Here are some conditions needed for malaysia jakim halal certification
5. HALAL SLAUGHTER
5.1 PRE-SLAUGHTER CONDITIONS FOR ANIMALS / POULTRY
Only animals and poultry that fulfill the following will be allowed for slaughter :
5.1.1 All animals and poultry must be healthy, free from any signs of wounds and disease, or any form of disfigurement.
5.1.2 Animals and poultry should be treated in a humane manner prior to slaughter. Any ill-treatment, beating, acts that may cause stress or fear are strictly forbidden on all animals and poultry awaiting slaughter.
5.1.3 Any acts of injury or cutting is prohibited on animals prior to their slaughter.
5.2 CONDITIONS OF SLAUGHTER The slaughtering of Halal animals should be fully separated from the slaughter of non-Halal animals. Halal slaughter should be carried out according to the following regulations:
5.2.1 Halal slaughter should be performed only by a Muslim (not a Kitabi or others) who is of sound mind, mature and who fully understands the fundamentals, rules and conditions related to the slaughter of animals in Islam.
5.2.2 The animals to be slaughtered must be animals that are Halal and can be eaten by a Muslim.
5.2.3 The animal must be fully alive or deemed to be alive at the time of slaughter.
5.2.4 The slaughtering should sever the trachea and esophagus. The carotid arteries and jugular veins will automatically be severed when both main vessels are cut off. The spinal cord should not be cut and the head is not to be severed completely. This is to bring about immediate and massive haemorrhage.
5.2.5 Slaughtering must be done only once. The 'sawing action' of the slaughtering is permitted as long as the slaughtering implement is not lifted off the animal during the slaughtering. Any lifting of the knife is considered as the end of one act of slaughter. Multiple acts of slaughter on one animal are not allowed.
5.2.6 Bleeding must be spontaneous and complete.
5.2.7 Dressing of carcasses should only commence after ascertaining that the animal is dead.
5.2.8 Slaughtering implements, tools and utensils must be utilised only for the slaughter of Halal animals. The slaughtering mplemen or tool has to be kept sharp at all times.
5.2.9 The act of Halal slaughter should begin with an incision on the neck at some point just before the glottis (Adam's Apple) for animals with normal necks but after the glottis for animals with long necks such as chicken, geese, turkeys, ostriches, camels etc.
5.2.10 The phrase “bismillah…” (In the Name of Allah) is highly encouraged to be immediately invoked before the slaughter of each animal. In certain mazhab (school of thought), this invoking of the phrase “bismillah…” is compulsory.
5.2.11 The objective of slaughtering is only for the sake of Allah and not for other purposes.
5.2.12 All Halal verification certificates for Halal meat must be issued, approved and signed by an Islamic Association which has been accepted by the government of Malaysia along with the health certificate from the exporting country. In the other words, the slaughterhouse must be under the supervision of the local Islamic authority, which is capable of auditing the Halal certification, and duly recognized by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (DIDM).
5.3 STUNNING OF ANIMALS
Stunning of animals prior to slaughter is permitted and shall be in accordance with the requirements below :
5.3.1 Three types of stunners shall be used to stun the animal, namely electrical, mechanical or pneumatic stunner.
5.3.2 The use of the stunning equipment shall be under the control of a Muslim supervisor or a trained Muslim slaughterman or Halal certification authority at all times.
5.3.3 The animal should only be stunned temporarily. The stunning should not either kill or cause permanent injury to the animal.
5.3.4 Gadgets that are used to stun pigs shall not be used to stun animals for Halal slaughter.
5.4 ELECTRICAL STUNNING
5.4.1 The electrical stunner should be of the type allowed by the government / Islamic authority in charge of slaughter.
5.4.2 A low and controlled voltage must be used so that the stunning will not damage the heart and brain or cause physical disability and death to the animals. The voltage of current used should be controlled by the Halal certification authority.
5.4.3 The type of stunner used for slaughtering the Halal animals should be 'head only stunner' type, where both electrodes are placed on the head region.
5.4.4 Electrical stunning of poultry is allowed using water bath stunners only
5.5 MECHANICAL STUNNING
5.5.1 Mechanical stunners should only be used on cattle and buffaloes.
5.5.2 Non-penetrative type (mushroom head) percussion stunner should be allowed.
5.5.3 The stunner should not penetrate or break the animal's head. Any injury, if caused, should not be a permanent injury.
5.5.4 The skull of the animal (after the head is skinned) should be checked / examined for permanent injury. If the skull is found to have been penetrated or broken, the carcass should be identified as non-Halal and should be separated from Halal carcasses.
5.6 PNEUMATIC STUNNING Pneumatic stunning or a stunner which uses air pressure is allowed for use in Halal slaughter. It is a device operated by electrical powerto produce strong air pressure and it does not contain any sharp objects. Air pressure directed towards the atlanto-occipital region will render the animal unconscious for a few seconds.
5.7 MECHANICAL SLAUGHTER OF POULTRY
Slaughter of poultry by mechanical knife is permitted if it complies with the following procedures:
5.7.1 The operator (slaughterman) of the mechanical knife should be a Muslim. He will recite the prayer 'Bismillahir rahmanir rahim prior to switching on the mechanical knife and line.
5.7.2 The Muslim slaughterman, who switches on the mechanical knife should be present in the slaughter area at all times (during slaughter).
5.7.3 In the event that the slaughterman has to leave the slaughter area, he should be replaced by another Muslim slaughterman. The former will stop the line and switch off the mechanical knife. To restart the operation the second slaughterman must recite the prayer as in (5.7.1), before switching on the mechanical knife and line.
5.7.4 The knife used should be of the single blade type and must be kept sharp at all times.
5.7.5 During the act of slaughter, the throat, esophagus and major blood vessels in the neck region (jugular vein and carotid artery) of the bird must be severed.
5.7.6 The slaughterman is required to check that each bird is properly slaughtered. He or other Muslim slaughterman should slaughter manually any birds that miss slaughter by the mechanical knife. The birds should be dead as a result of slaughter before they are sent for scalding.