Aldi Apologises for Halal Pork Label


Company Lays Blame at Manufacturer

Supermarket chain Aldi has been apologised after selling Indian snacks, which contained pork, under a ‘halal’ certificate.


Angry Muslim customers have been left enraged after the blunder, said to have been made by a manager from the manufacturer, Punjab Pakora.


One customer, Manahil Khan, said, “This is absolutely outrageous and I am deeply offended by this.


“I am pretty sure many others of the Muslim community are also very offended by this.


“It is demoralising and goes against ones religious morals and scripture…. and I speak on behalf of every Muslim and human that does not deserve to be misled by any sort of false claim of halal food or lies about what we consume.”


In a statement, Punjab Pakora said, “The mistake happened when we did the print run and unfortunately our manager failed to spot this error and got approval for printing.

“We have been trying our very best and hardest (to correct the issue) and have contacted different clients involved and have sorted the issue.”


A spokesman for Aldi said the company was looking into the incident and offered its apologies.


The spokesman said: “‘Regarding the Punjab Pakora Black Pudding Pakora (Supplied by Punjab Pakora), we have now investigated this matter with the supplier, who has advised that the packaging was incorrectly labelled as Halal-certified and the problem is currently being rectified.


“We apologise for any confusion caused by this unfortunate, isolated matter. While this is not a food safety or legal compliance issue, any customers who are not satisfied are welcome to return their purchase to store for a full refund.”



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