Provision of Halal meat to students within any of your catering or retail facilities

Kenny Green made this Freedom of Information request to Peterhouse, Cambridge

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Dear Peterhouse, Cambridge,

I understand that each of the 31 Cambridge Colleges are a separate legal entity and public authority under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like details of your policy regarding Halal meat products within your food and catering facilities at both King's College and King's College School.

*This may be in (but not limited to) communal dining rooms, halls of residence, restaurants, cafes, shops, student union facilities or any other food outlet.

1. Do you only serve or sell Halal meat products or is Halal only available upon request?

2. Please list which products are Halal?
For example: all Chicken products are Halal or all Chicken and Lamb are Halal but Beef is not and so on.

3. Where a specific meat product is Halal, are non-halal meat alternatives provided for those that wish to abstain?
For example: all Chicken products are by default Halal but a non-halal chicken product is available upon request.

4. Are Halal products clearly labelled as such at the point of sale or service?

5. Are you able to verify, or do you have a policy to check, that any animal used in your Halal meat products was stunned before slaughter?

6. Do you or any of your suppliers hold any form of Halal certification from bodies such as; Halal Food Authority (HFA), The Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) or any other organisation and if so, please state who and supply a copy of the certificate?

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Kenny Green

Dr S. Hampton,

Dear Mr Green

Before answering your FOI request, I should underline that Peterhouse is
an institution entirely independent of King's College and King's College
School.

That said, the answers to your questions are as follows:

1. Do you only serve or sell Halal meat products or is Halal only
available upon request?

HALAL MEAT IS AVAILABLE ONLY UPON REQUEST, AND BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.

2. Please list which products are Halal?

For example: all Chicken products are Halal or all Chicken and Lamb are
Halal but Beef is not and so on.

LAMB & CHICKEN, BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.

3. Where a specific meat product is Halal, are non-halal meat
alternatives provided for those that wish to abstain?

YES, A NON-HALAL ALTERNATIVE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE.

For example: all Chicken products are by default Halal but a non-halal
chicken product is available upon request.

4. Are Halal products clearly labelled as such at the point of sale or
service?

THEY ARE NOT SPECIFICALLY LABELLED BUT, SINCE THEY ARE ONLY AVAILABLE BY
PRIOR ARRANGEMENT, THEY ARE NOT DISPLAYED BUT SERVED UPON REQUEST.

5. Are you able to verify, or do you have a policy to check, that any
animal used in your Halal meat products was stunned before slaughter?

WE ARE ABLE TO VERIFY THIS THROUGH APPROVED MEAT SUPPLIERS.

6. Do you or any of your suppliers hold any form of Halal certification
from bodies such as; Halal Food Authority (HFA), The Halal Monitoring
Committee(HMC) or any other organisation and if so, please state who and
supply a
copy of the certificate?

NO.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Stephen Hampton

--
The Rev'd Dr Stephen Hampton
Dean and Senior Tutor
Peterhouse
Cambridge CB2 1RD

01223 338 217

Dear Dr S. Hampton,

I wish to thank you for your email and for kindly providing all of the information that I requested.

Yours sincerely,

Kenny Green

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