Skip to comments.'Traces of pork' found in prison food served as halal
Posted on 02/01/2013 9:22:01 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin
The Ministry of Justice is suspending a supplier of meat to prisons after it discovered that halal pies and pasties sourced from a properly halal certificated supplier may contain traces of pork.
The products concerned have been withdrawn immediately, a spokesman said.
He added: "All prisons have been informed about this very regrettable incident and we reported this issue to the Food Standards Agency immediately.
"We are taking immediate steps to suspend the contract with the relevant subcontractor."
Justice minister Jeremy Wright said: "This is an absolutely unacceptable situation and one which we regret greatly. Clearly this must be distressing for those affected and they can be reassured we are doing everything we can to resolve the situation. The prison service is investigating this as a matter of urgency.
"The FSA has been informed that a number of meat pies and pasties supplied to UK prisons which were labelled and served as halal contained traces of pork DNA. The local authority is investigating how this contamination came about and whether these products have been distributed further across the UK."
This related to the local authority where the supplier is based, she said. She declined to say which one it was.
On a more general theme relating to recent stories about mis-description of food, she said: "People have a right to expect that the food they are eating is correctly described. We have called an urgent meeting of major retailers and suppliers on Monday to ensure that everyone is fully aware of their responsibilities.
"It is the responsibility of food businesses to ensure the food they sell contains what it says on the label. We are considering, with relevant local authorities, whether legal action is appropriate following the investigation."
The Prison Reform Trust said it welcomed the immediate apology and investigation.
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Those “Brits” can’t take a joke.
The supplier should apologize for mixing in pork when rat poison was ordered :)
Yeah..And? Don't come to prison then.
I would hate to think my salvation depended on whether I accidentally ate pork or not. What a screwed up religion.
Give them a choice ... eat pork or starve to death.
They’re unclean! Free ‘em all!/s
Boo Hoo, Porky wasn’t sacrificed to satanallah. Boo Hooo.
Kinda thinkin’ the brits won’t poison them. They’ll probably bow and curtsey and give them early release for violating there “rights”. To be free from pork. Maybe we could send them some pickled pigs feet for Christmas. Maple cured bacon maybe? Seriously. There’s gotta be something wrong with people who don’t like bacon.
just a few snouts and tails...
Good. Increase it.
Good. Increase it.
Yea, I do not care.
These people are in prison......eat what you are served or go hungry.
svcw~:” These people are in prison......eat what you are served or go hungry.”
Or let them grow their own food
Bread and water is halal.