Netherlands: More halal on the shelves

Halal foods, prepared according to Islamic law, are gaining Dutch
shelf-space. Manufacturer Mekkafood from Venlo drove up production 25%
this year, to 7,800 tons of halal meat.

This includes snacks
such as sausages and meatballs, where the meat is process according to
Islamic law. Naturally there is no pork in it, since it’s an impure

Dutch are now eating 80,000 halal Turkish pizzas a week,
made by the Venlo manufacturer. According to manager Rene van
Appeldorn, they particularly note the demand for halal products among
non-Muslims, but he says that naturally the increase in the total
number of Muslims also plays a role.