USA: Broiler Stunning for Halal Meat Processing


Worthwhile Operational Guidelines and Suggestions

The import of Halal food into the Gulf Cooperation Council countries is expected to increase from $25.8 billion in 2010 to $53.1 billion by 2020. Production of Halal broiler chicken products will be an increasingly important market.

One essential aspect of the production of Halal chicken is the method of stunning. Depending on the certification, allowable stunning methods can range from no stunning at all, to recoverable electrical stunning, to unrecoverable controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS).

Please find below a paper written by D V Bourassa, PhD in the Department of Poultry Science at Woburn University on this topic.

Poultry Stunning APR18