Broadcaster: British Muslim TV
First Broadcast: 1st of February 2016 at 9pm
Repeat: Saturday 6th of February 2016 at 1pm
The UK is a Halal Food paradise compared to other European countries, but for some time now, there have been sporadic calls for the banning of halal slaughter in the country, with claims of it being so-called cruel and barbaric. Who is making these claims and should Muslims and Jews, who slaughter in a similar way, worry? Fareena Alam discusses with a panel of experts whether there is a backlash against Halal food.
Abdulhamid Evans has been an independent halal sector consultant for the past 12 years, founder of the HalalFocus news website and currently working on the annual World Halal Summit in 2016 in Kuala Lumpur.
Shazia Saleem is the founder of ieat foods – the UK’s first brand of quality halal ready meals sold in over 400 national supermarket branches. iEat is the largest ready meal brand launch by a start up in British history
Dr. Adel Sabir is Chairman of the European Halal Development Agency, a halal industry scientist, with extensive experience in auditing and certification in the halal supply chain as well as advising scholars involved in this process.