Your Local Halal Food Guide


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.

This privacy policy is for this website [www.halalfoodguide.com] and served byHalalFoodGuide.Com and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and it’s owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website comply’s to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Cookies are small files saved to the users computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the users interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through it’s server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and it’s external serving vendors.

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Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or it’s owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and it’s owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and it’s owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and it’s owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor it’s owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and it’s owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy url’s [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened url’s published on social media platforms by this website and it’s owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine url’s are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and it’s owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

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