Halal and the political instrumentalisation of Islam In the midst of the primary race to determine the right-wing candidate in the 2017 French presidential elections, contenders revived the idea that halal could provide the solution to funding Muslim worship in an effort to combat the perceived threat of foreign meddling in this issue. While it…
List of AVS certified products
AVS does not sell any product, but certifies a certain number of brands of processed products, a list of which can be found on this page.
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Interview with Fethallah Otmani, Managing Director of AVS What is AVS’s share of the French Halal meat market? Fethallah Otmani: A study I conducted in 2008 – we don’t have more recent data – indicated that in terms of the volume of certified meat (note that the volume of meat we slaughter is higher…
About AVS AVS, founded in 1991, is a private non-profit organisation whose primary mission is to monitor halal meat. Our role is to guarantee the halal nature of the meat, to inform consumers, and to direct them towards the retail outlets whose meat products comply with our specifications. In other words, AVS is a…
Since 2012, AVS has certified organic meat and meat products for Bionoor. Although most of our certification work concerns meat derived from industrial farming, we consider that the production of halal meat should be more environmentally friendly and more respectful towards the welfare of the animals, and of those employed in the meat industry. That’s…
“[Prophet], do you not see that all those who are in the heavens and earth praise God, as do the birds with wings outstretched? Each know its [own way] of prayer and glorification: God has full knowledge of what they do.” Qur’an 24:41 “It is God who provides livestock for you, some for riding and…
Why are animals stunned? Stunning an animal consists of rendering it unconscious, through the use of different methods, before or immediately after the sticking process. Official documents reveal that animals are stunned for economic reasons, for the safety of the staff in the slaughterhouses and for the welfare of the animals. Mostly, advocates of pre-slaughter…
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