Further to a request by schools and the Local Authority a review is being conducted by the Local Education Partnership (LEP) into the provision of halal meat to determine whether its supply chain can provide halal meat that is approved by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC).
This drama graphically illustrates the inherent problems that occur when the Halal sector is left as an unregulated sub-sector of the UK food industry. While attempting to provide Halal meals for Muslim school children, the LCC gets caught in the crossfire.
The call comes amid fears by Lancashire Council of Mosques that LCC’s latest suppliers of Halal products are not accredited by a certifying organisation that is in line with the Halal criteria adopted by the LCM in 2007.
Christian pastors and Muslim imams have come together to draw up guidelines detailing advice on how to deal with inter-faith marriages. The new guidelines by the Christian-Muslim forum reinforce the need for religious leaders to accept inter-faith marriages.
Butchers Shop of the Year awards is an annual competition organised by a trade magazine. A judge said that he was impressed with the professionalism and the enthusiasm of the Halal butchers who made the final of this year’s Awards.
The firm endeavors to create further employment and regeneration in the area to benefit all communities which in return will stimulate and regenerate the farming industry, making it one of the largest employers in Skegness, Lincolnshire.
The new range of Halal meat products has been tested for quality by the county council’s menu planning team, and all the appropriate food safety, traceability and Halal accreditations are in place.
The government has no plans to ban religious slaughter of animals. However, changes to all rules on welfare at slaughter will be required when a new EU Regulation on welfare at the time of killing comes into effect in January 2013.
The 3 Faiths Forum Interfaith Gold Medallion for 2012 has been awarded to Fuad Nahdi, Executive Director of Radical Middle Way and the founding publisher of the pioneering magazine Q-News, for building bridges between peoples of different faiths.