Food is an important part of any culture, especially for Malaysians. As Malaysia has a diverse community, it is important to make sure that the food meets all of our friends’ needs. Most people are not very strict about their food, and their needs often differ from person to person. For our Muslim friends, however, it is vital that their food is halal.
Well you are in luck! Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has partnered with True Aussie Beef and Lamb to deliver meat that is definitely halal. Here’s how they make sure their meat is Halal certified.
Although we often recognize that halal meat is special, few people know what distinguishes it from non-halal meat. The Arabic word “halal” means “lawful and permitted”. Halal meat indicates that a set of conditions regarding how the animal is treated, slaughtered and processed is met. He also respects Islamic law not to mistreat the animal or inflict pain on it during its lifetime. The animal must have sufficient space, clean water, food and fresh air.
Australia is a trusted supplier of halal meat products to over 100 countries including the Middle East, Indonesia and Malaysia. With its lush green pastures and regulated animal welfare, the animals are certainly well looked after. There is also a benefit to raising animals without stress. MLA has proven that these animals produce better quality meat that is not only consistent and hygienic, but also safe and nutritious.
Cattle processed for the Malaysian market are overseen by Muslims in the Australian government-supervised Halal program. Not only that, the processing facilities in Australia only employ Muslim slaughterers registered and trained from Halal certification bodies.
These facilities ensure that all requirements for personal hygiene, operational sanitation and animal welfare are met. Of course, JAKIM (Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia) recognized and approved these Halal certification bodies. Representatives from JAKIM and DVS (Department of Vetinary Services of Malaysia) also regularly audit Halal systems and production facilities.
The demand for halal meat in Malaysia is increasing along with its Muslim community. As such, we need a reliable source for Halal meat, this is where True Aussie Beef and Lamb comes. While beef and lamb are often reminiscent of Western cuisine, make no mistake about it. They are versatile enough to be used in Asian cooking for delicious and nutritious meals. It also takes less time to cook thanks to its quality, freshness and tenderness.
If you ever need guaranteed halal beef or lamb, look no further than real Australian beef and lamb. With the advice of MLA, you can be sure that their meat is halal and tasty! Perfect for everyone.
For more information, see the MLA website or the True Aussie Beef and Lamb website.