The definition of halal is permissible as prescribed by Muslim law; halal food is food that is approval for consumption.
Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible.” In terms of food, it means food that is permissible according to Islamic law. For a meat to be certified “halal,” it cannot be a forbidden cut (such as meat from hindquarters) or animal (such as pork – devon, ham, bacon, swine all fall under the same category if you didn’t already know).
The halal certification is paid for by meat producers, butchers, restaurants to publicly display certification. The money from these proceeds go towards normal business operation, marketing, rent, etc.. There is no evidence to suggest the consumption or certification of halal foods are contributing to terrorism, rather the individuals and organisations who are against halal certification are usually against anything to do with Islam, the dress code, the quran studies, etc.. they want all muslims eradicated and removed.
- “What a crock of s**t. Cease halal certification now. You want halal? Go live in a Muslim country. Simple.”
- “Screw halal and all who make it.”
- “It is sharia law that says these rag heads must eat halal food. We don’t have sharia law here, therefore no halal products are required in this country!!!! It’s all a scam to raise funds for terrorism!!!!!”
Eating halal has many health benefits. See my other post.
Keeping food and drink halal means no pork, blood or alcohol can be allowed anywhere in the production process.
The likes of Pauline really don’t understand how the halal process works nor do they understand how Halal certification happens. I sometimes like to think its part of media attention, perhaps doing as her followers want. A sad reality, how the kids will turn out really concerns me the most. People are afraid of what they don’t know. I hope this posts clears some of that up.
Boycott campaigners are actually damaging brands, livelihoods, and local companies.