In recent months, our managing director, Faruk Vali, has been doing his own research into the question of halal labelling and asking how confident consumers can be that the food they are eating is genuinely halal. He has published the results of his early investigations in a private blog called ChoosingHalal.org.
In it, he points to the work of halal certification bodies such as the HMC, HFA and EMDA and considers how clear it is to ordinary consumers what standards and criteria these and other agencies observe. In other words, in an industry in which some agencies permit stunning and others do not, and in which some will accept mechanical slaughter and others will not, what does any particular ‘certified halal’ stamp actually mean? For more details, please visit the blog and feel free to express your own views.