Finland’s McDonald’s chicken slaughtered according to Islamic ritual

| 23/06/2009 | Reply

Nordic McDonalds are using a Danish Lantmän’s Danpo produced
chicken. Danpo slaughters chickens according to the correct Islamic
manner, as the company’s products are exported to many Arab and Muslim
countries.

In traditional halal slaughtering, the animal’s head turned by a
Mekkaa and carotid artery is cut from the animal which is conscious. At
the same time, pronouncing a prayer. In EU countries, the animals are
stunned before slaughter.

In an interview published in Kotimaa, Finnish McDonald Quality
Manager Tiina Partanen says that the method used by the restaurant
chain’s subcontractors is not a traditional halal slaughter, because
the animals are stunned before.

The slaughter is overseed by a Muslim employee who submits aprayer
“Allah, Allah is the greatest” at the beginning of the slaughter, and
every time when the process is interrupted.

Partanen is not taking a position on whether Finnish customers have
a right to know they’re eating chicken, which at the time of slaughter
have an Islamic prayer uttered over them.

“I think the relevant information is that the chicken is
slaughtered in the normal slaughter process. The animals are stunned
before the killing. “

According to Partanen, Finland McDonald’s beef is not halal slaughtered.

Category: Europe, Restaurants

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