Skip to comments.Halal Food Products in the US (as of 2010)
Posted on 05/15/2011 6:29:55 PM PDT by combat_boots
In the name of Allah, Most gracious, Most merciful.
THEY ENJOIN GOOD AND FORBID EVIL AND RUSH IN EMULATING EACH OTHER IN
GOOD DEEDS, THESE ARE THE RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE. AL-QURAN: AL-IMRAN (114)
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Only Halal products are written, other variant of same brands or products may be haram. For further
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Note: The symbol for halal may be on the back of the product, as with Coleman chicken at Costco.
Would you please change ‘hala’ to read ‘halal’ in the title?
I am so upset about the dang Costco chicken that I could spit. Some Kroger foods, too, including their milk.
Oh, and apologies to the thread for the words beginning this post, but they are exactly as written.
just buy kosher food certified by the Orthodox Union it’s practically everywhere
Wal-mart article on chicken deal: http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/index.php?mod=article&cat=Community&article=1768
Al Safa Halal at Wal-Mart: http://www.hotfrog.com/Companies/Al-Safa-Halal_12133348/Al-Safa-Halal-at-Wal-Mart-136605
General article on ‘Say Hello to Halal’: http://www.minyanville.com/dailyfeed/say-hello-to-halal-us/
Lamb & organic chicken at Costco and Meijer: http://www.algonquinteaparty.com/muslimblessedlambinusa.htm
I live in Detroit. If we didn’t buy Halal foods, we’d starve.
What’s wrong with halal food?
What is different about halal chicken or other foods different from regular foods?
I am an Evangelical Christian. I do not want to eat food that is dedicated to the Moslem ‘god,’ allah.
What is worse is that some of what I have previously bought and used is so dedicated without my knowledge, e.g., Coleman chicken at Costco.
I’m sorry, n’mom.
Mainly the way animals are killed. Their throats are slit while an imam chants prayers.
Read ‘Halal’ in par # 9
HOW ISLAM SPREADS
Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called “religious rights.”
When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to “the reasonable” Muslim demands for their “religious rights,” they also get the other components under the table.
Heres how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).
As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:
United States — Muslim 1.0%
Australia — Muslim 1.5%
Canada — Muslim 1.9%
China — Muslim 1%-2%
Italy — Muslim 1.5%
Norway — Muslim 1.8%
At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:
Denmark — Muslim 2%
Germany — Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
Spain — Muslim 4%
Thailand — Muslim 4.6%
From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.
They will push for the introduction of halaal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. (United States).
France — Muslim 8%
Philippines — Muslim 5%
Sweden — Muslim 5%
Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris — car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam — Mohammed cartoons).
Guyana — Muslim 10%
India — Muslim 13.4%
Israel — Muslim 16%
Kenya — Muslim 10%
Russia — Muslim 10-15%
After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:
Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%
At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:
Bosnia — Muslim 40%
Chad — Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%
From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:
Albania — Muslim 70%
Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
Sudan — Muslim 70%
After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:
Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
Egypt — Muslim 90%
Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
Iran — Muslim 98%
Iraq — Muslim 97%
Jordan — Muslim 92%
Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan — Muslim 97%
Palestine — Muslim 99%
Syria — Muslim 90%
Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%
100% will usher in the peace of “Dar-es-Salaam” — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:
Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
Somalia — Muslim 100%
Yemen — Muslim 99.9%
Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.
“Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world. And all of us against the infidel. — Leon Uris, “The Haj”
It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.
Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammonds book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat. www.frontline.org.za/books_videos/sti.htm
Eff halal. How about Christian foods? To me, anything not halal? Boycott Costco.
There must be a consumer demand for the products and they must be making a profit.
“Whats wrong with halal food?”
Kosher food is prepared in a certain way, so that Jews that keep a kosher table. Trained Rabbis do the certification that a food is kosher, but the food itself might be prepared by a non-Jew.
Halal food is also prepared a certain way, but it is prayed over in a way that dedicates it to Allah. A Muslim must do the preparation and dedication.
Nothing special about the food itself, but some object to the “dedication to Allah” part.
I think I got it correct, but this being FR, I’m sure I’ll soon learn if I goofed!
Well, it’s not publicized. The bloody halal sticker is on the back of the package of the dang chicken. You don’t see it separated in a halal section where I shop.
I served this dang chicken on Easter. So now, I go to the freezer to see for myself if what another FReeper had written is true, that it’s halal, and there it is. I had to hunt for the little designation—on the back, all sneeky like—and sure enough, there it was.
I served that chicken on Easter. To my family. Makes me sick.
But you’re right. I should calm down about it.
“I served this dang chicken on Easter.”
Perhaps, you should have gone with the ham.
You did it in ignorance so you didn’t sin. The sin is Costco’s. But now that you know, and now that I know what has been done to this food, for me to eat animals sacrificed to foreign gods is not going to be put on my family’s table.
My membership was due as well. Not going to renew it.
Biblically, nothing is wrong with halal food, because Allah is not God.
The translation below is the NET Bible; I don’t agree with all of their translation choices, but the notes (see the link) are excellent).
1 Corinthians 8
8:1 With regard to food sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. 1 Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 8:2 If someone thinks he knows something, he does not yet know to the degree that he needs to know. 8:3 But if someone loves God, he 2 is known by God. 3
8:4 With regard then to eating food sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol in this world is nothing, and that there is no God but one. 4 8:5 If after all there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 8:6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we live, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we live. 5
8:7 But this knowledge is not shared by all. And some, by being accustomed to idols in former times, eat this food as an idol sacrifice, and their conscience, because it is weak, is defiled. 8:8 Now food will not bring us close to God. We are no worse if we do not eat and no better if we do. 8:9 But be careful that this liberty of yours does not become a hindrance to the weak. 8:10 For if someone weak sees you who possess knowledge dining in an idols temple, will not his conscience be strengthened 6 to eat food offered to idols? 8:11 So by your knowledge the weak brother or sister, 7 for whom Christ died, is destroyed. 8 8:12 If you sin against your brothers or sisters 9 in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. 8:13 For this reason, if food causes my brother or sister to sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I may not cause one of them 10 to sin.
If, however, a person (say, a former muslim who converted to Christianity) knows that he is so weak that he will be tempted to offer praise to a false god in eating this meat, then that individual should refrain from eating it.
I guess I can understand that...I don’t care if was dedicated to Allah or Chuck E Cheese...it’s just food to me. But, I can certainly respect a differing view...
I was shocked at first, then it just got to be something that we live with.
I’m blessed that we live in a Chaldean area and many of the Arabs go to Mass with us. We go to their businesses and eat great middle eastern food.
Isn’t the English word for halal, “dumpster”?
Isn’t the English word for halal, “dumpster”?
Isn’t the English word for halal, “dumpster”?
I’ve seen halal mutton in a can at a grocery store on an indian reservation. Halal food shows up everywhere.
1 Corinthians 10:23-31.
I'm trying to figure out why it would matter one way or the other, especially since you weren't aware of it at the time.
Do you think that food undergoes some actual (material) change when it is prayed over to make it halal?
How could it change in a way that could harm you?
thanks for the link btw, earlier today i was looking up on Wiki “extremist groups”/North America
NOT ONE MUSLIM extremist group on the list and you & I know for sure they exist!
“particularly their heartless methods of slaughter,”
Same as kosher (Kashrut) slaughter in terms of methods and tools. Plus, a Jew must perform the slaughter. Other kosher food can be prepared by a non-Jew (I think, as I doubt dairies hire exclusively Jews), but meat and fowl requires a Jew. So if halal offends you, avoid meat with the kosher symbol too.
#1 is from the Corinthians reference as posted above.
#2 is that I don’t want to support Moslem-owned businesses, e.g., Caribou Coffee.
#3 is that labeling is not apparent, either at Costco, or on the front of the packaging, or even in a halal section like there would be for ‘organic’ foodstuffs. It is a question of truth in advertising.
#4 I have studied ME culture for nearly 50 years. Subterfuge is their stock in trade. I do like ME food—when I know it’s ME food. I would not serve halal food to my family, though, and especially on a Christian holiday.
#5 I almost did serve ham, and was going to do so, but the intestinal sensitivity in my immediate family has become so touchy as to be very nearly absolute in its intolerance for such foods as ham, even though we like the taste.
#6 It just plain makes me mad, at myself for not inspecting the labels, for not realizing that everything is so intermingled even with respect for food that I can’t trust anything I buy to be what I assume it is. Next up, I suppose, will be halal Corn Flakes.
#7 I view this as subliminal. I remember the tapes used in stores with subliminal voices urging people to buy. They were outlawed.
#8 This makes commerce and the Department of Commerce look like it endorses a designation of halal as somehow more acceptable than kosher or just plain old American. That sneaky little symbol on the back down by the tiny ingredients listing, instead of being front and center, is not right.
The other half has said it’s OK and that maybe they were Muslim chickens.
I, on the other hand, was raised with the tradition of 7 sweets and 7 sours on the table, in the tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Fish on Fridays. The whole tradition. Apparently, my mother in her youth could not cook on Sunday, so all preparation had to be done by Saturday night. I must maintain some of that.
Lastly, the intent of praying over food to dedicate it to a false god is not that conceptually different to me than the consecration of the Eucharist, enabling men to ingest and become part of Christ by material change and bloodline.
OK. I’m a Puritan, after all. Then again, I am honestly descended from them. /rant off
THe way it is killed.They slit the throat and let the animal bleed out.
Apostle Paul said that when food is set before you, don’t ask where it came from. Give thanks unto God for it and eat it in Jesus’ Name. Don’t worry about the imam’s empty powerless vain ineffectual chant over the meat. As a Spirit-filled Christian, that imam’s chant over the meat had no more effect than if he’d whistled Dixie over it, spun around three times and yelled Bingo! IMHO
1Corinthians 8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.
Thank you for your answer.
If you see it as an issue, then of course you should follow your heart and mind and do what you need to do for yourself and your family.
Our family has so many food-related issues as it is (a few allergies, but Celiac disease is the big one) that if we had to add any more restrictions, I’m not sure exactly what we’d eat :D
My husband and I hunt, so we don’t purchase a lot of meat to start with. The meat we do purchase comes from a CSA, and I don’t think they are Kosher or Halal. I’ll look next time I think of it.
Say, just curious, are you from the south? I detect a kind of wonderful Alabamian humor there...but I could be wrong.. ;-)
I buy nothing but beef and pork at Costco.
That being said, we have a lot of food places in my area bragging that they are halal with their signage.
>> Apostle Paul said that when food is set before you, dont ask where it came from...
Except for the simple fact that the food-providing jackasses you’re referring to kill Christians in the name of their so-called religion.
Islam has nothing on Christianity. Islam is a war plan; one that’s aim is to eradicate the endowments of Christ.
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A Muslim must do the “preparation” and dedication.”
This explains the blowup at those chicken processing plants awhile back. pun intended.
Where can I buy halal ham?
Seriously, can’t you just say your own prayer over the food and re-dedicate it?
(I’m not being snide, I mean this as a serious question)
Thanks, from what I had heard, the killing of a food animal had to be done by a Jew.
The original response, though, was about the method of slaughter itself- for both halal and kosher, a sharp knife through the throat, veins, and windpipe but not the spine.
Can you summarize the legal summary? I don’t see where it mentions having non-Jews conduct kosher style slaughter.
1 Corinthians 10:23-31
The Believers Freedom
23 I have the right to do anything, you saybut not everything is beneficial. I have the right to do anythingbut not everything is constructive. 24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.
25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, 26 for, The earth is the Lords, and everything in it.[a]
27 If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience. 28 But if someone says to you, This has been offered in sacrifice, then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience. 29 I am referring to the other persons conscience, not yours. For why is my freedom being judged by anothers conscience? 30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?
31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
is this like rededicating a steak into a fish on fridays?
I actually think that the fuss is due to the fact that most red-blooded Americans who love their freedom absolutely and utterly HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE Muslims and their culture. No reason we should have to eat their demonic food or have to bow to their demon-inspired beliefs.
And no, HATE is not too strong a word.
“Cant you just say your own prayer over the food and re-dedicate it?”
We always say blessings over food. Seriously, I don’t know.
The other half thinks that it is just chicken, after all, even if they are Muslim chickens. Then again, most Muslims are, to the point of sneaking in their practices everywhere, even for food.
I appreciate the question. I must cogitate on it some.
Don’t shop at Costco, save the little halal sticker and send it to the management of Costco along with a letter explaning your objections to halal food. Tell them why you will not be shopping there again.
So if the food has to be prepared by Muslims, isn’t that obvious discrimination against all non-Muslims?
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