As Muslims, it is compulsory for us to only consume food that Allah has made Halal for us [save the situation of starvation].
With the firm establishment and growth of the 2.5 million strong Muslim community in the UK, there has been a proportionate increase in the number of Muslim owned food establishments.
The Halal Monitoring Committee regularly inspects member organisations, be they abattoirs or food retailers, to ensure full compliance with the Shariah. HMC Certified abattoirs are not permitted to stun the animals prior to slaughter, nor do they allow mechanical slaughter.
The other certifying body in the UK is the Halal Food Authority (HFA) which also refrains from the use of Mechanical slaughter of animals, but does accept recoverable /reversible stunning in compliance with the Halal Slaughter guidelines of MUI (Majelis Ulama Indonesia) , JAKIM (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia) and the WHFC (World Halal Food Council).
Halal Meat, Restaurants and Food Outlets
Note: This page is for informational purposes only and not an endorsement by Islamic Relief, its Employees or Trustees of the Halal Monitoring Committee or the Halal Food Authority. Visitors are advised to conduct their own research to satisfy themselves that a food outlet is Shariah compliant.