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Halal food Pilot: Salt, Fat and Trans-fat reduction

behalal.org – step change towards better health through pre-pared food consumption

On a voluntary basis we are working in mutual co-operation with a handful of food premises in Birmingham  as pilot to encourage and educate producers to understand the true understanding of halal/tayyab food i.e. that it must not be detrimental to the health of the consumer.

It’s widely known and reported that too much salt, fat and trans-fats have an adverse effect on health and by placing a focus on understanding the concept of halal/tayyab we hope it will get those who claim to produce and sell halal food to make a step change in the right direction.  This is compounded by the fact that more people are eating out and purchasing more take-away than cooking at home and with the abundance of businesses supplying halal foods, it’s become more convientant to purchase food. The net result is that the food being consumed often contains more salt and fat than if it were cooked at home which means regular consumption may lead to a greater risk of health problems especially where a particular community may have a higher pre-disposition to diabetes, stroke, heart disease, obesity, etc.

Our objective is to make the changes on the ground which we hope go unnoticed but have a positive impact on the health of the local community which are unlikely to stop the practise of buying or eating out.

Our work is being supported by Food Scientists again on a voluntary basis.

If you wish to get involved, offer your support please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@behalal.org or call us.

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