Miss Millie’s uses only high quality, A-Grade farm assured chicken from leading suppliers who are contractually required to meet or exceed all UK and EU legislation on welfare.
For the past 30 years the process of slaughter in the UK has made use of a pain-free stunning technique that makes the animal insensible to pain and suffering. All the meat we sell is stunned before slaughter in this way.
For meat to be halal a verse from the Koran also has to be recited at the point of slaughter by an appropriate person and the poultry not come into contact with non-halal meat at any point in the supply chain.
The addition of a recital of the verse from the Koran is the only difference to the meat we (and most other retailers selling chicken) provide.
Due to the way the food industry supply chain is set-up in the UK, the poultry that Miss Millie’s – and other major supermarkets and restaurants – purchase has been blessed in this way. This is not something we have requested or specified and we are working with suppliers and other industry colleagues to find ways of addressing this.