17 November 2010

MP demands changes after halal meat turns up in the Commons

A YORKSHIRE MP has called for clearer food labelling after discovering that halal meat was unknowingly sold in the House of Commons' canteens.

The Commons catering service is currently looking for new food suppliers who can tell them how the meat they sell is killed after admitting it had "unknowingly received" poultry slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law.

MPs and staff who eat at the Commons' canteens and restaurants were "not made aware" of how the animals were killed, Sir Stuart Bell, representing the House of Commons Commission, added. [Yorkshire Post] Read more