(March 24, 2002) After contacting Tricon Restaurants International, eat-halal.com has learned that all chickens served at KFC outlets in Muslim countries are Zabihah, and all Pizza Hut pizzas in Muslim markets are Halal. All KFC chickens labeled "certified Halal" in Muslim countries are slaughtered by Muslims by reciting Bismillah-Allah-hu-Akbar during the process. Birds are slaughtered manually and not mechanically. Concerns have been raised in the past regarding KFC chickens in Muslim countries, and hopefully this information will put those concerns to rest. Tricon Restaurants International can be reached at (972) 338-8100.