Thursday, 25 December 2008

New Zealand lamb is (mostly) halal

This will be old news to some of you, but thanks to the contributors at DeenPort, we can be safe in the knowledge that any sheep/lamb meat from New Zealand is halal, as long as it's not from one of the following abattoirs - code indicated on the packaging - ME 80; ME 103; ME 104; ME 108; ME 112; ME 131; ME 132; ME 133. This is regardless of whether a 'halal' mark appears on the packaging or not.

Click through to DeenPort to read the full mail from the New Zealand Meat & Wool Board.

Now before we all run off to our local supermarkets, spare a thought for the local halal butcher who may be more deserving of your custom in the troubled economy...