please see below recent Fatwa issued by Darul Ifta — Darul Uloom Deoband:
“Social Matters Food & Drinks
Question: 19563 Kuwait
assalamu alaikum my question is about hot water chicken.The chicken is slaughted with knife by saying bismillah allah hu akbar BUT then the whole chicken is put in to hot water then in feather peeling machine is it HALAL.jazakallah khair
Answer: 19563 10 Feb, 2010
If chicken is put in hot water without taking out impurities inside its stomach to an extent that the impurities are absorbed in the meat, so the chicken turns impure (najis/napak). Therefore, the chicken should not be put in hot water without taking out the impurities.
Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) Knows Best
Darul Ifta, Darul Uloom Deoband”
Mufti Saheb,… you have personally visited commercial poultry slaughtering plants..
what is the practice here in SA regarding when the chicken is put into hot water?