Guideline for Mechanical Slaughtering
- The person handling
the chicken and the operator of the machine should be Muslim
appointed by ICCV.
- The operator must
recite the prayer prior to switching the mechanical knife.
- Should the slaughter
man leave the slaughter area, he will be replaced by another Muslim
slaughter man. The former will stop the line and switch off the
mechanical knife. To restart the operation the second slaughter man
must recite the prayer as described above, before switching on the
mechanical knife and the line.
- The knife used should
be of a single blade type and must be sharp.
- The trachea,
oesophagus, and major blood bevels in the neck region (jugular and
carotid) of the bird must be severed allowing proper bleeding.
- To have the birds
facing the mechanical knife, slaughtering the bird at the back of
the head is not permitted.
- The slaughter man is
required to check that each bird is properly slaughtered.
- Assistant slaughter
man should slaughter manually any birds that miss the mechanical
- The scalding (defeathering)
tank should be at a reasonable distance from the slaughtering area
thus ensuring that the bird has no life prior to entering the hot
- The temperature of the
water should not exceed 52 degrees Celsius.
- Halal logo / stamp
should be at all time under the control of ICCV personnel.
- Halal transfer
certificate should be issued for every single Halal load out.
The details of
slaughterers, supervision, contamination, processing, storage, Halal
identification, certification are as if beef / sheep manual (ICCV Halal
/ Food Manual).