Aldi apologises after selling pork products as 'halal'

Black pudding containing pork skins and blood was labelled as suitable for Muslims with a UK Health Code stamp

Louis Dore
Monday 18 May 2015 09:19
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The supermarket chain Aldi has apologised after selling black pudding labelled as "halal" containing pork, forbidden for Muslims.

The company was contacted by angry customers who discovered the error. Aldi has subsequently apologised and has offered to refund any unhappy customers.

The product, made by Scottish company Punjab Pakora, was marked with a UK Health Code stamp which labelled it as suitable for Muslims, despite containing traces of pork blood and skins.

The owners of Punjab Pakora, said: “The mistake happened when we did the print run and unfortunately our manager failed to spot this error and got approval for printing.

“We have been trying our very best and hardest (to correct the issue) and have contacted different clients involved and have sorted the issue.”

An Aldi spokesperson said: “We have now investigated this matter with the supplier, who has advised that the packaging was incorrectly labelled as Halal-certified and the problem is currently being rectified. We apologise for any confusion caused by this unfortunate, isolated matter. While this is not a food safety or legal compliance issue, any customers who are not satisfied are welcome to return their purchase to store for a full refund.

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