Aichi Service Area to offer Halal Foods for Muslim travelers - The Okazaki service area on the Shin Tomei Expressway started selling Halal Bento "boxed meals" from February 13, to accommodate the needs of a growing number of Muslim tourists.
Using produce grown by local farmers, the meals will be prepared in accordance with Islamic dietary laws to ensure Muslims don’t have to worry about their food while on vacation in Japan.
Dhabiha’ Meat to be exact or what is commonly called Halal Meat these days is the meat derived after slaughtering the Halal animals in accordance with Islamic principles.
In the Islamic way of slaughtering "Dhabiha", the animal’s main arteries in the neck are cut swiftly with a sharp knife, without cutting the spinal cord and the animal is left to die, while the heart pumps out almost all the blood from the body. After World War II, most Governments in Europe decided to ban the ancient religious method of animal slaughter and replaced it with Captive Bolt Stunning, which they thought was more scientific and humane to animals.
But religious sectors of both Jews and Muslims continued their struggle to make it legal again.
It took decades before techniques to monitor the pain during slaughter, were developed to finally prove it either way.
Bakeries and Confectioneries in Japan can range from small artisan businesses, specializing in one or two items, to large industrial ones that supply food retailers with packaged baked and pastry goods.
The numbers of bakeries and confectioneries with Halal Certification and those who just provide Muslim friendly products are increasing.