• Petitioned DEFRA - Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

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DEFRA - Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Create a Religious Free Food Certification.

    1. sara roocroft
    2. Petition by

      sara roocroft

      Preston, United Kingdom

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

To:
DEFRA - Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
Create a Religious Free Food Certification.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Denise Wilson MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      Killing of animals without stunning is unacceptable and, frankly, exceptionally cruel in the 21st century when we now understand more than ever how animals suffer. Humans are animals do not forget, the suffering inflicted on unstunned animals is comaprable to how we would feel should the same be done to us. Ban it!

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    • Jenny Kolvik CHESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      I don't want to eat meat that has suffered a barbaric death. There are humane options to euthanase there animals. And I want to be aware of what I'm eating. I have the right to chooses.

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    • Edwin Deakin BURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      Halal and Kosher are for certain minorities and under the agreement to allow such barbaric practices the meat produced was intended only for those minorities, not for mainstream retail. Halal certification is utterly unnecessary for 95% of the UK population and if the public were aware of what they were paying for, by stealth, they would be greatly offended - I am.

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    • Derek Allan ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
      • 10 months ago

      I want to know what I`m eating and feeding to others has been killed in the most human way possible

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    • Garry Parnell AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      its not necessary, and halal sux brutal and prehistoric

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