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'Traces of pork' found in prison food served as halal
guardian.co.uk ^ | Friday 1 February 2013 16.53 EST

Posted on 02/01/2013 9:22:01 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin

The Ministry of Justice is suspending a supplier of meat to prisons after it discovered that halal pies and pasties sourced from a properly halal certificated supplier may contain traces of pork.

The products concerned have been withdrawn immediately, a spokesman said.

He added: "All prisons have been informed about this very regrettable incident and we reported this issue to the Food Standards Agency immediately.

"We are taking immediate steps to suspend the contract with the relevant subcontractor."

Justice minister Jeremy Wright said: "This is an absolutely unacceptable situation and one which we regret greatly. Clearly this must be distressing for those affected and they can be reassured we are doing everything we can to resolve the situation. The prison service is investigating this as a matter of urgency.

"The FSA has been informed that a number of meat pies and pasties supplied to UK prisons which were labelled and served as halal contained traces of pork DNA. The local authority is investigating how this contamination came about and whether these products have been distributed further across the UK."

This related to the local authority where the supplier is based, she said. She declined to say which one it was.

On a more general theme relating to recent stories about mis-description of food, she said: "People have a right to expect that the food they are eating is correctly described. We have called an urgent meeting of major retailers and suppliers on Monday to ensure that everyone is fully aware of their responsibilities.

"It is the responsibility of food businesses to ensure the food they sell contains what it says on the label. We are considering, with relevant local authorities, whether legal action is appropriate following the investigation."

The Prison Reform Trust said it welcomed the immediate apology and investigation.

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1 posted on 02/01/2013 9:22:07 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Those “Brits” can’t take a joke.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 9:27:14 PM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The supplier should apologize for mixing in pork when rat poison was ordered :)


3 posted on 02/01/2013 9:27:14 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Wrong approach. Should have just said:

Yeah..And? Don't come to prison then.

4 posted on 02/01/2013 9:27:33 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Michael Barnes

I would hate to think my salvation depended on whether I accidentally ate pork or not. What a screwed up religion.

Give them a choice ... eat pork or starve to death.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 9:29:06 PM PST by doc1019
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To: DeaconBenjamin

They’re unclean! Free ‘em all!/s


6 posted on 02/01/2013 9:29:06 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Boo Hoo, Porky wasn’t sacrificed to satanallah. Boo Hooo.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 9:30:14 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: MtnClimber

Kinda thinkin’ the brits won’t poison them. They’ll probably bow and curtsey and give them early release for violating there “rights”. To be free from pork. Maybe we could send them some pickled pigs feet for Christmas. Maple cured bacon maybe? Seriously. There’s gotta be something wrong with people who don’t like bacon.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 9:31:07 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

9 posted on 02/01/2013 9:34:44 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

just a few snouts and tails...


10 posted on 02/01/2013 9:35:25 PM PST by bigbob
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Good. Increase it.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 9:36:55 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Good. Increase it.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 9:37:22 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TigersEye
The punishment for those who ate it is 72 of those awaiting in Hades!
13 posted on 02/01/2013 9:37:39 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Yea, I do not care.
These people are in prison......eat what you are served or go hungry.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 9:38:08 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

svcw~:” These people are in prison......eat what you are served or go hungry.”

Or let them grow their own food


15 posted on 02/01/2013 9:39:54 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (" Our enemies no longer fear us, our friends no longer trust us " .. Why would they ?)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
What difference does it make?
16 posted on 02/01/2013 9:40:54 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
"I want some babyback ribs! I want some babyback, babyback, babyback, I want some ... " Th-th-that's all, Buh-Buh-buh-Britain!
17 posted on 02/01/2013 9:40:54 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: svcw

Amen


18 posted on 02/01/2013 9:42:58 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Revolting cat!
Or 72 of these ... Soueee!
19 posted on 02/01/2013 9:43:18 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Bread and water is halal.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 9:44:08 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a Democrat above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.)
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To: rktman

I *LOVED* bacon. Unfortunately, I developed an allergy to pork and pork products in my early youth. Should I die from anaphylactic shock because you like bacon too?

I MISS bacon. You have NO idea how much I miss bacon, and ham, and porkchops, but I would likely DIE if I ate a meal including them. I get VERY unwell (for a week or so) just eating lard based piecrust.

THINK before speaking. There are reasons OTHER than religious for the strictness of food standards.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 9:44:50 PM PST by Don W (There is no gun problem, there is a lack of humanity problem!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

So, give them BK double-horsemeat Whoppers.


22 posted on 02/01/2013 9:48:13 PM PST by twister881
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Its just not fair.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 9:49:38 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: S.O.S121.500

Are haggis and eel pie halal?


24 posted on 02/01/2013 9:49:44 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin


25 posted on 02/01/2013 9:53:46 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

excellent, now all those muslims will never be able to go to paradise. that’s why you need to dip your bullet tips in pork beforehand.


26 posted on 02/01/2013 9:54:43 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Pork, the other white meat...

Man! NOw I want sum ribs....


27 posted on 02/01/2013 10:01:11 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MtnClimber

Hatuh ....


28 posted on 02/01/2013 10:02:14 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Don W

Hey Don. Sorry for your bacon/pork allergy. That sucks. Never heard of that. But, I was only referring to their religious intolerance for pork. [and anything else they are intolerant of which is just about everything] (Not even bacon bits?)


29 posted on 02/01/2013 10:02:33 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Maybe they should order out from BK. The serve horses, don’t they?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2984450/posts


30 posted on 02/01/2013 10:04:41 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The label did not say “halal.”
It said “ha lol.”


31 posted on 02/01/2013 10:06:19 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: green pastures

The serve = they serve

It’s late.


32 posted on 02/01/2013 10:07:20 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Don W

Are you sure it’s not all the nitrates/nitrites pumped into pork products?

Nitrate/nitrite allergies are common.


33 posted on 02/01/2013 10:08:57 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: TigersEye

Mebbe, aye dinno fer sartin.


34 posted on 02/01/2013 10:12:40 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a Democrat above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

That's just the tip of the iceberg.

35 posted on 02/01/2013 10:16:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: S.O.S121.500

I wouldn’t turn it down ... if I were in prison.


36 posted on 02/01/2013 10:18:48 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Don W

Yeah, sorry about your allergies, too.

But, I don’t give a rat’s ass what the moslems eat in prison.
Let them eat what is served them (at taxpayer’s expense), OR let them edit the meals they are served. If there is meat, skip it, for fear it isn’t halal, or whatever.

Worried about what you might ingest?

Stay the hell outta jail in non-moslem countries.


37 posted on 02/01/2013 10:19:24 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Pasties? Like strippers use?


38 posted on 02/01/2013 10:38:30 PM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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Its director Juliet Lyon said: "This is not a matter of dietary preference but of Islamic law

Tired of all this Pandering...

39 posted on 02/01/2013 10:48:36 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

LOL. ‘Pasties’?


40 posted on 02/01/2013 10:52:33 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: Terry Mross

You and I were the only ones who caught that!


41 posted on 02/01/2013 10:55:26 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: Terry Mross

When I wore a much younger man’s clothes, I once saw a talented young woman, with quite large ‘bazookas’, swing two tassle pasties ‘round & ‘round.
The kicker was, she had them going in opposite directions. Don’t ask me how. USA USA USA!


42 posted on 02/01/2013 10:59:48 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: svcw
Why tell them? According to kosher and halal laws, you can eat "unclean" meat if there's nothing else available.

It's not a sin.

And yes, if you commit a crime and go to prison, take it or leave it.

Have a problem with that? Don't commit the crime.

43 posted on 02/01/2013 11:18:32 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Not sure if you're joking so...


44 posted on 02/01/2013 11:19:28 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two!)
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To: tumblindice
...Don't do the crime if you can't do the swine...

Hat tip to Baretta.

45 posted on 02/01/2013 11:20:17 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: boop

LOL!

That’s the name of that tune!


46 posted on 02/01/2013 11:22:17 PM PST by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Put them on a pure pork diet and hopefully they will kill themselves!


47 posted on 02/01/2013 11:23:03 PM PST by dalereed
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Not as bad as Clinton taking the Dahli Lama to Taco Bell for a taco!


48 posted on 02/01/2013 11:56:17 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: moose07

I thought it was supposed to be ‘pastries’.

Whoops!


49 posted on 02/02/2013 12:04:49 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: moose07

I thought it was supposed to be ‘pastries’.

Whoops!


50 posted on 02/02/2013 12:04:58 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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