Norwegian Butcher's To Stop Selling Halal Meat Featured

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Norwegian butchers cut out halal food

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Many Norwegian food manufacturers have stopped offering halal meat. - It is difficult not to get traces of pork, thinks the meat industry.

In halal sausages of beef found Mattilsynet between one and five percent pork, showed an extensive control of Norwegian meat. FSA found different amounts of pig meat in five of 53 controlled items, where pork was not stated as meat commodity.

It was found in pork and beef vossakorv grill, but also in food labeled halal - permitted - for Muslims.


This means that the animal is ritually slaughter t, partly because the main artery in his throat cut and animal emptied of blood, that are slaughtered in the name of God, one of a Muslim and the animal is not subjected to unnecessary pain.

But perhaps the most important Koran requirement for orthodox are not eating meat that is not permitted (haram), namely pig meat.

- Unacceptable sloppiness
- We think it is unacceptable that companies that want to produce food labeled as "halal" does not have sufficient good procedures to do so, says department head at the FSA, Randi Edvardsen to Aftenposten.

In 2013, it was also revealed that it tricked with halal label. When it was found halal food containing up to 30 percent pork.

- It is important that there are strict ethical requirements for food, and that the FSA follow up so that consumers are not deceived. Unfortunately, many manufacturers use cheap meat to push prices, said Secretary General of the Islamic Council of Norway, Mehtab Afsar Aftenposten.

Original Article In Norwegian

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