Agriculture Minister Stanislaw Kalemba will support Poland's Jewish and Muslim minorities in a prospective bid to reintroduce kosher and halal slaughter methods.

Speaking to journalists in Brussels, Kalemba criticised Friday's vote in Poland's lower house of parliament, which rejected a repeal of the ban.

Kalemba said there were "constitutional doubts" about the ban, stressing articles in the constitution preserving the traditions of national minorities and the cultivation of rites by religious groups.

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