When we source our meat, our decisions are based on animal welfare standards, food safety and quality. We use a variety of suppliers, mostly in the UK and Ireland, but some from abroad. All of our suppliers, regardless of location, operate to strict EU animal welfare standards, which require that all animals are stunned before slaughter to ensure they are killed humanely. This is the industry standard used by all the major retailers and restaurants.
To be absolutely clear, we have no requirement for any of our suppliers to supply us with Halal certified meat. In Toby Carvery the meat on our decks - specifically our turkey, gammon, pork and beef – are all non-Halal.
We have introduced lamb to our carvery deck on Sundays which is sourced from New Zealand. It is compulsory for all animals to be stunned before slaughter in New Zealand. The process complies with both animal welfare and halal requirements, however to clarify, Toby Carvery has no requirement to source Halal certified meat.