It has been revealed this week that a number of companies have decided to remove symbols certifying their products as kosher from their packaging.

According to the general manager of Victorian kashrut certification authority Kosher Australia Yankel Wajsbort, the decisions have been taken following concerns voiced over halal certification.

Wajsbort told The AJN "a few companies have called us and said that they have had some aggressive calls in relation to halal and as a result they thought it was safer not to have any religious certification or affiliation in the interim," Wajsbort said.

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