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Aldi’s been serving halal meat that contains pork

Aldi’s been serving halal meat that contains pork

18 May, 2015

Metro.co.uk Richard Hartley-Parkinson for Metro.co.uk The supermarket has apologised for stocking the item which lists among its ingredients pork blood, pork skins and pork stock. The black pudding had received the UK Health Code stamp saying it was suitable for Muslims. Kushal and Vinita Duggal, owners of Punjab Pakora which produced the dish, said there had been an oversite. They said: ‘The mistake happened when we did the print run and unfortunately our manager failed to spot this error and got approval for printing. ‘We have been trying our very best and hardest (to correct the issue) and have contacted different clients involved and have sorted the issue.’ Manahil Khan told MailOnline: ‘It is demoralizing and goes against ones religious morals and scripture…. and I speak on behalf of every Muslim and human that does not deserve to be misled by any sort of false claim of halal food or lies about what we consume.’ Aldi said: ‘Regarding the Punjab Pakora Black Pudding Pakora (Supplied by Punjab Pakora), we have now investigated this matter with the supplier, who has advised that the packaging was incorrectly labelled as Halal-certified and the problem is currently being rectified. ‘We apologise for any confusion caused by this unfortunate, isolated matter. ‘While this is not a food safety or legal compliance issue, any customers who are not satisfied are welcome to return their purchase to store for a full refund.’ Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/05/17/aldis-been-serving-halal-meat-that-contains-pork-5201312/#ixzz3aWyEttmy Back to News & Events
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