14 May 2015

Cory Bernardi forces parliamentary inquiry into halal and kosher certifications

Halal foods will be put under the microscope after Liberal senator Cory Bernardi won a parliamentary inquiry into what he calls the "racket" of certification.

The six-month inquiry by the Senate Economics References Committee will also cover certification schemes for kosher foods, organic products and genetically modified foods.

Senator Bernardi, who has in the past expressed concern about where money for halal "ends up", said he wants to "establish the facts" about all certification schemes.

Senator Cory Bernardi. [The Sydney Morning Herald] Read more