halal meat row: faith leaders call for clear food labelling - food packaging film
Religious leaders say it is important to tell shoppers how animals are killed by putting clear labels on food packages.
In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, faith leaders suggest that all menus and packages should detail how to slaughter animals, including products that do not conform to kosher or halal food.
Prior to this, it was reported that in Pizza Express and other restaurants, diners unknowingly got halal chicken.
On Wednesday, activists accused the restaurant chain of "cheating" customers because it did not mention religious meat on its menu.
The disclosure was made on the company's website.
Halal meat is also served in a range of other restaurants and food stores as well as schools and restaurants.
Lord Haskins, halal meat chops: consumers must have the freedom to choose the Halal search engine to launch the Pizza Express revealing the halal meat used in all chicken dishes. The ban on halal slaughter is more than a Muslim prisoner's prosecution for contaminated halal pies without first stunning religious slaughter of animals, and Christian, a top veterinarian, urged today, the Jewish and Muslim leaders defended the practice by insisting that the ability of shops, restaurants and canteens to provide Jewish and halal meat was an issue of "religious freedom.
In what Muslims are called Zabiha's method of slaughter and the practice of Jews, Shechita is a sharp tool for surgical surgery to directly cut the throat, trachea and blood vessels in the neck of the animal.
Although the British Veterinary Association is controversial, religious groups insist that this method will kill animals immediately.
In both cases, people pray for animals.
Shechita animals were not daunted before they were killed, and some Muslim slaughterhouse also ignored the "frontstun”.
Critics say the practice harms the welfare of animals.
However, in a letter to The Telegraph, the chairman of the Jewish representative agency Shechita UK, Henry glenwald QC, and the deputy secretary-general of the British Muslim Council, Dr. Shuja Shafei, it is said that animals killed under religious rules are treated no worse than other animals killed.
They added that the food label should specify whether an animal was mechanically stunned before being slaughtered, and whether it experienced repeated dizziness if the first attempt was invalid.
"They should also be told how to slaughter: Captive bolt shooting, deflating, electric shock, drowning, trapping, night club or any other approved method.
"Both the faith community and the animal welfare community should support a comprehensive label.
"This will provide a real choice for all consumers, whether they are out of animal welfare, religious beliefs, or intolerance to anyone who is different from what they look like or worship.
"The EU is conducting a study on religious killings, and officials are looking at the possibility of introducing clearer labels.
The Ministry of Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs said it would consider the findings and added that it wanted customers to be able to make "Smart Choices ".
Mr glenwald and Dr shaffey's call for a clearer label was supported by acting Bishop of Leeds Rt Rev Nick Baines.
"We do need a more mature one.
The solution to this problem, "he said.
"In order for people to know what they are eating, clear labels and clear information are essential.
This is much broader than the problem of halal food and Jewish food.
Previously, the Sun reported that Pizza Express sold halal chicken at its 434 outlets.
The National Secular Association claimed that the public had been "deceived.
In his first interview on Wednesday after being appointed as Liverpool's new bishop, Rt pastor Paul Bayesian said: "People of faith need to be respected and religious freedom is one of our main freedoms, this is applicable on this issue.
"In this case, people with faith and people who have an impact on what they eat should be respected and make room for it.