Shechita – the Jewish religious humane method of animal slaughter for food

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Mike Freer MP Questions the Hidden Motive of Labelling

“It is worth remembering that slaughter methods require pre-stunning procedures which can be less efficient than the integral stun of the shechita process” writes Member of Parliament Mike Freer. Read his whole article from today’s... read more

Shechita UK Gears up for Renewed Labelling Fight

The Environmental and Consumer Affairs Committee of the European Parliament this week voted through an amendment to a new EU food-labelling bill that would require meat not stunned before slaughter to be labelled on food packaging, “unstunned before slaughter”.... read more

Shechita UK makes Steady Progress in Brussels

Shechita UK campaign director Shimon Cohen and colleagues held a further series of meetings in Brussels this week. During a friendly and constructive meeting with Struan Stevenson, Conservative MEP for Scotland, Mr Stevenson informed Mr Cohen that the amendments he... read more

European Parliament in New Vote to Label Kosher Meat

The European Parliament is set to debate a new amendment to the EU’s draft Food Information Regulation next month, which will consider the labelling of all meat slaughtered using the Jewish shechita method. Last year, the Council of Ministers blocked an attempt by the... read more

Welcome News

Shechita UK has welcomed comments made by the Prime Minister in a recent interview with the Jewish News. When asked about securing the future of shechita, Mr Cameron said: “We have no plans to outlaw in any way that practise. There’s no stronger supporter of... read more