28 October 2009, Wednesday, 18:45

“Halal” food can appear more expensive than usually

author: Eugene Rakhimkulov

The foodstuffs of the companies, which would like to follow the Halal standards, can be more expensive than their ordinary analogues, the head of the “Halal” standard Committee under the Clerical Muslim Dept RB Ilshat Gizatullin reported.

“The matter is meat products first of all” – he said – “Because in the process of meat manufacturing in accordance with the “Halal” standards we use only manual slaughter of cattle and have to observe definite Islamic canons. This is rather hard work both physically and psychically since up to 20 thousand heads of poultry is slaughtered at some enterprises daily and only the definite category of specialists may be engaged in it”.

The specialists, engaged in slaughtering of “Halal” cattle are considered the main support of the company and the guarantors that Islamic canons in slaughter are observed. Since their work is really hard many companies prefer to have the reserve of such people from the number of workers, occupying the adjacent professions. Therefore they provide the continuity of “Halal” food manufacture in case one of the specialists is ill.

The word “Halal” (from the Arab “al-halal” – permissive) has long ago become the synonym of what a Muslim may eat. “Halal” is the trade mark and means that the foodstuffs under this brand are cooked in accordance with the certain Islamic traditions. It is considered the meat of the cattle, slaughtered in accordance with the Islamic canons is more tasty and health-giving. In the process of production the special logo “Halal” is put on the food package and it can be used only by the manufacturers, whose production cycle is found in the conformance with the requirements of the “Halal” standard committee under the Clerical Muslim Dept RB.

“The logo is designed by the Mufti Council of Russia” – Ilshat Gizatullin reports – “It is unified on the whole territory of Russia and integrated into the world “Halal” system”.

There are two poultry farms in Bashkortostan, having the widest experience in production of “Halal” poultry meat but the number of local companies, wishing to join the process of “Halal” foodstuffs production is much more since this market is considered very promising.

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