Restaurants & Take-aways

  • KFC – Is it really Halal?

    The Official Information by KFC who have some Halal branches around the UK which are certified by HFA. We leave the decision as always to the public if you want to consume at these places.

    At KFC we listen to our customers to help us to evolve our menu and the choices we offer. For some time, we have received requests to provide halal food in parts of the UK and as a result of this, we are running a halal trial within communities where we anticipate a strong demand for halal products.

    Find out if the store near you is Halal certified at https://www.kfc.co.uk/find-us

    We have worked with the Halal Food Authority to understand the requirements involved in supplying and producing halal approved products. We are delighted that the HFA have certified KFC’s products in these stores, and the store environments, as halal.

    Another key consideration for us was that we were able to ensure that the halal certified chicken would also meet the rigorous animal welfare standards we employ in the UK, and we consulted leading animal welfare groups about this. We are pleased to say that there will be no compromise to our welfare standards.

    We continue to insist that our poultry is stunned before slaughter, using a technique called ‘stun-to-stun’. We only buy high quality, Grade A, farm-assured chicken from trustworthy suppliers, who are contractually required to meet or exceed all relevant UK and EU legislation and this will not change.

    You will find that our food is just as tasty and finger lickin’ good as it has always been!

    FAQS
    1. WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED TO TRIAL HALAL IN THESE STORES?
    Feedback from consumers has indicated that there is significant demand for halal food from KFC, and we’ve chosen these stores as they are in areas where we expect demand for halal restaurants. Wherever possible, we have taken steps to ensure that these restaurants are within a 7 mile radius of a non-halal store in order to cater to all of our customers’ needs.

    2. HOW LONG WILL THE TRIAL LAST?
    There is no set time frame. We will evaluate both customer feedback and the commercial success of the trial to establish whether it is something we will continue with. During this time, we expect our trial to evolve, and some stores may join or leave the trial.

    3. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR MY STORE? WHAT WILL CHANGE?
    There will be no change to the great taste of our products. ‘Halal’ is an Arabic word which simply means ‘permitted’ or ‘allowed’. For our chicken to be halal accredited, a verse is recited from the Qu’ran by an appropriate person at the point of slaughter. All non-halal products will be removed from the relevant restaurants. This includes pork products, bacon will not be served in our halal trial stores. The Big Daddy is the only item out of more than forty on our menu that our halal stores will not be serving.

    4. HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH RESTAURANTS ARE HALAL AND WHICH ARE NOT?
    See the list of participating stores using our store locator. Our halal restaurants will also feature the HFA (Halal Food Authority) logo on the door.

    5. WHY HAVE YOU CHOSEN MY STORE?
    We have chosen a number of stores that are located within areas where we anticipate demand for a halal offer from KFC. However, we are committed to offering our customers choice and there is a non-trial restaurant in close proximity. The restaurant manager will be able to provide you with the address details should you need them.

    6. WHO WILL SUPPLY YOUR HALAL CHICKEN FOR THIS TRIAL?
    For our fresh Original Recipe chicken on the bone, we are buying from a reputable supplier who has been audited and accredited by the HFA to ensure that their systems and processes fully comply with halal requirements. We will continue to purchase only high quality, A-Grade farm assured chicken from the same leading suppliers used by Britain’s’ major retailers. All of our suppliers, whether halal or otherwise, are contractually required to meet or exceed all UK and EU legislation on welfare.

    7. DOES THIS MEAN YOUR ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS HAVE CHANGED?
    No, not at all. We will always only purchase high quality, Grade A, farm-assured chicken from the same leading suppliers used by Britain’s major retailers. We remain committed to the same animal welfare standards and continue to insist that our poultry is stunned before slaughter, using a technique called ‘stun-to-stun’ – a pain free process that makes the animal insensible to pain and suffering. All our suppliers are contractually required to meet or exceed all relevant UK and EU legislation.

    8. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR HFA HALAL ACCREDITATION?
    The HFA accredits a significant number of restaurants and food suppliers in the UK to ensure that the edicts and requirements for halal accreditation are strictly followed and adhered to. The three main requirements for halal accreditation are:

    The animal/bird is not dead prior to slaughter All blood is drained A verse from the Qu’ran is read by an appropriate person at the time of slaughter.

    9. IS KFC’S HALAL CHICKEN STUNNED BEFORE SLAUGHTER?
    Yes, due to our strict animal welfare standards, we insist that all our poultry is stunned before slaughter. Our halal chicken has been accredited by the Halal Food Authority, one of the most widely recognised bodies in the UK and overseas. It allows the use of a technique called ‘stun-to-stun’ – a pain free process that makes the animal insensible to pain and suffering. A verse is also recited from the Qu’ran at the point of slaughter by an appropriate person and the poultry will not come into contact with non-halal meat at any point in the supply chain. The HFA accreditation which is clearly signposted in the participating restaurants allows us to offer halal accredited meat whilst remaining committed to the same animal welfare standards as before, which meet or exceed all relevant UK and EU legislation.

    10. DO YOU USE MECHANICAL SLAUGHTER?
    No, we work with our suppliers and the HFA to ensure that our birds are hand slaughtered maintaining the highest levels of animal welfare. If you have further questions, please call our Customer Careline on 08457 532 532.

  • Are McDonalds Fillet o Fish Halal or Haram?

    Are Filet-O-Fish sandwiches cooked in 100% vegetable oil, or in the same oil as other meat products?
    http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/whatmakesmcdonalds/questions/food/halal/are-filet-o-fish-sandwiches-cooked-in-100-vegetable-oil-or-in-the-same-oil-as-other-meat-products.html
    Question put to McDonalds: Hi, I am a Muslim and I would like to ask a question about your Filet-O-Fish sandwiches. As a Muslim I can eat fish (as it is regarded as Halal) and my question is: Are the Filet-O-Fish sandwiches cooked in 100% Vegetable Oil or is the same oil also used to cook other animal meat (for example chicken)? Your help in answering this question will be very appreciated. Thanks.
    Response from McDonalds: Thanks for your question. None of our food is certified as Halal. Our Filet-o-Fish patty is cooked separately from meat items in 100% vegetable oil. However, due to the design of the oil filtration system there is a small chance the oil used to cook these patties can become in contact with oil used to cook meat products during the oil filtering process. We therefore cannot guarantee cross-contamination will not occur, but have taken measures to minimise the amount of any cross-contamination.
    Are the Fries and Filet-O-Fish Halal?
    http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/whatmakesmcdonalds/questions/food/halal/are-the-fries-and-filet-o-fish-halal.html
    Question put to McDonalds: Hi, as a muslim i was wondering whether your fries and filet-o-fish meals are halal? Thanks
    Response from McDonalds: Thanks for your question. None of our food is certified as Halal. Our Fries are certified as Vegetarian. Our Filet-o-Fish patty is cooked separately from meat items. However, due to the design of the oil filtration system there is a small chance the oil used to cook these patties can become in contact with oil used to cook meat products during the oil filtering process. We therefore cannot guarantee cross-contamination will not occur, but have taken measures to minimise the amount of any cross-contamination.
    Is the Filet-O-Fish Halal? Is it prepared in lard?
    http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/whatmakesmcdonalds/questions/food/halal/is-the-filet-o-fish-halal-is-it-prepared-in-lard.html
    Question put to McDonalds: Is Mcdonalds Fillet-O-Fish halal, because I read online it is prepared in lard something which Muslims can’t consume, so can you please clarify.
    Response from McDonalds: Thanks for your question. We understand that fish itself is not considered halal or haram, but we can confirm that the Filet-O-Fish does not contain any meat ingredients and is cooked in 100% vegetable oil, separately from other products.
    Are the Apple Pies Halal?
    ref: http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/whatmakesmcdonalds/questions/food/halal/are-the-apple-pies-halal.html
    Question put to McDonalds: Are the Apple Pies Halal?
    Response from McDonalds: Thanks for your question. McDonald’s Apple Pies are not Halal. Nothing in McDonald’s menu is certified as Halal.

  • We had the chance to review and eat at following Al Jumeirah Resturant with compliments of the owner Yousaf.

    Location wise it is on the border of curry mile. One issue I see was parking but off street parking is their if you have a look around. From the outside the place looks nice and elegant. From inside they have gone for the Arab theme throughout the whole area.

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  • Is Red’s True Barbecue [Manchester] Halal or Haram ?

    Is Red’s True Barbecue [Manchester] Halal or Haram ?

    From the email response we got from the company you can see their is contamination and doubt in the food even from the response of the email you can sense!
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  • Billabong Restaurant in DreamWorld Australia Halal or Haram

    Billabong restaurant dreamworld Australia is no longer halal certified.

    The theme park restaurant announced this to their widespread Muslim thrill seekers with a small caption on a notice on their website in November 2013, however this notice has now been removed and no longer visible anywhere on the website.
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  • Nando’s The Facts – Halal or Haram?

    Is Nando’s Halal or Haram?

    We present the Facts!
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  • McDonalds – UK 2013 – Halal or Haram?

    Confirmed as Haram in Black and White and now in Red and Yellow!! – McDonalds – UK 2013

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  • Do you sell Halal meat?

    “Morrisons recognises the importance religious communities attach to food produced in accordance with their beliefs, and in response to customer demand we sell a number of branded halal and kosher products. Our customers who do not wish to purchase halal or kosher can choose our fresh meat in full confidence that all animals are pre-stunned and no prayer is read at slaughter. Our fresh meat is 100% British and uniquely the majority is processed at our own abattoirs – giving us unrivalled control over the provenance and quality of our meat.”

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  • Raja’s Original Pizza

    Halal Chicken Balti 12inch Pizza

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  • Marmara Grill House Review

    Chicken steak and chips
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