Halal, How could we know that food is cleaned from pork???

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sakorn

Halal, How could we know that food is cleaned from pork???

Post by sakorn » Tue, 02 Nov 2004 12:21 am

Dear all

I'm a master student of Siriraj/Mahidol university, Thailand. I have an important question of "Halal food" which that I can't find the answer. If it's impolite to ask....you may nor answer and please forgive me.

Once my group had class discussion, we can't find the conclusion about halal food testing.

HOW CAN WE KNOW IT'S CLEANED FROM PORK??
What's the way to test???


Since we are all medical scince student, no one know the method for testing pork from food. Someone said about proteins and other purposed about molecular testing..........????????


Thanks very much for your kind help. We're hopefully waiting for your reply before class discussion on wednesday 4th this month.

e-mail me; g_sakorn@hotmail.com

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Post by jpatokal » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 11:53 pm

Hmm? As far as I know they don't do any chemical testing. Someone from the Halal office shows up, checks the ingredients (using the advanced detective technique known as "reading the label"), then watches the food be prepared. If it looks OK then they get the Halal cert. Of course, there's nothing stopping the stall owner from adding pig blood to all his meals immediately after Mr. Halal turns his back... except that their house would be torched by an angry Muslim mob the second they're found out.

Alternatively, you could do it the way some rabbis were caught doing it in Israel for kosher certs, ie. accepting (or demanding) large bribes. I'm sure this happens for halal certs as well, but maybe not in squeaky-clean Singapore.

humm

How do we know it is clean from beef

Post by humm » Tue, 07 Dec 2004 7:30 pm

you at least have a way to know if it is free from pork ....we hindus don't eat beef ....we have to take a chance and eat it....so we prefer going to hindu indian stalls.

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