Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Assalaamu Alaikum

I have received requests from Prestige Holdings Ltd. (KFC) and many Muslims regarding my opinion as to whether the chicken imported by Prestige Holdings Ltd. is Halaal or not.

Before I decided to give an opinion I contacted the Certifying Organisation (IIIT); and also the producer of the Halaal Chicken. I got the following information from both the Organisations contacted:

·               Only Muslims are employed to take the name of Allah on each bird at the time of slaughtering.

·               The IIIT monitors the process of slaughtering on a regular basis.

·               There is a separate department at the processing plant to supervise the slaughtering; and a Muslim is the Supervisor.

·               All the birds slaughtered at the plant are processed in the same way.

Because of the fact that all the Theological requirements are fulfilled in the process of slaughtering the chicken at this processing plant, they are all Halaal.

Allah knows best,

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Waffie Mohammed