on meat sold as Halal, and admitted using Kosher beef in place of Halal meat, in shipments to Muslim countries.

Halal controversy spreads to Quebec

Halal controversy spreads to Quebec

By Melodie Michel

Canadian Parti Québécois (PQ) deputy André Simard has asked the province’s assembly to give a public report on ritual slaughter by 23 March, arguing that halal meat is being sold without consumers’ knowledge.

Kosher certification in Europe becomes more popular

Kosher certification in Europe becomes more popular

By Freddie Dawson

The volume of kosher certified products in Europe continues to grow but will probably never match North American levels, according to UK certification body, the Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din (KLBD).

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