Halal meat

In your area, which local authority establishments, including but not limited to schools, use meat from animals which have not been stunned before slaughter?  

Devon Norse – Devon County Council’s Catering partner for Corporate Functions (3 main sites) and Schools (approx. 130) who buy back their service. 

It Devon Norse’s Policy to use meat soured from animals that are stunned prior to slaughter. However, it has been identified that last year 3 schools were supplied with meat from animals that were not stunned prior to slaughter.

This was a total weight of 17.5kg which to put into perspective is less than 0.0003% of Devon Norse’s spend. This was not knowingly purchased as Halal by either Devon Norse or the schools and has now been removed from the respective supply chain.  

Other Devon County Council Maintained Schools or Academies not using Devon Norse 

These schools have the option of catering themselves or buying in through another contractor therefore, this information is not held.  

Which bodies certify the meat as coming from animals not stunned before slaughter? For example, the Halal Monitoring Committee provides this service. 

Devon Norse

For the instance mentioned above it was the Federation of Muslims Association in Brazil 

Other Devon County Council Maintained Schools or Academies not using Devon Norse

These schools have the option of catering themselves or buying in through another contractor therefore, this information is not held.  

Which of these establishments serve unstunned meat to those who do not belong to the Muslim or Jewish faiths? 

Devon Norse

None – with exception to the instance mentioned above.  This was not knowingly purchased as Halal by either Devon Norse or the schools and has now been removed from the respective supply chains.  

Other Devon County Council Maintained Schools or Academies not using Devon Norse 

These schools have the option of catering themselves or buying in through another contractor therefore, this information is not held. 

What contracts does the council have for the supply of unstunned meat? 

Devon Norse

None 

Other Devon County Council Maintained Schools or Academies not using Devon Norse 

These schools have the option of catering themselves or buying in through another contractor therefore, this information is not held.