Muslim bosses have sparked a row by warning Nando's it must follow strict guidelines if it decides to sell 'halal' chicken at its proposed Blackburn restaurant.

The Lancashire Council of Mosques, which represents East Lancashire's Muslims, said the chain does not meet its religious certification of halal food and now the chairman of the LCM's Halal Committee Salim Mulla has warned the international restaurant company it will tell local followers of Islam to boycott the new outlet, due to open this winter in the Vue cinema complex, if it does not change its procedures.

But Nandos and one East Lancashire Mosque worshipper Faisal Khan said they were both happy with the 'halal' accreditation used by the chain and the company was religiously acceptable.

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