News From : DagangHalal.com (11 Oct 2010)
The president of the Halal Food Authority has attacked companies that fail to inform customers about the meat they are eating after it emerged that Wembley Stadium provides halal meat as standard.
He said: “We absolutely deplore any situation in which people or clients are not informed about the meat they are eating.
With our researchers we went into Costco and found fresh chicken products displayed in Costco fridges, we found the products correctly labelled for halal and nothing about non-halal displayed next to each other, both were produced from the same factory EC3007, the halal product was displaying a halal cert from the Halal Food Authority and signed by their president Mr K Masood. Stating that faccender who slaughter 2.6 million chickens per week from their factory EC3007 have been certified halal, last week HFA were advocating clearer labelling why the double standard, we approached HFA to which they declined.
In Harrow Sikh representative Paramjit Singh Kohli announced the launch of a petition over the policy last week regarding Harrow Council, and said he will try to collect as many as 2 million signatures from across the UK, what is unknown to him is that the largest owner that produces halal in the UK is Sikh, the company is called 2 SISTERS, the Muslim community have not raised a religious issue about him not been allowed to produce halal, when all Muslims are ordained that they must only buy from the people who are from the book of the scripture .
Mr Paramjit Singh Kohli has made no contact with 2 SISTERS about labelling everything halal, by the way 2 SISTERS slaughter approximately 3.6 million fresh halal chickens every week if any thing it should be the Muslim that should raise a concern that they are buy from a person who is not from the book of the scripter .
Mr Kohli told the Harrow Times in September: “Fish and vegetarian dishes are not the alternative, the alternative is non-halal meat. Those dishes are for the people who are vegetarian and vegan, he should ask his own community like the 2 SISTERS group first to produce non halal and not blame the Muslim community, too many are blaming the Muslim community for all this halal in the market the truth is its all about economy.
Halal World also hit back at claims halal meat was tantamount to cruelty to animals, we looked at batter hens their over 30 million chickens that are caged up, force feed and watered, given enough light to produce eggs, secondly there are approx over 10 million of the UK population who’s weekly activities are as follows they skew a live maggot on to a hook, cast it in to the river, skew a fish with a hook, exhaust it until it has no more strength , remove it out of the water and pull the hock out with a pair of pillars, hold it in a keep net and finally let it go, this is classed as sport which is humane .
On the subject of religion last week Christian voice raised their view’s on this subject, what they seems to fail is to out line the truth, the fact is that Jesus Christ accepted Kosher meat, it was eat at the last supper with the disciples, which at that period in time was ritually slaughtered, what more endorsement does the Christian Voice want.
Christianity is a religion of truth, Kosher which is similar to Halal was good enough for the Son of God it has to be good enough for us mere mortals, please to not Hide behind Christianity unless Christian Voice honestly believe that the Son of Gods was wrong.
With the halal certification process remaining an unmonitored and unregulated activity there is a pressing need for the market to be more structured and more effectively monitored and clear labelling being the key, most non Muslim owned companies are jumping on the band wagon, the job for the new coalition government is to ensure all community are safe guarded, this can be achieved by instructing the meat and hygiene service, who are already on site to ensure that companies who claim to be producing halal should label every thing halal 100%, by labelling every thing correctly will ensure creditability at no extra cost to the meat and poultry industries here in the UK.