31 July 2015

Halal committee receives hundreds of views

More than 500 submissions have been made to a Senate committee investigating the hot topic of the halal certification of food in Australia.

The majority voiced opposition to the existing system, with many raising the question of whether the money ends up in the pockets of overseas organisations.

"I have no desire to eat halal blessed food and resent having to pay for the process," one said.

A father of five recalled his difficulty in finding non-halal certified products at his local supermarket.

Another suggested a user-pays system, which would result in the costs of having halal certification borne by those who wish to buy it.

"The rapidly expanding halal certification industry is imposing its Islamic tax on farmers, industry, transportation, retailers and customers in Australia," a couple wrote. [Yahoo7 News] Read more