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#61 [Permalink] Posted on 19th November 2013 21:17
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UAE Halal check: Meat, pudding, lipstick, carpets



With Dubai set to become the hub of global Islamic economy, the International Food and Safety Conference Dubai that begins today will focus on 'halal food' at a full-day seminar bringing together several international experts.

Within a three-year time frame, Dubai aims to become the global authority for certification of halal products.

Apart from the introduction of a new set of rules and regulations to set an example on the international stage, Muslims within the UAE should be guaranteed that the products on the shelves are 100 per cent halal, ranging from food products to cosmetics to carpets.

A glimpse into a halal kitchen reveals that it is all but straightforward to certify a product 'halal'.

The list of avoidable ingredients does not stop with food. Depending on the manufacturer, pork by-products may exist in water filters, insulation, rubber, antifreeze, certain plastics, floor waxes, crayons, chalk, adhesives and fertiliser, in addition to more daily use products such as lipstick, shaving cream, toothpaste, had lotion, bath soap and shampoos, warns online source, named 'The Islamic Bulletin'.

And then there is the use of alcohol in some procedures. Vanilla extract is derived from the vanilla plant using alcohol, and often preserved in alcohol too, claims another online source.



read on.. www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/uae-halal-check-meat-pu...

wa Assalam..
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#62 [Permalink] Posted on 21st November 2013 14:05
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#63 [Permalink] Posted on 7th April 2014 10:56
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i need a quick response.
a close friend of mine asked me if The tinseltown branches in London are halal or if they can be trusted or if you yourself (the usual members of the muftisays forum) would eat from there?
reason being i always read all your posts and Alhamdulillah you lot seem trustworthy.
below is the comby where they get there meat from. JazakAllah
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#64 [Permalink] Posted on 7th April 2014 14:03
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Sorry I can't be of much help at the moment as I'm out of the country.

From what I knew a few years age, tinsel town was certified by HFA, but not sure about now.

Personally I wouldn't eat from there.

Another reason for not eating there would be based on what I've heard about the place itself. Isn't it all about celebrity people, music etc, that would be a good reason not to eat from there even if they were HMC.

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#65 [Permalink] Posted on 7th April 2014 16:02
I heard the HFA has stopped mechanical slaughtering is that correct. It also states on their website so is it suitable to eat from KFC and also buy HFA poultry can you trust them?
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#66 [Permalink] Posted on 7th April 2014 18:47
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No, not yet.


Also, KFC have very strict guidelines and as far as I could remember they used stun to stun and I THINK, mechanical slaughter was part of their methods to adhere to European standards.
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#67 [Permalink] Posted on 7th April 2014 19:35
Per www.kfc.co.uk/about-kfc/halal -

But questions remain over quality and quantity of inspections. I would NOT be comfortable eating at HFA accredited places.

6. Who will supply your halal chicken for this trial?

For our fresh Original Recipe chicken on the bone, we are buying from a reputable supplier who has been audited and accredited by the HFA to ensure that their systems and processes fully comply with halal requirements. We will continue to purchase only high quality, A-Grade farm assured chicken from the same leading suppliers used by Britain's' major retailers. All of our suppliers, whether halal or otherwise, are contractually required to meet or exceed all UK and EU legislation on welfare.
7. Does this mean your animal welfare standards have changed?

No, not at all. We will always only purchase high quality, Grade A, farm-assured chicken from the same leading suppliers used by Britain's major retailers. We remain committed to the same animal welfare standards and continue to insist that our poultry is stunned before slaughter, using a technique called 'stun-to-stun' - a pain free process that makes the animal insensible to pain and suffering. All our suppliers are contractually required to meet or exceed all relevant UK and EU legislation.
8. What are the requirements for HFA halal accreditation?

The HFA accredits a significant number of restaurants and food suppliers in the UK to ensure that the edicts and requirements for halal accreditation are strictly followed and adhered to. The three main requirements for halal accreditation are:
The animal/bird is not dead prior to slaughter
All blood is drained
A verse from the Qu'ran is read by an appropriate person at the time of slaughter.
9. Is KFC's halal chicken stunned before slaughter?

Yes, due to our strict animal welfare standards, we insist that all our poultry is stunned before slaughter. Our halal chicken has been accredited by the Halal Food Authority, one of the most widely recognised bodies in the UK and overseas. It allows the use of a technique called 'stun-to-stun' - a pain free process that makes the animal insensible to pain and suffering. A verse is also recited from the Qu'ran at the point of slaughter by an appropriate person and the poultry will not come into contact with non-halal meat at any point in the supply chain.
The HFA accreditation which is clearly signposted in the participating restaurants allows us to offer halal accredited meat whilst remaining committed to the same animal welfare standards as before, which meet or exceed all relevant UK and EU legislation.
10. Do you use mechanical slaughter?

The majority of our halal chicken is hand-slaughtered and to meet new HFA requirements for accreditation we are currently moving to 100% hand-slaughtered as soon as practically possible. We have a target to ensure this by May 1st 2014 and we continue to keep the HFA fully updated on our progress. There has been no change to our welfare standard and 100% of all chicken is stunned before slaughter. For more information about our Halal certification from the HFA, please visit halalfoodauthority.com
If you have further questions, please call our Customer Careline on 08457 532 532.
- See more at: www.kfc.co.uk/about-kfc/halal#sthash.tQr9Txlo.dpuf

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#68 [Permalink] Posted on 8th April 2014 00:25
Alhamdulillah I managed to do some research. This is for everyone to benefit from. Anything that is incorrect please forgive me and correct me.

Basically 'BRC' are an independent food standards agency
They are not halal approvers
They work with halal approvers to certify if something is halal - if that makes sense.
'EFSIS' are approved inspectors by the 'UK Halal Corporation'
Now, we have to find out how legit the 'UK Halal Corporation' are.
The last piece of information I gathered which was taken from the 'Eden Valley' website was
"Eden Valley Group are now BRC EFSIS approved" Does that have any link as Eden Valley also have stated that they also supply HMC certified products.

Anything else please feel free to add....

I pray that Allah (SWT) accepts our efforts of trying to consume Halal, gives us answers and saves us from consuming food that is haram.

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#69 [Permalink] Posted on 5th November 2014 15:06
GIMDES General Standards.pdf GIMDES




ALLOWS STUNNING BUT ONLY IF NEEDED
NO MECHANICAL SLAUGHTERING

Jazakallah brother Daywalk3r for the information.

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السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

The slaughtering is done only by hand. Mechanical slaughter isn’t allowed. The slaughterman must be only Muslim. Stunning is not recommended. However if stunning is to be carried out, only electrical stunning of poultry is allowed using as “water bath stunning”.
You can check GIMDES Standard at attachment.

Brother Mehmet is now in USA for his work so if you need any information, I will help you.

JazakAllah Khair.

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#70 [Permalink] Posted on 11th June 2017 15:00
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please can you confirm if this is new fatwa or you are still waiting for a reply from Wifaqul Ulama.

wifaqululama/ kfcnandos/

In conclusion, Wifaqul Ulama advises and encourages Muslims to consume meat and poultry which is non-stunned. We also fully support HMC, advise and encourage Muslims to use their Services and benefit from them. However, meat of the stunned animal will be lawful to consume on condition that the animal is alive at the time of slaughtering.
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#71 [Permalink] Posted on 24th January 2019 08:01
is very important to ensure the food prepared is halal.
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#72 [Permalink] Posted on 22nd January 2020 12:48
Assalāmua'laikum

Someone sent me this. Any thoughts on it? They messaged me saying, what's wrong with HFA?
I thought let me ask the experts!
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#73 [Permalink] Posted on 22nd January 2020 13:23
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You can contact HFA Directly here www.halalfoodauthority.com/contact

All their answers are on the image, what thoughts are you looking for?
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#74 [Permalink] Posted on 22nd January 2020 13:43
Erm...

Myself and the brother were of the opinion that HFA was a body that you should refrain from due to advise from good brothers and local Ulema (I think it was due to the stunning issue).

However it states that they have a "no stunning to kill" policy. The stunning method they opt for ensures that the bird or animal does not die prior to slaughtering.

So what exactly does make HFA doubtful or a body that you should stay away from.

Please forgive my lack of knowledge. I'm just asking to find out a little bit more not to start an argument. I'm just confused.

JazākAllāh
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#75 [Permalink] Posted on 22nd January 2020 14:28
In batley the whole chicken stunning issue was raised by mufti sacha. Before this the general public had no idea about the stunning issue and the implications behind it. The problem was that some chickens died prematurely when stunned.

Once the issue was raised masses of the general public completely stopped consuming stunned chicken.

But a few years ago I saw that mufti sacha certified stunned chicken from a certain company as he determined that those stunned chickens did not die prematurely as the process did not allow this.

So I'm assuming that as long as the chickens are not dying prematurely and the process used does not allow this, then there is nothing wrong in consuming these chickens?
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