Following calls from the APPG on beef and lamb, for more research into halal labelling, its chairman, MP Nick Parish, has published the report into religious slaughter.

The report, Meat Slaughtered in Accordance with Religious Rites, is designed to help "MPs, industry, government officials and NGOs take a more balanced and evidence-based approach to policy-making", according to a government statement.

The report is based on evidence from industry experts; Shechita UK; the Halal Food Authority; veterinary professionals; as well as the farming minister George Eustice and the European Commission.

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