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Butterball Turkeys are Halal (No, not kidding)
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Posted on 11/20/2011 12:08:37 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi

ATTENTION: BUTTERBALL TURKEYS ARE HALAL: November 14, 2011

Thanks for contacting Butterball. Our whole turkeys are certified halal. However, if you would like to know about any other Butterball products, please email us back as to which products you are interested in using and we can get that information for you.

Again, thanks for your interest in Butterball. We hope you find this information helpful.

Sincerely, Wendy Howze Consumer Response Representative

http://mwtrainlayout.com/joesweblog/?p=4401

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KEYWORDS: butterball; halal; kosher; muslimamericans; poultry; thanksgiving; turkey
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I heard this on a talk radio show the other day and found it hard to believe. I found the above customer response on some blog and still found it hard to believe. Yet going to the butterball web site, I find out it's true:

Trusted Value. Amazing Variety. Great Taste.

With expertise in catering to the cultural and linguistic needs of countries all around the world, we are USDA Approved, Russian Approved, and Halal Certified. Butterball has a wide-array of product choices to serve almost any price point and market, and will work with you to meet specific product needs. With both the Butterball and Carolina Turkey brands, you will find all of the high-quality products and experience you need to make every meal a celebration.

http://products.butterballcorp.com/intl/#

For those of us unfamiliar with halal, the Butterball website has a helpful definition,

Halal – an Arabic word which means “lawful” or “allowed.” The opposite of halal is haram, which means “unlawful” or “prohibited”. Halal foods are foods that are permitted for consumption by Muslims under Islamic law. All foods are considered halal except the following, which are haram: swine/pork and its by-products; animals improperly slaughtered or dead before slaughtering; animals killed in the name of anyone other than Allah (God); alcohol and intoxicants; carnivorous animals, birds of prey and animals without external ears; blood and blood by-products; foods contaminated with any of the above products. Foods containing ingredients such as gelatin, enzymes, emulsifiers, etc. are questionable (mashbooh) because of the origin of these ingredients is not known.

http://www.butterball.com/tips-how-tos/tips/glossary-of-cooking-terms#H
1 posted on 11/20/2011 12:08:38 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

well I won’;t ever be getting their products again.


2 posted on 11/20/2011 12:10:37 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman. I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL CORRUPT MEDIA)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Oh, they’d have to be if they expect to sell them in Turkey.


3 posted on 11/20/2011 12:11:24 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Butterball seems very mashbooh to me.


4 posted on 11/20/2011 12:11:35 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.2)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

But is it Kosher?


5 posted on 11/20/2011 12:11:53 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

But it isn’t certified kosher!!!!

And kosher is way more stringent than halal!

Think of halal as ‘wannabe kosher’ but never will be.


6 posted on 11/20/2011 12:11:58 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Harram....sounds just like the stinkin’ EPA.


7 posted on 11/20/2011 12:12:17 PM PST by stboz
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Two of America's most important agricultural products are TURKEY and CHICKEN.

We can drop either animal as a frozen block in any nation on Earth, even Congo, and sell it for less than a fresh local bird!

It's meat you can trust.

8 posted on 11/20/2011 12:12:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

A little sausage stuffing will fix that


9 posted on 11/20/2011 12:16:11 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Sorry, but this Libtard ad got to me, so this season we're going to lay off the turkey and go with a different halal meat.

10 posted on 11/20/2011 12:16:19 PM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Butterball Turkeys are Halal (No, not kidding)

Whoop-de-frickin'-doo. I haven't bought a Butterball product in years. Haven't been satisfied with the last few I've purchased. Now, Jeannie-O, on the other hand, makes GREAT turkey stuff.
11 posted on 11/20/2011 12:18:15 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: muawiyah
I just ordered a Tur-Duc-Hen a chicken in a duck in a turkey with stuffing. One had a sausage stuffing but I wonder if the rest would be kosher?
12 posted on 11/20/2011 12:18:37 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
I do not see a problem wit this. Thanksgiving is a true American Holiday. Turkeys are the key main dish and Americans of Muslim faith should be expected to partake in this common American tradition. Religious Muslims are interested in following their dietary traditions, like religious Jews and other traditional religions.

The fact that the company goes to the trouble to become Kosher or Halal is not a negative at all.

13 posted on 11/20/2011 12:18:45 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

See, I’m sure that more than one turkey I’ve eaten has been mashbooh as they are improperly killed with three to five pellets to the head, are dead before they are slaughtered and a prayer of intercession is made to Jesus just before they die. I figure if he can turn water into wine before it is time, he can make sure my aim is true.


14 posted on 11/20/2011 12:20:48 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: manc

I don’t understand what you are so upset about. It just means that Muslims can eat it. Until the other day, I thought that Kosher meant that the Rabbis prayed over the food. A friend of mine said Kosher just means meat. lol. All these years I didn’t eat Kosher because I thought it was prayed on by Rabbis and could not eat another religions food with their prayers. Man I do feel silly but I believe it is the same with Halal. It just means that Muslims can eat it. It does NOT mean that an Iman is praying over the food because TRUST ME when I say, if that was the case, I would not eat it.


15 posted on 11/20/2011 12:23:41 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Jim from C-Town

Do you really want your turkey slaughtered in the name of Allah before it is eaten?

Koran 006.121
YUSUFALI: Eat not of (meats) on which Allah’s name hath not been pronounced: That would be impiety. But the evil ones ever inspire their friends to contend with you if ye were to obey them, ye would indeed be Pagans.
PICKTHAL: And eat not of that whereon Allah’s name hath not been mentioned, for lo! it is abomination. Lo! the devils do inspire their minions to dispute with you. But if ye obey them, ye will be in truth idolaters.
SHAKIR: And do not eat of that on which Allah’s name has not been mentioned, and that is most surely a transgression; and most surely the Shaitans suggest to their friends that they should contend with you; and if you obey them, you shall most surely be polytheists.


16 posted on 11/20/2011 12:24:12 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: Jim from C-Town

But with Halal the animal is slaughtered in the name of Allah. With Kosher their is no prayer said over the animal.


17 posted on 11/20/2011 12:25:01 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Perhaps a reason to serve ham this year.


18 posted on 11/20/2011 12:25:50 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

So, lets put one over on them!

“not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.” Mathew 15:11

“Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a man from outside cannot defile him, since it enters, not his heart but his stomach, and so passes on?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) And he said, “What comes out of a man is what defiles a man. Mark 7:17-20

If you already purchased one, Say a blessing over it in the name of Our Lord Jesus (who conquers All), cook and then eat it.


19 posted on 11/20/2011 12:28:09 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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If in doubt, wash it off by giving thanks to Christ.


20 posted on 11/20/2011 12:28:28 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: arderkrag

>>>Now, Jeannie-O, on the other hand, makes GREAT turkey stuff.

You do know that JeanniiO is a brand of Hormel Foods don’t you?


21 posted on 11/20/2011 12:29:37 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

AFAIK: Any food product which qualifies as kosher (other than alcohol products) will also qualify as halal.


22 posted on 11/20/2011 12:30:42 PM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: All

Had I known this, I would not have bought a Butterball. Halal means the animal is slaughtered by the same method that Nick Berg was slaughtered. That’s literal. It is prayed over in the name of Allah, and knifed through the neck the same, slow, way.
I may just take the damned bird back.


23 posted on 11/20/2011 12:30:51 PM PST by Excellence ( CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: LukeL

But with Halal the animal is slaughtered in the name of Allah.


What I read above was merely that to be Halal it must not be slaughtered in the name of any other than Allah. Un-prayed meat can be Halal from what was posted.

This is all very silly.

Also, my understanding is that Kosher poultry is not just slaughtered in a specific way, it is brined as well, significantly altering its flavor (for the better, IMHO).


24 posted on 11/20/2011 12:30:57 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Tyson is also Halal.


25 posted on 11/20/2011 12:31:09 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Zakeet

Dog is mammal. I don´t eat mammals. Go to Hell, PETA!


26 posted on 11/20/2011 12:32:06 PM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

This is rather silly to be upset about unless you’ve never seen a turkey (or any other bird) slaughtered. They are ALL done in the same way and unless someone is praying over them “to anything other than Allah” the every turkey every slaughtered is “Halal”.


27 posted on 11/20/2011 12:34:10 PM PST by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (let's all help the Team McCain spider monkeys decide how to moderate))
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To: mountainlion
? Depends on if you want it Kosher for Passover, functionally Kosher, or just eat around the edges of the sausage type Kosher.

Fur Shur none of that is Kosher for Passover.

28 posted on 11/20/2011 12:34:21 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: jafojeffsurf

I’m not sure. This is one to research. Thanking a false God when slaughtering an animal is a sin. Has been since Adam and Eve.

Coming along behind the sin and eating the animal? I’m not sure about that one. Seems borderline at best. I’m willing to listen.


29 posted on 11/20/2011 12:36:23 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: LukeL

30 posted on 11/20/2011 12:37:32 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: reg45

Not according to the sources I can find on the web. Kosher food does not have to be prayed over. Halal food does.


31 posted on 11/20/2011 12:38:07 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: Cvengr

LOL


32 posted on 11/20/2011 12:38:40 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Apparently this company does have butter balls.


33 posted on 11/20/2011 12:45:10 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Gene Eric

If in doubt, wash it off by giving thanks to Christ.


Never heard of baptizing an animal, dead or alive.


34 posted on 11/20/2011 12:46:10 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: manc

Same here.


35 posted on 11/20/2011 12:46:28 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

There is a big difference between a religion and a form of government.


36 posted on 11/20/2011 12:48:33 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: onedoug
Dog is mammal. I don´t eat mammals.

So are cows, pigs, sheep etc. So I DO eat mammals. PETA can still go to hell though.

37 posted on 11/20/2011 12:54:25 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: jafojeffsurf
Okay. Using the web to poke around I find that Halal meat has been prayed over by Muslims. It is a requirement for Halal. Here is a chapter from the Bible,

The Believer’s Freedom

23“Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive. 24Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.

25Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, 26for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.”c

27If some unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience. 28But if anyone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience’ saked— 29the other man’s conscience, I mean, not yours. For why should my freedom be judged by another’s conscience? 30If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?

31So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God— 33even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.


So this seems to say, if you don't know it was sacrificed to Allah, don't ask and worry about it. If you do know it was sacrificed to Allah, "then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience."

Agree?
38 posted on 11/20/2011 1:00:11 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Before giving up on Butterball check this product out...

Turkey breast wrapped in bacon

39 posted on 11/20/2011 1:01:17 PM PST by grayeagle
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Who cares?

Eat a fresh, hormone & chemical free bird. Amazing difference in taste.

40 posted on 11/20/2011 1:02:58 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Lloyd227

No not all are slaughtered in the same way. Most people who kill animals kill the animal before they drain it. In Islam the cutting of the throat is the act of killing. The former is practical. The latter is according to Muslim law.


41 posted on 11/20/2011 1:04:14 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

All turkey processing plants hang the birds upside down by their feet and then cut the head off.


42 posted on 11/20/2011 1:11:14 PM PST by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (let's all help the Team McCain spider monkeys decide how to moderate))
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

I don’t want a Turkey killed in the name of Allah.

Won’t buy any Butterball products any more.


43 posted on 11/20/2011 1:13:23 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: napscoordinator

“animals killed in the name of anyone other than Allah (God)”

So who at butterball is killing all the turkeys in the name of Allah?

We could sneak in and kill a few in the name of Micky Mouse, scatter them among the many and contaminate the whole bunch.


44 posted on 11/20/2011 1:18:34 PM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: Keith in Iowa
You do know that JeanniiO is a brand of Hormel Foods don’t you?

Ok, and....?
45 posted on 11/20/2011 1:20:57 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

“All foods are considered halal except the following, which are haram: ... animals without external ears;”

Does that mean turkeys have external ears? Where?


46 posted on 11/20/2011 1:33:50 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: napscoordinator

Kosher does not “just mean meat”. Though it is not prayed over, it is slaughtered in a particular way. It is also de-feathered differently (and not very well). It is soaked to remove the blood and acts much like brining. I have a kosher kitchen and therefore purchase only kosher products. One of the problems with halal is that it requires giving a particular % of profits to (Islamic) charity, it is done in Allah’s name, AND shar’iah law is immoral.


47 posted on 11/20/2011 1:36:26 PM PST by tkas (Conservative mom)
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To: tkas
One of the problems with halal is that it requires giving a particular % of profits to (Islamic) charity

This is disturbing. I believe Islamic charities are fronts for terrorist organizations.

48 posted on 11/20/2011 1:46:19 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

animals without external ears
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no kidding? So muslims can’t eat fish or shelfish?


49 posted on 11/20/2011 1:53:47 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: FatherofFive

They are, as well as, halal meat processors.

They are all fronts for terrorism/jihad.

Jihad being more appropriate of a description of their behavior.


50 posted on 11/20/2011 2:00:34 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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