Halal means lawful or permitted in Arabic and refers to any object or an action which is permissible according to Islamic law. Halal meat is the Muslim equivalent to kosher food. It is food that is permissible for Muslims to eat according to Islamic law. Halal meat is the meat of an animal slaughtered in accordance with Muslim law and tradition, which involves draining all of its blood. This ensures that the animal was not harmed, and produces a healthier alternative to factory-farmed meat. The halal meat industry is worth $100 billion annually, with consumers on five continents buying halal products.
Halal meat is the most popular type of meat in the world. It’s estimated that there are about 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and they account for more than a quarter of the world’s population. Halal meat is an Islamic dietary law that cannot be broken. It is a set of rules for the slaughter of animals, preparation of meat and handling of food.