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nohalal Thu 07-Oct-10 12:25:52

Did you know that all the meat in our supermarkets is unlabelled halal? At Waitrose every single piece of meat - bar pork and the Duchy line (now) - is halal. Unbeknown to us, we've been feeding our families halal lamb for Easter, and halal turkey for Christmas. Not happy.

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wineonafridaynight Thu 07-Oct-10 12:31:30

I saw a table in the DM about this the other week - I don't think it was all meat. It was some and I think Asda refused to answer. I agree, food should be labelled as halal so people have the choice but I don't think it was all at all.

kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 07-Oct-10 12:41:09

Not sure what the problem is TBH. if you choose to eat meat it has to be killed somehow. It tastes and looks the same.
FWIW, the brother of a friend works in an abatoir and said the only difference is the Imam saying prayers.

escapologist Thu 07-Oct-10 12:46:59

Surely it's a good idea to label halal meat as halal though. That way people who care about whether or not meat is halal will know they can (or can't) buy it. I'd always assume that meat is not halal unless it was labelled as such, and I'd imagine most people who only eat halal meat would not buy anything they couldn't be certain was halal.

kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 07-Oct-10 13:02:56

Certainly it is a good idea. I am not sure why the OP chose her user name.

nohalal Thu 07-Oct-10 14:20:53

the "only difference" is that all our meat is ritually slaughtered in the name of Allah! I would not choose to buy halal meat for my family. We have been cynically denied a choice by most of our trusted supermarkets.

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nohalal Thu 07-Oct-10 14:34:58

Waitrose just told me that ALL their meat - bar pork and the Duchy line - is halal. Tesco have told me only their Finest range, and Willow Farm and I think their organic are not halal. Most if not all New Zealand lamb is halal.

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AbsofCroissant Thu 07-Oct-10 14:42:14

I'd think it's a bit odd they're not labelling it so that muslims would know that the meat is halal, so they could buy it.

All a bit bizarre.

anyways, doesn't bother me as I buy kosher

MoonFaceMama Thu 07-Oct-10 15:50:04

i think sikh people might have a religious objection to halal but can't be sure...remember a sikh friend saying something ages ago. I do think it should be labeled. Dh is a devout atheiest and would hate to think of anyone getting a share of his lamb pennies to spout drivel pray over it.

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