Hot news:
NATO reviews ties with Russia as new truce reached in Ukraine New Zealanders vote in 'dirty tricks' election Ukraine signs buffer zone deal with rebels Security upped at Vatican over attack fears: report Weather forces delay to SpaceX cargo mission Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke Turkey disappoints West with low-key role in IS fight White House evacuated after man jumps fence G20 finance chiefs aim to 'change destiny of global economy' Pet animals become victims of Ebola scare in Ivory Coast Italy celebrates 80 years of national treasure Sophia Loren Hillary Clinton in campaign mode... for fellow Democrats G20 nations want Putin at leaders' summit Tim Cook puts personal touch on iPhone 6 launch Brussels chocolate museum opens to sweeten senses Queen urges unity after Scottish independence vote Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march Putin approves military coperation agreement with Kazakhstan Tropical storm flooding shuts down Philippine capital Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum Sierra Leone readies for controversial Ebola shutdown Asian Games: Fears of Asiad hangover taint start of Incheon Games 'France does not pay ransoms,' says Hollande Apple's new encryption to lock out government New Slovenia government vows to pull country out of crisis Larry Ellison releases helm of mighty Oracle ship Decision soon on trial start for Boston bombing suspect Google to boost Android encryption, joining Apple Obama condemns Russian 'aggression' as he meets Poroshenko Scotland votes on independence from Britain Twitpic to stay alive with new owner Microsoft axes 2,100 as job cuts continue Ebola screening for Nigeria's Mecca-bound pilgrims Sophia Loren, almost 80, opens life exhibit in Mexico Samsung to release Note 4 'phablet' on October 17 Suicide bombing, shelling kill 14 in Baghdad: officials Jason Isbell sweeps Americana awards Tengri FM to bring Radik Tyulyush in multimedia concert in Almaty Russia to take active part in EXPO-2017 in Astana The Owners to be screened at VIFF 2014 New Kazakhstani Ambassador appointed in UK Unregistered foreign channels may be prohibited from broadcasting in Kazakhstan Apple iPhone lacks 'key' licence in China: report Copycat designers poised to pounce on Paris fashion Indie game developers sprouting at Tokyo Game Show Amazon unveils new Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers‎ Obama, Poroshenko meet as peace deal hopes rise Warner Brothers plans to slash up to 1,000 jobs Pregnant Kate cancels Malta trip due to morning sickness Russia's biggest social network gets new CEO Cafe explosion in Kazakhstan leaves 18 injured Dalai Lama hails China's Xi as 'more open-minded' 'Lather Against Ebola', an 'Ice Bucket' challenge against the virus 'Friends' fans flock to New York pop-up cafe Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS Mexico probes Miley Cyrus show over flag-whipping As babies, 'Nemo' clownfish embark on epic journeys Moscow hails Ukraine self-rule olive branch for east World will 'change course' on climate at UN summit: envoy Catalan firefighters drive to Scotland to back independence Charity declares New York vegan capital of 2014 Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists Cradle hell of a year-old in Kazakhstan Golovkin can win the Best Boxer Third of surveyed Kazakhstanis do not believe in combating corruption More exciting bands perform at 2nd TengriFM rock concert in Almaty Central bank cleans the house in Kazakhstan’s banking sector Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station Canada slaps fresh sanctions on Russia Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiraling out of control' Whitney Houston live album due in November Pope 'worried' by Argentine politics: Vatican official American waistlines get bigger and bigger: study Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes welcome baby girl: reports 'Progress' in slowing child migrations: US official Casino resort Atlantic City falls on hard times Russia places top billionaire under house arrest NASA to make announcement on US human spaceflights Teachers union calls for boycott of Nigeria school restart Court tosses $368 mn patent case verdict against Apple Scotland's 'Yes' campaign winning Facebook battle Hydro gel breast implants developed in Kazakhstan Six girls to compete for Miss Almaty-2014 crown in October Kazakh model in Top 10 of Miss United Continent-2014 China's Xi pledges closer defence ties with Sri Lanka Japan's whaling bid tested by world panel Leonardo DiCaprio joins UN climate campaign Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister Embattled French government scrapes through confidence vote Militants from Central Asia forming new ethnic groups in Syria: political expert Russia could restrict airspace in sanctions battle: PM Philippine airport bomb plotters planned anti-China attacks: govt German jobless rate unchanged in August: data Galileo satellites not on right orbit: Arianespace Paris relives the joy of liberation, 70 years on US dominates Chinese world university rankings Jasmine and smoke: the allure of Greek summer cinemas Thousands mark Moon death anniversary in S. Korea India stray dogs to be part of security squad‎ Russia okays $150 mn to subsidise World Cup venues Tennis: Kazakhstani Zarina Diyas gets in WTA Top-100 Facebook wants to beam the Internet from the sky Thousands protest delays to tough new Spanish abortion law Abdullah: Afghanistan's 'almost' man stays in the game Moscow marchers condemn Kremlin role in Ukraine war IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee Prince William shows off his table football skills in Malta Tens of thousands join London climate march Pope says religion can't justify violence Battle of opposition titans begins in France after Sarkozy return World greenhouse emissions threaten warming goal: report D&G put Seville into Sicily as partnership burns as bright as ever Physicists achieve longer distance quantum teleportation Italian conductor Muti quits Rome opera Poroshenko says Ukraine ready to defend itself if peace plan fails Brazil readies election thriller Scottish pro-independence parties report membership surge Ghani named next Afghan president, signs power-sharing deal New Zealand PM pushes flag change after election win

Pork found in British prisons' halal food

Sunday, 03.02.2013, 14:50
Comments (0)
Pork found in British prisons' halal food
©REUTERS
Britain's Ministry of Justice suspended a supplier of halal meat to prisons on Friday after traces of pork were found inside meat pies and pasties, AFP reports.

All prisons have been informed and the halal-labelled products were withdrawn immediately, an MoJ spokesman said.

"This is an absolutely unacceptable situation and one which we regret greatly," said justice minister Jeremy Wright.

"Clearly this must be distressing for those affected and they can be reassured we are doing everything we can to resolve the situation. The Prison Service is investigating this as a matter of urgency."

Islam's halal slaughter method requires the abattoir to kill the animal by slitting its throat. Islamic law forbids the consumption of pork.

The discovery comes after horsemeat was found in beefburgers stocked by major British supermarket chains, with one brand of burger coming in at 29 percent horse.

A spokeswoman for the Food Standards Agency said the latest incident involved traces of pork.

"The FSA has been informed that a number of meat pies and pasties supplied to UK prisons which were labelled and served as Halal contained traces of pork DNA," she said.

"The local authority (where the supplier is based) is investigating how this contamination came about and whether these products have been distributed further across the UK.

"People have a right to expect that the food they are eating is correctly described. We have called an urgent meeting of major retailers and suppliers on Monday to ensure that everyone is fully aware of their responsibilities.

"It is the responsibility of food businesses to ensure the food they sell contains what it says on the label. We are considering, with relevant local authorities, whether legal action is appropriate following the investigation."

The Prison Reform Trust campaign group welcomed the swift probe.

"This is not a matter of dietary preference but of Islamic law," said its director Juliet Lyon.

"There are clear hospital and prison rules that halal meat must be on the menu.

"This lapse will have offended and distressed high numbers of Muslim prisoners and their families so apologising, suspending the supplier and investigating the incident are the right steps for the MoJ to take."

Some 12.5 percent of the prison population of England and Wales are Muslims, according to MoJ figures from June 2011.
Views: 467    Comments: 0
preloader
Add a comment
preloader

2014
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
September
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

News
Archive

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30

Feature stories

Поделиться:
Pork found in British prisons' halal food
http://en.tengrinews.kz/userdata/news_en/2013/news_16586/thumb_b/photo_24873.jpg
http://en.tengrinews.kz/religion/Pork-found-in-British-prisons-halal-food--16586/