The Association of Non-Stun Abattoirs (ANSA) has taken issue over Cargill Meats Europe paying for 'covert' trials into halal recovery.

Cargill Meats Europe, a major supplier of halal meat in the UK and overseas, conducted a halal recovery trial in Spain on 8 January 2014, ANSA has claimed.

The trial was led by the Halal Food Authority (HFA) and carried out by two academics from the University of Bristol, it said, the details of which it acquired after a request to the university for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

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