Halal meat operators could be given the choice to produce stunned or non-stunned meat under a new halal assurance standard for lamb.

Yesterday (24 October) Eblex launched a draft proposal at its first Halal Forum in order to gauge what halal operators would seek from a halal assurance standard, which can be adopted by the entire sector.

Similar to the organisation's Quality Standard Mark (QSM), the halal assurance scheme would require participants to meet various on-farm and abattoir welfare standards, before being approved.

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