Burning issues from the halal meat industry, as well as Islam-a-phobia, were discussed earlier this week by clerics, Imams and industry leaders at the House of Lords.

On Tuesday (23 April) leading members of the Muslim community, halal meat industries and the Jewish community, met to talk about the recent contamination of halal meat products. House of Lords member Lord Ahmed Nazir, one of only four Muslim peers in the UK, was also present at the meeting and told MeatInfo.co.uk that it was very well-attended.

He said the issue of more halal meat being consumed than was being produced had led Muslims to take risks. He also said that the current economic climate was leading Muslims to take other risks and added: "Consumption of halal meat is higher than production and consumers have been getting cost-effective 'halal' meat rather than quality."

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