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