Halal food back on the menu at Lancashire schools

Halal meat will be back on the menu in Lancashire schools at the end of the month.

Lancashire County Council says it has found new suppliers of a range of Halal meat products for re-introduction in schools where religious diets are required.

The new range has been tested for quality by the county council's menu planning team, and all the appropriate food safety, traceability and Halal accreditations are in place.

Roger Eakhurst, Lancashire County Council's assistant director for catering, said: "We'd like to thank schools, pupils and families for their co-operation during the past month.

"We have offered a balanced diet to pupils throughout this period and the non-meat alternatives seem to ! have gone down very well with pupils.

"We are pleased to have sourced products which meet the food standards and Halal accreditation requirements, and schools will be making a smooth transition to these new products during the next fortnight."

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3:51pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Iftikhar says...

I have no issue with people being able to eat Halal meat as a choice. I notice how Kosher meat is never mentioned, yet it is killed in exactly the same way. No-one would dare to say anything about Israel, seeing as Westminster is in Israel's back pocket, yet they are always quick to condemn Muslims. I can see the gaping double standard here. Same as always, keep up the race hate in the press for Muslims but 'don't you dare say anything about Israel and their crimes against humanity and control of Western governments', because you will be immediately labelled anti-semitic.

How dare the members of a British parliament defy the Muslim wishes? Just who do they think they are? What is halal? I don't understand is it the halal meat that people don't like or Muslims. It's only meat, we have greater mess in this world that we need to solve. Get real. Do they serve Kosher meat? Kosher meat is non stunned to. Do they have the guts to pick on the jews? If you electrocute an animal arent you killing it twice?

Halal meat should be an option and not enforced on the rest of us who believe it to be a cruel way of treating animals. That is all Lord Ahmed is asking for. That he and other muslim politiians can have that option. He is not asking for it to be compulsory but feels rightly upset that he mas been misled.

It should be law that all retailers, restaurants and public services (ie schools, hospitals, prisons etc.) state what method of slaughter has been used. This would then give the consumer the choice, simple. How do you start a petition which forces partliament to debate this issue and how many signatures do you need?

In the Koran, it does state that Muslims can eat non-Halal meat if it is not available. This rule is only applied in emergency situation when one is in dire need of sustenance and only non Halal products are available....

Do people actually believe that stunning an animal means it feels no pain?! Slitting the throat is quick and effective. What do you think your New Zealand lamb is? All NZ meat is halal slaughtered - which makes me always choose it over British lamb.
So shocking animals with a hundred volts is humane, please! To all the Muslim-haters just think about it logically and do your research before you judge, doesn't Christianity preach love thy neighbor. And to all those so called people who celebrate Christmas every year and spoil your kids with presents they don't deserve how many of you actually practice Christianity and go to church every Sunday? A show of hands please ... Thought so!!!
Halal meat means a humaine version of slaughtering animals rather than shocking them to death with a high voltage. Halal meat is more tastier and clean Ask any non Muslim person who have ate it Oh yes by the way when you go to Indian restaurants /takeaways the lovely Taste to meat we all like is HALAL Meat!!!!
I have no issue with people being able to eat Halal meat as a choice. I notice how Kosher meat is never mentioned, yet it is killed in exactly the same way. No-one would dare to say anything about Israel, seeing as Westminster is in Israel's back pocket, yet they are always quick to condemn Muslims. I can see the gaping double standard here. Same as always, keep up the race hate in the press for Muslims but 'don't you dare say anything about Israel and their crimes against humanity and control of Western governments', because you will be immediately labelled anti-semitic. How dare the members of a British parliament defy the Muslim wishes? Just who do they think they are? What is halal? I don't understand is it the halal meat that people don't like or Muslims. It's only meat, we have greater mess in this world that we need to solve. Get real. Do they serve Kosher meat? Kosher meat is non stunned to. Do they have the guts to pick on the jews? If you electrocute an animal arent you killing it twice? Halal meat should be an option and not enforced on the rest of us who believe it to be a cruel way of treating animals. That is all Lord Ahmed is asking for. That he and other muslim politiians can have that option. He is not asking for it to be compulsory but feels rightly upset that he mas been misled. It should be law that all retailers, restaurants and public services (ie schools, hospitals, prisons etc.) state what method of slaughter has been used. This would then give the consumer the choice, simple. How do you start a petition which forces partliament to debate this issue and how many signatures do you need? In the Koran, it does state that Muslims can eat non-Halal meat if it is not available. This rule is only applied in emergency situation when one is in dire need of sustenance and only non Halal products are available.... Do people actually believe that stunning an animal means it feels no pain?! Slitting the throat is quick and effective. What do you think your New Zealand lamb is? All NZ meat is halal slaughtered - which makes me always choose it over British lamb. So shocking animals with a hundred volts is humane, please! To all the Muslim-haters just think about it logically and do your research before you judge, doesn't Christianity preach love thy neighbor. And to all those so called people who celebrate Christmas every year and spoil your kids with presents they don't deserve how many of you actually practice Christianity and go to church every Sunday? A show of hands please ... Thought so!!! Halal meat means a humaine version of slaughtering animals rather than shocking them to death with a high voltage. Halal meat is more tastier and clean Ask any non Muslim person who have ate it Oh yes by the way when you go to Indian restaurants /takeaways the lovely Taste to meat we all like is HALAL Meat!!!! Iftikhar
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