Pork found in halaal meat in school

2013-03-14 21:34

London - Traces of pork were found in halaal chicken sausages served in at least one primary school in central London, the local city council said on Thursday.

The pork was detected at St Mary's Bryanston Square Primary School after Westminster City Council conducted tests of meat products in schools in the wake of a horse meat mislabelling scandal across Europe.

"In the issue obviously where halaal is concerned pork is pork," a spokesperson for Westminster City Council said.

"So we're not going to split hairs over quantities."

Council officers took seven samples from three schools in the week beginning on 25 February to test them for the presence of DNA from beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, goat and horse.

The Council said it had a contract with Chartwells, which is part of catering company Compass Group, to provide meals for around 40 schools in Westminster.

No horsemeat has been found in any of the samples, the spokesperson said.

Chartwells and Compass were not immediately available for comment.

The council said it had instructed its contractor to temporarily stop supplying meat until the issue is resolved, and to no longer use its halaal meat supplier.

  • SarcasticHeathen - 2013-03-14 21:45

    I may find the "don't eat pork" rule in islam ridiculous, but everyone has the right to know what they are eating.

  • Gary Wynn√® Vickers - 2013-03-14 21:47

    So tell me WHO supplies the HALAAI Meat, as far as I know it is supplied only by muslem meat Distributors or Accredited suppliers

      Sheilan Clarke - 2013-03-15 08:02

      Exactly what I'm thinking. If you buy at a kosher butchery, you'd expect orthodox Jews working there. If you buy at a hallaal butchery, you'd expect Muslims working there. :/ Where are we going? *sigh*

  • garrick.dunstan - 2013-03-14 22:16


  • Ren - 2013-03-14 22:16

    Hahahaha not ayoba!!

  • garrick.dunstan - 2013-03-14 22:17

    Halal pork?

      Yann Slaters - 2013-03-14 22:28

      Yip dit word lankal hier in SA geeet.....

  • Johan Botha - 2013-03-14 22:37

    Ouch. That is going to hurt the contractor.

  • Jou Bliksem - 2013-03-14 22:37

    .................. SO ???...who cares

      Johan Botha - 2013-03-14 22:46

      @ jack The contractor cares dumb idiot. Your question should rather be ' why do you care'

      Gary Wynnè Vickers - 2013-03-14 23:02

      Phone M-Net, they care, I dont

      Bob Wowzer - 2013-03-15 01:19

      Jumping Jesus Vickers... I don't think M-Net has done any caring for the last decade or so!

      SarcasticHeathen - 2013-03-15 09:41

      Bliksem, muslims have the right to know what they are eating, just like vegans do. We might not agree with their choice, but it should still remain their choice.

  • bcluley - 2013-03-14 22:42


  • Thuto Shomolekae - 2013-03-14 22:45

    haha thats so cool ,,,, the nice thing abt the whole thing is that they enjoyed it

  • ian.murray.52459615 - 2013-03-14 23:27

    Don't cast your pork before swine. I'm sure thats in the Bible somewhere.

  • Scott Young - 2013-03-15 08:50

    Bet it tasted good!!! and none of them had food poisoning or are now possessed!!! Britain is a christian country i hear? eat fish and chips i think it was sabotage, they were running out of virgins..

  • Ronnie Rampersad - 2013-03-15 10:08

    Why bring religion into it. These incidents just shows the harsh reality and of modern business practises. It does not matter what ones religious beliefs are , it is all about business and money. Money has becom the peoples GOD. When people finally remember there is a God and start respecting God, then and only then will the food industry regain their integrity. As long as money is involved and is the central focus of people , no matter what your religious belief id you are serving the DEVIL so YOU choose what is right and what is wrong.STOP picking and blaming others for your own ignorance. To those who know NOTHING about religion stop your Blasphemy against those that do believe and show respect to other peoples religious beliefs

      Scott Young - 2013-03-15 12:03

      Ronnie thats not right. If supposed GOD WASNT involved, it wouldnt matter that they had pork in their didnt make them sick and obviously enjoyed it, but because people tested the meat, its all wrong???? the only thing that really is pertinent here is that the suppliers are being deceitful.

      SarcasticHeathen - 2013-03-15 16:25

      "When people finally remember there is a God and start respecting God, then and only then will the food industry regain their integrity." Any verifiable evidence for your god yet?

  • Mike Hansonn - 2013-04-04 08:15

    hahahahahaaha good you muslims and jews thhink the world is paved to suit your ridiculous must however atone for the balant pig racism comitted by the ilk of your religion....the holiest animal is the pig and should thus appear next to that facist toenail or moon ooohh whatever as the symbol.......death to religion please...the world is growin got small to have bible bashers thinking the know how to run(lead) the with all the inquisitions against my brethren the pagans in europe so should all religious peoples burn on the stake.....................religion is evil and you know it yet condone it...fuvk you all....heil the mighty pig.

  • Naziem Rasool - 2013-06-07 08:45

    Wow, wot a bunch of idiots commenting here. To the two people that commented here in a rational manner i have to commend you. As for this problem even occurring in our schools, i guess the problem goes higher than any of us could even imagine and if meat is being labelled as something else then logically alot of other things are also falsely being labelled, which means that the problem is worse than just THIS issue. So we should actually be asking who the organizations are that are regulating and checking the products that are being sold to US, but we are just the consumers and its way above our pay grade to even touch the ones that are responsible for this, but hopefully they NOT.

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