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Concerns in the Muslim community that the Halal products they are buying are not properly certified leading to many purchasing fake labelled products without knowing it.
The figures are impressive: There are about 800,000 Muslims in Canada—a number that’s expected to jump to roughly 1.2 million by the end of the decade.
Most Muslims consider chicken — like beef, veal and lamb — to be halal provided the meat is from ritually slaughtered animals.
A Muslim not-for-profit organization says that even though meat might be advertised as halal, that doesn’t ensure it is slaughtered according to Qur’an guidelines.
Religious certification is a job provincial and federal agencies stay away from. That has paved the way for self-regulating certification agencies.
The imam (Muslim clergyman) of a local masjid (mosque) will soon be ready to certify both slaughterhouse and in-store meat products as halal permissible—to eat.
Canada’s halal meat business is booming – but are Muslims getting what they pay for?