Supermarkets and restaurant chains are selling halal meat to millions of customers without telling them. The switch to slaughtering animals in line with Islamic ritual saves money because the end product can be eaten by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. More than 70 per cent of all New Zealand lamb in supermarkets is from halal abattoirs – a fact not stated on labelling. Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer all confirmed yesterday they sell the imported meat. Full story >>
Halal meat can be eaten by Muslims because it is from an animal that has been killed according to the religious laws of Islam. Halal is the Arabic word for “lawful” or “permitted”. • Subway has confirmed that none of its Crawley branches serve halal meat.