Shocking: Pork found in Halal meat products in Birmingham
Islam Times – The Birmingham city council has revealed that it has found traces of pork in “halal” meat products distributed by a local firm Roshan Foods.
The discovery was made while testing for traces of horse meat or other kinds of meat following the recent horse meat scandal in the UK.
The traces of pork have been found in 20 types of Hamza chicken burgers whose expiry date isn’t until 10 May 2013.
A council spokesperson said that further tests are being carried out on other food products distributed by the company and the results would be available next week.
Investigators have said that the distributing company, Roshan Foods, is co-operating with them fully and the council spokesperson further pointed out that there was no evidence to show that the company deliberately contaminated the products.
Customers of the product have been notified about this development and the product recall process has begun.
The council spokesperson also said that they were working closely with other local authorities to investigate exactly how this has happened.