Halal Food on Campus

Halaal Food is available on campus from the following places:

  • Main refectory – UQ Union Complex
  • Physiology refectory – Physiology building
  • Darwin’s cafe – Biological sciences library

***Please ask the refectory supervisor which products are Halaal.***

Regular inspections are carried out by MSA-UQ in cooperation with Refectory staff.

 

 

Last inspection – Main refectory – 15/06/2011.
Last inspection – Main refectory, Physiology refectory & Darwin’s – 12/04/2012.

  • Main refec only: Beef and chicken wet dishes (curries, pastas, etc) and seafood are Halal.
  • All refecs: chips and wedges are Halal.
  • Detailed report with more Halal items will be out soon inshaAllah.

 

 

Last inspection – Main refectory only – 11/09/2013.

  • Main refec only: Beef, chicken and seafood wet dishes (curries, pastas, etc) are Halal.
  • Main refec: chips, wedges and fried items – if procedures are followed then these are suitable for consumption. If cooking procedures are not followed
    we do not recommend consumption.
  • Other refecs: Please confirm with with the supervisor on duty at the refec you are eating at.
  • Detailed report with more Halal items is under revision and will be released in mid-October, inshaAllah. (Updated report to be issued after next halal inspection in Semester 1, 2014) UQ Union did not get back to us for any inspections in 2014.

Inspection was carried out on 15 April 2015. Please see summary below.

Summary

Main refectory

1. Meat in all wet dishes is Halal except for pork.

2. Cold meats and small goods are not Halal certified (includes meat in sandwiches).

3. Steak and beef that are used in the burgers are grilled separately. Therefore they have been prepared in an acceptable way.

4. The frying process is under investigation as it is not clear which fryers are being used for which items. Frying process has been clarified:

  • Halal items: french fries, chicken chippies, potato wedges, potato gems (see update below), calamari, fish, seafood.

  • Non-halal items: dim sims, sausages, small-goods.

4A. IMPORTANT UPDATE: We were informed by one of the UQ Union Staff members that the potato gems are not halal as they contain pig gelatine. We emailed the UQ Union on 7/9/2015 for verification but have since not received any response at the time of this update. If you intend to eat any fried items, please verify with senior refec staff to make sure that cross-contamination has not occurred.

Physiol refectory

1. Meat in all wet dishes is Halal except for pork.

2. Cold meats and small goods are not Halal certified (includes meat in sandwiches).

3. Steak and beef that are used in the burgers are grilled separately. Therefore they have been prepared in an acceptable way.

4. The frying process is under investigation as it is not clear which fryers are being used for which items. Frying process has been clarified:

  • Halal items: french fries, chicken chippies, potato wedges, potato gems (see update above). Please note that the number of friers in the Physiol refectory are limited, therefore please confirm with senior refec staff if items are fried in the same oil, as potato gems are not confirmed to be halal.

  • Non-halal items: calamari, fish, seafood, dim sims, sausages, small-goods. (Dim sims and sausages are not halal. Seafood is cooked in same oil. Therefore items cooked in same oil, i.e. seafood items, are all not halal due to cross-contamination.)

5. Preparation procedures and ingredients are same as the checklist for the main refectory.

Darwin’s Cafe

1. Please ask the chefs what food items can be prepared in a Halal way.

2. All fried items are not Halal because they are fried in the same oil as that used for bacon and beer battered fish and chips.

3. Pies and sausages are not Halal.

For a full copy of the inspection report, please contact us via the contact form.