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Tribunal confronts halal body over pork DNA incident
by Nicholas Robinson
Reports of pork DNA found in halal products certified by the Halal Food Authority (HFA) has led the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) to conduct a public inquiry in to the HFA's practices.
According to MAT, the inquiry, which is a Public Community Inquiry, was requested following reports in the media, which revealed that food being supplied to prisons and other government organisations in the UK was tainted with pork DNA, despite being certified by the HFA.
Therefore, MAT wrote a letter on Tuesday, 5 February to the HFA inviting it to attend the inquiry and explain its circumstances, along with any other issues that led to the incident.
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