A Canadian meat processor charged with 11 counts of selling food unfit for human consumption largely produced "halal" meat products for British Columbia's Muslim population.
Pitt Meadows Meats made the news in 2010 when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) put out a public health warning about meats sold as Middle Eastern food products for fear of E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
Pitt Meadows Meats, located in Pitt Meadows, BC recalled a list of products with "halal" in their names. No illnesses were associated with that 2010 recall. In January 2011, Pitt Meadows Meats, Ltd. out of Canada's federal inspection in favor of regulation only by the Province of British Columbia.