We suggest a ‘RS’ Label is required for ALL Halal Certified products & services
Here is why…….
Over the past 10 years or more, Shoppers & Consumers have been unwittingly buying unlabelled halal products & services through Unfair Trading in our supermarkets, shops and food outlets. We now have found that halal suppliers have been granted Government Contracts and we are also being fed halal through our Institutions… Schools, Hospitals, Prisons, Care Homes, Sporting Venues etc.
Many Non-Muslims, such as our thousands of Members of BOYCOTT HALAL, do not want to buy halal products & services at all – and it is outrageous when we realise, by doing some research, that our well known branded products have in fact become halal certified… yet this has not been displayed on the packaging.
It is particularly sickening when that Unlabelled halal certified product is FOOD – often a well-known branded product, that we have unwittingly bought, that has been tampered with through Islamic Halal Compliance – and we have bought it and eaten it, because it was not clearly labelled.
Re: Labelling – Legally we should surely be protected by…
‘The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008′ under Part 2, Section 6 ‘Misleading omissions’.
WHY are we allowing outdated 7th Century Ritual Slaughter in 21st Century Britain?
The UK is NOT an Islamic nation – Britain is in fact founded on Judeo-Christian values – so WHY is there such a vast over-production of Halal Meat when less than 5% of the population are Muslims? …and when their Qu’ran clearly tells them that they can simply pray over food to make it acceptable?
Consumers need to be able to identify whether they are buying or eating Traditional British meat or ‘RS’ meat (Halal ‘Ritually Slaughtered’ Meat) and the 95% of the British population that are Non-muslims just need clear labelling in plain English.
Yet for several years we have been asking our Government, DEFRA and the EU for more transparency in labelling, but the issue has not been addressed through ‘sensitive’ arguments over stunning.
We say Label ALL Ritually Slaughtered meat whether it was stunned, Reversibly Stunned, ultra-low amperage stunned, post-stunned or not stunned at all…
LABEL IT RS NOW!
The fact that this meat has been involved in a ritual, dedicating it to a foreign god – Allah, is enough to warrant the labelling of this meat, as ‘Ritually Slaughtered’ – let’s call it ‘RS’ Meat.
RS’ also stands for ‘Religious Standard’ and can cover ALL halal certified products too – whether Food or Non-Food.
RS can also be used as a sign on all halal certified services and businesses that have gone down the halal compliance route to fulfil a ‘Religious Standard’.
We should not be relying on the, less than 5%, Muslim minority for mainstream Consumer Information – that is the job of our elected Government and it is also the job of the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels, who should be writing the necessary Policy enforce proper labelling, so that we can make a reasoned choice about what we are buying.
There is also the issue over ‘What Is Halal’ that confuses retailers… so rather than get it wrong, and possibly be sued, halal products are not being labelled… and us shoppers are being hoodwinked into buying them. There is no way that we Boycott Halal Members would ever buy meat that we knew had been Ritually Slaughtered, but since checking out the EU Meat Codes on packaged meat, we have discovered that we have unwittingly been buying this meat that has clearly come from Licensed Halal Certified Slaughterhouses.
Then we find a great confusion over what is halal and what is not…
Some meat, after the halal Ritual Slaughter, does not meet the grade at the Post-Slaughter Meat Inspection and is judged to Not be halal by the Muslim Inspector. It is the ‘Rejected Substandard’ meat that is pronounced as being haram… “Unfit For Muslim Consumption”
So Why does a Meat Carcass become HARAM?
One reason that a Ritually Slaughtered carcass can get judged to be Haram by the Inspector is that something went wrong at the actual slaughter.
Other reasons happen at the Post Slaughter Meat Inspection… maybe the animal is found to have blemish; or maybe there was a spillage of stomach contents over part of the carcass as it was cut, or maybe when cutting open the carcass, a suspicion arises that it may have some sort of infection or a possible disease…
As far as we can gather, no note is made & kept with each carcass regarding the reason for rejection as substandard; this meat is separated from the halal and put in the ‘Haram Warehouse’ where it is sold off cheap to Big Buyers, from Supermarkets or Restaurant Chains…. to save waste and to provide meat at the cheapest prices.
This meat cannot then be labelled halal – even though it has had a prayer said over it to allah and it has been Ritually Slaughtered facing Mecca –
AND obviously no one would want to buy the ‘Rejected Sub-standard’ meat, if it was labelled ‘Haram’
It MUST be labelled and the ‘RS’ label would signify that it is the ‘Rejected Substandard’.
At the moment this haram Ritually Slaughtered meat is discarded into the mainstream Food Chain Unlabelled as such, and sold as conventional meat!
What an Outrage eh!
You may go to your butcher and say, “Is that meat halal?”
And your butcher can truthfully say… “No, this is definitely NOT halal meat.”
I had one butcher rub a piece of meat with Lard and say, ” There… now that meat is certainly Not Halal is it!”
And he seemed quite surprised when I said…
“That pig fat has not changed the way the poor animal was slaughtered without proper stunning!”
He then had the audacity to suggest, with a smile, that I could pray over it!
Clearly if Meat or Poultry has been dedicated to a foreign god and slaughtered unstunned or with a Reversible Stun, it is therefore not Traditional Meat – and it should be Labelled in some way as such. We suggest ‘RS’
Clearly if we are not able to make a reasoned choice as we buy products, because they are not clearly labelled, we are being treated unfairly – this lack of transparency in labelling is Unfair Trading.
Some confectionery, e.g. chocolate, includes halal by-products eg. halal rennet from ritually slaughtered calves; other brands do not, but may still be halal certified with halal additives. Many Dairy Products are now halal certified, like this yoghurt – but it does not tell you that on the label… it is only when checking the small print that it is found to have ‘halal gelatine’ amongst the ingredients. Our Boycott Halal Members would Not want to buy a product that contains halal gelatine, because it could be made from the bones of ritually slaughtered livestock – but we have been hoodwinked into buying it, because it is Unlabelled Halal Yoghurt!
No Boycott Halal Member would choose to buy this, because they would never want to buy a halal certified product.
However this Yoghurt is Not Labelled as halal anywhere on the packaging… unless you take time to read the small-print.
This is how consumers are tricked into thinking that a product, with a well known Brand name, is OK… when in fact they have unwittingly bought and been eating yoghurt that contains Ritually Slaughtered Animal by-products!
This is the time-consuming process that we have to follow in order to to avoid buying halal products…
We want to boycott all halal products & services, because we do not want to encourage the production of more… by not buying halal, our action will logically reduce demand and hopefully production as companies see their profits fall.
HOW MUCH EASIER IT WOULD BE WITH THE RS LABEL
ALL RS food & even non-food products using halal by-products are following the halal Religious Standard and should be labelled as such, to inform shoppers.
All manufacturers & retailers eg. Restaurants should also have the ‘RS’ symbol if they are Halal Certified and thereby producing products according to a Religious Standard OR operating a service eg. Meat Cutting Plant, according to a Religious Standard.
Article 9 Human Rights Act. regarding Freedom of Conscience – should give us the right to religious and secular freedom, ie to not be forced to participate in religious rites.
Dedicating this meat to a god violates this right: hence there is forced participation in another’s religion without consent.
Also Jews, Sikhs & Christians are specifically instructed not to eat this meat, so where is their religious freedom?
UK Human Rights Blog
We need to know what we are buying and eating and we want to know if products & services are following a religious standard, or are traditional to our nation.
I introduce to you the RS Label which could bring real transparency in labelling…
The ‘RS’ Label could also be in Black & White to reduce costs.
The ‘RS’ Label should be applied to…
Label ALL Ritually Slaughtered Meat whether it ends up classified as halal or haram or ends up being used as a by-product eg.Rennet, Leather
Label ALL food products with ingredients that include halal by-products OR that conformed to a Religious Standard in production
Label ALL Halal Certified products – whether food or non-food, because they adhere to a Relgious Standard
Label ALL Halal Certified services eg. Food Services, Cutting Plants, Food Processing Plants, Packaging, Transport, Financial, Housing, Tourism etc.
Label ALL Halal Certified products with ingredients emanating from Microbiological Pharmaceutical Quality Control Labs & Microbial Enzymes
Label ALL Non-food products that include halal Religious Standard by-products or that conformed to a Religious Standard in production
Label ALL Halal Certified Chains clearly at every entrance and point of sale eg. shops, supermarkets, fast food eateries, take-aways, restaurants etc.
Label ALL ‘RS’ foods that are served to consumers in Institutions eg. Schools, Colleges, Care Homes, Hospitals, Prisons, Sports Venues etc.
Halal is not only a trademark, an approval… it is an integral part of Sharia, Quranic Law Regime called Islam!
If we accept Halal in our society… then we must also accept the existence of its opposite, the haram.
The muslims halal lifestyle involves every aspect of life… and all that is not halal is judged to be haram.
Soon WE Non-Muslims will be branded as HARAM or worse Kafir! (infidels).
Islamic culture, unlike other ethnic minorities in the West, tends to subdue and subjugate whatever is different from it.
We cannot give one inch to this totalitarian cult-regime that oppresses and wounds men, women and animals.
BOYCOTT HALAL !