The Birmingham Trading Standards attempt to Clean up the Halal Industry in Massive raid.
Allens Poultry ltd as well as Rapyal Halal Meat & Poultry Wholesalers, JKY and Premier Poultry have been raided by Birmingham trading Standards for allegedly selling non halal meat as halal along with 5 other Halal meat wholesaler In Birmingham.
On Tuesday 14 August The Birmingham trading standards, environmental health and west Midlands police swooped on alleged rogue traders after the vigorous "You are what you are what you EAT" ANSA campaign on Islamic TV Channels.
The Association of Non stun Abattoirs campaign prompted The local authorities to clean up the halal industry in presueing cutting plants and slaughter houses who are labelling product halal or claiming to be slaughtering halal and are not.
Allen Poultry, Rapyal Halal Meat & Poultry Wholesalers, JKY and Premier Poultry are some of business raided by Birmingham trading standards and had their computer and document seazed for further investigation on this alligation.
one muslim trader in Birmingham whosale meat market who doesnt want to be named said "What Allens Poultry has done is uterly disgraceful, how would he feel if I urinated, releaved myself on his meat surely he would be upset and that how the muslim community feels I for one will never buy from Allen".
Mohammed Saleem Policy/Communication Direction ANSA said "This is a step in the right direction for Local Authorities following critism for for M/s Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulatory Services Birmingham, over Halal guide lines from FSA, Where she was strongly critised for not doing anything to protect the Muslim community against Rogue operators like the HFA and KFC, with approx 25% of Birmingham Population identifying them self's as Muslim, It is about time Birmingham City Council catered for the needs of the Muslims consumers instead of brushing things under carpet or passing the buck".
Ahmed Kazi spokes person for Birmingham Jame Masjid said " this is not fair under the guide lines all food has to be labeled correctly so that we can all make an informed choice and I am sure that other citizen of Birmingham who practice other faiths can not be sure that what they are eating does not go against their believes, more importantly we must all be supplied correctly labeled food."
Whilst scrooples Muslim and non Muslim meat trader are undermining the halal guideline for greed to profit at the expense of unsuspecting Muslims Consumers. This is one of root cause why halal industry is in a state where the non Muslim fear that they are being forced fed halal meat with out their knowledge.
Recent FSA figures show that upto 80% of the meat destined for the halal market is pre stunned as result Muslim from all branches of Islam met on 2nd of June in Birmingham at Birmingham Central Masjid to sign the "Birmingham Declaration" which clearly states defending the prophet method of zibihah and declaring pre stunn does not meet the requirement and the principle of the prophetic method of zihibah.
ANSA offers its support to all agencies working to improve the halal meat industry and at the same time urges the Muslims to exercise their right and ask for Non stun Products and ask to see the evidence and if you are not satisfied then to contact the local trading standards.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IF YOU WANT TO EAT TRUE HALAL
1. Don't ask the supplier if he is selling Halal as no Muslim is going to say he is selling You Haram.
2. Ask him for the 4 digit EEC number it will be on the box if it is chickens and it will be stamped on the carcass if it is sheep or cattle. the same time support the currant good work of the enforcement officers.
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Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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