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#1 jacq

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 02:26 PM

We are an all species cutting plant (UK) and have a customer who wants halal chicken quarters( small local ).We can purchase whole halal chickens, but if we process them can we still label them as halal. All current species separation and cleandown practices will be followed and produced in an area dedicated to poultry. So can I label as halal if I can prove the supply chain or do I need to have an halal approval certificate.

 

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 04:00 PM

I think in order to process Halal product you need to have a Halal certification for processing. I worked at a facility which handled Halal and non-Halal products and for every Halal run we did (about once a month) we needed to have someone come in prior to production from a Halal agency to approve the processes before production could begin. He would check that we had segregation practices and also confirm the source of the Halal product that we planned on using in that run. I think that your best bet would be to contact your local Halal agency and ask them for some clarification.



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Posted 29 October 2015 - 02:31 PM

Thank you qalearner. I have contacted our supplier and now in the early stages of obtaining approval through the same approval body as them.



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Posted 29 October 2015 - 05:30 PM

it's an easy process but like it was suggested, there has to be someone there from a Halal certifying agency.  Its also expensive from what I've dealt with.



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 02:14 AM

It is important and good business to ensure that your product/s meet the requirement of HALALS foods. Unlike  many halal certification organisations we take issuing of halal certification in more details.

 

Instead of issuing a halal certification by just reviewing the ingredient list we ensure that all ingredients are drived from halal sources. I addition to that wes  conduct the site audit during which we ensure that each step of your manufacturing process is in compliance of halal requirements. 

 

With hand-on experience in processing and packing technologies for wide range of food, dairy and FMCG  products sure we can resolve all technical and quality issues for your business

 

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 08:13 AM

The main body we deal with is Halal consultations which is a little easier to comply with. HMC and HFA are somewhat stricter in practices. The main point that all need to achieve is that at the point of cut the bird is not dead and the prayer is recited by approved Muslim slaughter men. Obviously there is a lot more to it than that, but that's the main objective. At the point of pack at 3rd party, separate packing process is recommended to keep bodies happy as you need to show that no non Halal is mixed up and you can account for all stock. As we stun and auto cut we can sell as standard and Halal...



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 08:32 AM

"at the point of cut the bird is not dead"

 

Are you seriously saying that you cut up the birds while they are still alive?



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 01:26 PM

"at the point of cut the bird is not dead"

 

Are you seriously saying that you cut up the birds while they are still alive?

 

He means that the bird is properly stunned. When animals are slaughtered they are stunned prior to exsanguination. The stunning process cannot kill the animal or the process is incorrectly done.



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 01:37 PM

stunned is still alive though?

 

wow, I think that just confirms my decision to stop eating meat.



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 01:39 PM

Stunned as in brain-dead. It is more humane to stun the animal before slaughtering. 



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:58 AM

The requirement for halal  meat is that the animal was slaughtered by a Muslim and he/she has slaughtered the animal in the name of Allah. Once this has been done the further processing can be done my anyone. 

 

Therefore in my opinion if you buy the whole halal chicken and cut them in quarters , repack them then you can label them as Halal. 

 

To prove to your customer that you are providing the halal product you should keep a copy of the Halal certificate of the supplier.

 

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:03 PM

The requirement for halal  meat is that the animal was slaughtered by a Muslim and he/she has slaughtered the animal in the name of Allah. Once this has been done the further processing can be done my anyone. 

 

Therefore in my opinion if you buy the whole halal chicken and cut them in quarters , repack them then you can label them as Halal. 

 

To prove to your customer that you are providing the halal product you should keep a copy of the Halal certificate of the supplier.

 

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Thank you Dr Khan



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:49 PM

Thank you,



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 07:23 PM

stunned is still alive though?

 

wow, I think that just confirms my decision to stop eating meat.

 

Yes, for it to be Halal, it must have been alive up until the point that it was properly slaughtered. If the stunning process kills the animal, it is Haram.



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 07:04 AM

Yes, in a country like UAE this is very compulsory to be followed. Halal logo cannot be simply pasted unless it is halal certified or halal accredited. Halal certification is provided by halal accreditation company in the company. Halal means "permissible". It includes food products that are slaughtered in Islamic laws, those animals that are not killed by some natural disaster, does not contain pork or pork related fat. Living in UAE for the past 10 years, it makes me happy to know that UAE is paying soo much attention in all food related laws. Being a mom i had always ensured the quality of the food products i buy, all the meat and other things are halal certified, all the milk and other food products have a expiry date. Halal is not just a form of accreditation but also a mark of purity for the customers. Halal certification is provided by any halal consultancy in the country.






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