Muslim group criticizes local government over halal food

1 December 2012

 

Lancashire County Council has come under heavy criticism for distributing food banned in Islam as halal food among Muslim pupils. The Lancashire Council of Mosques wrote in a letter to Muslim parents “suppliers of ‘halal’ products are not accredited by any halal certifying organization that is in line with the halal criteria adopted by the LCM” and urged the parents not to allow their children to eat meat at Lancashire County Council schools as they do not have halal food labels.

However, Lancashire council leader Geoff Driver has rejected the LCM concerns saying the supplied food meets standards applied to all halal food in schools across Britain.