Friday, 9 May 2014

Halal labelling

Daily Mail Big brand shops and restaurants face being forced to label halal food as row grows over ritually slaughtered meat on sale in UK, 8 May 2014 Also see this response from the Muslim Council of Britain, 'Halal meat in the UK' "None of us are opposed to proper labelling of meat so consumers know whether they are halal or kosher. Indeed, this would be in the interests of Muslim and Jewish consumers who wish to observe their dietary rules.

"But in the interests of fairness and equality, consumers also have the right to know the origins of non-religious slaughtered food. If the current controversy is truly about consumer transparency, then we must also have labelled meat slaughtered via captive bolt shooting, gassing, electrocution, drowning or trapping. Singling out halal meat for compulsory labelling thus leaves us open to religious discrimination."