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Red alert on halal meat
by Nicholas Robinson
Halal meat consumers have been put on "red alert" and advised to buy from dedicated halal plants for "doubt-free" products.
Muslim consumers are in a state of alarm since a series of halal meat products were revealed to contain traces of pork DNA after testing. As a result, the Association of Non Stun Abattoirs (ANSA), has issued the "red alert" to Muslim consumers in light of the discovery of pork DNA in products in Birmingham.
Currently the halal market in the UK is worth £3bn and ANSA said it was common knowledge that the vast majority of the companies in the halal sector are non-Muslim companies with halal claims on the label.
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