- 185 branches across UK and Ireland now sell halal-only meat
- Halal refers to objects or actions permissible under Islamic law
- Pork is forbidden and while other meat can be eaten, it must be sourced, slaughtered and processed according to strict rules
- Subway said all halal meat served in its branches has come from animals that were stunned before being slaughtered
- Halal-only menu is in response to ‘strong demand’ from Muslim customers
Subway has removed ham and bacon from almost 200 outlets and switched to halal meat alternatives in an attempt to please its Muslim customers.
The fast food chain has confirmed turkey ham and turkey rashers will be used instead in 185 of its stores, where all the meat will now be prepared according to halal rules.
Subway, which has around 1,500 outlets across the UK, explained its decision by saying it had to balance animal welfare concerns with ‘the views of religious communities’.
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In Arabic the word halal means ‘permitted’ or ‘lawful’ , and it defines anything that is allowed or lawful according to the Qur’an.
It is often used to indicate food, particularly meat, that has been prepared with Muslim principles and techniques.