- Animals that are dead before it is slaughtered
According to the teachings of Allah dead meat is forbidden regardless if it is a sea or land animal. It is considered impure to their religion and should not be consumed at all costs.
- Animals not slaughtered properly
When slaughtering animals, it should be done in a way that the four main arteries: jugular artery, jugular vein, food pipe, and windpipe are cut off completely. It’s not enough if the arteries just split open, so it must cut off the neck.
Consuming blood is considered impure in Muslim, so ensure that the food is cleansed off any blood before cooking. Be certain that the foods are properly cooked because meats that are not cooked well enough can still have blood in it.
- Alcoholic Drinks
Alcoholic drinks are considered Haram because the process of fermentation is seen us unethical because it produces intoxicants. This is no exception to cuisines that were prepared with alcoholic drinks.
- Selecting Halal Caterers
Catering services facilitators should be well aware of the people attending the event and know the most common choice of food. Professional Halal caterers adhere to Islamic and Muslim dietary laws; therefore, it is important the buffet catering services provider is fully competent in dealing with Muslim laws to have a great Halal buffet dinner.
Ensure that the company is Halal-compliant. All meat should be in compliant with the Islamic law. The caterer is only allowed to buy meat that has been slaughtered by cutting the throat. Meats should not be carrion and should contain no blood when served.
Another important factor in selecting Halal caterers is that the foods should not contain any pork product. Other than pork meat, a Halal buffet diner should not contain pork fat when frying food. It is considered cross-contamination when tools and machines were previously used with pork products.
There is no point in hiring a caterer that does not adhere to Halal guidelines. Gather all the necessary information available in the chosen Halal caterers. Don’t risk having food served with non-Halal caterers and those that do not offer the things needed for the event. It will only get expensive in the long run.
Check prices and compare it with the budget for the event. Some Halal buffet dinner may be too expensive others come very cheap. It is essential to narrow down the choices to get the ones that offer the right services at the right price.