The committee has arranged for UAE delegates to meet with the UK’s three main halal accreditation agencies to discuss the details of UK Halal meat certification. Without the certification, UK Halal meat cannot be exported to the Middle East.
Naved Syed of Janan Meat (see related video below) and a member of the Halal Steering Group, said: “This could open up a £1bn export business. It’s a brave meeting by Eblex, who are taking up this challenge.”
The UAE representatives, which include two members of the ruling family, will meet with UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and visit the accreditation agencies, as well as slaughterhouses they have accredited.
The Halal Steering Group was established by Eblex to guide work in the Halal sector and act as a forum for issues related to halal meat. It includes key industry figures and recently published a detailed study on the changes in the consumption of halal meat and consumer trends.
Adapted from MeatInfo.co.uk