Halal Food Consumers
The More We Know About Our Food, The Better Our Choice Will Be!
Why Traceability is Important for Halal Food Consumers?
Halal Food Consumers' Experience at a Glance
This website has been created after a number of personal experiences shared with us by friends, family and general Halal consumers where consumers had encountered a number of issues with the authenticity of Halal products. And we are absolutely sure that we are not alone who had Halal related issues
Given below are some of the experiences that inspired Halal House website
A restaurant in Liverpool that had a 'Halal' certificate displayed in the premises, on further enquiry, disclosed that their Chicken was halal but not the lamb. The problem with this type of business model, where both 'Halal' and non-Halal food are prepared, the restaurant should clarify this to the customers and must mention in their menu. Besides, even if the customers have been informed, there's always strong possibility of things getting mixed up during preparation in the kitchen - typically 'Chef's Favourite Spoon' issue!
An ethnic supermarket owned and managed by Muslims is a shop where consumers will, generally presume that everything in the shop is halal. However, consumers have found that some of the tinned food items in the shop had pork. Although, the items were not individually labelled as 'Halal', the general assumption, however, is that a shop owned and run by a Muslim would not sell anything like this.
Generally, butchers are able to provide the name of the 'town' from where they buy meat or poultry. However, generally, they are reluctant to provide any specific information. Ideally, these halal meat shops should be able to provide the traceability information to their customers proactively.
What Information Consumers Can Get From Halal House?
Highlights of Traceability Information
The main purpose of Halal House is to help consumers with as much information about the entire Halal Supply Chain of the businesses as possible. While Halal House aim to provide the full traceability of a business, the availability of these information depends on how much information Halal food businesses are sharing with Halal House.
Information about the Halal Status of business (100% Halal,
Mixed (Halal & non- Halal) etc.
All Halal products (Beef, Lamb, Sheep, Chicken etc) products that the business buy and sells
Details of the Halal Certification Authority that has certified the business and awarded the Halal Status
METHOD OF SLAUGHTER
Information about the method of slaughter (Fixed-blade mechanical or traditional slaughter)
TYPE OF SLAUGHTER
Information about the type of slaughter (Stunned or non-Stunned etc.
Information about the Alcohol policy of the business
AWARDS & CERTIFICATES
Any Awards or Certificates the business may have achieved
Information about the suppliers of ready-to-eat and frozen meat or poultry products
Details about suppliers of meat and poultry products
Different types of halal cuisine of the restaurant or takeaway
Any specific information about the ethical & good practices of the business
(Example: Organic meat)
LIVESTOCK FARM INFO
Wherever available, traceability information to the Livestock level