NO!!!!! The annihilation against ugly birds have begun. They are evil looking. They can spread American-ism. The pilgrims ate them. The[tag] Christians [/tag]must have one on the table. Eating [tag]turkeys[/tag] will probably make you very ‘Christianie’ too. Who knows, after a meal of turkey you suddenly stood up, look to the sky and started singing, “Jesus Christ, superstar!” “Hallejuah!”
But Norbest said on their website:
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your turkeys certified Halal or Kosher?
Occasionally we fill special orders for[tag] Halal[/tag] whole turkeys or other Halal turkey products. These are slaughtered and processed following Halal requirements under the supervision and with the involvement of an authorized Muslim cleric. These Halal products are identified with a green and white sticker on the weight tag of the whole bird or on the side of the package of further processed items. This sticker clearly identifies it as a certified Halal product. If the Halal sticker is not present then the item is not Halal certified.
We are not producing any certified Kosher products at the present time.
Norbest is probably the only brand of whole turkey available on our supermarket shelves.
And our country have long been selling huge, giant turkey drumsticks for years. So, does this means that previously, all the turkeys were not halal? Don’t tell me those giant drumsticks are from Malaysia. Don’t bluff lah, only Malek Noor has thighs as big as those. So, does this means that they have not been halal all the time. *horrors!*
Jakim: Imported Turkey Not Halal
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) — [tag]Muslims[/tag] are advised not to consume imported turkey and turkey-based products meant for the[tag] Christmas [/tag]and New Year celebrations as they were not halal.
[tag]Malaysian[/tag] Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general, Datuk Datuk Mustafa Abdul Rahman said the government had allowed the import of the products specially for the two occasions.
“Consequently, all imported turkey products in the market from Nov 19 will be deemed non-halal,” he said in a Press statement issued here Monday.
The department had also issued special guidelines for supermarkets and other outlets to follow in selling them to prevent confusion among Muslims.
One of them is that all the products must have non-halal labels on them.
This explains why I had not been able to buy turkey to stock my fridge. So who am I gonna massage with XO, slather with streaky bacons and grill this year? Any idea? Who is the turkey?
DOH! Talk about being paranoid.