Islamic UK Prisoners forced to eat pork

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via: littleaustralia @ blogspot

 

Hot on the heels of finding horse meat in supermarket burgers, and the recent admission by Burger King that their burgers contained horse meat also comes the revelation that UK prison meat has been found to contain pork DNA:  

The Ministry of Justice is to suspend a firm supplying meat to prisons after tests found that it may have provided pies and pasties described as halal – but with traces of pork DNA.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the local authority involved was investigating, while the MoJ said the products have been withdrawn.

Justice minister Jeremy Wright said the incident was “absolutely unacceptable”.

Under Islamic law, Muslims are strictly forbidden to eat pork.

In a country where Mad Cow Disease just about destroyed a large portion of their farming sector, it astounds me to find they have such poor control over their processed meat products.

In a statement, Mr Wright said the Prison Service was investigating the incident “as a matter of urgency”.

“This is an absolutely unacceptable situation and one which we regret greatly.

“Clearly this must be distressing for those affected and they can be reassured we are doing everything we can to resolve the situation.”

Steve Wearne, an FSA director, said it had called an urgent meeting “of a range of suppliers” on Monday where it would “stress again the responsibility of all food businesses to ensure the food that they sell contains what it says on the label”.

Under Islamic law, the eating of pork is strictly prohibited for Muslims, as is the consumption of meat which has not been slaughtered in the correct way.

Halal meat is defined as meat slaughtered by hand and blessed by the person doing the killing, however some Muslims believe a mechanised form is also now acceptable.

Earlier Food and farming minister David Heath said people “have a right to expect that the food they are eating is correctly described” and that he wanted a meeting with retailers and suppliers next week to “get to the bottom of this completely unacceptable situation.”

Editor of the Muslim News, Ahmed Versi, said: “This is very serious because no Muslim would ever eat pork meat – anything to do with pork – and it must be very distressing for those in prison who have been given this meat to realise they may have been eating food which was contaminated with pig.”

via: BBC


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