Saracen UK Ltd believes that its new poultry processing machine offers answers to both the concerns of the Muslim community regarding true Halal products, as well as the commercial concerns of the processor.
Halal Kill System
This machine can be situated under any existing line with minor line modifications. It allows the processor to offer true Halal products while retaining profit margins due to the minimal wing damage or downgrades.
From an animal welfare perspective there are some major benefits from the system, says the company. The birds can be seen entering the system in no distress at all – the clamping mechanism is gentle and sympathetic to the bird. Live birds have been passed through the system and lifted off with no adverse effects.
According to the company, the principle of the system is to restrict the nerve impulse once the incision has been made and to protect the live birds either side from this movement.