Defra: Halal contamination 'totally unacceptable'

Food labelled Halal found to contain pork is "totally unacceptable", the Department for Environment, Food and Rural (Defra) has said today. A Defra spokesman said:

Today Defra, the FSA and the Department for Communities and Local Government met with organisations involved in Halal and Kosher food to discuss labelling and certification.

Food manufacturers and suppliers have a responsibility to make sure that the food they serve is what they say it is. The FSA is working with Westminster City Council to establish what happened.

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