All butchers, caterers, takeaways, restaurants, schools which are certified as “HMC” are all ‘genuinely halal’. It is therefore advised to order from HMC certified outlets. HMC stands for Halal Monitoring Committee.

The Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC UK) is an independent, not for profit, registered charity organisation whose main aim is to certify the production of genuine Halal food. HMC complies with the UK Laws for food production, as well as Islamic dietary compliance Laws.

To find HMC Certified Meat and Poultry please visit

A list of Schools in Preston have been endorsed by the ‘Lancashire Council of Mosques’ to be genuinely halal (HMC Certified). The list can be found on the following link:

The University of Central Lancashire is NOT endorsed by the Lancashire Council of Mosques so please be careful before purchasing any food items from University outlets. We kindly advise you to enquire as to whether the food is ‘genuinely halal’ and request for a halal criteria.

*We cannot advise if the food on campus is genuinely halal without the LCM endorsement.*

For more information, please visit,

The outlets that are currently certified by HMC will be displaying the “yearly certificate” and the “yellow window sticker” on their premises.