How do you determine whether or not a food outlet is halal?
The UK does not have a universally agreed halal awarding authority or government. We therefore class a food outlet as being halal if they claim to be. However, we encourage these outlets to state whether they are certified by one of the halal certification bodies in the UK such as HMC or HFA and to provide their membership number.
However, it is up to the investigative resources of our readers to verify the claim or report through HalalFoodGuide.Com exactly what the food outlet considers being halal. For example, if an outlet claims to have a full halal menu yet our readers find evidence that it may not, we would show that information on our site so that our readers can make up their own mind whether or not they feel comfortable with that food outlet.
Can HalalFoodGuide.Com verify whether or not a particular outlet is halal?
Food outlets are added to HalalFoodGuide.Com when they are identified by our users or ourselves as has having at least one halal option (cooked separately) in their menus.
Although we make every effort to verify claims of halal authenticity directly with food outlets when they are challenged by our users, there is no single company, authority, or government that can enforce halal standards in the UK.
As such, we have to balance the claims of food outlets owners (who can suffer from defamation and loss of business when having their halal claims challenged) and the views of our users who feel that a particular food outlet is not sufficiently “halal” for their liking.
Instead, we endeavour to have accurate descriptions of what is being offered by giving many options for the listings to allow our users to make up their minds about a particular food outlet. Many food outlets have halal food cooked separately from non-halal foods, which qualify as a “partial halal menu” on HalalFoodGuide.Com.
The overall responsibility for being honest lies with the food outlet owner(s) and the responsibility for adhering to halal lies with the customer.
Both are dealing with a religious requirement and both are answerable to God.
HalalFoodGuide.Com makes it a responsibility to be fair, accurate, and transparent thus benefitting both the customer and food outlet owner(s).
Our users should always be aware of menu changes, non-halal products being offered at some chains of the same food outlet brand, false claims by food outlet owners and non-halal options available alongside halal options. We have allowed user reviews for this very reason, so that users can share their experiences with others.
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