What is an Australian Halal House.
Halal Food Guide
The reality of offering Halal food to an International Muslim student is not difficult nor is it any more expensive.
If you are not Muslim yourself, the International Muslim student has the common sense to understand that as an Australian Homestay, you may be unable to provide specifically, Halal meat.
However, there are simple guild lines which you can follow which are quite satisfactory.
Seafood No crustaceans, only scaled fish. Check that Calamari may not be Ok for a student from Saudi Arabia. Just ask your student.
Chicken All OK
Fruit - All OK
Vegetables All Ok
Beef All OK Therefore Sausages are OK
Lamb All Ok
Packaged Food Not All OK. We n
For example. Ski Yoghurt. If you read the ingredients list, there is written Halal Gelatine. This means that the Yoghurt is fine for a Muslim student.
Therefore, simply check your labels when you buy anything. Many supermarket products like sauces have a portion of animal fat in their makeup. Just check the label. It will specify the ingredients and its acceptability regarding Halal.. Most seafood sauces are Ok, many Italians sauces are not.
Before a meal the International Muslim student will say a prayer which essentially forgives him if accidentally he/she does eat pork based animal products.
Not that difficult and the International Muslim student is an excellent guest in the home and usually with a good grasp of English.
J. Dunstan. 2009
Homestay Australia PL