Demand for halal meat is expected to increase, alongside the growing demand for beef, according to Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry, president of The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA).
He spoke at the Congreso Internacional De La Carne (International Congress of Meat) in Mexico last week, in a discussion on halal meat products and market opportunities.
“Muslim consumers primarily drive the demand for halal certified meat. I am optimistic that education in the meat industry will help exporting companies understand halal compliance laws in Asia, the Middle East and the USA,” said Chaudry.
The two day conference was organised by the Mexican Association of Feedlot Cattle (AMEG) and the National Committee for Beef Cattle Systems Products, and was supported by Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA).
It featured 20 lectures and workshops, 100 exhibitors, and 4,800 attendees.
*This article was originally published on Global Meat News on 16 April 2014. Read the original article here.