I have been researching food and how it is approved by different certifications. What I found rocked me back. Let me start off by saying I stumbled over this with my Job. I’m in food at a kosher approved company. I have met the Rabbi and have to make sure all ingredients we use on our kosher products are kosher approved. So this is a real deal. Well I thought since we are kosher approved are there other certifications on food. I found out about Halal approved foods and wanted to share this with you.
Halal is the Islamic term that basically means the meat is lawful to eat for a devout Muslim. What makes it lawful or acceptable is that the meat has been processed in a very specific way. Unlike kosher food, where the physical processing of the meat is the focus, for Islam it is the spiritual component that makes the meat lawful.
So this means your food is being dedicated to Allah. This came as a shock for me, not only that but how many company’s are halal approved. Here is a list of few:
- COCA-COLA BOTTLERS PHIL.INC
- KRAFT FOODS PHILS. INC.
- PEPISCO INC.
- NESTLE PHILIPPINES INC.-Lipa Factory
- Butterball Turkey( It was until online protest made the company change.)
- Click here for a complete list
So how many times are you at work running late for a meeting, or just in a hurry and for get to pray over your food? Let this thought creep into your mind next time. Take a few minuets out to thank God for your food and to bless it. Because you don’t know who all handled that food or what it may be offered to. I also encourage you to check out what you are buying.
If you would like to check out some kosher food they list most here: http://www.kosherquest.org/