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Create a Religious Free Food Certification to inform the consumer - via food labelling - that food products, as part of their official production process, have not been subject to religious ritual.
Consumers need to be given all the information possible regarding food products to enable them to make a purchase decision. Just as ingredient or nutrition information may inform consumer decisions, so too would a Religious Free Food certification.

Many consumers purchase products because they have been subject to specific rituals and thus meet their religious requirements.
Some consumers do not care if a food product has been subject to a religious ritual, or not. However, as consumers become more informed, a growing number want to at least know if any given food product has been subject to religious ritual at some point in the production process. Further, a growing number of consumers are choosing to purchase food products because they know they have not been subject to religious ritual at some point in the production process.

As consumers we have a right to be given this information to enable an informed choice of purchase and creating a Religious Free Food Certification would allow this.

If religious requirements are to be met by labelling products that have been subject to specific rituals - so too must non-religious requirements be met by labelling products that have NOT been subject to specific rituals.

This is already an active concept in North America - http://rfreefood.com/?p=108

Letter to
DEFRA - Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
Create a Religious Free Food Certification.