McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut say no to imam’s request to offer Islamic-certified meat, despite his claim it would be shrewd business.
Hong Kong’s three biggest fast-food chains have rejected a call by Hong Kong’s chief imam to offer halal meat in their restaurants.
Mufti Muhammad Arshad contacted McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Pizza Hut to request that they use halal meat in some of their outlets. He said it would not only be good for Hong Kong’s Muslims, but also a shrewd business move.
Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible”. Halal meat comes from an animal slaughtered according to Islamic law. That means Allah’s (God’s) name must be pronounced during slaughter, the instrument used must be very sharp to ensure humane slaughter (the animal must be slit at the throat), the animal must not be unconscious, and it must be hung