CERTIFIED HALAL MEATS
Due to the growing popularity of the SUBWAY® chain, with the diverse multicultural population across the UK and Ireland, we put a programme in place in 2007 to ensure that the population demographic is taken into account when new store openings are considered in order that we meet consumer demand in each location.
All our suppliers comply with EU animal welfare legislation as a minimum and we require suppliers of Halal products to adopt the stunning of animals prior to their slaughter. All Halal meats are certified by the appropriate Halal authorities.
All Halal SUBWAY® stores have numerous signs stating that they serve Halal food. These are situated on the menu panels, nutritional information and in the front window of the store.
What is Halal?
In Arabic, the word Halal means "permitted" or "lawful" and defines anything that is allowed or lawful according to the Qur'an. It is often used in the context of food - especially meat - to indicate that the food has been prepared in accordance with Muslim principles and techniques.
Who certifies the Halal meat?
All Halal meats are certified by The Islamic Foundation of Ireland or the Central Islamic Committee of Thailand.
Do all SUBWAY® stores serve Halal meats?
There are currently around 2,000 SUBWAY® stores in the UK and Ireland, 202 of which are Halal stores selling only certified Halal meats. For participating stores please visit store finder at www.subway.com.
In line with EU Legislation and our own high welfare standards, all animals reared for SUBWAY® meat products are always treated humanely, with the utmost respect and are stunned prior to slaughter. Due to the supply chain set-up within the food industry, a proportion of the poultry in our supply chain in the UK and Ireland has been blessed. This is not something we have requested. We are working closely with our suppliers and other industry colleagues to look at ways of addressing this.
How do I know if a SUBWAY® store serves Halal meats?
We would like to assure you that all the meats at the "Halal" Subway stores are certified Halal meats. Ham and Bacon products have been substituted by "Turkey Ham" and "Turkey Rashers". None of our Halal certified meats at Halal Subway stores contain pork and none of our standard meat products are being sold at Halal Subway stores. To ensure you know which stores serve Halal certified meats the participating stores display the Halal Logo on the shop front window, the menu panel and the sandwich counter. There is also a certificate of the Islamic Foundation of Ireland (I.F.I.) and the Islamic committee of Thailand on display.
Is it the same great taste?
The meats served at Halal SUBWAY® stores have been produced to meet SUBWAY® stores high standards in taste, look and quality. The objective was to ensure the taste of the Halal products matched the taste of the SUBWAY® stores "Gold Standard" meats.
If you have any further questions with regards to the products or procedures used at Halal SUBWAY® stores or if you wish to send us your comments / feedback please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our Halal Allergy Guide, please click here