Contamination of halal meat products is an issue that can be resolved, MeatInfo.co.uk has been told.

The industry can move forward and peace of mind can be given to Muslims who consume halal products, said Shaykh Tauqir Ishaq, head of certification at the Halal Authority Board (HAB).

According to Ishaq, the industry needs to take more time and look more closely at the meat they are labelling as halal. He said: "Lines should be audited – for a couple of reasons: one is to give consumers confidence and the second is to ensure that people understand what halal means."

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