Europe votes to label kosher slaughter ‘unstunned‘

24.04.2011                      20.Nisan, 5771                      Chel Hamo'ed 5; Tag 5 des Omer


Europe votes to label kosher slaughter ‘unstunned'

Jewish leaders calls Pessah vote ‘discriminatory’ and ‘insulting’; decision is part of bill setting fresh guidelines for food packaging.

The European Parliament in Brussels last week voted through an amendment to a new European Union food-labeling bill that would require animals not stunned before being slaughtered to be labeled on food packaging.
The Environmental and Consumer Affairs Committee of the European Parliament voted through the amendment necessitating kosher meat to be labeled “unstunned before slaughter.”…