The Meals Requirements Company (FSA) is sharing a shopper survey about Qurbani meat and offal provided from slaughterhouses in England and Wales through the interval of Eid al-Adha.
The survey is for shoppers to finish through the Qurbani interval, which begins this 12 months on twenty eighth June.
Eid al-Adha can also be known as the Competition of Sacrifice, a four-day Islamic vacation the place animals are sacrificed and consumed as a part of the celebration.
Some Muslims desire to gather their Qurbani meat and offal as quickly as doable after slaughter as this signifies the start of the competition.
Meat and offal must be chilled in accordance with a transparent authorized framework as this helps to supply meals security safety for shoppers.
The FSA says that while it’s respectful that Qurbani is a non secular customized and follow, assortment of the meat and offal earlier than full chilling at present doesn’t align with the its regulatory framework.
The survey responses from shoppers on how they accumulate, chill and cook dinner their Qurbani meat will inform future FSA danger assessments and danger administration recommendation.
Broadening the dialogue
James Cooper, deputy director of Coverage on the FSA stated: “It is very important acknowledge that Qurbani is an act of non secular significance for the Muslim neighborhood and needs to be revered. Qurbani meat needs to be made obtainable to shoppers that want to put together and eat it.
“We encourage shoppers who’re participating in Qurbani to finish the survey which we hope will assist to broaden the dialogue to make sure that this follow can proceed, while offering for highest meals security and hygiene requirements doable to guard shoppers.”
The FSA stated its proposed new strategy builds on the joint statement from the Partnership Working Group Sub-Group on Qurbani (QPWG SG) and the FSA’s continued engagement with the group during the last 12 months. This included producing a Risk Assessment (RA) on the direct provide of Qurbani meat and offal.
The buyer survey will be accomplished here.