Qatar withdraws ‘un-halal’ US meat products from shelves

| 23/10/2014 | Reply

ArabianBusiness.com

2995HB_SLDLI_CRACKED-PEPPER-TURKEY_2Qatari authorities have pulled several American-branded, pre-packaged meat products from supermarket shelves, claiming they were un-halal.

The foods were “withdrawn to ensure they are safe for consumption and to protect the health of customers”, a statement from the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning said.

The removed products include famous brands such as Sara Lee’s Cracked Pepper Turkey Breast, Ball Park’s Beef Franks and Hillshire Farm’s Turkey Lit’l Smokies, Doha News said.

All food products sold in Qatar must meet the requirements of halal, which is the Islamic term for “permissible”. Halal meat products are slaughtered in a specific manner and cannot contain any pork products.

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Category: Food Manufacturing, Meat & Poultry, Middle East & Africa, Retail

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