Guideline for Mechanical
Slaughtering of Chicken
- The person
handling the chicken and the operator of the machine should
be Muslim appointed by GHTC
- The operator
must recite the prayer prior to switching the mechanical
- 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
- 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
slaughter man should slaughter manually any birds that miss
the mechanical knife.
- 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 water tank.
temperature of the water should not exceed 52 degrees
- Halal logo /
stamp should be at all time under the control of GHTC
- Halal transfer
certificate should be issued for every single Halal load
of slaughterers, supervision, contamination, processing,
storage, Halal identification, certification are as if beef /
sheep manual (GHTC Halal / Food Manual).