Kentucky Fried Chicken Launches Halal Menu

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[UPDATE]: KFC halal menu in London not officially halal?

Salam,

Mash’allah, seems like more and more franchises are starting to cater to the emerging Muslim market in the U.K.

More halal means less options for Haraam yo, well that’s the way I see it. You are what you eat!

Anyways, as a trial, KFC just rolled out a halal menu in 8 stores and banned pork since many Muslims were requesting it.

If your from the U.K. or near Leyton, here are directions to the Halal KFC.

Peep the article below

FAST-FOOD giant Kentucky Fried Chicken is to launch one its first stores offering a strictly halal menu in Leyton.

The Lea Bridge Road branch is one of eight stores nationwide to be part of a trial to sell only meat that has been prepared in the way in accordance with Islamic tradition and to ban pork entirely from the menu.

The stores have been selected where there is a large Muslim community and will have signs on entry confirming that they have been fully approved by the Halal Food Authority.

To make meat halal, the live animal has to have its throat cut by a Muslim who is reciting a dedication. The carcass must then be hung to allow the blood to drain out of it.

KFC vice president, marketing, Jennelle Tilling said: “For some time we have had requests to provide halal food in parts of the UK. As a result, we are running a halal trial in eight stores in London.

“We want to see how customers respond to the trial, to see if this is something that allows us to make our great tasting food available to a broader range of customers.”

President of the Halal Food Authority Masood Khawaja said: “The Muslim community can now enjoy all the products in this trial in eight participating halal-approved restaurants, as these have been procured with full adherence to both Islamic dietary rules and relevant EU hygiene, food safety and animal welfare regulations.”

In February, Dominos Pizza launched its first menu on halal-only meat and no pork at a branch in Hall Green, Birmingham, which serves an area with a large Muslim population.

A Domino’s spokeswoman said it had no plans to do a halal menu in Waltham Forest, but it is something it might consider in the future.

A spokesman for McDonalds, which trialed a halal-only menu in a Southall restaurant, also said it had no current plans to offer halal food in the borough.

However, there are many independent fast-food outlets in the borough selling halal-only food.

The stores that will take part in the trial are Lea Bridge Road in Leyton, Beckton, Edmonton, Hounslow West, Upton Park, Forest Gate, Bethnal Green and Tottenham Hale.

All participating stores have a non-halal store nearby.

Inshallah some of that halal finger lickin chicken comes to New York soon!

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24 Responses to Kentucky Fried Chicken Launches Halal Menu

  1. tintin May 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm #

    IT'S NOT HALAL !

    More info http://www.halalmc.net/news_events/news.html

    KFC Halal certification statement of clarification

    In the past few days HMC has been inundated with calls and e-mails relating to the new Halal status of some KFC outlets in London. Many have been confused and claimed that KFC has been certified by HMC.

    HMC has not certified any branch of KFC

    KFC has been certified by HFA (Halal Food Authority)

    There are clear differences in the Halal criteria employed by HMC and HFA

    Please refer to the table below that highlights the main difference.

    HMC

    Halal Monitoring Committee

    HFA

    Halal Food Authority

    Mechanical slaughter of chicken

    Not Allowed

    Allowed

    Stunning

    Not Allowed

    Allowed

    Bismillah read personally by manual slaughterman on every animal

    Necessary

    Not Necessary

    (as machine slaughter allowed so no manual slaughterman)

    Inspector on site at time of slaughter

    Yes

    No

    Outlets checked regularly

    Yes

    No

  2. ishfaq May 19, 2009 at 4:31 am #

    kfc chicken are halal or not in china

  3. Brit May 19, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    THIS IS DISGUSTING – HALAL SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED DUE TO THE CRUEL AND BARBARIC WAY THE ANIMALS ARE KILLED. THIS SHOULD NOT BE ENDORSED IN THE U.K.

    • DC February 22, 2010 at 2:01 am #

      My friend,

      Do you understand the true and scientific meaning of the term Halal??

      If you are worried about barbaric and cruel ways of killing animals, rest assured, you will embrace the Halal way of the slaughter. I will throw some light on this, as long as you are trying to be logical in reading and understanding, you will not deny, inshaAllah.

      Question:

      Why do Muslims slaughter the animal in a ruthless manner by torturing it and

      slowly and painfully killing it?

      Answer:

      The Islamic method of slaughtering animals, known as Zabiha has been the object of much criticism from a large number of people. One may consider the following points, which prove that the Zabiha method is

      not only humane but also scientifically the best:

      1. Islamic method of slaughtering animal

      Zakkaytum is a verb derived from the root word Zakah (to purify). Its infinitive is Tazkiyah which means purification. The Islamic mode of slaughtering an animal

      requires the following conditions to be met:

      a. Animal should be slaughtered with sharp object (knife)

      The animal has to be slaughtered with a sharp object (knife) and in a fast way so that the pain of slaughter is minimised.

      b. Cut wind pipe, throat and vessels of neck Zabiha is an Arabic word which means ‘slaughtered’. The ‘slaughtering’ is to be done by cutting the throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in the neck causing the animal’s death without cutting the spinal cord.

      c. Blood should be drained

      The blood has to be drained completely before the head is removed. The purpose is to drain out most of the blood which would serve as a good culture medium for micro organisms. The spinal cord must not be cut

      because the nerve fibres to the heart could be damaged during the process causing cardiac arrest, stagnating the blood in the blood vessels.

      2. Blood is a good medium for germs and bacteria

      Blood is a good media of germs, bacteria, toxins, etc. Therefore the Muslim way

      of slaughtering is more hygienic as most of the blood containing germs, bacteria, toxins, etc. that are the cause of several diseases are eliminated.

      3. Meat remains fresh for a longer time

      Meat slaughtered by Islamic way remains fresh for a longer time due to deficiency of blood in the meat as compared to other methods of slaughtering.

      4. Animal does not feel pain

      The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal struggles, writhers, shakes and kicks, not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles defecient in blood and due to the flow of blood out of the body.

      • Anon I Moose March 20, 2010 at 3:24 am #

        Personally I'd rather be knocked out cold and then killed rather than have my throat cut while still alive. Personal preference of course!

        Foe example: I passed out once and fell over and whacked my head on a metal object… it split a bit of my face open near my eye but I didn't feel a thing. Compare: I accidentally cut myself quite deep with a scalpel… I was crying like a freakin' baby! I assume it's the same for animals, nevermind any 'scientific' justifications. I doubt the shock arising from being slaughtered is going to make it painless.

        PS. I think this danny21 joker's got problems (in his narrow-minded head, that is).

        • Mat February 15, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

          I never thought I would find such an everyday topic so englnalhirt!

      • saifullah February 22, 2011 at 8:35 am #

        Can u Sent to my mail Id about kfc chicken is halal or not..?

      • kabi February 22, 2011 at 8:36 am #

        Can u Sent to my mail Id about kfc chicken is halal or not..?

  4. The Muslim Voice May 20, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    ^Cruel and barbaric? Its the other way around in Islam, we try to kill animals in the least painful way and quick while saying the dua. It the "non-muslims" excluding vegetarians that kill animals very harshly. Get your facts right!

  5. Rehan May 25, 2009 at 7:02 am #

    ..I heard this was not true..was quite upset about it…Just to brighten the mood though, I just found halal jerky @ insanejerky.com :)

    Some good news is better than this sad one

    • Habibi Matrimonials February 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

      Salam. Its very very easy to make your own homemade jerky at home using a dehydrater, which only cost abou $20-$30 US Dollars. It taste so yummy and its gone before you know it!

      Also you can dry fruits and all that stuff.

  6. MuslimAmerican July 21, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    I sincerely hate when people who think they know one thing truly don't and are loud and wrong about it. I don't know how the British slaughter houses are regulated but in the United States the non Islamic way is true barbarism. Often workers are subject to inhumane treatment as well as the animals when slaughtered. The animals, i.e. cows, are fed the meat of other cows mixed into the feed and various hormones which is why there has been epidemic after epidemic of madcow and no so in Islamic or Jewish meat. Before you speak and say something absolutely useless and ridiculous please pick up a book and read something productive and educate yourself without watching a nightly news program designed specifically for propaganda purposes. Think for yourself and don't let the news anchorman think for you. Please? Do us all this big favor.

  7. Dilshad Saifi August 3, 2009 at 10:03 pm #

    kfc halal or not in india

  8. Muslim brother October 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    There is a KFC in New York where they serve halal chicken. Here is a link:
    http://www.zabihah.com/ds.php?id=12904

    I went there recently. The manager is Muslim and makes sure that the chicken are slaughtered accordingly to Islam. However, not everything on the menu is halal. Only the Classic menu is halal. Inshallah there are more KFC's like this. Making meat and chicken halal will increase their business.

  9. danny21 March 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    islam is taking over the u.k!, why can't muslims integrate like indians?? sikhs, hindu's ETC?? + GO TO WORK RATHER THAN BREEDING + LIVING OF BENIFITS?? + BREEDING LIKE MAD!

  10. Islam January 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    I also said the same thing to guy..

    (Why do Muslims slaughter the animal in a ruthless manner by torturing it and

    slowly and painfully killing it?

    Answer:

    The Islamic method of slaughtering animals, known as Zabiha has been the object of much criticism from a large number of people. One may consider the following points, which prove that the Zabiha method is

    not only humane but also scientifically the best:

    1. Islamic method of slaughtering animal

    Zakkaytum is a verb derived from the root word Zakah (to purify). Its infinitive is Tazkiyah which means purification. The Islamic mode of slaughtering an animal

    requires the following conditions to be met:

    a. Animal should be slaughtered with sharp object (knife)

    The animal has to be slaughtered with a sharp object (knife) and in a fast way so that the pain of slaughter is minimised.

    b. Cut wind pipe, throat and vessels of neck Zabiha is an Arabic word which means ‘slaughtered’. The ‘slaughtering’ is to be done by cutting the throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in the neck causing the animal’s death without cutting the spinal cord.

    c. Blood should be drained

    The blood has to be drained completely before the head is removed. The purpose is to drain out most of the blood which would serve as a good culture medium for micro organisms. The spinal cord must not be cut

    because the nerve fibres to the heart could be damaged during the process causing cardiac arrest, stagnating the blood in the blood vessels.

    2. Blood is a good medium for germs and bacteria

    Blood is a good media of germs, bacteria, toxins, etc. Therefore the Muslim way

    of slaughtering is more hygienic as most of the blood containing germs, bacteria, toxins, etc. that are the cause of several diseases are eliminated.

    3. Meat remains fresh for a longer time

    Meat slaughtered by Islamic way remains fresh for a longer time due to deficiency of blood in the meat as compared to other methods of slaughtering.

    4. Animal does not feel pain

    The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal struggles, writhers, shakes and kicks, not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles defecient in blood and due to the flow of blood out of the body.)

    but he just laughed at me and said that he would just stick to wikipedia.

  11. Islam January 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    visit -http://islam-solutiontohumanity.blogspot.com/

    • Marcelly February 14, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

      I went to tons of links before this, what was I thikginn?

  12. Teresa January 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    I'm not muslim but have to say the Halal way is more humane than the usual kfc way of scalding the chicken to death. Who would prefer being scalded to death in boiling water over a knife to the throat?

    Google kfc to find out how KFC (halal or not) treat their chickens!

  13. Aquif January 23, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    Walekum As Salaam…..Mashah Allah

  14. zaffar February 28, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    is kfc food halal in chaina as i am a business man i have to come at least three times in a month to China so please reply

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