Tasmanian halal lamb

September 26, 2013

What is “halal”?

Halal is an Arabic word meaning “lawful” or “permissible”.  Halal foods are foods that Muslims are allowed to eat or drink under Islamic Shari’ah.  The criteria specify both what foods are allowed, and how the food must be prepared.

The food must come from a supplier that uses halal practices.  Specifically the slaughter must be performed by a Muslim, who must precede the slaughter by invoking the name of Allah, and then 3 times “Allahu akbar” (God is the greatest).  Then, the animal must be slaughtered with a sharp knife by cutting the throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in the neck (while the animal is consious), causeing the animal’s death without cutting the spinal cord.  Lastly, the blood from the veins must be drained.

All meat products supplied by Tasmanian Quality Meats are proudly certified halal, including our Tasmanian halal lamb.