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Confirmation of Nando's now

Last updated: 26th October 2006
Question ID: #2891
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26th October 2006


i have been passed the following information from Nando's:

Thanks so much for contacting us, we really appreciate your bringing to
>our attention the rumours surrounding the Halal chicken we serve in
>selected Nando's restaurants.
>As a chicken restaurant group, we are committed to the highest standards
>for our chickens. The quality of our core product is of the utmost
>importance to us and we believe that quality product and clear
>consciences can only be achieved if the welfare and health of the
>chickens are a priority for our business. Nando's uses fresh, A-Grade,
>farm-reared chickens. Our Halal chickens are supplied to us by
>Freeman's of Newent.
>Freeman's of Newent are authorized by the Islamic institute of
>Jurisprudence and adhere to the strict Assured Chicken Production
>standards (ACP). Freeman's are the UK's leading supplier of halal
>chickens, their slaughter process is overseen by Mr. Ali Bham who has
>been a practicing Muslim slaughter man for over 20 years. Because
>welfare is such a high priority for us, the chickens are pre-stunned -
>to minimise suffering or fear. The method used is a high frequency low
>voltage stun - this means the animal is still alive when it is killed by
>zabiha (hand slaughter).
>Nando's is a non-judgemental, non-political company, we serve halal
>chicken in restaurants where local demand for that particular product is
>high. This is not a political decision; we welcome everyone into our
>restaurants, regardless of their beliefs. The sale of halal chicken is
>based purely on demand. Our halal chicken products and our non-halal
>chicken products never mix as they come from different suppliers and are
>segregated in our distribution centre. Our restaurants are authorised
>only to purchase poultry from our approved distribution centre.
>I do hope you now feel reassured and will continue to enjoy Nando's.
>Please do let me know if you have any other queries.

Can you please clarify if this is true or not??
Can you confirm if Mr Ali Bham is a well known Islamic slaughter person. If Freeman's and Newet are now authorized by the Islamic Institute.

Many Thanks

Ulamaa ID 03
Answer last updated on:
28th October 2006
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Location: UK
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