UK: Supplier of Halal meat containing pork DNA is named
London: A UK company supplying Halal food to prisons has been named for containing traces of pork DNA.
Food distributor 3663 says McColgan’s Quality Foods Limited was the source of the very small number of halal savoury beef pastry products.
The County Tyrone company said it was cooperating with The Food Standards Agency.
3663 carried out tests on five products after suspecting the halal products may have contained horsemeat.
It was “shocked” to find pork DNA traces, a 3663 company spokeswoman said.
Under Islamic law, Muslims are required to eat halal food – and eating pork is strictly forbidden.
The 3663 spokeswoman added the affected products had been withdrawn from supply and were only distributed to prisons.
“The products in question are from one particular food manufacturer, McColgan’s Quality Foods Limited, and have not been distributed to any other customer. All halal products from this manufacturer have been withdrawn”
3663 said initial tests were carried out on the products after the manufacturer’s name appeared on a report by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) following an investigation which discovered horsemeat in some frozen burgers.
Source – Thenewstribe