In the wake of the media focus on supermarkets selling unlabelled halal meat, a Shropshire butcher says it has been inundated with enquiries about its meat, with people once again losing trust in the major retailers.
According to G N Badley & Sons, people in Shropshire are concerned about being misled over the meat they are buying and, as a result, it received three times the usual number of enquiries in the 48 hours up to Saturday evening (10 May).
Kay Badley, a director at the butchers, said: "The enquiries came from both regular customers and new ones too. They have been asking if our produce is halal. It seems to simply be a case of people wanting to know what they are eating and, in many cases, customers are concerned about how animals have been treated before they end up on our counter.