Sainsbury's Selling HFC Halaal Meat

Published: 2005-05-07
salam, shopping around my local sainsburys, i saw  halal chicken breast certified by the halal food authority. who are the halal food authrity and is it really halal. please advise
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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 are not aware if The Halaal Food Authority is co-ordinated by reliable scholars.  HalalMC is definitely run my reliable Muslim Scholars and we would advise that you refer to them:
Their contact details are as follows: or email:
As a rule, one must be very prudent with Supermarket meat.  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. 
Related Reading:
Supermarket Meat is Not Halal - A comprehensive fatwa on a very common and serious question.
What Muslim Countries Are Eating?
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
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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