UK - Opportunities and challenges facing the Halal sector will this month come under the spotlight at an event in Warwickshire.
The beef and lamb division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will host the EBLEX Halal Seminar on 17 March.
It will include presentations examining recent research on Halal slaughter, marketing activity for the sector and global opportunities for exports, as well as consumer perceptions of Halal products and dietary health.
A question and answer session will also be held at the end of the afternoon, with senior EBLEX staff on hand to discuss issues raised by delegates.
Dr Phil Hadley, EBLEX head of supply chain business development, said: “We recognise the importance and value Halal adds to the sheep sector in particular.
“As a levy body, we are working with the industry and other interested parties on the issues and challenges that Halal presents.
“It can’t have escaped anyone’s attention that Halal and issues relating to religious slaughter in a wider context have recently been making headlines and attracting political interest.
“The topic of non-stun slaughter, for example, was only last week the subject of a debate at Westminster, as was labelling and consumer demand for such products.
“It is therefore timely for us to hold a seminar on Halal to help ensure that further debate on the subject is properly and fully informed.”
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