Halal Meat is that which is slaughtered in accordance to the Islamic Guidelines. A very sharp knife is used to make a swift cut to the jugular vein, depriving blood and oxygen to the brain of the animal. As a result, the animal loses consciousness causing the least amount of pain. In this humane process, all of the blood is drained from the animal completely and the name of Allah is pronounced at the time of slaughter.The production of Halal food for Muslims is analogous to the production of Kosher foods by and for Jews. The slaughtering and processing are similar in operation and intent.