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Parliamentary group calls for more halal labelling research
by Eleanor Mackay
An all party parliamentary group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a report calling for more research into labelling of halal products.
As reported by Meatinfo.co.uk labelling of halal products has come under intense scruntiny recently and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched an epetition calling an end to non-turn slaughtering.
The report by The Beef and Lamb APPG, a cross-party group of MPs and peers which aims to ensure that parliamentarians are fully briefed by industry, suggests more research should be done in certain areas. The report highlights the measurement of pain in animals at the time of slaughter; concerns among religious groups that the bleed-out of the carcase is affected by stunning and whether there are methods of recoverable stunning that would be acceptable to some halal consumers, as areas which require further investigating.
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