These posts are from other threads but I think Tahira needed its own thread due to its populartity.
From: Abu Mohammed
Sent: 20 August 2012 11:45
Subject: Tahira Foods website enquiry
Name: Abu Mohammed
Salaam, I have a couple of questions and would appreciate it if you
could help me with the answers.
I have read "What is Halal" on your website and would like to confirm the
wording used, "The slaughtering is done in the presence of a Muslim."
Is the Slaughtering done strictly by a Muslim or only in the presence of a
My second question is, "Do the slaughterers use stun to kill, stun to stun,
or mechanical slaughtering, or simple hand slaughtering?"
Jazakallahu Khair for your time and response in advance. May Allah reward
you for the service provided by your firm.
This email just in from Tahira Foods
Assalamu alaikum Abu Mohammed and Eid Mubarak
In the case of beef and lamb products, the meat come from animal which are
hand slaughtered by Muslims. In the case of chicken however this is done by
a machine in the presence of a Muslim inspector to ensure that the bird is
still alive after it has gone through a mildly electrified bain-marie.
We hope this addresses your question.
Tahira Foods Limited
Alperton HA0 1EH
Tel: + 44 20 8795 3113
Fax: + 44 20 8795 4224
World Islamic Foundation
THEY STUN AND MECHANICALLY SLAUGHTER THEIR CHICKENS HOWEVER THEY DO NOT STUN OR MECHANICALLY SLAUGHTER THEIR SHEEP, LAMB, COWS ETC.
ALLOWS MECHANICAL SLAUGHTER
ALLOWS MEAT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK NO MATTER HOW IT IS SLAUGHTERED