Saga Prefecture has been working to export Saga-brand beef to Middle Eastern countries, and the greatest obstacle has involved the certification of the special processing methods required in Islam, called Halal. It was revealed, however, that the certification of the slaughterhouse in Taku has been denied by authorities in the United Arab Republic because there is insufficient space between the area in the facility for slaughtering cows and slaughtering pigs, the eating of which is forbidden in Islam. This will force the prefecture to reevaluate its export program.
- Local News
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