The issue of halal meat slaughter is a big one and there is only one regulatory body in the UK possibly the world that GUARANTEES it's approved meat is halal. This is HMC. We as responsible muslims want to raise the awareness of this so that inshallah EVERY single butcher and abertoire in the UK and the world that claims to be halal either carries the HMC logo or is guaranteed halal as observed according to the Shariah.
Don't take the word of a butcher as you'll find 98% of them don't even know what is the halal method of slaughtering meat. Don't believe me? Ask your butcher next time you go in and see his response!
HMC does not say you have to buy it's approved meat but just to be absolutely sure that the meat you get is in compliance with Shariah. Just because you have used the same butcher for years doesn't always mean they are halal. This is sad, but it's true.
The website is http://www.halalmc.co.uk/
They are a NON-PROFIT organisation and their accounts are easily obtained for viewing in case anyone has been mislead to think they are a money making organisation by individuals who are either sadly ignorant or have a vested interest in promoting dubious meat.
They have Ulema and scholars on their board so will answer any questions according to the Quraan and Sunnah.
Get the word out to all muslims. This is a matter of our deen brothers and sisters. If we don't care what goes into our tummies, then what hope is there for this Ummah?
Halal meat will only be GUARANTEED halal when we as muslims start demanding it and that requires a collective effort.
The ball is in the court of your conscience.