The Halal Food Authority (HFA) is to launch a certification scheme for non-stun slaughter in the meat and poultry processing sector.

According to Tanveer Parkar, an auditor and inspector with the HFA, this decision was made "purely due to customer requests" and that it would be focused on abattoirs and processors.

Speaking at the certification board's Halal Industry Conference in London, he said it was a part of the sector that needed to be addressed. "We need to enter this environment proactively to ensure it is done properly.

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