Lebanon food scandal: The health minister took action against violators

As expected Lebanese Health Minister Wael Abu Faour revealed more horror stories Friday about food safety in Lebanon and said that he was “shocked” by the health and hygiene conditions at chicken farms and butcheries. “Major butcheries were shut down and we’ll take measures against firms selling unhealthy water,” he stressed during a press conference. […]

China uses Halal meat to boost exports to Muslim world

YINCHUAN, China — The praying and slaughtering begin every morning at sunrise. “Allahu Akbar” intones the imam over each cow before it is strung up by its hooves and quartered. This scene and other religious and ethnic practices set China’s Muslim minorities apart from the rest of the population,