Kuwait: Fake halal meat, forged certificates

04-02-2009 | | |

Markets in Kuwait have imported meats with fake certificates that state that they had been slaughtered according to Islamic Halal regulations.

Dr Hani Al-Mazidi, a technological researcher at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has made this allegation.

According to Al-Mazidi, certificates for meat should normally have an accredited stamp from the Arab or Muslim country of origin – regardless of the nature of the certified meat, whether it is livestock or poultry.

Al-Mazidi further stated that all kinds of processed meats that were analysed by the KISR were discovered to have fats and gelatins of suspicious origin, including substances from pigs.

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Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist
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