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    We should only do this for allergies. Peoples silly little beliefs should not be humoured by specifying whether it is halal or not. It is only encouraging religious behaviour which will just hold back humanity even more. Here is a piece of meat for you to eat so you can live and do things, it tastes good. Why should anything else matter ffs.
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    I really hope you're not talking about normal British foods here. If you are, I disagree with you entirely. Why should British food products be labeled to suit 0.1% of the populations "needs". Sounds dumb to me
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    (Original post by imzir)
    As a golden rule most muslims know that they have to check that the food is suitable for vegetarian and contain no alcohol. But not all foods say suitable for vegetarian when they are (and a lot do not specify that they are not suitable for vegetarian when they contain animal products) and for some food wrappers it can be a nightmare reading the ingredients with an incredibly small font listed with all the other languages.

    There are few foods which are labeled as 'halal'. But I say all foods should be labelled 'halaal' or 'not halal' as well as 'suitable for vegetarians' and 'not suitable for vegetarians'
    Probably the most ridiculous thing I've read today.
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    (Original post by imzir)
    As a golden rule most muslims know that they have to check that the food is suitable for vegetarian and contain no alcohol. But not all foods say suitable for vegetarian when they are (and a lot do not specify that they are not suitable for vegetarian when they contain animal products) and for some food wrappers it can be a nightmare reading the ingredients with an incredibly small font listed with all the other languages.

    There are few foods which are labeled as 'halal'. But I say all foods should be labelled 'halaal' or 'not halal' as well as 'suitable for vegetarians' and 'not suitable for vegetarians'
    Totally agree brother, i cant never tell, like somethings say vegetarian but then again contain alcohol or even animal derrived ingredients. And I only buy stuff which I clearly know is halal, gets kinda stressful especially with chocolate and certain drinks
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    And this my friends, is one of the many reasons why religion is total lunacy.
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    So if you make a decision not to eat something, food companies should take note? It's one thing if it's an allergy and you physically can't eat it, like nuts, but if I was to suddenly decide I didn't want to eat something, as you do when you're in certain religiong, I wouldn't expect the food companies to change their system to suit me.
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    (Original post by Steevee)
    Nahh. Just force the food companies to label meat that is Halal.

    That way you Muslims can see it, and I know not to buy it Everyone's happy. It would be wasteful to label it Haraam, seeing as if it's not labelled Halal it must be.....
    Why would you not eat it?
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    (Original post by Consilio Et Animis)
    The other day I bought nice big packet of M&M's but I forgot to check the back and it had some E number that we can't have and then I had to throw it all away :emo:
    :console: I feel your pain....
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    Or we could all just do the natural thing and eat normal meat. I just don't get vegetarians, or the whole halal thing. What's the point?
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    (Original post by Craig_D)
    Why should any food have to contain the negative word 'Haram' when it would cost them business? They haven't broken any UK laws, so why should they be forced to demean their own products, just because they don't meet your personal preference?

    Why not the word Kosher? And what if a thousand different faith groups each came up with specific eating regulations? Would you support the idea of the details as to the opinion of each one of whether that food is suitable or not, all on the packet? It would quickly become chaos. Why must Islam take precedence in this situation?
    There seems to be a faux-uproar over people being "forced to eat halal meat" (read: not bothering to check whether the meat is halal or not) so I think it would be better if they labelled all halal meat as halal. There's no point in labelling food haraam because that would be everything else surely?
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    (Original post by imzir)
    Thats a very good point. I guess then having a (not) suitable for vegetarian label and a label for alchol (trace or not) would be better.
    Wow, I somehow doubt Coca Cola are going to start putting on their packaging, "contains trace amounts of alcohol" when they don't even say if they're veggie friendly or not.
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    (Original post by Dude Where's My Username)
    I really hope you're not talking about normal British foods here. If you are, I disagree with you entirely. Why should British food products be labeled to suit 0.1% of the populations "needs". Sounds dumb to me
    Apparently people who aren't Muslims don't like eating halal meat so for that reason it'd be sensible. I think it's unnecessary to label meat haraam or whatever. Also it's 4% iirc if you include Jews and Muslims.
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    It would help having halal/non-halal labels. Then again maybe we should just be more aware of ingredients that are animal or not etc. eg. Gellatine
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    I doubt it would happen, Muslims represent only a small part of the population, therefore companies are going to be unwilling to make a change to their packaging for a few people. Plus if they labelled things as 'forbidden' it'd put people off, what's so difficult about picking up a packet and checking to see if it contains pork gelatin or asking a butcher if they have any halal meat? Otherwise surely you just have to check if items say vegetarian, which I believe is a requirement on food.

    If companies made changes to packaging to accommodate Muslims they'd have to do it for every religious group too, otherwise they'd probably be open to some sort of lawsuits and what not.
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    (Original post by imzir)
    Thats a very good point. I guess then having a (not) suitable for vegetarian label and a label for alchol (trace or not) would be better.
    You're allowed to eat/drink something that has trace amounts of alcohol. Bread has trace amounts of alcohol for example and it isn't haraam.
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    Alternatively, if you are that bothered, you could set up your own food shop/company/website and sort the problem out yourself instead of expecting others to do it for you.
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    (Original post by imzir)
    As a golden rule most muslims know that they have to check that the food is suitable for vegetarian and contain no alcohol. But not all foods say suitable for vegetarian when they are (and a lot do not specify that they are not suitable for vegetarian when they contain animal products) and for some food wrappers it can be a nightmare reading the ingredients with an incredibly small font listed with all the other languages.

    There are few foods which are labeled as 'halal'. But I say all foods should be labelled 'halaal' or 'not halal' as well as 'suitable for vegetarians' and 'not suitable for vegetarians'
    I DONT.
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    (Original post by CombineHarvester)
    There seems to be a faux-uproar over people being "forced to eat halal meat" (read: not bothering to check whether the meat is halal or not) so I think it would be better if they labelled all halal meat as halal. There's no point in labelling food haraam because that would be everything else surely?
    I see what you mean (I certainly don't see the point in labelling all food by Muslim standards, which is just one faith group), but I find this may lead to almost all UK meat becoming halal, with producers not wanting to lose out on Muslim trade. I feel a little disturbed knowing I'm buying meat which has been ritually slaughtered via an incision to the neck, a technique which if improperly carried out the UN has shown to cause severe pain and distress to the animal. Yes, I know that maybe eating any meat makes me a barbarian of sorts, but it eases my mind slightly to know that when stunned the animal is not tortured. I really feel that rather than extending the eating of halal meat to the wider populace, under the assumption that it doesn't matter to them what they're eating but it does to Muslims, that it be maintained in its current state as a specialist meat. I understand anyone disagreeing however.
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    Yeah, in a Muslim country.
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    I think it would be a great idea.
    No one will be at a disadvantage as I know some people prefer non-halal meat to halal.
    Having said that, I'd also like to point out the haenous number of intolerant racists on here. You have no justifiable reason to say no? :/
 
 
 
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