Pork was found in halal chicken burgers

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Halal meat in Birmingham found to contain pork

 

Pork extracts have been found in a halal meat product during tests carried out by Birmingham City Council.

The council said the pork was found in packs of 20 Humza brand chicken burgers with a best before date of 10 May 2013.

There is no evidence to suggest Roshan Foods, who distributed the product, has caused the contamination deliberately, a spokesperson said.

The council said it was working closely other local authorities to trace « where and how this has occurred ».

The pork extracts were found while checking for adulteration with horsemeat or other non-specified meat species, a spokesman added.

The council said investigations were « on-going » and the Birmingham-based company involved is « co-operating fully ».

Their retail and catering customers have been notified and a product recall has started, the council said.

A spokesperson said further sampling on other products produced by the company has been carried out and the results should be known « by the end of next week ».

Source :  BBC News

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