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Halal bodies urge further action by Food Standards Agency and Defra on wrongly labelled products
by Chloe Ryan
Two organisations representing Muslims have called on the government to ban food manufacturers from self-certifying foods as halal, following uproar over a 'halal' Aldi product which actually contained pork.
Manufacturer Punjab Pakora last week apologised for a "labelling mistake", which led it to label its Aldi black pudding, containing pork blood and skin as halal. The product was recalled, and Aldi said customers were welcome to return the product to store for a refund.
But now, the Halal Food Authority and the Sharia Halal Board have called for an end to the practice of halal self-certification, saying it puts Muslims at risk.
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