HALAL MIDDLE EAST
at Expo Centre Sharjah from 16 to 18 December 2013
Halal slaughtering – a cut above the rest has great role in preventing infectious diseases, says expert
Sharjah, 16th July 2013
The rising acceptance of halal meat due to its scientific and hygienic slaughtering and processing methods is spicing up the US$ 600 billion global halal meat market impressively. Studies have shown that halal slaughter protects consumers from many diseases which are not possible in the conventional methods used in many countries.
Ahead of a key halal conclave in Sharjah, experts opine that halal slaughter of animals has a great role in preventing infectious diseases, and is seen one of the main reasons for the popularity of the product even among non-Muslims.
“The way the slaughtering process is carried out is of significant importance for both human health and safety and quality of the meat. Halal slaughter involves cutting of jugular veins, throat and esophagus, which facilitates draining of blood from the animal and thus prevents growth and multiplication of harmful micro-organisms,” said Dr. Ibrahim Hussein Ahmed Abd El Rahim, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah Al-Mukarama, Saudi Arabia. Continue reading