Liberaldemokratenes leder, Nick Clegg, sier han ikke har noe imot å spise halalkjøtt så lenge det er merket.
Nick Clegg today declared he would happy to eat a pizza containing halal meat.
But the Deputy Prime Minister demanded better labelling so shoppers can know what they are buying.
Speaking on his LBC 97.3 radio phone-in, Mr Clegg said it should be straightforward for manufacturers, shops and restuarants to use a logo to show halal meat has been used.
‘I think it is really about consumer information rather than some reaction to halal.
‘I personally have absolutely no problem with eating a pizza with halal meat on it at all.
‘It is a question of labelling. I think there should be more information.
‘This is something which should be relatively straightforward, it is something that is entirely traceable.’
He added that he is a ‘great fan’ of Pizza Express, but like most customers he does not ‘dwell on the website’, where the company revealed it used halal meat.
Lam fra New Zealand er stort sett halaslaktet, men ikke merket.
The British Retail Consortium, which represents supermarkets, claims there is no need to label meat such as New Zealand lamb as halal if it comes from animals that are pre-stunned.
It also emerged that more than 70 per cent of all New Zealand lamb in supermarkets is from halal abattoirs – a fact not stated on labelling. Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer all confirmed yesterday all selling the imported meat.
The British Veterinary Association og RSPCA vil ha et nytt system for merking om hvorvidt dyrene har blitt bedøvet før slakt.
They have set up an ePetition on the Government’s website in the hope of getting 100,000 signatures to ensure a debate in Parliament.
Forleden kjørte Subway en TV-reklame for sine bacon og skinkebaguetter etter at det ble kjent at mange av deres utsalg hadde droppet skinkeprodukter til fordel for halalkjøtt. Protestene fra leserne var store i alle nettavisene.
Et resultat av at kundene har litt makt allikevel?