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Chapter 13: Halal and other codes: can religion, science and ethics guide legal regulation?
This chapter questions whether halal certificates, along with science and ethics, could together provide legal guides for consumers. It outlines that religious requirements may be regulated by a religious council, and food safety is monitored by government and industry bodies, while consumer and animal rights organisations may be involved in demands for particular standards and the reliability of various claims for food. Using a case study in Sydney (Australia), the chapter argues that there is continuous negotiation between government, industry, religious or ethical bodies and consumer advocates over labelling and other regulations.
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