The Sharia Halal Board has held a meeting to discuss a "recent lapse", which saw pork-contaminated halal products being supplied to UK prisons in England and Wales.

The products were made by McColgan's Quality Food Limited and distributed by 3663 and certified as halal by the Halal Food Authority. According to Sharia Halal Board (SHB) spokesman Allama Qazi, the fact there was pork DNA in the products was an act of abuse. He said: "It is most regretful once again to see Muslims at the end of another act of abuse. This is what we have been saying and warning the general public about for several months now."

At the meeting Qazi condemned the "appalling" actions of 3663 for mishandling and mislabelling haraam (sinful) products as halal. He added that the SHB also held the Halal Food Authority "equally liable for allowing this disgraceful behaviour to continue".

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