I live in India and for work purposes I need to travel for 2-3 days. I do not know any Muslim restaurant there and may have to eat the hotel food provided to me there. Can I eat the food provided to me in the following 4 cases: 1. I come to know the food the company has ordered for me has come from a polytheist(mushrik) restaurant. Can I eat? If not, what should I tell my boss? 2. I don't know whether the food is from which restaurant but since it's largely a polytheist(mushrik) area should I presume it is from a polytheist(mushrik) restaurant. If I make that assumption, and chose not to eat, please suggest a way out of this vicious cycle. 3. I'm not sure whether the food is prepared by a Muslim or polytheist(mushrik), and the staff does not show any sign of religion either. Can i eat? 4. the staff is polytheist(mushrik) but they use gloves and there's no manual intervention that I am aware of. Can i eat?
It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to eat outside with so many restrictions (for e.g. nonveg everywhere in India is claimed as not halal by someone or the other- so even if they have a halal certificate I can't trust the certification so i avoid eating nonveg from outside). In veg items i need to find a restaurant that either is run by a Muslim or has no manual intervention. All of these restrictions are abidable when I'm at home. I've followed these rules rigorously for the past 10 years. However, now when I go to new places it becomes impossible for me to eat outside. I think I'm not aware of the exact fiqh regarding eating rules. Please enlighten me in detail.