The Halal Food Authority has responded to a letter that criticised the role of halal accreditation bodies.
The Halal Food Authority (HFA) has claimed the letter, which was from halal operator Naved Syed, to be inaccurate. The letter was published earlier today on MeatInfo.co.uk.
Syed's letter criticised the role of halal accreditation bodies, such as the HFA, and blamed the HFA in particular for the recent contamination of halal meat products destined for prisons in England and Wales. The pastry items in question were claimed to be contaminated with pork DNA, but quickly withdrawn from distribution.