Rabat - Aldi, a supermarket chain in the U.K., has created an uproar among Muslims after the company was caught selling food products that contain pig’s blood and skin labelled as Halal.
Rabat – Aldi, a supermarket chain in the U.K., has created an uproar among Muslims after the company was caught selling food products that contain pig’s blood and skin labelled as Halal.
Made by Scottish company Punjab Pakora, the product was reportedly labelled halal by mistake with a UK Health Code stamp, despite containing traces of pork blood and skins.
According to the Independent, the company “apologized and offered to refund any unhappy customers,” after receiving complaints from an angry Muslim customer who found the error.
The same source said that the owners of Punjab Pakora said, “The mistake happened when we did the print run and unfortunately our manager failed to spot this error and got approval for printing.”
A spokesperson for Aldi said, “the packaging was incorrectly labelled as Halal-certified and the problem is currently being rectified.”
The company spokesperson added that “we apologize 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,” he said.
Last year, a butcher in Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, reportedly sold 3.1 tons of pork falsely presented as calf to Muslim customers.
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