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Bahraini butchers shut shops as meat sales slump

Butchers across Bahrain have shut down stalls and laid off staff as business continues to decline. Following the lifting of government subsidies on meat on October 1, many butchers reported a dramatic drop in sales, but three months on, most s

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Alert over antibiotics in animal feed

Meat eaters face serious health risks from antibiotics used in animal feed as growth promoters, to increase milk and meat yields, researchers have claimed. Consuming the meat of these animals could lead to antimicrobial resistance

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Low meat sales hit butchers in Bahrain

Bahrain's butchers have said there has been no recovery in demand for locally slaughtered meat since prices soared on October 1 when government subsidies were axed. Muharraq Municipal Council member Ghazi Al Murbati toured the Muharraq Cen

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Cheap meat sourced in Bahrain following prices row

Cheaper supplies of chilled Australian mutton have been sourced by Bahrain’s main livestock importer to help keep prices down. It is in response to a strike by butchers after the price of once-subsidised red meat soared after October 1,

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Gulfood to highlight halal opportunities in region

A leading trade show for the food and manufacturing, processing and packaging industry is set to highlight oppotunities and meet the need of manufacturers looking to grow their business in the halal market.   Gul

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Meat tags plan to detail supplier info in Bahrain

Meat traders in Bahrain could soon be forced to put tags on their merchandise identifying their suppliers. Parliament’s financial and economic affairs committee accepted the proposal submitted by the National Consensus Bloc – but b

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Meat prices ‘are set to stabilise’ in Bahrain

Meat prices are expected to drop after initially soaring following the lifting of government subsidies in Bahrain, it has been claimed. Bahrain’s biggest supplier of livestock, the Bahrain Livestock Company (BLC), has already reduced pri

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Bahraini butchers storm council meeting

Butchers boycotting red meat over subsidy cuts stormed a Muharraq Municipal Council meeting in Bahrain yesterday (October 18), demanding government action. Meat traders in the Muharraq Central Market have refused to do business since the subsi

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Bahrain's butchers hit by low meat sales

Effects of the recent meat subsidy cuts continue to be felt across Bahrain’s main markets as sales stay stubbornly low. Butchers in Manama say that they are struggling to sell what little they do buy from Bahrain Livestock Company, while

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Bahrainis ‘biggest winners in meat subsidy cuts’

About 80 per cent of those benefitting from meat subsidies before they were scrapped were expatriates, companies and restaurants, Information, Parliament and Shura Council Affairs Minister Isa Al Hammadi told a Press conference at Gudaibiya Pa

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