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New Zealand rises as key exporter of halal meat

Countrywide effort to acquire certification boosts presence in Muslim markets

Anzco Foods' cattle are slaughtered and processed at its halal-compliant facilities. (Photo courtesy of Anzco Foods)

SYDNEY -- New Zealand is known for an economy dependent on agriculture, but it is also a leading exporter of halal meat to Muslim countries including Indonesia.

However, the growing demand for halal-compliant foods surpasses New Zealand's supply capability, and the country is looking to partner up with others to promote the business.

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