Hmmm… Not what we needed…
A Northern Irish company has been identified as the source of halal food found to contain traces of pork DNA. McColgan Quality Foods Limited in Strabane, Co Tyrone, insisted swift action has been taken to identify and isolate the products which are supplied to the UK Prison Service.
In a statement, a spokesman said the company was co-operating with the UK’s Food Standards Agency following the discovery of trace elements of porcine DNA in a number of halal-certified pastry products.
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