JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING. I have just learned that the turkeys so many Americans enjoy for the holidays are certified Islamic-blessed, halal-slaughtered birds. (See videos of graphically brutal, inhumane, Muslim Halal Slaughter methods below)

  ATLAS SHRUGS is reporting that Butterball has now scrubbed the ‘HALAL CERTIFIED’ claim from their website home page. They are still selling Halal turkeys, they just aren’t going to tell you they are.

Apparently, they not only have scrubbed the ‘HALAL CERTIFIED’ from their homepage, they have scrubbed the whole webpage.


BNI Readers report:

Pinkcadlac / U.S.A.

Here’s my experience today.
I called my Publix, and asked them about the halal certification on the turkeys. Sorry to report that the two people I had on the phone, from the MEAT DEPT., had never heard of halal….

I then, went to Publix. I scoured the labels of the Butterball turkeys. No sign anywhere of halal cert.
After leaving a message with my phone number, with Joel Coleman ( VP of International Sales Bball), I have just spoken with Scott Singleton from Butterball, who directed me to LINDA COMPTON. (Phone # 919-658 -6743 ext.7940)
She was polite and explained that they had started out, shipping to the Middle East, and then decided to sell it here. I asked her why there was no indication on the package of the halal cert. She said … get this .. the USDA DOES NOT REQUIRE THAT LABELING.
I told her that I was extremely disappointed that they would, especially in America, choose to sell food that has, not only had islamic prayer said over it, but is processed by those who use cruel slaughter methods for other animals. Additionally, the fact that it is not clearly labeled, is wrong, as there as so many who would choose not to purchase and eat such food.
She assured me that she completely understood, and like Susan reported, she is counting up the calls to speak with the superiors.
If everyone calls….. ;)

Now, to register complaints with the USDA- How DARE they!!!!

Susan K

I just called Butterball. They’ve been receiving calls all day regarding this issue. I told them I refuse to finance terrorism (which is exactly what they are doing) and am against halal animal cruelty.

They’re tallying the phone calls and reporting to their CEO.

Letter from Butterball to JoesWeblog  (H/T MOLLY)

Thanks for contacting Butterball. Our whole turkeys are certified halal. However, if you would like to know about any other Butterball products, please email us back as to which products you are interested in using and we can get that information for you.

Again, thanks for your interest in Butterball. We hope you find this information helpful.

Wendy Howze
Consumer Response Representative

Ref: Y453882

FYI: SHADYBROOK does NOT sell Halal turkeys:


Honesuckle White does NOT sell halal:


Verification from the Butterball website of Halal Certification

Butterball is one of the largest global turkey providers in the world. For more than 25 years, Butterball® has been providing quality turkey to markets around the globe. Currently, exporting over 100 million pounds of turkey products annually to over 50 countries, it’s no wonder that Butterball is one of the most celebrated choices for turkey. Butterball is committed to developing the best new products to specifically cater to all international cultures. From our bilingual packaging to flavor profiles geared toward international palates, we are continually developing unique ideas that satisfy the tastes of our customers.

As an international turkey provider, we have the expertise in serving different countries and different customs, and will work with you to meet any and all product needs. We have met the requirements for the following certifications: USDA Approved, Russian Approved, HALAL CERTIFIED, and employ a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HAACP) food safety system with Good Manufacturing processes. From great customer service to new product innovation to the proper certifications, Butterball has the experience you need to get our great tasting turkey in your market.





Joel Coleman
VP/General Manager International Sales
Email: jcoleman@butterball.com
Phone: 919-658-6743 ext. 2320
Fax: 919-658-2381

Scott Singleton
International Sales Manager
Email: ssingleton@butterball.com
Phone: 919-658-6743 ext. 2628
Fax: 919-658-2381
Area of responsibility: Branded, Value
Added and Whole Turkeys

Martin Soto
International Sales Manager
Email: msoto@butterball.com
Phone: 919-658-6743 ext. 2545
Fax: 919-658-2381
Area of responsibility: Commodity