Question: There is a certain halal food auditing company that has certified as halal chicken that is stunned before slaughter? Can I rely on this certification?
Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Thank you for your important question.
When stunning does not kill the animal, then the process is still haram, but the meat will be halal to eat. This is probably why they gave the certification.
In the UK, it is better to rely on HMC than other organizations. You can find out which shops/restaurants they have given a certificate to here: https://halalhmc.org/outlets/
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