Supply of Qurbani Meat & Offal During Eid al-Adha
Joint statement by the Partnership Working Group Sub-Group to facilitate the supply of Qurbani meat and offal to the Muslim community during Eid al-Adha 2023
The members of the Partnership Working Group Sub-Group (PWG SG) on direct supply continue to work together to develop a proportionate sustainable long-term approach for the supply of Qurbani meat and offal during Eid al-Adha, and discussions continue to be productive.
The members of the PWG SG acknowledge that work on the long-term approach continues; it is also recognised that the direct supply to final consumers from abattoirs is a regulated activity and support the need to enable the supply of Qurbani meat and offal to the Muslim community during Eid al-Adha 2023 under conditions that ensure appropriate levels of public health protection.
Therefore, the PWG SG have agreed that the industry led mitigations that were implemented during Eid al-Adha 2020, 2021 and 2022 will again be applied in England and Wales during Eid al-Adha 2023 (currently predicted to commence on 28 June 2023).
Further information on this will be available via the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) website
Out of scope of this joint statement:
- Business to Business sales and supply under retained Regulation (EU) 2017/1981.
- Covid-19 requirements in relation to business guidance on social distancing according to the relevant government advice in place at the time.
Direct Supply of Qurbani Meat & Offal during Eid al-Adha 2023
We have developed enhanced detailed implementation documentation (Qurbani Operating Procedures (EID 01-11) to support Food Business Operators and Officials considering the following risk mitigation principles:
- Partial chilling of meat before direct supply
- Verification of supply only to final consumers, or their representatives, with a customer declaration/traceability for all relevant sales/supply
- Supply of health information and consumer advice
- Measures in place to minimise cross-contamination, including suitable wrapping
- Demonstration of suitable micro-biological sampling and/or hygiene history
- Inclusion of date and time of slaughter on the label of the Qurbani
- Additional mitigations for the supply of Offal
This approach was endorsed by FSA Chief Executive and Executive Management Team.
Organisations represented on the PWG SG:
Published: 23 June 2020
Last updated: 27 April 2023