Butterball Turkeys No Longer Halal

Nov 20th

Shariah Turkey

After all the backlash last Thanksgiving from Pamela Geller and her minions, it seems that Butterball has pulled the plug on American-Muslim consumers and is no longer selling halal turkeys. Here’s a conversation I recently had with Butterball’s customer support.

Chat session with Butterball:

Thank you for choosing Butterball. A representative will be with you shortly.

You are now chatting with ‘Martha’

Martha: Happy Thanksgiving from Butterball! How may I help you today?

Me: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones Martha

Martha: Thank you so much! You, too!

Me: My name is Sameer, I run a webshow called “Sameer’s Eats” which highlights top Halal Food around the country

Martha: Interesting….go on….

Me: I have heard rumors that your turkeys are “Halal”

Martha: At this time, Butterball branded products are not certified halal. This applies to both domestic and international products.

Me: okay

Martha: Sorry! We are not Halal

Me: Its okay I heard rumors last year that it was the case

Me: I appreciate your time and enjoy your holiday :)

Martha: Thank you for chatting.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

An email passed on to me by a friend:

Thank you for your interest in Butterball products. 

At Butterball, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide consumers around the world with a variety of wholesome and nutritious products. At this time, Butterball branded products are not certified halal. This applies to both domestic and international Butterball products. We remain dedicated to feeding a diverse, growing global population while adhering to all USDA guidelines. 

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,

Butterball Consumer Affairs Department