We contact each and every product’s customer support team to enquire about their halal certified or halal suitable products and also sight the halal certificate for their certified products, where available. In other cases, we confirm the printing of Halal Certification logo on the products itself.
When we come across a halal certified product, we contact the customer support to ask for their certificate. Where available, we mention the expiry date of that certificate on all the related products page. The companies are contacted for a renewed certificate close to the expiry date to keep the listing up to date. In other cases, some companies update the Halal Certified products list on their websites.
We regularly check the halal certification or suitability of each product with the respective company and remove non-halal products. If you come across any products that to your knowledge are not halal certified or halal suitable anymore, please Contact Us to help update the listing.
Halal (sometimes spelled as Halaal) is an Arabic word that means legal, permissible, lawful and allowed. The opposite of Halal is Haram (sometimes spelled as Haraam), which means unlawful or prohibited. In broader terms, Haram refers to any act or deed which is prohibited by Allah
You can read about Halal Food, Certification, and Slaughter, in general, on this Wikipedia page:
The answer to this question is based on the information available on the knowledgebase of the RSPCA website.
Some excerpts from this page are below:
‘The vast majority of halal slaughter in Australia complies with standard slaughter practice where all animals are stunned prior to slaughter. The only difference with halal slaughter is that a reversible stunning method is used, while conventional humane slaughter may use an irreversible stunning method.’
‘A small number of abattoirs in Australia have been granted permission from the relevant State or Territory food authority to conduct religious slaughter without prior stunning – for either Halal or Kosher purposes. These ‘approvals’ are effectively exemptions to standard Australian slaughter practice and only apply to cattle and sheep. (All Halal slaughter of chickens in Australia includes prior stunning.)’
‘… there are 9 abattoirs and poultry processors in Australia with approval to conduct slaughter without prior stunning in three different States:
- New South Wales – 2 abattoirs
- South Australia – 3 abattoirs
- Victoria – 4 abattoirs’