Halal is an Arabic word that means "permissible." In terms of food, it means food that is permissible according to Islamic law. For a meat to be certified "halal," it cannot be a forbidden cut (such as meat from hindquarters) or animal (such as pork.)
This morning my curious mind decided to find out what "Halal" means. I've been seeing it every morning on the front of a store on Central Avenue. I had guessed it was something similar to "Kosher". It is similar as it turns out.
I realize that not everyone really cares, or is as curious but when I see something that I don't know or understand - my reaction is to "google" it!! So - I saved you the trouble of having to look it up!