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South Iceland meat processing company Sláturfélag Sudurlands (SS) ceased slaughtering lambs in the Islamic fashion yesterday. CEO of SS Steinthór Skúlason said the decision is mainly based on the reactions of customers after the company's practices were reported on.

Skúlason said SS wishes to respect the opinion of its customers and that the cost of employing a member of the Islamic Association of Iceland to conduct halal slaughtering is also a factor because the sale of halal meat has yet to be guaranteed, reports.

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