Monthly Archives: November 2012

PLEASE ALL SIGN THE PETITION

PLEASE ALL SIGN THE PETITION it doesn’t matter where you live.   Everyone can sign this.

THANK YOU.      SIGN HERE

We UK Consumers appeal to those in power to authorise the writing of a suitable policy that will make Labelling ALL Religiously Slaughtered meat a Legal Requirement by Law, so that we all know what we are buying & eating in plain English. We UK Consumers want ALL Ritually Slaughtered Meat & Bi-Products LABELLED with a simple ‘RS’ no matter how it is stunned or what its source is. ‘RS’ can also stand for ‘Religious Standard’ and could therefore be used on ALL Products that come under any Religious Standard.

This 'RS' Label signifies a Religious Standard and/or Ritually Slaughtered meat is involved in manufacture &/or distribution of this product.

 ‘RS’ Label 

Anywhere & anything associated with Ritual Slaughter or a Religious Standard needs labelling ‘RS’ so we fully understand what we are choosing to buy or eat.

The UK needs Consumer confidence to be restored and this will only happen when there is more transparency in Labelling of ‘RS’ food, goods & services.

We also fully support the EU Parliament’s move to Label ALL meat that has been obtained by Slaughter without stunning in the Food Information Regulation (FIR).

UK Consumers want ALL Ritually Slaughtered Meat LABELLED with a simple ‘RS’ no matter how stunned…

SIGN VIA THIS LINK:

http://www.gopetition.com/petition/44471/sign.html

See Petition Background (Preamble) Here:

http://www.gopetition.com/petition/44471.html

If the Red & Black Label would be too expensive due to the colour This Black & White alternative would do the job.

 

RS - SMALL - B&W

Understanding the Halal Industry & WHF

Since the turn of the 21st century, there have been efforts to create organizations, such as the Halal Food Authority, that certify food products as halal for muslim consumers.
“Halal” is an Arabic word meaning “lawful” or “permissible”, and the term not only covers food and drink, but also to all matters of daily life for muslims.

When it comes to halal food, most people think of meat foods only, but muslims aim to ensure that all foods, particularly processed foods, pharmaceuticals, and non-food items like cosmetics, are also halal. Frequently, these products contain animal by-products or other ingredients that are not permissible for Muslims to eat or use on their bodies unless the animal was Ritually Slaughtered.
This image shows the different sectors where there are active halal organisations.

Throughout the world there are many different Halal Certification Boards in different countries often with diverse standards or criteria for judging if a product or service is halal compliant. They seek to certify services, products & chains this will involve sectors, brands & corporations.
Halal Authorities use different unique signs like these ones in use in UK

Halal Services are food processing plants, meat cutting plants, mainstream manufacturers of soups, grains, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, prepared foods & other products, as well as hotels, restaurants, airlines, sporting venues, hospitals and other institutions.

Halal Products are linked to wide variety of organisations, from the small local traders & businesses, to the huge multinational companies that export globally and market their products under particular Brand Names that will signify their association to those companies eg.Nestle.
Chains are Companies that may have franchises or branches within one or more different countries e.g. Subway, KFC.
In addition muslims look to change & control sectors involved in in finance, legal, media etc.. to bring them under halal compliance.
They will look at the company’s that are manufacturing &/or distributing products e.g. Dairy, Confectionery & Sauce products contain additives & flavourings along with the main ingredients, which may lead to Companies, Manufacturing Plants or/and the products themselves becoming halal certified.
This worldwide halal organisation is being driven by the World Halal Forum (WHF) they are highly organised and well financed.

 The World Halal Forum (WHF)

The World Halal Forum (WHF) was established in 2006 and has become an integral part in the development of a viable global Halal industry worldwide, by promoting the concept of  Halal for the benefit of the global market. WHF provides a global Forum for the halal industry, with regular meetings worldwide, for government players in the Halal market who have had intentions from the outset to have a comprehensive global reach, whilst at the same time being a focal point for stakeholders.

In early 2011, WHF has been transformed into a Not For Profit entity (LOL ANOTHER CHARITY?) driven for and by the industry, working closely with IHI Alliance, the global Halal authority. The WHF Charter is recognised by the Organisation of The Islamic Conference (OIC).

See their latest news here:  http://www.worldhalalforum.org/

 

WHF World Halal Forum

See all the well known brands they have already influenced… HSBC & Colgate can be seen clearly in that image.

The WHF programme includes the WHF Industry Dialogues, WHF Roundtable and World Halal Forum Europe making it one of the most influential platforms driving the Halal industry forward internationally. The WHF CEO Round Table series is another initiative in-line with the World Halal Forum Charter and will assist and support the development of world-class Halal industry standards covering the entire value chain.

From the outset the World Halal Forum has adopted this World Halal Forum Charter which is a set of guidelines and goals that compliment Malaysia‟s global Halal Hub ambitions.

 

 QUESTION So how does WHF affect Non-Islamic Countries like Britain?

ANSWER In 2009 WHF makes UK a ‘PILOT PROJECT’ and in 2010 WHF send Halal MAINSTREAM in UK

Sadly, in 2009, the World Halal Forum “chose” the UK as it’s ‘pilot project’ to roll out halal to the mainstream consumer:

See especially pages 7, 15 and 25 of this report:

[This report takes a while to download because it’s now buried deep in the ‘system’!]

http://www.worldhalalforum.org/download/WHF09EuropeGenericReport.pdf

 

Then in 2010 WHF said that it will QUOTE: “Take Halal Mainstream in UK and then Europe”

The Reason?  See pages 15 and 24, where the WHF ‘chose’ the UK as it’s Pilot Project to send halal mainstream!

NOTE no one from the UK was at this meeting… This was not agreed by the British people…

This is BEING IMPOSED ON US & WE DO NOT LIKE IT OR WANT MUSLIM MEAT!

See pages 15 and 24, where the WHF ‘chose’ the UK as it’s Pilot Project to send halal mainstream!

(You may have to wait for it to load… they do not want people to see this (but I have copies downloaded!)

http://www.worldhalalforum.org/download/WHF09EuropeGenericReport.pdf

 

In UK this LICENCE of Exemption was already in place this should have protected us from the massive over-production of halal meat that we now have in the UK… but it didn’t!

The Licence from exemption from full stunning under UK law states quite clearly that it is an offence to slaughter by a religious method if it is known that the meat is not intended for the consumption of those religions who ‘require’ it.  It clearly states ,in that marked paragraph, that this exemption to allow unstunned meat is for the Jews to produce kosher meat for Jews & for Muslim slaughtermen to perform their ritual slaughter to provide halal meat for muslims –
Nowhere does it state that this exemption can be used for mainstream supply of RS unstunned meat.
http://www.iccservices.org.uk/downloads/reports/farm_animal_welfare_council_report_on_welfare_of_livestock_slaughtered_by_religious_methods.pdf

Halal Ritual Slaughter has really lowered the standards of Animal Welfare in our abattoirs… the vast over-production of halal is causing us to abandon all civilized rules for agriculture & animal husbandry!

Muslims have found a loophole which is allowing them to call Electro-immobilisation – ‘Stun-to-Immobilise’ – – and from this people assume they mean Electrical Stunning which IT IS NOT!
Stun-to-Immobilise is performed by using Ultra Low Amperage Stunning…  for halal ritual slaughter the amperage is turned to the lowest setting!

Electro-immobilisation is very cruel.

The animal is stunned just to immobilize it it is still  fully conscious, but unable to move or vocalise it pain.

Read more about Electro-immobilization here…

http://boycotthalal.com/electro-immobilization/

 

WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

RITUALLY SLAUGHTERED MEAT IS BEING SOLD TO US UNLABELLED AS SUCH

Find out more about that here…

Unfair Trading Label ‘RS’ Products & Services

http://www.boycotthalal.com/unfair-trading/

THIS IS THE PROBLEM: Newly formed muslim group ANSA (Association of Non Stun Abattoirs) was formed to represent the voice of the halal meat industry. Acting as the voice for the Non-Stun Halal Abattoirs say, “ANSA only accepting 100% non stun abattoirs “

QUOTE from ANSA website:

“Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) came as the final prophet to teach the whole world, including Britain and EU and DEFRA and FSA, on the best behaviour in all aspects of life including animal “slaughter”. We should be “exporting” his HUMANE Halal Prophetic method to all non-Muslims and to DEFRA/FSA and the EU and not to be “importing” their “lost wrong ways of life” in a lot of things including their cruel animal “slaughter”.”

http://www.ansauk.co.uk/

QUESTION:  How are all our well known Brands eg. Kingsmill Bread, becoming Halal Certified?

Last year in UK the HFA aimed at Allied Bakeries and began by getting their Walthamstow Plant Halal Certified that will now be closely audited monitored & inspected by the HFA (Halal Food Authority). See them listed here…
http://www.halalfoodauthority.co.uk/members-new.html

This regular HFA audit now has to be paid for by Allied Bakeries, who will have probably been promised many benefits like wider distribution and expansion to new muslim markets. Ingredients used in the Aliied Bakery Plant now have to meet the HFA Standard. All cleaning products used in the plant must be halal too and not contain alcohol the requirements for halal compliance go on & on… and can include muslim workers only in certain roles… which marginalises Non-Muslim British workers.
This move on Allied Bakeries towards halal compliance affected 4 Brands Sunblest, Burgen, Allinsonand Kingsmill… but only Kingsmill (which involves 18 different types of bread) is showing the Halal Mark on its packaging which adds another regularly paid additional cost.

 

So how can this be profitable with all these extra costs?

Many of these halal organisations are Registered Religious Charities and somehow have managed to claim that they are Non-Profit making, so get various Tax & VAT exemptions…

Yes… this will affect our economy as money is channelled off towards Islamic aims!  Not what we need in these times of austerity is it?

NOTE that Allied Bakeries is one of the UK’s leading Bakery Businesses one of three divisions of Allied Milling and Baking, which in turn is a part of Associated British Foods (ABF) plc, a major international business with a turnover of £11.1bn and close to 102,000 employees working in 46 countries. In the UK, well-known ABF brands include: Twinings, Silver Spoon, Primark, Ryvita, Ovaltine, Patak’s and Jordans Cereals. They supply Bread to Schools… which will now be halal and there is no mention of this massive paradigm shift on their website… Nowhere does it say that Allied Bakeries is now a halal compliant company.

How do I know all this?

I was on the phone to them every week as all these changes were made last year complaining… but it was all to no avail.

The only way we can show our dissatisfaction is to BOYCOTT HALAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES this will reduce demand and slow production.

BOYCOTT ALLIED BAKERIES PRODUCTS and write & tell them we are doing so & why!

Vegetarians have contacted us and are specifically concerned about how Milk & Sauces are affected…

On that HFA link you will see a list of many companies including:
MEADOW FOODS Processors, Procurers, Manufacturers and distributors of HALAL Dairy products including Milk (skimmed, concentrates and full creamed), Anhydrous Milk Fat and varieties of Creams & Butters.
SMITHS FLOUR MILLS Processors, procurers, manufacturers and distributors of HALAL White Flour, Heat Treated Flour and Wheat Feed at Lincolnshire and Nottingham plants
VOLAC INTERNATIONAL Processors, procurers, manufacturers and distributors of Halal Whey Protein Isolate and Lactose Powder at named plant

The List goes on and on and on…

WRITE TO THOSE IN POWER

If you are in the UK you can find out who your representatives are here…

Just put your postcode on this official government website to find out who your MP, MEPs (I have 5) and LORDs are.

Then write via the website for FREE… all it will cost is your time!

WRITE TO THEM
www.writetothem.com

DO IT NOW PLEASE You know it makes sense!

Call on the Government to Investigate Halal ‘Charities’

We Call on the Government to Investigate the HMC & other Muslim Halal ‘Charities’

We have evidence that Halal businesses have been undercutting our Farmers, Slaughterhouses, Cutting Plants and Farming Businesses, because they have been allowed to claim CHARITY STATUS and thereby get EXEMPTION FROM TAX & VAT on the running costs of their businesses. More shocking details of this and other types of BUSINESS IRREGULARITIES can be clearly seen on the Halal Monitoring Services website where the following questions were asked by brother Umar of Coventry from Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi…

 Question 4 Some Halal meat supplying companies operating in the Halal meat industry in the UK abuse the law and voluntarily liquidate their companies after operating for some time, and by doing so free themselves of their accumulated debt, and then without paying their govt. taxes and debts owed to the farmers they open another company under another name and start operating again. In this way they undercut other law abiding companies engaged in providing Halal meat. These people are a cause of disrepute to the whole Halal meat industry, and they are one of the main reasons why many shortcuts and bad practices aimed at cost cutting have been introduced into the industry. Would Muslim certification bodies be justified denying certification to these companies? Halal Monitoring Services – Mufti Taki Usmani Fatwa

 

Halal Monitoring Committee – LIQUIDATION

 

HMC LIQUIDATION

Background… HALAL BUSINESSES GOING BANKRUPT? Could this be because Muslim Businessmen have had their Tax & VAT Avoidance Charity Status Scam stopped??? HALAL Companies have been operating a TAX AVOIDANCE SCAM by claiming Charity status to get out of paying the Tax & VAT that our own Farmers and Producers have to pay on their business running costs… This is how HALAL MEAT has been able to undercut traditional meat prices over the past decade… by20%+ PROOF:  Halal businesses get EXEMPTION FROM TAX & CHARITY STATUS!!! I found this document – at last the HMRC has put their foot down in UK on one scam! 24th October 2011 – HMC ACQUIRES VAT REGISTRATION Over the past two years, the National Executive Committee initiated a review of the governance and structure of the organisation. This led to the successful registration with the Charity Commission in May 2009 as since our inception, we have remained a not for profit organisation. Earlier this year, we started a dialogue with HMRC regarding our VAT status. As a faith based voluntary organisation, our understanding was HMC is exempt from VAT similar to other charitable organisations. However, after a series of meetings, HMRC has advised we should become VAT registered based on the nature of services we provide. We have today communicated the impact of this to certified plants and outlets. Reflecting on the change, Chairman of HMC, Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala said: “We appreciate this change will impact on our stakeholders but are confident our partners will appreciate the context of this change and the mandatory nature of the change. More over, we are working closely with HMRC to ensure that whilst we fulfil our legal obligations, the impact of the changes is minimal. For this reason, the change in charges will only apply to plants, and this will have minimal impact as VAT registered companies are able to reclaim the VAT. It is important for all our partners to support us on our journey to ensure the provision of genuine Halal.” http://www.halalmc.net/news_events/news.html Scroll Down Page To See 7th article entitled… 24th October 2011 – HMC ACQUIRES VAT REGISTRATION   ILLEGAL BUSINESS PRACTICE! HMC LIQUIDATION (UK) UK: Halal Monitoring Committee Limited goes into liquidation, but is now trading as HMC (UK) as it continues its work to supply Genuine Halal The HMC – is a so-called ‘respectable’ Halal Certification Board… On the background of the story that many muslim businesses are illegally claiming CHARITY STATUS to get out of paying TAX &  VAT,  we have already seen two more halal abattoirs close in Wales this month… Now the HMC is trying to wriggle out of paying its debts by going into Liquidation & opening for business in a new name – HMC (UK) Ltd.! QUOTE:  Halal Monitoring Committee Limited is in the process of being dissolved allowing them to be debt free and to continue their work they have set up as HMC (UK)! NB.  SEE COMMENTS BELOW THIS ARTICLE – This disreputable move has angered many people! 6/5/12  source:   HMC (UK) Press release http://behalal.org/home/uk-halal-monitoring-committee-limited-goes-into-liquidation-but-is-trading-as-hmc-uk-as-it-continues-its-work-to-supply-genuine-halal/#more-5220 ~

QUESTION:  Just wondering how many illegal  Halal Business Scams are going on in other countries???

~ AND the HMC is not an isolated case… it happened in CANADA too! The Canada Revenue Agency revoked IRFAN-Canada’s charity status in April 2011 after having concluded that it financed the terrorist organization Hamas. This Video explains that the meat you eat has been Halal-slaughtered AND how your money is not only paying for halal-slaughtered meat, but how your money is being sent to various terrorist groups. Point de Bascule: Halal slaughter, Hamas monetary gain The certification agency is controlled by the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), the main Muslim Brotherhood organization in Canada. MAC owns the building where the certification agency and the cultural centre are based and the administrators of the certification agency are former MAC directors or they have publicly endorsed MAC’s positions in the past. MAC’s halal program is part of a global Muslim Brotherhood’s strategy. SEE  THIS  VIDEO…

 

QUESTION – Why are we seeing such a rise in Halal Foods in Non-Islamic Countries???

 ANSWER…

In 2010 in Islamabad, a leader of the Islamist organization, the mufti of Bosnia, Mustafa Ceric, urged Muslims…

“to conquer the world through Halal movement.”

Country: United Kingdom, Europe

A leading European Muslim cleric has urged the international Muslim community to conquer the world through the halal movement. He is reported to have said that the halal movement can enable Muslims to rule the global economy because its food and other services are the basic needs of every human being. He claimed halal means “pure and hygienic”, and that the non-Muslim world has no hesitation in accepting it. His comments follow Operation Nehemiah’s report on a video produced by the World HalalForum, which uses slick advertising and exploits commercial gain in a bid to sell halal as a global brand. It is becoming apparent that halal is being used as an instrument of Islamic mission (dawa),bringing the oblivious non-Muslim world increasingly under the authority of sharia law.

“HALAL IS FOR EVERYONE” – WORLD HALAL FORUM

http://barnabasfund.org/UK/Act/Campaign/Operation-Nehemiah/Campaign-updates/Halal-is-for-everyone-World-Halal-Forum.html ~

QUESTION:  Just wondering how many illegal  Halal Business Scams are going on in other countries???

~

Back to our problems in the UK, especially the Business irregularities outlined above…

QUESTION:  In these times of austerity, WHY are we allowing such disrespectful flagrant cases of wrongdoing in any British Charities or Businesses?

Clearly this malpractice is putting our own hard-working Farmers livelihood in jeopardy? I have asked my local Farmers & Butchers  and others in the Food Industry that I have met on-line…

QUESTION:  WHY have you not spoken out about this ‘halal’ outrage long ago???

The answer in all cases was – “We are afraid of being labelled a ‘Racist’!” Clearly speaking out against Islam is not a racist issue and speaking out against Muslim’s who have no respect for the Law or Traditions of our country is not being racist either… Muslims are a multi-racial group of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities… You cannot be a Racist for opposing them.

We Must Call on the Government to Investigate the HMC & other Halal ‘Charities’ & ALL Business Irregularities…

Let’s Clean Up Britain!

BOYCOTT HALAL Products & Services!

EU Strategy for the protection and welfare of animals

European Parliament resolution of 4 July 2012 on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012–2015 (2012/2043(INI))

WE ALL NEED TO WRITE TO OUR MEPs TO URGE THEM TO SUPPORT THIS BILL

We should all be writing to our MEPs to get them to support this:

European Parliament resolution of 4 July 2012 on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012–2015

(2012/2043(INI)) See 49 & 50 & 67

Texts adopted   Wednesday, 4 July 2012 – Strasbourg
Provisional edition

P7_TA-PROV(2012)0290 A7-0216/2012

Strategy for the protection and welfare of animals

 

49. Points to the concern among European citizens, expressed through their petitions to Parliament, about abuse of the derogations for un-stunned slaughtering in the EU; is particularly concerned that the current derogation for un-stunned slaughter is abused to a large extent in some Member States, to the detriment of animal welfare, of farmers and of consumers; urges the Commission to accelerate its evaluation on the labelling of meat from animals slaughtered without stunning and to present its report before 2013, following its commitment to undertake this evaluation in 2011; highlights that the question of consumers not being informed as to whether or not the meat they are buying is from animals slaughtered without stunning is an issue of great public interest for reasons of both transparency and animal suffering; underlines, however, that labelling is not an alternative to proper enforcement as it can only guide consumers if the information provided is verified and correct;

 

50. Stresses the need to establish more effective protection measures for animals which are exported from the EU to third countries for slaughter;

 

See also the importance of 67. 

67. Recalls that the Parliament considers that such a Framework Law should not prevent producers from introducing voluntary systems which go beyond EU rules, and believes that those systems should also be science based and could be promoted by certified and cohesive labels; calls on the Commission to build on its communication COM(2009)0584 by producing a study, if appropriate accompanied by legislative proposals, on EU-wide labelling schemes for meat and dairy products, aimed at informing consumers about the farming methods used, and their impact on the welfare of animals, to achieve the maximum effective and consistent transparency and communication to consumers;

 

 

See this EU Document particularly:  – See 49 & 50 & 67
European Parliament resolution of 4 July 2012 on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012–2015 (2012/2043(INI))

We need to look into this more deeply as there may be other relevant clauses that we need to highlight that are more obscure at the moment.

 

WRITE TO YOUR MEPs NOW
If you are resident in UK you can write to your MEPs (I have 5!)

Ensure you write and ask all UKIP Members to Vote this time… their Party’s policy is usually not to vote for any EU directives but we must urge them to vote on this resolution.

Find out who your MEPs are by adding your postcode to this Government Website where you can write to them for Free…

Yes!  All it will cost is your time click here:

WRITE TO THEM

www.writetothem.com

Halal on the menu for Olympics

Halal on the menu for Olympics

Nature Valley – has a tiny Halal Certification mark on the back… 

are now to be the Official Cereal Bars of the 2012 Olympics!

The tiny HFA (Halal Food Authority) halal certification mark has joined the kosher mark which is already on the packet.

WHY is there no mention in the advertising that the bars are certified halal by the Halal Food Authority?

Instead it clearly says on the front of the packet the the SUPPLIER of this product is the 2012 Olympics!

WHY CHOOSE A HALAL PRODUCT to be the Official 2012 Olympics product for TEAM GB?

Oh – Yes… I seem to remember this news item published in January 2010…

The Online Meat Trades Journal

Halal on the menu for Olympics 

The Olympic Committee has published its food vision guide for procurement of food and drink at the London Games, which lists the food accreditation standard…

High-quality halal meat will be on the menu for Olympic athletes after Games officials approved The European Halal Development Agency’s Standard for all halal products.

Source:  Halal on the menu for Olympics 

The Online Meat Trades Journal

 Halal on the menu for Olympics

“This comes as fantastic news for many Muslims as halal is certainly on the menu at the London Olympics 2012 Games,” said Mohammad Nazir, chairman of the European Halal Development Agency and chair of the West Midlands Minority Ethnic Business Forum.

“We are working hard to provide Muslim consumers with full halal integrity from farm to plate, which has not existed before. The approval at the London Olympics 2012 Games is the icing on the cake for all the hard work the board has done along with our partners.”

http://www.meatinfo.co.uk/news/archivestory.php/aid/9961/Halal_on_the_menu_for_Olympics.html

Here is some of the range of the HFA Halal Certified Nature Valley Granola  Bars that will be continually advertised via our media throughout the coming weeks…

 

 

BOYCOTT NATURE VALLEY BARS Halal Certified Products indirectly Fund Islamic Terrorism

See how here…    Halal Funds Terrorists: ZAKAT
Posted by BoycottHalal on July 8th, 2012
http://www.boycotthalal.com/halal-funds-terrorists-zakat/

BOYCOTT HALAL!

Two Causes For Concern Regarding Morrisons

TWO CAUSES FOR CONCERN REGARDING  MORRISONS

1. MORRISONS have instructed their Meat Departments NOT put Meat Codes on Lamb or Pork or Chicken or Turkey… in fact only their Beef now displays the EU Meat Code.

WHY are Morrisons leaving the Meat Codes off of most of their  packaged meat??? 

TODAY I have been told by the Food Standards Authority (FSA) that this breaks the EU Regulations,

which state that ALL Packaged Meat MUST carry the EU Meat Code & Country of Slaughter.

 

If anyone doubts this, or if you just want to have your say to Simon Tudor, who is the person at the FSA who is responsible for halal, but admits very little… Tel: 0207 276 8339.

 

Here is an example of how Morrisons puts the EU Meat Code on their Beef (ONLY)

 

 

2. This morning I have found out from one of our Members that some MORRISONS Branches are selling LAMB Meat Code 6057

This 6057 Meat Code means that the meat is from Randall Parker Foods, Andover

… A HALAL CERTIFIED SLAUGHTERHOUSE & CUTTING PLANT!

 

WHY are Morrisons selling meat from a Halal Slaughterhouse & a Halal Cutting Plant???

 

Proof:
 RANDALL PARKER FOODS clearly say on their website…

All our Halal lamb products are guaranteed to have been produced and processed in accordance with Islamic rites as well as our own high animal welfare standards. We are approved by the Halal Food Authority and we have been producing Halal products for many years. We are an established and reliable producer of Halal lamb for both the home and international markets.
Our processing is carried out by dedicated and fully qualified Halal slaughtermen with supervision by our own welfare team and UK Government veterinarians.
We implement strict codes of practice and policies to protect both animal welfare and the Halal standard.
We acknowledge the application of Islamic rules and principles may differ between communities and we will be happy to discuss the opportunities we have to meet your requirements.
It is vital to us that our Muslim consumers can buy and enjoy with total peace of mind.
http://randallparkerfoods.com/halal/

 

Proof of Halal Certification by the HFA (Halal Food Authority):
HFA CERTIFIED – Scroll Down & see Randall Parker listed!
http://www.halalfoodauthority.co.uk/members-slaughterhouses.html

RING MORRISONS HQ & COMPLAIN – 0845 6116111

Careful who you give you details to – I have crossed paths with Muslims there in the past -notably Madge Farid who was most rude. Also the Customer Care Manager, Claire Thornton told me that Daniel Armstrong is a Manager, but today I found out from Mohammad that he is not – he is actually working under Claire!

WHY cant Morrisons’ Staff be straight with me when I ring?

I aim to put all this in writing to…

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, 
Chief Executive: Mr Dalton Philips,
Hilmore House,
BRADFORD,
BD3 7DL
Tel:  01274 261000,    0845 611 6111,
Email: dalton.philips@morrisonsplc.co.uk

ALSO Ring Your Local Branch and Tell Meat Dept. these two things…

All meat should show Meat Codes & to watch out for rogue packets of meat that are wrapped differently from usual -especially Meat Code No.6057

Find your Local Morrisons Branch Tel.No. by adding your postcode to their Store Finder here:

http://www.morrisons.co.uk/Store-finder/

 

You may also want to complain to DEFRA about the overproduction of halal meat as I did today. Tel: 08459 335577

I spoke to Geoff Webdale who’s been responsible for Animal Welfare in England since 2007

I told him that some of my Members are Farmers, who have changed abattoirs, because they couldn’t bear to see their cattle literally climbing the walls with their heads half hanging off.

Geoff cold-heartedly said,
“Well that shouldn’t be happening – they should have been tethered to hold them still!”

That just about sums the situation up really –

Does anyone care enough in Britain to stop this outdated 7th Century barbarity in our 21st Century abattoirs?

I thought Morrisons cared… until today.

The Care Team Manager, Claire Thornton gave me the distinct impression that she is fed up with hearing from me (I last rang just before Easter).

I told her that not labelling any meat properly with Meat Codes was against the EU Regulations, but she said Morrisons would not have made that move without checking it thoroughly first.

I also reported that we know they are selling unlabelled halal lamb in some stores.  Claire said –

“We do not sell any halal meat, other than New Zealand Lamb, which is clearly labelled halal.”

I replied saying –
“No… what you are probably selling is the cheap cast off halal lamb, that has failed the halal inspection, by having a blemish… or maybe there was a spillage… so it is rejected and called haram; …but has still been faced to Mecca, dedicated to Allah & Ritually Slaughtered – probably without stunning – certainly without adequate stunning.
Claire made no comment.
I asked Claire to ring me back when she finds out about the need for proper labelling.
Claire refused to ring me back, but promised to send me an email within 4 working days.

 

When I rang back in the afternoon to tell them that Meat Codes on all Packaged Meat was not an option, Claire Thornton was unavailable to speak to me, but I was reminded that she would email me.

I have had a soft spot for Morrisons in the past, as they are the only supermarket that say they refuse to sell halal… but this is the umpteenth time I have found them out.
So I hope you will all remind Claire Thornton that we are all checking the Meat Codes at Morrisons in the hope that we find meat from one of their own traditional abattoirs, for example:

2092            Farmers Boy            Bradford,        West Yorkshire

I spent five hours in all on the phone and finished off at 4:30pm by ringing TRADING STANDARDS, as advised by my MP and by DEFRA and by the FSA.

TRADING STANDARDS Tel: 0845 40405 (where I ring most days to give an update on more products that I am finding that are Certified Halal, but not labelled as such.)

Today it was MORRISONS and NATURE VALLEY that I brought to the attention of TRADING STANDARDS.

I heard this morning on BBC News that Nature Valley – which has a tiny Halal Certification mark on the back… are now to be the Official Cereal Bars of the 2012 Olympics!

 

WHY is there no mention in the advertising that the bars are certified halal by the Halal Food Authority?

 

 

WHY CHOOSE A HALAL PRODUCT?   Oh Yes… I seem to remember this news item published in January 2010…

The Online Meat Trades Journal

Halal on the menu for Olympics

http://www.meatinfo.co.uk/news/archivestory.php/aid/9961/Halal_on_the_menu_for_Olympics.html

BOYCOTT HALAL!

Call on the Government to Investigate the HMC & other Muslim Halal ‘Charities’

We Call on the Government to Investigate the HFA & other Muslim Halal ‘Charities’

 

QUOTE from a Muslim Website:

4) Some Halal meat supplying companies operating in the Halal meat industry in the UK abuse the law and voluntarily liquidate their companies after operating for some time, and by doing so free themselves of their accumulated debt, and then without paying their govt. taxes and debts owed to the farmers they open another company under another name and start operating again.

In this way they undercut other law abiding companies engaged in providing Halal meat.

These people are a cause of disrepute to the whole Halal meat industry, and they are one of the main reasons why many shortcuts and bad practices aimed at cost cutting have been introduced into the industry.

Would Muslim certification bodies be justified denying certification to these companies?

 

Uphold British Traditions and Judeo-Christian Values!

Understanding the Halal Industry

Since the turn of the 21st century, there have been efforts to create organizations, such as the Halal Food Authority, that certify food products as halal for muslim consumers.
“Halal” is an Arabic word meaning “lawful” or “permissible”, and the term not only covers food and drink, but also to all matters of daily life for muslims.

When it comes to halal food, most people think of meat foods only, but muslims aim to ensure that all foods, particularly processed foods, pharmaceuticals, and non-food items like cosmetics, are also halal. Frequently, these products contain animal by-products or other ingredients that are not permissible for Muslims to eat or use on their bodies unless the animal was Ritually Slaughtered.
This image shows the different sectors where there are active halal organisations.

Throughout the world there are many different Halal Certification Boards in different countries often with diverse standards or criteria for judging if a product or service is halal compliant. They seek to certify services, products & chains this will involve sectors, brands & corporations.
Halal Authorities use different unique signs like these ones in use in UK

Halal Services are food processing plants, meat cutting plants, mainstream manufacturers of soups, grains, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, prepared foods & other products, as well as hotels, restaurants, airlines, sporting venues, hospitals and other institutions.

Halal Products are linked to wide variety of organisations, from the small local businesses, to the huge multinational companies that export globally and market their products under particular Brand Names that will signify their association to those companies.
Chains are Companies that may have franchises or branches within one or more different countries.
In addition muslims look to change & control sectors involved in in finance, legal, media etc.. to bring them under halal compliance.
They will look at the company’s that are manufacturing &/or distributing products e.g. Dairy, Confectionery & Sauce products contain additives & flavourings along with the main ingredients which may become halal certified.
This worldwide halal organisation is being driven by the World Halal Forum (WHF) they are highly organised and well financed.

See their latest news here:  http://www.worldhalalforum.org/

WHF World Halal Forum

See all the well known brands they have already influenced… HSBC & Colgate can be seen clearly in that image.

Last year in UK the HFA aimed at Allied Bakeries and began by getting their Walthamstow Plant Halal Certified that will now be closely audited monitored & inspected by the HFA (Halal Food Authority). See them listed here…
http://www.halalfoodauthority.co.uk/members-new.html
This regular HFA audit now has to be paid for by Allied Bakeries, who will have probably been promised many benefits like wider distribution and expansion to new muslim markets. Ingredients used in the Aliied Bakery Plant now have to meet the HFA Standard. All cleaning products used in the plant must be halal too and not contain alcohol the requirements for halal compliance go on & on… and can include muslim workers only in certain roles… which marginalises Non-Muslim British workers.
This move on Allied Bakeries towards halal compliance affected 4 Brands Sunblest, Burgen, Allinsonand Kingsmill… but only Kingsmill (which involves 18 different types of bread) is showing the Halal Mark on its packaging which adds another additional cost.

So how can this be profitable with all these extra costs?
Many of these halal organisations are Registered Religious Charities and somehow have managed to claim that they are Non-Profit making, so get various Tax & VAT exemptions

(Yes… this will affect our economy as money is channelled off towards Islamic aims!) NOTE that Allied Bakeries is one of the UK’s leading Bakery Businesses one of three divisions of Allied Milling and Baking, which in turn is a part of Associated British Foods (ABF) plc, a major international business with a turnover of £11.1bn and close to 102,000 employees working in 46 countries. In the UK, well-known ABF brands include: Twinings, Silver Spoon, Primark, Ryvita, Ovaltine, Patak’s and Jordans Cereals. They supply Bread to Schools… which will now be halal and there is no mention of this massive paradigm shift on their website… Nowhere does it say that Allied Bakeries is now a halal compliant company.

How do I know all this?

I was on the phone to them every week as all these changes were made last year complaining… but it was all to no avail.

The only way we can show our dissatisfaction is to BOYCOTT ALLIED BAKERIES PRODUCTS and write & tell them we are doing so & why!
Vegetarians have contacted us and are specifically concerned about how Milk & Sauces are affected…

On that HFA link you will see a list of many companies including:
MEADOW FOODS Processors, Procurers, Manufacturers and distributors of HALAL Dairy products including Milk (skimmed, concentrates and full creamed), Anhydrous Milk Fat and varieties of Creams & Butters.
SMITHS FLOUR MILLS Processors, procurers, manufacturers and distributors of HALAL White Flour, Heat Treated Flour and Wheat Feed at Lincolnshire and Nottingham plants
VOLAC INTERNATIONAL Processors, procurers, manufacturers and distributors of Halal Whey Protein Isolate and Lactose Powder at named plant
The List goes on and on and on.

How Companies like Kingsmill Allied Bakeries go Halal

Since the turn of the 21st century, there have been efforts to create organizations such as the Muslim Consumer Group that certify food products as halal for Muslim consumers.
“Halal” is an Arabic word meaning “lawful” or “permissible”, and the term not only covers food and drink, but also to all matters of daily life.

When it comes to halal food, most people think of meat foods only.
However, Muslims aim to ensure that all foods, particularly processed foods, pharmaceuticals, and non-food items like cosmetics, are also halal.

Frequently, these products contain animal by-products or other ingredients that are not permissible for Muslims to eat or use on their bodies.

Throughout the world there are many different Halal Certification Boards in different countries often with diverse standards or criteria for judging if a product or service is halal compliant.

They seek to certify services, products & chains this will involve sectors, brands & corporations.

Services are food processing plants, meat cutting plants, mainstream manufacturers of soups, grains, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, prepared foods & other products, as well as hotels, restaurants, airlines, sporting venues, hospitals and other institutions.

In addition muslims look to change & control sectors such as in finance, legal, media etc…

They will look at the company’s that are manufacturing &/or distributing products e.g. Dairy, Confectionery & Sauce products contain additives & flavourings along with the main ingredients which may become halal certified.

EXAMPLE:    ALLIED BAKERIES PLC

Last year in UK they aimed at Allied Bakeries and began by getting their Walthamstow Plant Halal Certified that will now be closely audited monitored & inspected by the HFA (Halal Food Authority).

See Allied Bakeries amongst others listed here on the HFA website…
http://www.halalfoodauthority.co.uk/members-new.html

This regular HFA audit now has to be paid for by Allied Bakeries, who will have probably been promised many benefits like wider distribution and expansion to new muslim markets. Ingredients used in the Allied Bakery Plant now have to meet the HFA Standard. All cleaning products used in the plant must be halal too and not contain alcohol the requirements for halal compliance go on & on… and can include muslim workers only in certain roles… which marginalises Non-Muslim British workers.
This move on Allied Bakeries towards halal compliance affected 4 Brands Sunblest, Burgen, Allinson and Kingsmill… but only Kingsmill (which involves 18 different types of bread) is showing the Halal Mark on its packaging which adds another additional cost.

So how can this be profitable with all these extra costs?

Many of these halal organisations are Registered Religious Charities and somehow have managed to claim that they are Non-Profit making, so get various Tax & VAT exemptions

(Yes… this will affect our economy as money is channelled off towards Islamic aims!)

NOTE that Allied Bakeries is one of the UK’s leading Bakery Businesses one of three divisions of Allied Milling and Baking, which in turn is a part of Associated British Foods (ABF) plc, a major international business with a turnover of £11.1bn and close to 102,000 employees working in 46 countries. In the UK, well-known ABF brands include: Twinings, Silver Spoon, Primark, Ryvita, Ovaltine, Patak’s and Jordans Cereals. They supply Bread to Schools… which will now be halal and there is no mention of this massive paradigm shift on their website…

Nowhere does it say on their website that Allied Bakeries is now a halal compliant company!

How do I know all this…??? 
I was on the phone to Allied Bakeries HQ every week as all these changes were made last year complaining… but it was all to no avail.

The only way we can show our dissatisfaction is to BOYCOTT ALLIED BAKERIES PRODUCTS and write & tell them we are doing so & why!

Vegetarians have specifically asked about Milk & Sauces… On that HFA link you will see a list of many companies including:
MEADOW FOODS Processors, Procurers, Manufacturers and distributors of HALAL Dairy products including Milk (skimmed, concentrates and full creamed), Anhydrous Milk Fat and varieties of Creams & Butters.
SMITHS FLOUR MILLS Processors, procurers, manufacturers and distributors of HALAL White Flour, Heat Treated Flour and Wheat Feed at Lincolnshire and Nottingham plants
VOLAC INTERNATIONAL Processors, procurers, manufacturers and distributors of Halal Whey Protein Isolate and Lactose Powder at named plant
The List goes on and on and on.