Info about Halal Slaughter


Facts
All of Danpo’s chickens are slaughtered in compliance with Danish regulations and in compliande with the Halal method

That is to say...
The fact that chickens are slaughtered in compliance with Danish regulations means: The chickens are stunned before they are killed. The slaughtering process is inspected by a Danish vet, who is employed by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

The slaughtering process is monitored by an abattoir employee.

The fact that chickens are slaughtered in compliance with the Halal method means:

- The abattoir employee monitoring the slaughtering process is a Muslim.
- The Muslim abattoir employee has been approved by the Islamic Cultural Centre in Copenhagen.
- The Muslim abattoir employee says a prayer to himself at the start of slaughtering and each time there has been a break in the slaughtering process. In translation, the prayer is as follows: “In the name of God, Allah is the greatest”.

Why Halal
The abattoir employee monitoring the slaughtering process is of the Muslim faith because a large part of production is exported to Muslim countries.

Differences and similarities
The thing that makes the process a Halal slaughter is therefore the circumstance that the abattoir employee is a Muslim. It does not require any extra people to be employed, since the slaughtering process in any case has to be monitored by an abattoir employee. There is no difference in the slaughtering process in relation to the method that Danpo would otherwise be using.

Danpo’s slaughtering method
Danpo’s method of slaughtering is both the most humane and the most efficient method. The chickens are stunned and their neck arteries are then severed, so that the blood flows rapidly from the chicken. And the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration’s vet constantly inspects whether the process adheres to Danish rules.

Payment
In the case of export to Muslim countries, the importer requires an export certificate, stating that the chickens have been slaughtered in the Halal way. The certificate is issued by the Islamic Cultural Centre, and the certification costs are paid by the purchaser.
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