Halaal meat sold in Asda

Published: 2005-05-07
Asda claims to sell Halaal meat.  Are they Halaal?
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Updated: 2005-05-07
06/ May 2005:
 Bismihi Subhanahu Wa-ta'ala
Assalamooalaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Respected Sister or Brother
Hereunder is the response to your query subject to disclaimer: 
We contacted Asda requesting information about suppliers but Asda is citing the Data Protection Act for not providing this information.  We would strongly advise buying from local, authentic Muslim stores. 
In order for meat to be deemed Halaal, it is imperative to ensure:
1. Muslim Supervision (consultation with authentic Muslim Scholarly advice) from beginning to end.  The reason for this is quite simple.  A devote Muslim would be aware of the essential Islamic Jurisprudence and other matters relating to Halaal.  Also for a non Muslim providing Halaal meat would be of a purely to for monetary gains whilst for a Muslim it is a religious duty as well to ensure their is no laxity in providing Halaal meat for the Muslim Community. 
2.  No contamination takes place - Another very important factor to be considered is the high risk of contamination with Haraam (prohibited) meats which would mean there must be a strict demarcation from any prohibited (haraam or impure) substances.
Of course there are many more requirements but these are of the most prominent which serve the scope of this question. 
Correspondence form Asda:
Thank you for your message.  Thank you for your email.

I can advise we do take this matter seriously and our Halal meat is from reputable suppliers, as we have a contract with our suppliers and agreements to not give there details away to Customers at any time we are unable to do so this is due to the Data Protection Act. 

The contract we enter with our suppliers forbids us from disclosing any information to 3rd parties.

I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and that I was unable to help you in this instance.  I hope we can look forward to serving you again soon in one of our ASDA stores.

Kind Regards
Customer Relations
Thank you for your message.  Thank you for your email.

I am afraid we do not give this kind of information away with regards to suppliers of our products.

I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.  I hope we can look forward to serving you again soon in one of our ASDA stores.

Kind Regards
Customer Relations
Related Reading: 
Supermarket Meat is Not Halal - A comprehensive fatwa on a very common and serious question.
What Muslim Countries Are Eating?
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Almighty Allah (SWT) says, "O people of Imaan! Eat of the pure things (Halaal) that We have provided for you, and be grateful to Allah" (Surah Baqarah 2:172)
 The Holy Qur'aan