Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Halal Integrity of Australian Beef and Lamb | Recognized and Approved by JAKIM?

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb

The Halal Integrity of Australian Beef and Lamb from Farm to Plate

Recognized and Approved by JAKIM?

Hey all 💚

Do you know that Australia is an impeccable source of halal meat and meat products, being a long trusted supplier of Halal Beef and Lamb to over 100 countries, including the Middle East, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Halal” is an Arabic word meaning lawful and permitted. It refers to not only adherence to a set of conditions on how the animal is slaughtered and meat processed but also to how the animal is treated while alive. According to Islamic law, it must not be mistreated nor has any pain inflicted on it during its lifetime. It must also be provided with enough space to roam, clean water, food and fresh air.
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb
All these conditions are met for Halal beef and lamb production in Australia. The animals graze on lush green pastures and are well cared for. It is a natural way of life for livestock in Australia and animal welfare is regulated by laws enforced by the government. These have a positive impact on the consistently high quality of Australian Halal beef and lamb.

A recent study by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has revealed that animals raised and processed in a stress-free environment produce better quality meat that is consistent, hygienic, safe and nutritious. These are the beneficial attributes that are permissible for consumption.

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb

Australian Halal beef and lamb are versatile and suitable for Asian and western cuisine, turning out delicious and nutritious dishes each time. With such quality, fresh and tender meat, it takes less time to cook, whether it’s beef rendang or a spicy lamb stew.

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb

All cattle, sheep and goats processed in Australia for the Malaysia market are slaughtered under the Australian Government Supervised Halal Program by accredited Muslims. This program is administered by the Federal Department of Agriculture in Australia.

Additionally, all processing facilities in Australia employ only registered and trained Muslim slaughtermen from the Halal Certifying Bodies. They also comply with personal hygiene, operational sanitation and animal welfare requirements. 

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb

These Halal Certifying Bodies are recognised and approved by JAKIM (Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia). The Halal systems and production facilities are regularly audited by internal quality and food safety assurance systems, (Australian and importing country representatives from DVS (Department of Veterinary Services of Malaysia) and JAKIM.

With a population of 16 million Muslims, Malaysia has a growing demand for halal meat and meat products. The meat is certified halal prior to its import into Malaysia. These authorised representatives will confirm the manufacturing process adheres to Halal standards. 
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb

There are currently 7 Muslim certifying bodies in Australia for Halal certification export to Malaysia. Meat exporters will also need to meet other requirements under Australian regulations prior to export. Every shipment carries a Halal and Health Certificate.

Malaysia stands to benefit from both local demand and strong export opportunities by leveraging increasing purchasing power among consumers in other Muslim markets. These include the Middle East and neighbouring Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country with a population of more than 200 million.

There are increasing opportunities in Malaysia’s Halal economy. As a member of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), Malaysia’s Halal certification is globally recognised by all Muslim nations, making it a perfect launch market for exporters.

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb
Meat and Livestock Australia
recently took part in MIHAS (Malaysia International Halal Showcase), the world’s largest Halal exhibition. It’s a hybrid event from 9 to 12 September, combining virtual and physical exhibitions, with halal industry players from around the world. The virtual exhibition will continue till 31 December 2021.

Nearly 30,000 visitors, 28 trade envoys and 2,000 delegates representing the entire Halal supply chain attended MIHAS and the Global Halal Summit in 2019.

According to Ms Valeska 
“Australian Halal beef and lamb work well with Asian and western cuisine, turning out delicious and nutritious dishes each time. With such quality, fresh and tender meat, it takes less time to cook, whether it’s beef rendang or a spicy lamb stew”.

I was fortunate to be a part of the Webinar 
 “Your Trusted Halal Australian Beef and Lamb, from Farm to Plate” conducted by MLA this month with such inspirational speakers.

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb
Speakers such as Mr Sanjay Boothalingam ( Australian Agriculture Counsellor from Australian High Commission) talking about the respective trade relationship between Australia and Malaysia and how the Australian Government ensures Australian beef, lamb and goat are quality and halal compliant.
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb
Mr Terry Nolan,  Rep from the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) talking about how exporters are committed to supplying halal meat from Australia’s farms to  Malaysian consumers, ensuring quality and halal practices, and with all the SOPs in place. He will relate how Australian livestock is raised in a pristine environment, free from diseases, and expand on Australia’s red meat integrity systems. 
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb
Ms Valeska Valeska, Regional Manager for Southeast Asia from Meat & Livestock Australia sharing consumer insights on Australia Beef and Lamb and MLA promotional programs that consumers can participate in and learn how to cook delicious recipes with halal Australian beef and lamb.
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb
And lastly, Chef Jason Manson demonstrating a simple Beef Rendang recipe in a R&D format using the  Australian beef blade cut. And also exhibiting more dishes such as Peranakan dish with beef, "belimbing buluh" and beancurd sauce and his version of the Sabah Beef Soto with Vermicelli. Peranakan cooking typically uses pork or chicken, never beef or lamb.  So this would be a more diverse dish for all races.

Here's one of the recipes :  

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb
Stir-fried Australian Beef with Belimbing Buluh
Stir-fried Australian beef with fermented soybean paste and Belimbing Buluh Serving: 3-4 persons

Ingredients
300 gm Chilled Halal Australian beef slices
200 gm Belimbing Buluh, cut halves
100 gm Taucu (preserved fermented soybean)
1 tbsp Dark soya sauce
1 tbsp Light soya sauce
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
2 tbsp Sugar
3 pcs Red shallots, cut thin wedges
3 pcs Red chilli padi, sliced
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
½ cup Cooking oil

Method

1. In a hot pan, add cooking oil and saute the garlic first then add taucu paste, light soy, dark soy, oyster sauce and sugar until fragrant.

2. Then, add the sliced beef, stir it well with the sauce.

3. Next add red chilli and red shallots and mix well all the ingredients for 2 minutes. 4. Lastly, add the Belimbing Buluh and stir for another 1 minute.

5. Garnish with some sliced red chillies and serve hot with steamed jasmine rice.

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb

 I even had the chance to taste Chef Jason cooking with the lunch bento provided. Beef Bento – Australian Halal Rendang Beef (blade) with acar and rice + Beef Goulash and banquette!! Yummy!!

Hope you guys will enjoy the recipe as much as I did.  Share this information around okay!!
For more information, you can check on the official websites below.

www.mla.com.au
www.trueaussiebeef.com
www.trueaussiebeefandlamb.my
www.lambassador.asia

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Halal beef and lamb

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