Halal Meat Warning – Eat Pork!

Got this in my e-mail –

READ EVERYTHING ON THE MEAT PACKAGE BEFORE YOU BUY MEAT

Halal Meat in US Supermarkets

THIS IS COMING AND LOOK OUT FOR THIS INTRUSION IN OUR U.S. MARKET..

“The other day I wrote about Costco stocking their meat counters with “Halal” meat.”


So yesterday I shopped for groceries at my local Walmart. As usual, I bought a bag of frozen chicken breasts, but this time I checked to make sure the meat was not labeled “Halal.” Here’s why.

Halal is the Islamic term that basically means the meat is lawful to eat for a devout Muslim. What makes it lawful or acceptable is that the meat has been processed in a very specific way. Unlike kosher food, where the physical processing of the meat is the focus, for Islam it is the spiritual component that makes the meat lawful.

For lawful (halal) meat in Islam, the animal must be killed while the butcher faces Mecca, and either the butcher cries “Allah Akbar” or a tape plays the words over a loud speaker.

Allah is greater…

I think not! Sounds a little like food sacrificed to an idol/other god, huh?

Ann Barnhardt, is a cattle commodities broker, has more about “Halal.”

NEVER buy meat that is marked as “Halal.”

I am in the cattle business, and believe me when I tell you that Halal kill plants are CONSTANTLY being cited and shut down by the USDA for horrific, infractions. Most of these plants are in Michigan and upstate New York .

One of the things that halal kill plants are notorious for is putting already-dead animals in the human consumption line. They will go pick up a dead cow off of a farm or ranch and instead of putting it in their rendering tank where the resulting “tankage” is worth pennies on the dollar as pet food or industrial products, they will shackle the dead animal on the normal kill line and process it as human food which is the highest-dollar product.

Since Islam teaches dishonesty (taqiyyah) and no regard for one’s neighbor, this kind of sickening behavior is standard.

Halal plants are also notorious for general citations for filth and uncleanliness. I have toured normal cattle slaughter plants, and guys, you could eat off of the floor. Everything is white and men walk around with water hoses and steam guns constantly keeping everything in a state of spotlessness.

Halal plants are filthy. A lot of Halal meat is also labeled as “organic.”

Again, don’t be fooled into thinking that “halal” means “better.” It isn’t. I would never, ever knowingly eat halal meat purely from a food safety perspective.
I like pork – a lot! 🙂 

Comment from Tricia Tillin added –

Here in the UK it’s a lost cause. They have brought in halal everywhere by stealth, without asking us. The prevailing attitude here is “we can never offend the Muslims” and everything in society from public Christmas decorations to street signs, TV advertising, theatre productions – just every section of society is geared to humbling ourselves to Islam. Not only is almost all meat halal, but UK food has changed in restaurants and supermarkets so that you have to hunt for anything non-spicy or traditionally British. The stupid thing is, if you ask UK Muslims they say “we are NOT offended” and this is just political correctness gone mad. But as far as halal meat, we all have to get used to the idea that it WILL become universal, especially as immigration spirals out of control. That is the least of our worries as some cities have already begun to impose Sharia Law, and the Muslims already have their own Parliament and Banking system! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not racist and I don’t “hate Muslims” or anybody else. I just feel that as an Englishwoman and a Christian I also have rights. MY views and my vote should count too!

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http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm256439.htm

Undeclared Eggs in “Halal Plain” & “Halal Fruit Cake”

 

Contact:
Consumer:
718-287-8494

Media:
Jessica Ziehm
518-457-3136
jessica.ziehm@agmkt.state.ny.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 20, 2011 – New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today alerted consumers to undeclared eggs in “Halal Plain Cake” and “Halal Fruit Cake”, packaged and distributed by Narala Bakery Inc. of 744 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. People who have severe sensitivity to eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “Halal Plain Cake” and “Halal Fruit Cake” are packaged in random weight clear plastic wrapped packages. No UPC code or manufactures code are available. The product was sold to various locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food safety inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the product contained eggs, which are not declared on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased “Halal Plain Cake” or the “Halal Fruit Cake” should discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact Narala Bakery Inc. at (718) 287-8494.

 

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19 thoughts on “Halal Meat Warning – Eat Pork!

  1. Here in the UK it’s a lost cause. They have brought in halal everywhere by stealth, without asking us. The prevailing attitude here is “we can never offend the Muslims” and everything in society from public Christmas decorations to street signs, TV advertising, theatre productions – just every section of society is geared to humbling ourselves to Islam. Not only is almost all meat halal, but UK food has changed in restaurants and supermarkets so that you have to hunt for anything non-spicy or traditionally British. The stupid thing is, if you ask UK Muslims they say “we are NOT offended” and this is just political correctness gone mad. But as far as halal meat, we all have to get used to the idea that it WILL become universal, especially as immigration spirals out of control. That is the least of our worries as some cities have already begun to impose Sharia Law, and the Muslims already have their own Parliament and Banking system! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not racist and I don’t “hate Muslims” or anybody else. I just feel that as an Englishwoman and a Christian I also have rights. MY views and my vote should count too!

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    • Tricia,
      Thank you for that most valuable information. It is true we are having things forced on us in the name of “acceptance”. And while we are supposed to have rights I doubt that we do any longer. I am going to add your comments to the article because they are that important.

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  2. Hi everyone,

    First of all I am a Muslim women living in America, not offended by your article but I know you all will appreciate the other point of view:

    I have to agree with you that some plants are simply disgusting! and myself can’t tolerate such thing, so I ended up eating only seafood as I feel comfortable eating clean food. However, we can’t generalize that all of them are really dirty and not healthy. Some Muslims just do it themselves like some good restaurants. Simply the way of killing animal is not spiritual as it mentioned here, we Muslims think it is the most merciful way to kill an animal without being tortured so much (instant).

    Another thing, Please dishonesty is never a standard! if you have a couple of bad people out there, this doesn’t mean it is true! I know you would say what about all the bad things Muslims have been conducting in this country?! I don’t blame you, even us are struggling with those people… I have many American friends here, and they all understand and appreciate cultural difference and all of you people are!

    Thanks a lot for reading my post!

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    • Zahra, is there something in this post that you see as dishonest? We know that we can’t lump everyone together, however, this is a warning to the public to be careful and to be aware of what they are eating unknowingly. In America we have or are supposed to have government run organizations to make sure our food is safe and its handlings are up to set standards.

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  3. I’m not a Muslim, but I have the common sense to know that if the Halal process is followed, the meat is safer than what’s processsed in the huge factory slaughterhouses in the U.S. I think Ann Barnhart, the cattle broker is trying to frighten people into avoiding Halal for her own Financial motives. True Halal, like true Kosher, is safe, sanitary and healthy.

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  4. If these Halal meat plants are not federally inspected by health inspecters and licensed, they
    need to be closed.I am tired of muslims coming to our great country and trying to change our
    laws and society. My parents came to canada many years ago they were thankful for this great
    country, they did not try to change any thing, lived by the laws of the land.
    If you don’t like it here please go back to your country!!!!

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    • From what the snopes article states, I don’t see why this story was determined to be “Mostly False.”

      It still proves that in Halal processing, “the head of an animal that is to be slaughtered should be aligned with the quiblah,” (meaning it should be facing Mecca) “and animals should be slaughtered in the name of Allah.”

      That’s enough reason for me to abstain.

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  5. Remember that Paul said this:

    1 Corinthians 8:4-13
    (4) So, as for eating food sacrificed to idols, we “know” that, as you say, “An idol has no real existence in the world, and there is only one God.”
    (5) For even if there are so-called “gods,” either in heaven or on earth — as in fact there are “gods” and “lords” galore —
    (6) yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom all things come and for whom we exist; and one Lord, Yeshua the Messiah, through whom were created all things and through whom we have our being.
    (7) But not everyone has this knowledge. Moreover, some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat food which has been sacrificed to them, they think of it as really affected by the idol; and their consciences, being weak, are thus defiled.
    (8) Now food will not improve our relationship with God — we will be neither poorer if we abstain nor richer if we eat.
    (9) However watch out that your mastery of the situation does not become a stumbling block to the weak.
    (10) You have this “knowledge”; but suppose someone with a weak conscience sees you sitting, eating a meal in the temple of an idol. Won’t he be built up wrongly to eat this food which has been sacrificed to idols?
    (11) Thus by your “knowledge” this weak person is destroyed, this brother for whom the Messiah died;
    (12) and so, when you sin against the brothers by wounding their conscience when it is weak, you are sinning against the Messiah!
    (13) To sum up, if food will be a snare for my brother, I will never eat meat again, lest I cause my brother to sin.

    THE IDOL IS NOTHING, unless, of course, you worship that idol as well as the one true God. This is further explained by Paul here:

    1 Corinthians 10:19-33
    (19) So, what am I saying? That food sacrificed to idols has any significance in itself? or that an idol has significance in itself?
    (20) No, what I am saying is that the things which pagans sacrifice, they sacrifice not to God but to demons; and I don’t want you to become sharers of the demons!
    (21) You can’t drink both a cup of the Lord and a cup of demons, you can’t partake in both a meal of the Lord and a meal of demons.
    (22) Or are we trying to make the Lord jealous? We aren’t stronger than he is, are we?
    (23) “Everything is permitted,” you say? Maybe, but not everything is helpful. “Everything is permitted?” Maybe, but not everything is edifying.
    (24) No one should be looking out for his own interests, but for those of his fellow.
    (25) Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,
    (26) for the earth and everything in it belong to the Lord.
    (27) If some unbeliever invites you to a meal, and you want to go, eat whatever is put in front of you without raising questions of conscience.
    (28) But if someone says to you, “This meat was offered as a sacrifice,” then don’t eat it, out of consideration for the person who pointed it out and also for conscience’s sake —
    (29) however, I don’t mean your conscience but that of the other person. You say, “Why should my freedom be determined by someone else’s conscience?
    (30) If I participate with thankfulness, why am I criticized over something for which I myself bless God?”
    (31) Well, whatever you do, whether it’s eating or drinking or anything else, do it all so as to bring glory to God.
    (32) Do not be an obstacle to anyone — not to Jews, not to Gentiles, and not to God’s Messianic Community.
    (33) Just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not looking out for my own interests but for those of the many, so that they may be saved;

    Of course, when Paul says to “eat whatever is sold in the meat market,” he is referring only to what is considered food, biblically speaking, which would not include PORK (or shellfish, or rabbit, or anything else listed in Leviticus 11).

    The upshot is this: if you don’t want to eat halal meat, don’t eat it. There may very well be good reasons not to, if these kind of references hold true in the US: : http://www.hpa.org.uk/cdph/issues/CDPHVol2/no2/environ.pdf But it is only “meat sacrificed to idols” if you actually believe that the idol (in this case “Allah”) exists. There is only one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the same One who sent His Son to the earth 2000+ years ago. As Christians, the larger issue is not to offend someone else’s conscience, which is another matter entirely.

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    • I’m not sure that I totally agree with your conclusions, but I don’t see it as a place of argument. I simply would not eat of meat or anything that was killed, dedicated or otherwise sacrificed in the name of another god, demon or idol, whether or not I consider them living or otherwise. I believe there is an entity behind Allah, who claims to be god. After all, isn’t that the same claim of Lucifer?

      Thanks for your input! 🙂

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  6. http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/fooddrink/a/Halal-Meat-In-US-Supermarkets.htm
    “The Arabic word halal means “permitted” or “allowed.” According to About.com’s Guide to Islam, Muslims are allowed to eat “what is ‘good’ (Qur’an 2.168) — that is, what is pure, clean, wholesome, nourishing, and pleasing to the taste.

    In general, everything is allowed (halal) except what has been specifically forbidden.”

    Here’s an abbreviated list of foods that are prohibited (haram):

    dead meat (i.e. carcass of an already-dead animal)
    blood
    flesh of swine (pork)
    intoxicating drinks
    meat of an animal that has been sacrificed to idols
    meat of an animal that died from strangulation or blunt force
    meat from which wild animals have already eaten”

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