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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

Holland again seeks to limit ritual slaughter and ban export of kosher and halal meat

February 21, 2016: "Arutz7 reported that "Dutch ignore evidence in placing ban on shechita" In addition Arutz 7 reported that Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt said that the new ban is contrary to the rules of European Market single market rules that make the baan illegal. Dan Jorgenson, the Dutch Minister for Agriculture an Food was quoted as saying "animal rights come before religion".

February 17, 2016 - JTA reported that the Dutch government is planning to limit ritual slaughter by requiring Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority that tried to ban ritual slaughter last year be in charge. "The authority “will oversee compliance with legal requirements connected to animal welfare,” the letter read. In slaughter without prior stunning – a requirement in both kosher and halal slaughter – the authority “will permanently oversee the actual practice of the slaughter.” Slaughterhouses will bear the costs of any activity connected to the authority, the letter read." The proposed regulation will also ban export of kosher and halal meat,

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