Government institutions on both the Federal and State level often have very complex and unique dictates in their food programs that require flexibility and experience to navigate. Fortunately, the American Halal Foundation has worked with several agencies to help them deliver confidence to stakeholders across the supply chain in the halal compliance of the food & beverage products they serve.
Correctional InstitutionsThe “Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act” passed by Congress in 2000 secures inmates’ liberty to religious freedom and dictates that the government should not impede a prisoner’s free exercise of religion without a compelling reason. Subsequently, many correctional institutions on the state and federal levels serve halal meals to practicing Muslims who request halal meals. However, providing halal meals can be challenging due to the unique and specific circumstances and constraints that present themselves with food and beverage procurement and delivery in correctional facilities.
ProcurementCorrectional facilities general procure by:
- Competitive Annual Tenders
- Competitive Opportunity Tenders
- Direct Procurement Tenders