Monday, May 31, 2010

Krispy Crème (UK) Doughnuts 2010 - 2011

Last Updated: 16/05/2010
We have been liasing with Krispy Crème UK, and according to the information we have received:

As a general rule,Krispy Crème (UK) Doughnuts are permissible.   (ALWAYS check ingredients).
However a line contains marshmallows.
HARAAM Krisp Kreme  - rocky road  contain pork gelatine in their marshmallows

Please do note that they use alcoholic flavourings.
Alcoholic Flavourings Clarification:

Alcohols used as a carrier for food colourings and flavourings are permissible as long as they are not sourced from dates or grapes.(Source)

Source of article

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Slaughtering criteria for HFA (Halal food authority UK)

From a recent online conversation with a Halal Food authority Spokesperson by the name of Masood Khwaja here is a brief excerpt from their response:

i) HFA does not subscribe or allow ‘Captive Bolt’ stunning, as the procedure is not reverseable and the animal dies prior to slaughtering, ii) Low voltage electric (tongs or water bath) stunning is used only to immobilize the animal or the bird, with the assurance from the OVS that animal are not dead prior to slaughtering, iii) Mechanical slaughter is also used with strict presence of Muslim slaughterman/men, wherever manual slaughter is not in operation. Muslim slaughterman/men would do rendition of shahadah all the times whence slaughtering is in progress. Blades are NOT blessed, as some rumours are purporting and circulating.
A document which is labelled  Guidelines for Slaughter (this is hosted on HFA's website)

Once again here is the link:

Was not able to fully read all the details but just the fact they allow mechanical slaughter is reason to either try to convince them to move away from this practice or look for a more viable solution.  Such as the HMA in toronto.

Last but not least here is further information about Halal Food Authority uk:

Halal food authority
109 fullham Palace Road
hammersmith, W6 8JA
44 0 844 879 4568

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Long time no updates..

Sorry about not being able to update the blog for the past few days..  was away on a trip for 40 days... just got back last week... expect to see an information overload worth of updates in the very near future Inshallah..