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'Halal' Pork Label an Insensitive Hoax: FairPrice
Straits Times ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Grace Chua

Posted on 02/04/2014 12:53:37 PM PST by nickcarraway

Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice said an image circulating on the Internet, of its air-flown fresh pork bearing a 'halal' sticker, is an insensitive hoax in poor taste.

In a media statement on Monday, FairPrice CEO Seah Kian Peng said: "We understand that an old image of a tampered packaging of FairPrice fresh pork carrying a halal certification mark has again resurfaced on Facebook recently."

The image, an email hoax from 2007, appears to still be circulating on the Internet today.

He added: "We are mindful of the serious religious implications of this matter and regard this as a wilful act of mischief, and had lodged a report with the Singapore Police then.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Religion
KEYWORDS: hoax; porkhalal

1 posted on 02/04/2014 12:53:37 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Love the flyin’ hog logo!


2 posted on 02/04/2014 12:55:18 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

They hate the West.
Why are they here ?


3 posted on 02/04/2014 12:57:18 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: nickcarraway

That there’s funny!


4 posted on 02/04/2014 12:58:07 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: nickcarraway

Perhaps, but kinda funny nonetheless.

Reminds me of a guy I used to work with. We sold Hog breeding stock together, were both hog buyers working for the largest pork packing plant in the US yet he was staunchly kosher.

I used to kid him about it.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 1:00:13 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: nickcarraway

6 posted on 02/04/2014 1:00:25 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: traderrob6
You shoulda sold him on this:
7 posted on 02/04/2014 1:03:06 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Singapore is "the West"?
8 posted on 02/04/2014 1:03:18 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
What is a Jewish dilemma? Free Ham.
9 posted on 02/04/2014 1:04:45 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: nickcarraway
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10 posted on 02/04/2014 1:05:14 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 4yearlurker

11 posted on 02/04/2014 1:07:15 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Well, the “prophet” was named MoHAMmed, after all.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 1:09:18 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: nickcarraway

13 posted on 02/04/2014 1:10:22 PM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

when he explodes he becomes......... bacon bits!


14 posted on 02/04/2014 1:15:05 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
The pork was from Australia.
And, Singapore displays more western, free market ideas than anyone you can name in Europe.
15 posted on 02/04/2014 1:17:02 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: nickcarraway

Muslims should be more wary of the “halal” acceptability mark than they ought be of pork. “Halal” merely means the animal was killed according to a ritual which vaguely resembles the “kosher” methods of ritual animal slaughter used by Orthodox Jews, except there is not any attempt to follow even minimal standards of cleanliness or basic sanitation, and the meat is frequently contaminated, held to a standard so low, the product would be immediately condemned as unacceptable in any Western country.

“Pure food” and “halal” are mutual exclusives.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 1:19:50 PM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The pork was from Australia.

Still not "the west".

And, Singapore displays more western, free market ideas than anyone you can name in Europe.

Correct. However they are still in "The East".

17 posted on 02/04/2014 1:22:38 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: nickcarraway
There is a Halal kitchen near me. Friendly people and the best tasting food (Middle East and Mediterranean). They are a people the rest of the Muslims can take an example from. Sad thing is that most Muslims ARE good people. It's the large proportion of nutcases that give them a bad name. And I am prob completeley off topic now.
18 posted on 02/04/2014 1:24:34 PM PST by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: nascarnation

the flying pig logo should be pig riding a magic carpet...


19 posted on 02/04/2014 1:26:34 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Australia not western ?
20 posted on 02/04/2014 1:30:24 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: PGR88

21 posted on 02/04/2014 1:40:58 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Hacksaw
Agreed. I have an Arabic son in law in Chicago and have had some wonderful meals with him.
22 posted on 02/04/2014 1:48:21 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: nickcarraway

You should read the comments at Strait Times. Very Interesting reads.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 5:20:46 PM PST by the_daug
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