French entrepreneurs have launched a halal test, which has been welcomed by the UK halal trade.

Frenchmen Jean-Francois Julien and Algerian-born Abderrahmane Chaoui, who founded the company Capital Biotech, designed the halal test which can test for traces of pork in food.

The test, which looks similar to a pregnancy test, was designed for Muslims concerned about the presence of pork, but can also be used by halal slaughtermen concerned about the quality of their meat, the company reported.

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