Halal food contained pig products

A FOOD supply company which has a depot in Abingdon has taken steps to remove halal pastry products containing pork from distribution.

3663 Food Services, which has a distribution centre on the town’s Ashville trading estate, had sent the products to inmates in prisons.

The company has now removed the affected McColgan Quality Foods Limited Halal pastry products from its distribution to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

The firm 3663 is contracted to distribute a number of products to the MoJ from accredited manufacturers and producers.

Alex Fisher, group managing director at 3663, said: “The very small number of Halal savoury beef pastry products that have been withdrawn from supply were only ever distributed to custodial establishments. The products in question are from one particular food manufacturer, McColgan Quality Foods Limited, and have not been distributed to any other customer.

“All Halal products from this manufacturer have been withdrawn.”

Halal is an Arabic word which means lawful or permissable.

The term not only covers food and drink, but also matters of daily life.

Muslims have to check if processed foods are halal as pork is forbidden for Muslims.

The latest revelation comes after the discovery of horsemeat in consumer foods detailed in a report by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

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11:08am Mon 4 Feb 13

chavster says...

What is all the fuss about? Whatever "Muslim" prisoners have done to get imprisoned in the first place is presumably also forbidden in Islam? Hypocritical to raise issue about "lawfulness" of the food now!
What is all the fuss about? Whatever "Muslim" prisoners have done to get imprisoned in the first place is presumably also forbidden in Islam? Hypocritical to raise issue about "lawfulness" of the food now! chavster

2:29pm Mon 4 Feb 13

jrsoxford says...

why is there so much fuss about this, those prisoners lost there right when they went in there. im sure in islam most of there crimes are forbidden. and also if they get compensation for this i would like the same for all the halal food ive prob eating without knowing which is against my beliefs.
why is there so much fuss about this, those prisoners lost there right when they went in there. im sure in islam most of there crimes are forbidden. and also if they get compensation for this i would like the same for all the halal food ive prob eating without knowing which is against my beliefs. jrsoxford

3:11pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Grunden Skip says...

jrsoxford wrote:
why is there so much fuss about this, those prisoners lost there right when they went in there. im sure in islam most of there crimes are forbidden. and also if they get compensation for this i would like the same for all the halal food ive prob eating without knowing which is against my beliefs.
Watch it mate, somebody will accuse you of being a "racialismist" if you carry on.
[quote][p][bold]jrsoxford[/bold] wrote: why is there so much fuss about this, those prisoners lost there right when they went in there. im sure in islam most of there crimes are forbidden. and also if they get compensation for this i would like the same for all the halal food ive prob eating without knowing which is against my beliefs.[/p][/quote]Watch it mate, somebody will accuse you of being a "racialismist" if you carry on. Grunden Skip

4:31pm Mon 4 Feb 13

oxon786 says...

Please carry on writing against muslims because Oxford Mail is raciast and anti Islam newspaper, All muslim living in Oxford know.
Please carry on writing against muslims because Oxford Mail is raciast and anti Islam newspaper, All muslim living in Oxford know. oxon786

5:16pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

oxon786 wrote:
Please carry on writing against muslims because Oxford Mail is raciast and anti Islam newspaper, All muslim living in Oxford know.
Don't talk out of your arse, the Oxford Mail is about as racist as the Pope is Jewish, grow up.
[quote][p][bold]oxon786[/bold] wrote: Please carry on writing against muslims because Oxford Mail is raciast and anti Islam newspaper, All muslim living in Oxford know.[/p][/quote]Don't talk out of your arse, the Oxford Mail is about as racist as the Pope is Jewish, grow up. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe

5:52pm Mon 4 Feb 13

oxon786 says...

Oxford Mail is against the muslims living in Oxford. Islam and muslim comunity will live for ever .. .40 , 50 years ago Oxford Mail ( under old editurial staff ) was very helpful newspaper toward Oxford muslims but now under this editor its different story , the way Oxford Mail is behaving toward muslim in Oxford , this shows the biggest enemy of muslim people in Oxford is Oxford Mail. Its fact and YOU know that. Oxford Mail is spreading religous hate against muslim in Oxford.
Oxford Mail is against the muslims living in Oxford. Islam and muslim comunity will live for ever .. .40 , 50 years ago Oxford Mail ( under old editurial staff ) was very helpful newspaper toward Oxford muslims but now under this editor its different story , the way Oxford Mail is behaving toward muslim in Oxford , this shows the biggest enemy of muslim people in Oxford is Oxford Mail. Its fact and YOU know that. Oxford Mail is spreading religous hate against muslim in Oxford. oxon786

8:55pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Feelingsmatter says...

oxon786 wrote:
Please carry on writing against muslims because Oxford Mail is raciast and anti Islam newspaper, All muslim living in Oxford know.
Oh for goodness sake! The OM isn't racist, just some of the idiots who comment! There is NO agenda against Muslims, and the sooner Muslims like you stop spreading this myth the better! As a nurse who has visited many, many Muslims in their own homes, I can tell you that they are amongst the most humble, courteous and welcoming people I have met, and the sooner this pathetic, juvenile, reactionary nonsense stops the better! .
[quote][p][bold]oxon786[/bold] wrote: Please carry on writing against muslims because Oxford Mail is raciast and anti Islam newspaper, All muslim living in Oxford know.[/p][/quote]Oh for goodness sake! The OM isn't racist, just some of the idiots who comment! There is NO agenda against Muslims, and the sooner Muslims like you stop spreading this myth the better! As a nurse who has visited many, many Muslims in their own homes, I can tell you that they are amongst the most humble, courteous and welcoming people I have met, and the sooner this pathetic, juvenile, reactionary nonsense stops the better! . Feelingsmatter

2:16pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Grunden Skip says...

oxon786 wrote:
Oxford Mail is against the muslims living in Oxford. Islam and muslim comunity will live for ever .. .40 , 50 years ago Oxford Mail ( under old editurial staff ) was very helpful newspaper toward Oxford muslims but now under this editor its different story , the way Oxford Mail is behaving toward muslim in Oxford , this shows the biggest enemy of muslim people in Oxford is Oxford Mail. Its fact and YOU know that. Oxford Mail is spreading religous hate against muslim in Oxford.
Can you please quantify your allegations of racism against the OM. In my view they have gone out of their way to not report the full vile details of the trial at the Old Bailey, and in so protecting Muslims. And feelingsmatter, there aren't racist comments from any commenters here either. Unless you classify stating a fact, and a race as racism. EG The English eat a lot of roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding. Do you class that as racist?
[quote][p][bold]oxon786[/bold] wrote: Oxford Mail is against the muslims living in Oxford. Islam and muslim comunity will live for ever .. .40 , 50 years ago Oxford Mail ( under old editurial staff ) was very helpful newspaper toward Oxford muslims but now under this editor its different story , the way Oxford Mail is behaving toward muslim in Oxford , this shows the biggest enemy of muslim people in Oxford is Oxford Mail. Its fact and YOU know that. Oxford Mail is spreading religous hate against muslim in Oxford.[/p][/quote]Can you please quantify your allegations of racism against the OM. In my view they have gone out of their way to not report the full vile details of the trial at the Old Bailey, and in so protecting Muslims. And feelingsmatter, there aren't racist comments from any commenters here either. Unless you classify stating a fact, and a race as racism. EG The English eat a lot of roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding. Do you class that as racist? Grunden Skip

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