The discovery of pork DNA in halal products, which were intended for the consumption of Muslim prisoners, has escalated after the Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCM) called for a boycott of the Halal Food Authority.

Chair of the LCM councillor Salim Mulla said the Muslim community of Lancashire was deeply concerned at the "irregularities" in the halal industry and asked for "proper audit trails" to ensure the authenticity of halal meat.

He added that the discovery also sheds light on the "improper auditing practices" carried out by some halal accreditation bodies in the UK and singled out the Halal Food Authority (HFA).

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