Halal meat at centre of Lancashire row

Meat industry news - 29 November 2012 - From Nicholas Robinson

A council of mosques in Lancashire has accused its local government of providing illegitimate halal meat to local Muslim schoolchildren. In two letters sent to Muslim parents in the area, the Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCM) urged Muslim parents not to allow their children to eat meat or chicken at Lancashire County Council (LCC) schools. One letter said: "Suppliers of ‘halal’ products are not accredited by any halal certifying organisation that is in line with the halal criteria adopted by the LCM.” (continue reading...)