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Meat & Poultry Price Increase Clarification Due to Coronavirus

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HMC over the past few days has received a number of calls enquiring about the prices that are being charged for meat and poultry at butcheries. 

We would like to clarify that HMC does not buy or sell meat and therefore has no control over the prices of products being sold in the market.  HMC solely takes the responsibility to certify the product in question ensuring that the products meet with the HMC standard. 

HMC has not increased any of the cost for its certification to any of its clients and therefore the cost for HMC certification remains unchanged.

If you feel the price hike is unfair and wish to report it, you may do so using the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cma-statement-on-sales-and-pricing-practices-during-coronavirus-outbreak

We urge the community to remain calm at this uncertain time and not to stockpile as this has potentially contributed to the price increase unfortunately.  We ask the community to supplicate for the entire community for all our safety and well-being.  

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HMC is the UK’s largest Halal certifying body, employing over 220 people. Last month alone, HMC staff spent 14,448 hours to ensure your food is genuinely Halal with 15,488 visits made to outlets nationwide. It is a registered charity and also a not for profit organisation. It is overseen by a voluntary body, the National Executive Committee that consists of mainly scholars who are the Trustees of the organisation. HMC has been set up to work in the favour of all Muslims and the consumer at large. HMC aims to regulate and at every point inspect Halal products from source to the consumer. HMC is committed to serving the Muslims and the wider community and it intends to provide peace of mind and security where required.­­

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