Our meat is inspected and approved by USDA to ensure that the meat is safe, wholesome, correctly labeled and packaged. 1. Meat is checked for animal diseases and for unseen hazards such as microbiological and chemical contamination. 2. We follow all the government mandated plans: Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Hazard Analysis Crictical Control Point (HACCP) for the safe production of meat and meat products.
We believe what the animal is fed is equally important besides being halal. All our animals are: 1. Strictly fed a vegetarian diet. No haram animal byproducts or fats are mixed in their diet. 2. Free of Growth Hormones & Antibiotics. 3. Animals are kept cage free and/or farm raised.
Our meat is fresh. Means it is not imported from foreigh countries like Australia or New Zealand. Meat from those countries is frozen for months before it comes to your dinner plate. All our animals come from USA and are slaughtered right here in our plants in USA.
We observe the right method for blessing the animal: 1. The neck of the animal is cut between the throat and the gullet. 2. All 4 major blood vessels are cut. (Even if only three are cut, it is still valid) 3. Neck is never severed completely.
The person doing the slaughter is strictly a muslim. One can technically also employ a person from “People of the Book”, but there are requirements that he should recite the name of “Allah” before doing the slaughter. And we are not sure if they would do that, so we chose to avoid that complication and strictly employ a muslim to do a slaughter.
Tasmiyyah (Name of Allah) is recited at the time of slaughter. We feel it is Mustahabb (recommended way) to say "Bismillahi Allahu Akbar”. No other name is taken with “Allah”. Also, there isn’t any delay after saying “Bismillah” to slaughter an animal.
There can be a lot of issues with stunning (making animal unconscious with electric current before slaughter). 1. Animal might die before slaughter when they are subjected to stunning. One cannot slaughter a dead animal. 2. Individual resistance capacity of every animal might differ. Some are weak whereas some are strong. So, we feel a blanket magnitude of current cannot be set. 3. Stunning causes less blood to flow out, means more blood in the meat. Blood is the source of all diseases. 4. Moreover, stunning is against the sunnah of Prophet (S.A.W).
We drain the blood out after slaughtering the animal. Blood is harmful for health as it is full of bacteria, infective agents, waste and harmful substances. Blood makes meat less healthy, less nutritious and it can be spoiled very fast.