Animal Feed and Halal Food

Authored by: Mian N. Riaz , Munir M. Chaudry

Handbook of Halal Food Production

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781498709712
eBook ISBN: 9781315119564
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Muslims are supposed to make every effort to obtain wholesome halal foods. For non-Muslim consumers, halal foods often are perceived as carefully selected and processed to achieve the highest standards of quality. Halal foods must be free from any component that Muslims are prohibited from consuming (Wilson and Liu, 2010). Thus, there is a huge potential globally for halal meat because of the large growth in the Muslim population and the number of people of other religions that appreciate the benefits of halal meat. There is a lot of halal meat available in North America and Europe, although such meat most often does not include a concern for what the animals were fed, which is of concern to Muslims (Nakyinsige et al., 2012). Most animal feed contains animal by-products. These animal by-products should be of concern for those providing halal meat, and halal eggs and milk. Many Muslim consumers believe that the meat of animals that are fed feed with animal by-products and blood meal are haram. Satisfying the demand for halal feeds for food animals presents both a challenge and an opportunity for entrepreneurs in the animal feed industry.

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